As any pint-sized escape artist worth his salt will tell you, mischievous adventures aren't nearly as fun without a cape to complete the creative persona.
And, if you're like me, and prefer to keep your towels in the linen closet instead of around your child's neck, then the surprisingly vast selection of hero capes (some with matching masks) from Mommy Couture Designs will definitely be up your super mom alley.
Made by Baby Leo, each silky smooth, 100% handmade cape is designed for kids ages 3-10, adorned with everything from blue bolts to flowers with power, dinos, rockets and more, all lined with velvety soft chamois for the ultimate in superhero comfort.
Have a younger copycat?
No problem. Choose the sidekick size for kids ages 2-4 to get in on the pretend play.
The capes fasten easily around the neck with a soft snap closure, but honestly, I wish they had some kind of shirt attachment for tots like mine who don't like the feeling of something constricting their movement.
On the upside, the capes are machine washable, which is not only is a major plus, but also means your caped avenger's antics can go beyond the confines of the playroom - perhaps even to infinity and beyond.
Maria Pilar Clark is a mom times two and Windy City-based writer.
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