You only get one or two Halloweens before your kid decides what they want their Halloween costume to be. But for their first couple of outings? You’re in total control, and you get to pick that ultra-adorable baby Halloween costume.
Some things to consider when choosing a baby Halloween costume: The American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents to look for costumes that won’t trip up those early walkers (so make sure the shoes fit well and nothing too long hangs down), are made with flame-resistant materials, have hats that don’t slide down over eyes and don’t come with sharp accessories that can poke. For babies, you can skip the masks (you want to show off their sweet faces anyway), and you should check the costumes for loose strings or holes that can tangle or trap small fingers and toes. And easy diaper changes (and perhaps a backup outfit) are a good idea if you want to save yourself from some “tricks” later.
Within those parameters, though, there’s still a big range to choose from, from favorite costumes from popular culture like Star Wars and Stranger Things to those fuzzy animal one-pieces that make them look like huggable stuffed animals. And, if you have other kids in your party you need to dress, we have ideas for toddler costumes and big-kid costumes, too. (Or maybe you want to get in on the act and make it a family costume?)
With that big, floofy mane, no one will be able to miss your little lion. The mouse rattle comes included, too.
Your baby is nothing if not a Wild Thing, so throw this on and let the wild rumpus begin. The costume is in two pieces: the bodysuit with an attached tail, and the hood with the crown.
Want to come up with a simple-but-clever matching Halloween costume? You can do it! All you need is this headband set and a denim bodysuit.
To the moon! Your baby will feel like they’re floating in space with this costume, which includes diaper snaps for easy changing. It also comes in pink.
Hail to The King! Your baby will feel like a superstar in this outfit, which comes with the jumpsuit, hat and booties.