Eczema Friendly Costume Ideas
Fun + Safe
Is there a more fun holiday for kids!? Halloween is a time for creative expression! Just because your child has eczema it doesn’t mean their holiday fun has to stop! I will teach you how to find costumes that are creative but won’t make a flare-up worse.
Material Material Material
Eczema, which is an autoimmune disorder and like all disorders/diseases it doesn’t come from one single cause. Disease is toxic overload from many factors which can include: stress, diet, antibiotics, pollution, and toxin exposure. My boyfriend, Garrett, is very knowledgable about men’s health and taught me a few things.
One of which is that certain synthetic materials can cause endocrine disruption. The health of your hormones is critical (healthy hormones for kids means healthy/normal puberty ages and changes). To reverse eczema it is important that your body is functioning properly meaning that even our hormones have to be in check! Garrett just recently started an Instagram account for his vast knowledge on men’s health called Man Foods www.instagram.com/manfoods go check him out!
In his post you can see in the image above he describes which materials are safest for our endocrine systems. “Safe materials and fabrics include: cotton, cashmere, wool, silk, animal fibers and plant fibers.” In this post I am going to help you find the best halloween costumes this year with these materials!
ORGANIC: Hanna Andersson Shop
Organic cotton is one of the best materials for clothing! I this this shop that has super comfortable pajama costumes! This allows any children with eczema the ability to cover their skin, have a soft material on their red itchy skin, and feel fun!
be creative with silks
Super lightweight silk can be really great if you live in a warmer climate! I had eczema growing up and I know how it feels to be too warm. Temperature changes can aggravate the skin. When the skin gets too hot or too cold the flare-up can get worse. Silk is a cooling material that is very soft on the skin. Sarah’s Silk is a brand that offers a few costume options like the cute fairy one which you can view when you click “shop silks.” The rest of the options give creative parents a chance to shine. They have different colored silks which can be made into costumes like the photo above.
Not sew fast
Bamboo fibers are another really great material that won’t cause your little one inflammation. I wanted to give you guys a place to order bamboo fabric but also a reference for sewing patterns. https://so-sew-easy.com/halloween-costumes-for-kids-40-sewing-patterns-projects/ Not everyone is a great sewer but if you are this is a great option for you!
Cute baby Bat
This organic cotton bat costume is designed for 3-24 month old babies or toddlers. If your adorable baby had eczema on their scalp like I did as a baby, then you can cover it up with the cute little bat ear hat!
Beautiful Cashmere, Cute Cat
This beautiful cashmere sweater is only about $26 and can be used time and time again. Not only will this make your daughter feel amazing during the winter because of how soft it is, it also can be used for a costume! Add a cat tail to her pants, cute leopard print shoes, and cat ears and she is good to go! Try using non-toxic face paint for those cat whiskers.
Build Your Own
Have a wonderful, itch free halloween everyone!