Halloween Costume Ideas Baby

Many children love Halloween because they get a chance to dress like their favorite characters. Children love to pretend, and Halloween gives them the opportunity to act out their imaginary lives. Your baby can dress up like his or her favorite Winnie the Pooh characters, such as Piglet, Tigger or Eeyore, and bring a smile to everyone’s face. Halloween costumes for babies are tastefully designed and make babies look even more lovable. Dress your baby up like peas in a pod, a beautiful flower, a sandwich or an adorable animal. Everyone loves an adorable baby, and Halloween costumes make babies look charming.

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Choose from a large selection of kids halloween costumes , including the fabulous Tom Arma Collection, Disney Costumes, Toy Story Costumes and more. It’s never too early to start costume shopping and get your kids into the halloween spirit this year!

Choosing the right Halloween costume for your baby or Toddler

I know your baby or toddler might be too young to understand what Halloween is all about, but that doesn’t mean they can’t dress up and be a part of the fun. These days there are so many infant Halloween costumes to choose from and it’s a good idea to start thinking about what you’re going to do as early as possible. The following are some things to consider when choosing a kids Halloween costume.

When deciding on what costume to buy, if your baby isn’t mobile a Halloween baby bunting costume or another style that limits mobility is ok. However, if your baby is already trying to get around, this type of costume could make for one unhappy little person! For toddlers, costumes can also become a safety issue because they have a hard enough time walking without the added bulk of a Halloween costume throwing them off balance. Make sure the toddler costume you pick isn’t too bulky or tight, and forget about anything oversized like shoes. Also, make sure hoods and masks fit properly and your toddler can see to avoid falling and be able to hear what’s going on around them.

Another thing to remember is bathroom access! Think about how long your baby or toddler will be wearing the costume. These days many store-bought costumes are made with easy diaper access for changes. If your toddler is potty trained or in the process of becoming potty trained, in all of the excitement of Halloween they may wait too long for bathroom breaks and you’ll definitely want a costume that comes off pretty quickly!

Kids Halloween Costume Safety

When it comes to costume safety, the majority of kids Halloween costumes on the market today are made according to federal flammability and choking hazard standards. If you do decide you want to make your own costume, remember that infants love to put things in their mouths. My daughter had a knack of pulling buttons off in 2 seconds!

Halloween makeup could be the scariest thing for your kids this Halloween.

Forget the monsters, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night. The scariest thing for children this Halloween could be the makeup.

After a mass recall of children’s face paint, this year due to “rashes, itchiness, burning sensation and swelling where the face paints were applied,” the Food and Drug Administration is urging anyone with concerns about cosmetics to contact FDA representatives. But a single recall doesn’t mean the world is rid of potentially harmful cosmetics. Other makeup still on the market could cause similar reactions.

“Recalls of cosmetics are voluntary actions taken by manufacturers or distributors to remove products from the marketplace,” said Jennifer Roberts, Chicago-based toxicologist for Exponent, a national engineering and scientific research company. “The FDA is not authorized to require recalls of cosmetics.”

While the FDA can request a manufacturer to issue a recall, the cosmetics could stay on the market for months before being deemed too hazardous for production. To make matters worse, some products that pass cosmetic safety standards can expire while on the shelf. When a product expires the ingredients begin to deteriorate. Most Halloween makeup has ingredients to prevent bacteria growth for longer shelf life. Look for methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, isopropylparaben, butylparaben and isobutylparaben, or BHT (butylated hydroxtoluene).

FunExpress makeup recalled earlier this year had microbial exposure, or bacteria in the makeup compound, which prompted dozens of allergic reactions in elementary school children. Unfortunately, the procedure to test makeup is expensive and time-intensive. Because of this, companies will only pull the item if multiple people voice concerns over an item.

Checking the expiration date of the makeup before a purchase can help reduce risk. However, many makeup manufacturers omit expiration dates from the packages or put them in obscure places. Even if they do appear on the package, there’s a reason to question them.

“Expiration dates for cosmetics are simply rules of thumb for product safety,” explained Roberts, who is also an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. “A cosmetic can deteriorate substantially and expire long before the expiration date.” Improper storage can play a major role in when a product is no longer safe for use on skin. Since the bulk of Halloween products are stored in warehouses until the next holiday comes, some cosmetics could be exposed to degenerative conditions.

Jeremy Floyd, a Northwestern University theater instructor, suggested parents skip the cheap dollar-store makeup and invest in a quality theater makeup instead.

Halloween makeup and stage makeup differ in that stage makeup offers better quality ingredients, which reduces risk of an allergic reaction. Most theatre makeup brands, such as Ben Nye and Kryolan, have a Halloween collection that comes in the same vibrant pigments as the generic options and don’t cost much more.

“It’s the pigment that contains irritants,” Floyd said. “In general, it’s red that can cause skin irritation, especially in products that have cheap ingredients. It can cause unbelievably severe reactions to open body parts, which means inside the nostrils and around the eyes.”

Floyd urged parents to buy higher quality makeup to prevent adverse reactions, especially if their children plan to wear the makeup for an extended period of time. But for those trying to tighten their belts during these tumultuous economic times, taking care of the skin where makeup will be applied can greatly reduce risk of irritation.

“One of the worst things you can try and do is take makeup off with a makeup wipe or baby wipe,” Floyd said. “You should let the soap product do its work. If it means you have to wash your face again, then wash your face more times.”

And once the makeup is off and Batman, Spiderman or the Incredible Hulk goes to bed, toss out any used makeup and applicators to prevent any surface bacteria from spreading. Then breathe a sigh of relief and reach for your kid’s bag of candy. Those Snickers are worth it.

If you or your child experiences an adverse reaction to any cosmetic, contact the FDA at 1-888-723-3366 , or consumer@fda.gov

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Last updated on 11-15-2019 12:16 AM

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