It is that wonderful time of year again when we all get to dress up like our favorite characters and go trick-or-treating. And, for you new parents, it is the first opportunity that you will get to introduce this fun holiday to your child. While they probably will not be trick-or treating yet, there is no doubt that you will want to dress them for the occasion in a cute costume. Here are some tips for new parents about picking the best infant Halloween costume.
The first thing to consider when picking a costume is the theme. What do you want your little one to be this year? If they have a name like Rose or Violet, you could dress them in a flower costume representing their name. Is your family into sports? How about a uniform costume of your favorite team? Maybe your family already has a first costume that you hand down from generation to generation? No matter what theme you pick, make sure that it suits your baby and your family.
Now that you have picked the theme of the costume, it is time to find the RIGHT one. This means looking for a costume that is made from soft materials so that your baby's skin is not irritated. It also means looking for costumes that have easy access for diaper changes and accidents. Also, consider the weight of the material. You probably will not want a heavy weighted costume if you live in Arizona or Texas. Pick the costume that suits your environment.
Take lots of pictures! The first Halloween is something that comes around only once. Make sure you get plenty of pictures with Mom and Dad. Consider taking a trip over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house to trick-or-treat. Not only will you get shots of your baby trick-or-treating, but you will thrill their Grandparents as well! Years from now your little one will look through their baby album and smile when they see the costume you got for them.
Consider making your costume this year. New babies do not need too many things to make them look cute. Consider a simple headband or a team jersey. Or, if you can sew, how about making a home made costume? This could also be a great way to create a keepsake that you can pass down from generation to generation. Take your time and make sure that you do it right.