There are so many great organic and non-toxic Halloween costumes for babies and toddlers that are a much safer alternative to standard costumes. Here are some easy organic baby costume ideas!
It is that time of year again- Halloween! Halloween is such a fun time of year for many parents and young children alike. While it’s no easy feat to find a costume that fits your little one’s needs, finding an organic option can be even more challenging. Here are some super cute organic and non-toxic Halloween costumes perfect for all of your child’s Halloween adventures.
Do I need an organic Halloween costume for my baby or toddler?
The simple answer is No, you don’t need an organic Halloween costume for your baby and toddler. After all, it is just one day a year and most children only wear that costume for a few hours. However, just be aware that many Halloween costumes sold in stores contain many toxic chemicals linked to asthma, birth defects, learning disabilities, and more.
Per EcoCenter.org “HealthyStuff.org tested Halloween products for chemicals based on their toxicity or tendency to build up in people and the environment, including lead, bromine (brominated flame retardants), chlorine (vinyl/PVC plastic), phthalates, arsenic, and tin (organotins).”
You can find some of the Halloween items that they tested here.
If you want to avoid these toxic chemicals coming into contact with your young children, I would definitely suggest choosing a non-toxic Halloween costume for your baby.
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Non-Toxic Halloween Costumes: What to Look For
- Natural materials: look for outfits made from cotton, wool, or linen. Preferably certified organic cotton, wool, or linen. Avoid any vinyl products.
- Avoid costumes that are filled with foam: Chances are if it contains foam it is polyurethane foam and would then contain flame retardants.
- Stay away from any cheap-looking plastic accessories: Chances are good they contain phthalates, PVC, and/or heavy metals.
Organic Halloween Costumes for Babies and Toddlers
Here are some organic and eco-friendly Halloween costumes that you can purchase online. All of the organic baby and toddler Halloween costumes below are certified organic cotton, non-toxic, and safe for your child to wear:
Burts Bees Baby Organic Halloween Pajamas
Burts Bees Baby makes the cutest Halloween pajamas for babies, toddlers, and even young children (as they go up to size 7). All of Burts Bees Baby’s clothes are 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.
The best way to turn these pajamas into a costume is to use them as a base and then buy or use whatever accessories you like to make them into a cute Halloween costume. The sky is really the limit here. Later in this post, I will discuss some really great non-toxic dress-up accessories to make the perfect non-toxic Halloween costume for your baby or toddler.
Hanna Andersson Organic Halloween Pajamas
Hanna Andersson is another organic clothing company that makes great organic pajamas for babies up to young children. All of their organic pajamas are Oexo-Tex certified organic cotton as well (which means they have met strict quality and ethical standards).
Hanna Andersson picks up where Burts Bees Baby leaves off. Hanna Andersson doesn’t just make Halloween-themed pajamas they actually make organic pajamas that look like costumes. In past years they have had everything from pirates, ghosts, bats, ballerinas, doctors and so much more. Hanna Andersson also sells some pretty amazing accessories as well that match their Halloween-themed pajamas. They also have some really fun glow-in-the-dark options-which are also Oexo-Tex certified organic.
For babies, Hanna Andersson sells the same pajama options that they have for older kids and toddlers. To make them even more fun they sell coordinating hats to finish off the costume. Making these really easy organic baby costume ideas. Last year, my one-year-old was the cutest spider you ever saw! I have a post about tips to save money on Hanna Andersson if you are looking for some easy tips.
Non-Toxic Halloween Baby and Toddler Costume Options
The best non-toxic costume options are located in the toy section of most stores. My kids love to use dress-up accessories and outfits as Halloween costumes. Full disclosure: I do want to mention that most of the things on this list are made with polyester, which is not my favorite material for my kids to wear but since these dress-up sets go over clothes I am comfortable using them. And again most kids wear costumes for a very short period of time.
Melissa and Doug Role Play Set
Melissa and Doug make some really cute and creative non-toxic dress-up clothes. These are perfect for everyday play and also make some really great costumes. While I am not usually a huge fan of most of Melissa & Doug’s toys, I do use their role-play sets for Halloween a lot. My boys have used their firefighter, fire chief, police officer, pirate, and doctor sets. They are high quality and non-toxic and last a really long time. My 4-year-old has already picked out the magician outfit for this Halloween.
Plan Toys Play Sets
Plan toys make some amazing non-toxic kids toys and they are seriously one of my favorite wooden toy brands. They make some really great playsets for both girls and boys that are a wonderful option to use for your toddler’s Halloween costume this year. While they may not have as many options as Melissa and Doug, they do have some very nice options such as firefighter, spy kit, secret agent, doctor, veterinarian, hairdresser, and construction worker.
Pottery Barn Kids
Pottery Barn Kids also makes some really great costumes that are high quality and completely non-toxic. They have such a wide variety of options from dinosaurs, ghosts, dragons, and princesses. They come in a wide range of sizes to fit your baby’s and toddler’s needs.
Wild Kratts Creature Power Suit
I realize that this one is really specific but I definitely wanted to share it just in case your toddlers love Wild Kratts as much as mine do. This will go down as my kids’ favorite Halloween costume ever. And if your kids aren’t Wild Kratts fans then maybe one of your own child’s favorite characters has a dress-up set too.
My sister actually introduced me to this family-owned company. They sell so many amazing dress-up outfits that I don’t even know where to start. Seriously, they have Disney-inspired outfits, superheroes, pirates, fairies and the list goes on and on.
Little Adventures said that all of their outfits are free from flame retardants, PVC, and lead.
Organic DIY Halloween Costumes for Babies and Toddlers
If you don’t like any of the organic and non-toxic ideas above that’s ok.
Why not get crafty and make your own organic Halloween costumes this year. You can use any kind of organic cotton fabric to make adorable organic costumes or the clothes that your children already have are also fun to turn into costumes. Just add some safe non-toxic accessories- possibly toys you already have around the house- and you are ready for Trick-or-Treating Fun!
Bonus Points if your child helps to pick out what they need to design their own costume this year!
Non-Toxic Accessories for your Organic Halloween Costumes
While it is important to select an organic and non-toxic Halloween costume for your young children. It is equally important to be sure that the accessories that your child is holding, wearing (or possibly chewing on) are also safe and non-toxic. Here are some of my favorite places to find non-toxic dress-up accessories.
Bella Luna Toys
Bella Luna Toys sells so many high quality organic and non-toxic items that make the perfect accessories for Halloween costumes or just for everyday dress-up play. This is seriously my favorite online store to buy from!
Sarah’s Silks sells sustainable silk items that come in beautiful colors and are so buttery soft. They come in a variety of sizes so you can use them for just about anything from a cape to fairy wings and even skirts and wands. They also sell really pretty headbands as well that make great dress-up accessories.
Depending on the costume that you are making, Etsy can be a great place to buy non-toxic and organic accessories. There are so many wonderful sellers selling beautiful and high-quality handmade products. Just be sure to find out from the seller exactly what the item you will be purchasing is made of.
What about Non-Toxic Trick or Treat Bags?
While we are talking about non-toxic Halloween costumes and accessories, it is also important to mention the bags or containers that your children will be keeping all of their Halloween treat in. Some trick or treat bags may contain lead, flame retardants, and PVC. So it is best to choose a simple, safe option. These are my favorites to use.
- Pillowcases: especially nice if your little ones plan on getting lots of treats
- Tote Bags: always a nice option because of the long handles and they come in a variety of sizes depending on your needs. I especially love 100% cotton ones.
- Baskets (including Bolga Baskets): such a cute option especially colorful bolga baskets. And they can also make the perfect accessory for some costumes.