Babies this Halloween may be newborns or almost a year old, but if it’s their first Halloween you will want it to be special; and since babies don’t really trick-or-treat the way to make it special is to have a great costume. |
Finding the right Halloween costume for baby depends on the climate where you live, the size of baby, and your personal preference. Not all costumes make diaper changing easy and this should be considered. In addition, the costume needs to be somewhat comfortable for baby; not irritating to his or her skin or the night will be miserable for both of you. Costumes for infants should be cute, not a scary costume which some may always think of when thinking of Halloween. Animals, candies, and heroes are good choices.
If the weather around Halloween where you live is chilly, then a costume that is basically a bunting may be a good idea. Baby will be warm and cozy; however, if it’s warm where you live this is probably not a good option. There are numerous baby bunting costumes available on line and in retail and discount stores.
Costumes that are easy to put on and off, that use Velcro closures, and fit loosely are the best options for baby. Things like animals, flowers, candies, superheroes, and crayons are fun for baby to wear. Matching baby to an older child is also fun if the older child agrees. You do not want Halloween to be a trying time for anyone in the family. Costumes can be purchased or handmade, but in the end, keeping it simple usually works best for baby, especially the newborn baby.
It’s probably best if baby wears the costume for a relatively short period of time. Take plenty of pictures and stroll baby around the neighborhood to show him off. Then take baby home and let him enjoy the freedom from the Halloween costume.
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