When your child reaches the age of 2-3 years old, they start to recognize many of the things that they have been encountering in the world. Their personal preferences are developing and individual tastes are maturing from simple enjoyment of anything you happen to give them.
This should be kept in mind when you are thinking of costume ideas for a toddler. Generic costumes are not always the best choice as your toddler is now old enough to recognize their friends’ characters and wonder why they too are not dressed as someone or something that they like.
At the same time, your child is still young enough that, as a parent, taking hundreds of pictures of him or her in an adorable costume is a great thrill. While your child may like Bob the Builder, if they do not look cute in a Bob the Builder outfit, your photographic memories may suffer as a result.
That is why some of the best costumes for toddlers are those that incorporate things that they like into something that you want to see your child in.
1. Sesame Street
Various characters on Sesame Street are one way to satisfy both of these needs. If your child is a fan of Sesame Street then they will be overjoyed to dress like Elmo or Cookie Monster.
This works out for you as well, because an Elmo costume can be one of the most adorable apparel items on the planet as it covers your child from head to toe in a giant suit that resembles footsie pajamas.
2. Winnie the Pooh
Several characters from the popular children’s series Winnie the Pooh make for perfect toddler costumes. Having your child wear an Eeyore outfit is a great way to keep them happy and seeing your child adorably dressed as the giant plush donkey is sure to bring a smile to your face as well. Similarly, the giant round head of Winnie the Pooh himself is sure to make some phenomenal pictures and may even prevent your toddler from hurting themselves thanks to all that additional honey fat padding.
3. Super Heroes
In addition to creating a spectacular costume look, super hero outfits will allow your child to role play with friends or by themselves. There are numerous Spider-Man, Superman, and Batgirl costumes available that are not just photogenic, but also make fun and functional clothes to wear when your child insists on dressing up with friends at home.
Dressing your toddler up in a costume can satisfy both you and the child, if the right outfit is chosen. Finding a character costume that your child chooses and enjoys does not mean that you have to sacrifice precious photographs. Best of all, when your child gets older you can show the photos of them in the Elmo suit, no matter how embarrassing, because you’re able to honestly say that your child wanted it. When you choose an ideal toddler costume, it’s guaranteed to be a win-win situation for years to come.