Anybody with a baby should be thinking about baby Halloween costumes in the fall. It is great to be a new parent and discover that you can become a kid again along with your own child! We are not talking here about dressing up your baby at home like a doll, taking pictures and exclaiming over how cute he or she looks. Not only that, anyway. The most fun thing you can do at Halloween is to dress up with your baby and go out!
If you have not been trick or treating since you were in grade school, wouldn’t you like to try it again? It is probably best not to go out alone with your baby because people could realize the candy is for you – or anyway they will hope you are not feeding all that stuff to a tiny baby – so it may seem a little strange. You could trust that most people will be too distracted by the cuteness of the baby to care, but then they may also be too distracted to remember to give you the candy at all. The best thing, if you can arrange it, is to go out with some small children of an age big enough to walk. If you don’t have any of your own, find friends who do and go trick or treating with them and their kids. You will love it!
You can buy baby costumes for Halloween and parties but check out the fabric as it is often synthetic which may give your baby a rash and may be flammable too. It may be better to create the main body part of the costume yourself from a piece of clothing that the baby already owns and add some bought accessories. Do not forget to make the costume appropriate for the weather. You will want your baby’s hands and feet to be covered if it is cold, and rain protection may be necessary. In warm weather you will not want a heavy costume that will make your baby uncomfortably hot, but you could carry extra layers in case the weather changes.
You do not have to dress your baby as anything scary, like a ghost or a witch. You can take something like a fuzzy bodysuit or a pair of baby’s pajamas and create an animal costume from that. Maybe you have something with a tiger print, but it does not have to be so exotic. A plain white suit could be made into a rabbit costume with the addition of ears, whiskers and a little white tail.
Even better, why not dress yourself up to match or complement your baby’s costume? That way you really get to be a kid again! You could be a mother kangaroo with your baby kangaroo in a pouch, or if both parents are going you could be a whole family of lions or bears. Or how about a butterfly and a baby caterpillar? The opportunities for creating fun and original parent and baby Halloween costumes are infinite!