Inclusivity is one of the most important things we can teach our children. While every child is unique, most can find common ground when it comes to a love of candy.
So with Halloween lurking around the corner, Target has introduced several new costumes that allow children of all abilities to join in the fun. The retailer has unveiled four new costumes they have dubbed “inclusive”, two of which include wheelchair coverings available through the store’s Hyde and Eek! Boutique.
From a purple princess carriage complete with crown, to a water wheeled pirate ship, the new options are just the latest in an effort by retailers to ensure all kids feel free to be kids.
Other new costumes include a unicorn and the all-too-familiar Baby Shark, designed to help children with special sensory needs. The costumes feature flat seams and a tag-free design that may help with certain sensitivities.
These adaptive costumes are a followup to the retailer’s sensory-friendly clothing line which was first released back in 2017 under their Cat & Jack line. A spokesperson recently telling The Independent “Based on the response to our Cat & Jack adaptive apparel and Pillowfort sensory-friendly home items, we know that design details can have a huge impact. We’re now bringing that spirit of inclusivity to our new Hyde and Eek! Boutique kids’ adaptive Halloween costumes, which we hope will bring more ease and joy to our guests’ everyday lives.”
While progress has been made over the past few years, there’s still a long way to go towards true inclusivity. These new additions are certainly a move in the right direction.
The costumes are now available on Target.com.