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10 Best Costumes for the Kid on Crutches

Posted by Tom Schwab

10 Best Costumes for the Kid on CrutchesJust because your child is on crutches doesn’t mean the fun Halloween holiday has to be ruined.  It may take a little extra creativity to find a costume that will work, but these ideas will get you started!  Take a look at this list of costumes your child could easily pull off, even when on crutches.

 

Idea#1: Spider

All you need is a leotard or black long johns along with some extra legs.  Glue or stitch the extra legs to the outfit as well as one to each crutch.  The crutches will blend in to the costume and make it all that much more memorable.

Idea#2: Mummy

Mummies actually look better with crutches.  Wrap gauze around your child from head to toe, hiding his cast or boot and include some cause on the crutches as well.  What mummy do you know that is in good shape?

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Topics: kids on crutches, Holidays

6 Tips for Trick or Treat on Halloween on Crutches

Posted by Tom Schwab

6 Tips for Trick or Treat on Halloween on CrutchesJust because you are on crutches does not mean you cannot enjoy the trick or treating session this Halloween.  Make sure you follow these tips and you can enjoy, or at least survive the evening alongside your children.

 

Tip #1: Pace Yourself

Keep in mind that you will not be able to go as fast as you did in past years.  Either prepare your children for your slower pace or commit to going up and down one street with them before you have someone else take over their supervision. 

 

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4 Trick or Treat Alternatives when your Child is on Crutches

Posted by Tom Schwab

Trick or Treat Alternatives when your Child is on CrutchesWhen Halloween is around the corner, your child may have his or her eye on the fun activities that go along with the holiday.  When your child has an accident, however, that lands her on crutches, trick or treating may no longer be a viable option.  When your child is just starting out on crutches, getting around is no longer easy.  Much less in a cumbersome costume in the dark.  Here are a few alternatives to trick or treating that might help your child get through the holiday while having a little fun at the same time.

 

Alternative #1: New Trick or Treating venues

The tradition is to simply walk around your neighborhood, ringing door bells and shouting trick or treat in order to get candy.  There are plenty of other places you could consider, however, especially when your child is on crutches.  Ask friends and family members for advice and check into places like malls, church parking lots, schools and other local areas that have trick or treating activities.  Your child would not have to work as far in these locations and you might even be able to use a wheelchair to get her from store to store.

 

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Characters on crutches…Halloween costume ideas

Posted by Brooke Williams

Angel_vs_Devil_Knee_ScooterWhen you injure yourself, you  might be in quite a bit of dismay. Who wan'ts to to wear that Halloween costume or go out to a party anyway.  But don’t despair! It's important to your mental health get out. There are other costumes out there that will fit in better with your injuries. After an injury or surgery you can get away with quite a bit on crutches. Here are just a few ideas.

 

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Topics: Holidays

Dos and Don’ts of Halloween Costumes when on Crutches

Posted by Brooke Williams

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As Halloween rolls around, you might be wondering what to do about your child on crutches. The costume he wanted to wear may or may not still work. If you need to come up with something new entirely, you may wonder what types of things would be best.

Here are a few dos and don’t of Halloween costumes for those on crutches.

 

 

 

 

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Topics: Holidays

 

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