Thursday, September 30, 2010

Halloween Ideas for your Baby

I love Halloween. When I was little, I spent months brainstorming my costume with my mom and almost always ended up switching it last minute. Typical, right?

Halloween has a different meaning for me now that I have my own family. Last Halloween, I was in labor for 15 hours with my sweet daughter. My doctor delivered my newborn baby while wearing a Halloween tie, and all of my nurses had on orange scrubs or spider web tee-shirts. I bought a cute Halloween outfit for her to wear home, and she ended up being bigger than newborn sizes. We couldn’t even put it over her head!! I was very disappointed (but happy she was a chunky healthy baby)! I knew from that day, Halloween would always be exciting for us. Hopefully, not as gory as last year. I promised myself not to be that kind of mom that dressed her 5 year old in a Nordstroms Gift Box. –ahem ahem Thanks Mom!-

Here are some great ideas for this year for your newborn to toddler child. Thankfully, most of these ideas range from 0-3 months all the way to 5T! I know some of you can spurge a bit on costumes. And some even sew and create your own. (email us those ideas!).

All under $25.00

If I knew about these newborn ideas, I would have brought home our baby from the hospital wearing one of these! Perfect for newborn-3-6 months.

Penguin, Cat, Lion                                                           Pumpkin, boy and girl skeleton

The best family costume that I've seen:

The best advice I can give you is to be creative and ask around! Every Halloween party that my husband and I have been to we are the most "decked" out. After getting over the initial shock of being the only one with full face paint and costumes, everyone said that they wished they dressed up too! So, don't be that awkward family not dressed up. You have a month to get your costumes together! Email us your pictures and we'll post them up after Halloween!


  1. that lobster costume is ADORABLE!!! oh my gosh. if only max could fit inside of a pot...or maybe he could! :)

    great post, meagan! welcome to the belly mama's! :)

  2. You are awesome Meagian! Love this post. Thanks for the cute ideas.

  3. Meags! I love that lobster, too! And I can just see Chris getting a huge pot so we could copy it. But I have my own ideas for Greta this year. Think ventriloquist and dummie. :D I LOVE halloween

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  5. My little babe had that very same lobster costume for her first halloween. We even took the same picture of her in a pot. Hilarious! Thanks for the great ideas!

  6. Look at you blogging up a storm! I MUST use the lobster idea!!! LOVE it!


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