Five keys to succeed with costumes for babies and children

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Choosing the best costumes for babies or young children has its crumb: whether you join the DIY trend or decide to buy it, you cannot get carried away by aesthetics alone.

Carnival, a children’s party, Halloween , a birthday, a rainy afternoon… There are a thousand occasions in which we can dress up our children. Of course, if we want the little ones to enjoy the experience, we cannot let ourselves be carried away by our imagination alone.

What should we take into account when choosing costumes for babies and children

Here are five golden keys to getting baby and toddler costumes right :

Costumes for babies and children should be comfortable

Children need freedom of movement : Discard costumes with annoying hairpieces to walk or lie on your back, with rigid elements or that tighten the least. Heavy accessories (very bulky hats, large objects that must be carried in the hand for the costume to make sense) should also be left out. And it has to be adapted to the temperature: if you are going to see a Carnival parade in the street, that stuffed lion costume is great. But if the party is at a friend’s house, with the heating at full speed, the bather costume may do its job better (and last a little longer).

It should be easy to remove and put on

Especially if your child is a baby or still in a diaper. Velcro better than buttons. Several pieces better than one. Front zippers better than back. Tights and socks better than tights. At the end of the day, you’ll both appreciate it.

Safety first in costumes for babies and children

Without a doubt, the most important thing that costumes for little ones should have is that they are safe . These are some of the recommendations to keep in mind:

  • Make sure that the costume does not have elements that could be swallowed by a child that could come loose: buttons, beads, beads… It cannot also have long ribbons, due to the risk of them getting entangled in the neck.
  • Another aspect to take into account is that the materials with which the costume is made are not flammable.
  • Check that the costume does not have sharp objects with which the child could be pricked or cut. You can still substitute the magic wand for a magic cookie. Or change that cool wooden sword that your grandparents gave you for a cardboard one that you can make together.
  • As for the masks and the masks, these have to allow the child to breathe without difficulty.
  • It is always advisable to read the instructions of the costume regarding the safety notices and follow the recommendations indicated.

No makeup, thanks .

It’s one thing to paint the tip of the nose blue to complete the smug little mouse costume and another to dress the kid up as a smurf with face paint. Makeup is not recommended for children under 3 years of age, because they have very sensitive skin and, furthermore, it can get in their eyes. If the child is older, do not forget to use products suitable for children’s use and apply moisturizing cream before applying makeup to their face, so that the paint is easier to remove.

It has your opinion .

Okay, you love witches and pirates and you hate princess costumes. But it’s not you who’s dressing up! Listen to the little one when choosing a costume.

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