How to Celebrate Halloween With a Baby

How to Celebrate Halloween With A Baby

Halloween is mainly a tradition for kids that are able to walk around trick or treating. What do you do if your child is too small for that, but you still want them to celebrate Halloween anyway?

You can start by dressing them up. Babies obviously shouldn’t be wearing Halloween makeup, but there are some adorable costumes out there. Think about an adorable baby monster, monkey, or lion costume as an alternative to the common infant pumpkin costume.

Now dress yourself up! You can be a monster too! Consider doing a costume that goes with the baby’s. For example, if the baby is dressed as a lion, you could be a lion trainer. If the baby is dressed as a duck, you can dress in a mommy duck costume too!

If you love seeing all the kids in their costumes but don’t want the hassle of dragging a baby around the neighborhood, consider answering the door and handing out candy. Your little one will get plenty of oohs and aahs and you’ll still have lots of fun. Try not to eat most of it before the kids get there though!

You can also take the baby to a Halloween party. Many churches and community centers have parties as an alternative to trick or treating. You might even make new friends out of parents in the same situation.

If you can’t find a party, host your own! Invite family, friends, and neighbors over for a fun and safe Halloween alternative for everyone. Check Pinterest for some fun Halloween recipes and decorating ideas. It may just become an annual tradition. The bonus to this is that you don’t have to alter the baby’s routine. You can still feed him on schedule and put him to bed when he’s ready. It’s also nice to not have to pack up the diaper bag or use the back seat of your car as a changing table.

In some cases, you will have to take the baby or treating even if you don’t want to because you have other kids that can’t go alone. Make it easy on yourself and choose a nice neighborhood where you can all walk together with a stroller or a wagon. Go nice and early so it’s still light out and there isn’t much to be afraid of – whether it be scary costumes or teenagers with eggs, toilet paper, and shaving cream – and you’ll have a fun and safe experience.

Happy Halloween!

21 Comments
  1. Rebel Sweetheart says

    Can’t believe we’re just days away from Halloween! My son is overly excited during this time of the year. 🙂

  2. Scott says

    Babies are the absolute best at Halloween. They’re so easy to scare!!!

  3. Michele says

    I love when parents carry their little ones to my door-they are all so adorable as are theor older siblings! Generally the parents dress up as well. Our town does hold a Halloween party on one of the main streets (closed to traffic for the duration of course!) so the people who come to my door are from my building.

  4. Uplifting Families says

    I remember taking my youngest son with my nieces when he was about 5 months old. He didn’t remember but we got candy for him. I just dressed him up in football Pjs.

  5. Kero Pinkihan says

    I remember dressing my son as pea in a od six years ago for his first Halloween (he was 11 months). Pinterest was not inveted yet haha. Moms are lucky with so many ideas to choose from nowadays

  6. Rebecca Swenor says

    These are great ideas for people with babies for Halloween. I so miss these days of dressing up with the kids for Halloween. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Karen Dawkins says

    Oh my… this brings back memories. When my boys were little our church hosted a harvest party — so nice! The first year we had two kids, we dressed them as “Night” and “Day,” a commentary on their personalities. 🙂

  8. Stefani Tolson says

    I have always really enjoyed each of my children’s first Halloweens. I do get excited every year though even though they are not babies anymore.

  9. Rebel Sweetheart says

    Pumpkin costumes suit babies nicely. I remember dressing my son as one during that age. 🙂

  10. Kero Pinkihan says

    My son was 11 months on his first Halloween. He was pea in a pod for an easy no fuss costume =)

  11. Jessica says

    When my kid were babies I just dressed them in cute comfortable costumes and did foot print ghost pictures.

  12. Lisa says

    This is such a great post. Halloween can be a fun time for any kid, not just the ones that are old enough to eat candy. I think a party filled with toddlers in costume would be ADORABLE.

  13. Rebecca Swenor says

    Great tips for celebrating Halloween with a baby and dressing them in a costume. I will have to share this with my sister who has a lil baby. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Kungphoo says

    We used to have so much fun celebrating when they were babies.. you can dress them anyway you like and it was ok..

  15. Uplifting Families says

    I always took my baby’s trick or treating, even as a baby. 🙂

  16. Erika says

    Hi, these are great tips for people who have a young baby for Halloween. Wouldn’t want them to be left out!

  17. amanda @attachedmoms says

    Photos are so important and thought babies won’t remember, they can be reminded. Thanks for the tips.

  18. Esther says

    Great Ideas for people with babies. I especially like the one about going out earlier in the day.

  19. Stephanie Pass says

    These are super cute ideas! I’ve always had such fun when mine were babies dressing them up.

  20. katrina g says

    we dressed up our kids from the start, it’s so much fun. my youngest is 2 so she will probably still be in the stroller or carrier most of the time.

  21. eliz frank says

    First off, that baby is adorable. You made some very helpful points for Moms brave enough to go out with their babies.

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