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Halloween can be a high point of fun for lots of families. School-aged kids and teens look forward to the treats, the costumes, and especially the opportunity to give, or get, a gigantic scare from pranks and ghoulish attractions created just for the occasion.
But all that terrible scary fun stuff for older children, teens, and adults is just plain terror for babies and toddlers. Most moms like to participate in Halloween festivities because it can start a family tradition and let’s admit it: it’s fun to dress up Baby in a costume. The photo-op for Halloween is irresistible. But there is also a down side to Halloween, and that is the potential impact of the holiday’s fear factor on your baby’s stress level.
Babies respond to stress just like anyone else; one part of the brain sends chemical signals to other parts of the brain that More >
Halloween is just a week away! Baby’s first Halloween can be a memorable experience for parents, and few things are cuter than a baby in costume. We asked our friends and followers what their little ones would be dressing up as this year. From classic costumes to one-of-a-kind creations, here’s what they had to say.
Maria said, “My daughter will be a bumble bee.”
Kimberly added, “My 5 month old is going to be an elephant .”
Candace noted, “i have 10 month old b/g twins and we are dressing them up as a kitty and a puppy .”
Ann shared, “My 4 year old will be a Smurfette.”
Meagan said, “my 10 month old is going to be a candy corn .”
Jill noted, “My 2 month old is gonna be a skeleton my 9 year old is going to be Mario from the Mario brothers, and my 12 year old is gonna be a cowgirl .”
Micah shared, “My daughter will be 4 months More >
Halloween is right around the corner! If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect costume, we’ve got another adorable Baby Einstein-inspired suggestion for you.
What ‘s blue, has 8 arms and a huge smile? Your little Octoplush baby! This one will take a little bit of sewing, but trust me, it’s still easy and can be done in no time at all.
What you’ll need:
1 large blue felt square 4 large blue socks 2 baby blue socks Blue tee-shirt or onesie Tissue paper White Hat Colorful stickers Cardboard Scissors Pen Needle & thread
- Take your blue socks and stuff them with tissue paper.
- Take the ends of the socks and sew them shut leaving about an inch at the end to work with later. Don’t worry if your stich isn’t perfect.
- Decide where on your blue tee or onesie you want to sew the new octopus arms and get sewing. You will want to More >
Still can’t decide on the perfect costume for baby’s first Halloween? Last week we shared our Baby Mozart Koala idea, and this week we have another exciting option for you! Everyone loves the colorful Baby Einstein caterpillar and we have a homemade costume trick that’ll transform your little one into the sweet crawling critter.
What You’ll Need:
1 large square red, green, purple and blue colored felt 1 yellow tee-shirt or onesie 1 sheet of butterfly stickers 2 barrette backings Lipstick or rouge Cardboard Scissors Fabric glue Plate Sharpie or fabric marker
- Place a plate on a sheet of felt and trace the plate with your fabric pen. Do this with 3-4 different colored felts
- Cut out the circles and place them aside
- Next take your tot’s yellow tee shirt and lay it on a flat surface once again. Make sure that there are no More >
It’s almost time for your baby’s first Halloween and you are probably beginning to think about your lil pumpkin’s first costume. It has to be fun, original and express their funny little personality, right? So what better than to make one inspired by that Baby Einstein toy he’s been toting or the book he’s enamored of? We have a few easy ideas to make your baby’s first Baby Einstein Halloween costume at home with just a few handy items and a touch of creativity!
Your baby’s favorite cuddly blue koala can become your inspiration for your Baby Mozart costume made easy.
What you’ll need:
Red baby tee-shirt or onesie Your baby’s jeans 1 large blue felt square 1 large yellow felt square A soda bottle lid Cardboard 2 barrette backs A Rainstick Pal Fabric Glue Sharpie or fabric marker Scissors
- Lay out your yellow More >