Choosing kids Halloween costumes can be quite challenging. Add safety to the matter and it gets much more complicated. Allowing the kid to choose the Halloween costume can complicate things even more.
Many stores have a wide array of kids Halloween costumes to choose from. For an infant a Halloween costume must be easily removed to allow ease of diapering. Some kids Halloween costumes have strings that tie around the neck that are not safe for the younger kids. A Halloween costume for a toddler is often that of a favorite television show character. The isles of kids Halloween costumes at all the local department stores can be quite overwhelming. Until the kid reaches the age of decisiveness, it is best for the parent to choose and purchase the Halloween costume. Often when kids reach a certain age, they enjoy making their own Halloween costume.
They often rummage through parents or grandparents things to find a suitable Halloween costume. A Halloween costume that will make them stand out in a crowd. Popularity is something that is very important to a lot of kids.
A safe Halloween costume is also best if it is a bright reflective color. Since all the ghosts and goblins are out after dark, the bright color allows them to be easily seen by vehicles passing by. Allowing the kid to carry a flashlight can also help ensure their safety.
It is very important to teach the kid safety early in life. Kids have wild imaginations. Those imaginations can keep them from paying attention to their surroundings. Therefore, it is best if an adult accompany them. If an adult is not available, make sure they trick or treat in a group. It is also very important to make them aware of things that can go wrong. The treats they receive should not be touched until carefully examined by an adult.
Let's review. Steps in choosing kids Halloween costumes are something that all parents should think about. One, make sure the Halloween costume is age appropriate. Two, make sure it has bright reflective colors or allow them to carry a flashlight. Three, plan to go with them or arrange for a group of kids to go together. Four, go over the rules.
The most important thing is not only to be safe, but have fun buying or creating a Halloween costume that will make for many future memories of years past. Be sure to take plenty of pictures of your kids in their Halloween costume. One also might consider starting a holiday scrapbook. Not only does it give the kids something to do, it also is a wonderful thing to share with them when they get older.
All this taken into consideration, I want to wish you a Happy and safe Halloween. May you meet a lot of cute ghosts and goblins on this night. You never know, the kids might just share some of the sweet treats with you. If all else fails threaten them with the dentist. That threat alone will keep them on their toes. After all we all know that candy isn't good for children of any age so try and deter them with the dentist threat. It works every time and it might make them stop eating candy for a few minutes.
Happy Safe Halloween!