Your baby’s first Halloween costume isn’t for the child at all — it’s for Mom and Dad. You’re excited and you want your son or daughter to look precious all dressed up. There are some really cute newborn Halloween costumes, but even more choices if your child is 6 months or older.
Many of the first costumes for babies will be in the form of bunting or “snuggle sacks” as some people call them. A classic one you can find is a pea pod costume. It’s your baby, snuggled up inside the pod, with three little peas on his or her tummy and a little baby hat that looks like the pea stem.
For boy babies, you might want to go the Superhero route. There’s a really cute Superman bunting costume for baby that has a big S on the chest and a red cape on the back in case he has to fly off in an emergency.
If your baby is a girl, then you can dress your princess up as a little mermaid. The mermaid tail is the perfect baby bunting. The tail is a beautiful sea green, the top is a pretty pink, and there’s a headpiece that looks like a seashell.
If your baby is a bit older than newborn on his or her first Halloween, then you might want to choose a costume with legs instead of bunting for the bottom portion. There are plenty of boy and girl costumes with tops and bottoms (making diaper changes a breeze) — and some even have built in bibs in case you need to stop trick or treating for a quick feeding!
This age also has romper costumes, where the legs are separated, but the total costume is a one-piece suit. For boys, you might want to look at the Wizard of Oz Scarecrow Romper, or the Lovable Lion.
Little girls can wear a Precious Pink Rabbit cozy costume, which is perfect for cold weather climates, or a Princess Leia costume that comes with a baby hat that has her trademark side buns.
If you’re having special baby pictures taken for your child’s first Halloween, you might consider getting one of the infant Angel costumes. They sell feathered halos and Angel wings, and that’s all you put on your baby for the cherubic shot.
At this age, it’s wise to find costumes that don’t have tight face masks or that require makeup additions. The masks will be pulled off quickly, and makeup can sometimes irritate sensitive baby skin.