10.18.10 Your guide for everything ghoulish and sweet for baby's first spooky holiday.
We all know that a baby's Halloween is more about mom and dad (and don't forget grandma) than it is about your little one. It's likely that he or she won't remember this day at all. But that doesn't mean that you can't make it a memorable day of dress-up for your baby. After all, you'll always have the photos to look back on (and all the candy from trick-or-treating)!
If you're expecting, don't feel guilty about stealing more than one treat for yourself: Chocolate has been scientifically proven to be good for you and baby. Babies can't eat candy, but if you do give your sweetie a taste of chocolate on the big night, make sure you take care of his or her few teeth using our handy guide to taking care of baby's teeth.
So whether you're looking for last-minute costume ideas at Babies 'R' Us, browsing online or getting crafty with fabric and accessories at home, we've got some fun ideas from our fellow baby sites:
- Check out these great ideas to deck out your baby's stroller as part of his or her Halloween costume (above).
- Martha Stewart always comes through with great ideas! She offers up these adorable do-it-yourself ideas perfect for babies.
- These cuties are sporting knitted costumes that add a unique touch to their spooky holiday.
- If you're crafty, take a peek at these costumes made out of common household items.
- Looking for inspiration? Browse through Babble's slideshow of its best Halloween costume ideas (above left) for children of all ages.
- Pottery Barn Kids has a variety of costumes for children of all ages.
- Head over to Diapers.com for unique baby costumes, such as this Princess Leia outfit, complete with wig. (Free shipping on all orders.)
- These 15 cute baby costumes will surely make you say, "Awww!"
- Click through these photos to see creative handmade costumes inspired by a night at the movies!
- This website offers costume swapping, which helps green moms celebrate Halloween in a more sustainable way.
- For those who enjoy babies in wigs: a ventriloquist baby costume.
FUN AND SAFETY
- Some safety tips to keep in mind as you get your family ready for trick-or-treating.
- A helpful look at how to handle Halloween for kids with special needs.
- Flashlights are a must on this fun night. Don't leave home without one!
- L'ovedbaby clothing company is sponsoring a Halloween costume contest. Just send in a photo of your little one in a L'ovedbaby costume by Nov. 5 to qualify.
- Everyone wants to see your baby photos, especially at Halloween. Browse through this list of baby photo contests to see which one interests you.
Maria Vega is Fit Pregnancy magazine's copy editor.