Some of the best “photo ops” for youngsters are in their Halloween costumes for infants, toddlers and babies. The best part, for some parents, is that at this age, parents still get to select the holiday costumes young children wear. This means selecting adorable costumes that, probably someday, the children wouldn’t select themselves. So, this is a good time to put some thought into the look you want for your children on Halloween.
Ideas for Halloween Costumes for Infants, Toddlers and Babies
The thing is, really, that the costume ideas are similar to the choices available at any age. There may just be a different approach to the costume, such as the onesie, as opposed to a more complex costume. Also, costumes or accessories will have to be monitored closely for details that could be a choking hazard or otherwise dangerous for infants, toddlers and babies. Most store bought costumes for babies will be free from safety hazards, but it is always a good idea to double check. Also, anything that could potentially become loose and cause a problem, such as a button, should be given a few extra hand stitches, just to be safe.
So now, it is more about finding something that is cute and comfy for your youngster. Animal themes and bugs are popular choices for babies, infants and toddlers. These selections are cute and stick with the idea of having a holiday costume, without being too spooky for Halloween. For this, the sky is the limit. There are choices such as lions, ladybugs, frogs, penguins, tigers and elephants, just to name a few. You can also consider the less obvious choices, that aren’t animals, but are still cute and fun. A Tootsie Roll, for example, or a pine tree shaped air freshener.
Or, maybe you like going the traditional route and want a little ghostly baby or more traditional or Halloween themed costume. Is that case, one easy choice for babies to wear is the jack o’lantern costume. There are also outfits of the more macabre nature, like Dracula, with a headpiece to create the infamous widow’s peak at the forehead. Then check online, or at your local baby clothing store, for the fang pacifiers. These look like a pair of fangs when baby has the pacifier in his or her mouth.
More Basic or DIY Costumes for Infants, Toddlers and Babies
If you would like to keep it more simple, try using less to say more. A headband with little kitten ears, a black onesie and a pinned on tail create an adorable cat look. Or, look for a onesie or bodysuit that simply has a pattern or theme. Examples of this easy costume are a cow print bodysuit or one with a Superman emblem on the front. There are also hooded bodysuits, or standard ones, that come with prints on them to act as a costume. A skeleton, for example, or a bumble bee are just two of the many choices available for this approach.
Or, use a crafty approach and do it yourself. Hooded sweatshirts work great for this approach. A basic orange sweatshirt with some cleverly placed piece of black electrical tape create a jack-o’-lantern costume. Sew together some basic ears and attach them to a “hoodie” for any animal you would like, such as a mouse.
Incorporate Baby into Your Costume Idea
Another great approach to dressing your infant, toddler or baby for Halloween is to coordinate your outfit to work with the youngsters. A popular idea for this method is to have the adult as Dorothy and the baby as Toto from The Wizard of Oz. Or think about other ways to work the costumes as an intertwined theme. Winnie the Pooh and Piglet or dressing as a police officer with a little baby bandit are two other ideas.
To get inspired, think about movies or cartoons you like and imagine how some of the characters could work as costumes. If your toddler, or you, just love the Peanuts Gang, dress as Snoopy with a baby Woodstock. Browse online for other ideas, and surely the perfect Halloween collaboration for you and your baby will become obvious.
The Bottom Line
The idea of dressing your baby, and possibly yourself, for Halloween is to keep it fun and hassle free. It can be easy to get caught up in stressing over the perfect costume or having costumes with “wardrobe malfunctions” and end up not enjoying the holiday. As soon as your infant is dressed, get your photos done, that way if the costume falls apart or becomes uncomfortable after a bit, you already have the pictures out of the way. Halloween Costumes for infants, toddlers and babies can be a great way to make the most of the holiday.
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