Picking A Safe Halloween Costume

By | May 12, 2016

Is there really anything as awesome as Halloween? Not if you’re a kid, that’s for sure. The children get to go on a candy overdose and dress up in their favorite costumes from TV and the movies. However, trick or treat can go badly if you don’t take the right precautions when dressing your kid up. Halloween is a time for fun and games, that’s for sure, but it is also a time when you have to watch out for the safety of your child at all costs. There are people out there who have some rather demonic intentions as well, as the news has shown. The best way to be certain about their safety in this type of situation is to keep an eye on them where possible, or to send them out with a few teenagers who can chaperone.
Make Sure the Costume Is Resistant To Fire
Always make sure that the kids costumes you pick out are resistant to flames. There are some pure cotton costumes out there that catch fire faster than the Road Runner shoots off into the sunset. You need to avoid this especially during the Halloween nights because a lot of people use candles and other actual live flames in their decorations for the night. The last thing you want is for your child to go up in flames because Batman thought he could put out a burning pumpkin by stepping on it. Most of the clothing stores that you go to will usually have a label on them stating that they are resistant to heat and flames. Look for a symbol of fire with a line through it.
Look For the Material and Design
Some kids costumes in Dubai are made out of the more traditional materials like cotton and linen, while others are made out of synthetic fabric like polyester and nylon. Cotton and other materials will burn with a normal flame, and if it should happen, can result in surface burns. Nylons tend to melt under heat. They extinguish themselves fast, but the melting material can stick to the skin and melt it as well, leading to toxins entering the bloodstream and residue from the material being stuck in the burns, requiring additional cleaning before medical attention can be given to your child.
In addition to this, you need to avoid sequins and glitter wherever you can. These tend to catch on fire pretty fast, and not just because they are the hottest costume accessory of 2016. Pun intended, although in very bad taste.