Many would agree that the best part about Halloween isn't the movies or even the candy — it's seeing all the best Halloween costumes for babies! There's just something about seeing a precious little one dressed up as a lion, a skunk, or even a miniature boss that does the heart good. After all, you only get to dress your child or grandchild up for so long before they start making their own costume demands, so it's best to take advantage while you can! We've rounded up a slew of Halloween costumes ideas for babies from parents who did not let the opportunity pass them by. See their cutest looks — and find out how to recreate them — below.
How to Dress Your Baby for Halloween
Before we inspire you with all of the cute outfits fellow moms across the country have put together, we've put together a few tips on how to go about dressing your little one for the spookiest night of the year.
Think comfort. We don't need to tell you that babies are fussy. To prevent any meltdowns, opt for costumes made from soft materials. Also, keep the design and structure of the piece in mind — costumes based around a jumper, romper, or jumpsuit are bound to be the most baby-friendly, especially when it comes to changing time.
Think warmth. Depending on where you live, Halloween can be downright frigid. Of course you'll want to show off your adorable baby to the neighborhood, but you don't want to compromise well-being in the process. A cozy, warm costume will kill two birds with one stone.
Think creatively. As we mentioned above, this is the one time in your child's life that you'll be running the show when it comes to Halloween. So be as creative as you can! Research some unique ideas, pay homage to their favorite characters from TV and film, or get the rest of your loved ones involved with a family costume theme.
Best Halloween Costumes for Babies
From adorable classics, such as fluffy bunnies and snuggly teddy bears, to an Addams Family favorite and one pretty Incredible baby, we found real parents who went above and beyond in the baby dress-up department. Best of all, they snapped the cutest pics for us to see! Keep scrolling to see FIRST'S picks for 17 of the cutest Halloween costumes for babies and find out how you can recreate them this holiday!
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