Halloween is JUST around the corner, and while this year is not what everyone expected, we know that kiddos are still looking forward to the normalcy of getting to dress up. Even if the costumes are only worn at school or in their neighborhood, we want to encourage all children to find their inner superhero or icon that they look up to...and dress the part.
Pediatrics Plus has served those in the special needs community for nearly 20 years and in that time we have come to find that costumes aren't always so easy to find if your child has a physical disability or sensory issues. In the past, we even made our own costumes for some of our children from items we found at the dollar store. Take a look back at that blog here: Halloween Costume Ideas for Wheelchairs and Walkers.
More and more stores are offering inclusive Halloween options, including Target! We were so excited that we ran over and purchased a couple to highlight how easy they were to use. Among many other options, we found the pirate and princess costumes were extra fun. The attachments for the wheels that looked like a boat or a carriage added a little pizzazz to the outfit, in addition to the fun costume the child was able to wear. Even better - the costume opened fully in the back to make putting it on your child even easier!
And to top it all off...we did a little photo shoot with two children to show not only how fun the costumes are, but how adorable a child would look in them!
We know that halloween might not be as simple for some families as others, and so we love that companies are taking into account how important it is to be inclusive. So go enjoy this halloween season, let your child dress up, and make sure you look out for the costumes that can add a little extra pizzazz to your child's look because someone took the time to add inclusivity to the design!
Check out all of the adaptive and sensory-friendly costumes Target made available to kids with special needs here.
*this blog is independently written and has no affiliation to Target brands*