Spooky Season is upon us with Halloween being just around the corner. This is such a fun and cute time of year with your newest addition, as the choices of baby costumes are now endless. Maybe your little one is joining their older siblings for trick or treating, or it’s your first Halloween as a mom. Either way, you need a diaper bag that will be functional and comfortable to wear on the trick-or-treat walk around the neighborhood. Today, we’ll give some tips on getting ready for trick or treating with a baby this Halloween!
Itsy Bitsy Costumes
What can be more fun for Halloween than dressing up in adorable costumes?
Taking your baby out in a costume, even just for a trip around the block, is a great way to get them involved in the Halloween spirit. However, there are a few things you need to keep in mind about costumes for babies.
Firstly, make sure it’s comfy to wear - for you and your baby! Autumn is often a chilly time, so you’ll want a costume that is warm, or that can be worn over warm clothing. You’ll also want to make sure that it’s a costume that doesn’t make it awkward for you - huge wings might make it difficult to put your child in and out of a stroller, for example.
You’ll also want to make sure that the costume is one that makes diaper changes easy! Having to struggle with a difficult-to-remove costume can add a lot of unneeded frustration to what should be a fun night. Make sure to bring your Yuuma diaper backpack to speed the process up as well.
Keep the Spooks in Mind
Thankfully, babies, unlike toddlers, might not be able to fully process all of the spooky details of Halloween in their neighborhood. That said, even babies can get spooked by scary masks, loud noises, and creepy decorations.
It’s a good idea to do a quick walk of your planned trick or treating route a day or two before Halloween itself. This can give you a good idea of which houses and places might be a bit too extreme.
Another way to cut down on the overall level of spooks is to make sure that you don’t head out too late. Babies aren’t going to do very well with late-night trick or treating so you’ll probably want to plan a much shorter outing with them at a reasonable time.
If you have slightly older children who want to go for longer, make sure to plan ahead. Pre-planning to have someone else who can take them on a longer trick or treating route is a good way to avoid any temper tantrums.
Remember to take your photos beforehand so you don’t miss out on capturing your cutie in their costume! There's something special about looking back on all those precious pictures of your baby’s first Halloween. So make sure to take pictures at home, before trick or treating, to get the best results. They’ll look much better than photos taken outside in the dark, when your baby is probably starting to get tired.