As a new parent, you are likely filled with anxiety and apprehension about your little bundle of joy. A costume seems to be the least of your worries when you think of all the other dangers surrounding Halloween, like cars not being able to see you and your baby in the dark, or what to do with your baby at a Halloween party.
By taking some proper safety precautions, you can ensure a happy Halloween regardless. The best thing to do, if she decides to trick or treat, is to take the baby out before dark, right after dinner, with her other children. Choose colorful costumes and add reflective tape to the stroller and part of the costume. Halloween is a fun holiday and your baby will love the novelty of her costume design.
Ideally, a costume should be comfortable, not too hot, not too cold, and easy to unbutton to change into. There should not be any appendages that irritate the baby or cause the toddler to stumble. Remember that material-wise, cotton is durable and comfortable compared to polyester, and plush fabrics are comfortable for baby, but not necessarily if you live in muggy Florida. Be sure to check the costume layout for anything that could be torn off or choked on.
Avoid buying masks or wearing face paints for your baby and if you plan to go trick-or-treating around the neighborhood to show off your newborn, make sure you and your stroller are highly visible with reflective tape and light colors. Most importantly, check the label to make sure the outfit is flame retardant and machine washable! Now that you know the safety tips, it’s time to think more creatively to find the best costumes for babies and toddlers.
For your toddler, newborn, or baby, whether she’s walking or not, visit “Annies Costumes” for the costume you want. Sizes easily separate into newborn, newborn walker, 12-24 month infant, and 2T-4T toddler. You’ll melt browsing the selection of adorable baby and toddler plush costumes. There are Baby Einstein characters, a Shrek pennant, fluffy pink and blue bunnies, baby bees, or baby bats, and they’re all a little cuter than what you might find elsewhere.
In addition, there are some really creative costumes that are not found anywhere else, such as the creative “Billion Dollar Baby” money bag costume, a “Dazzling Baby Flower”, a “Baby Strawberry”, a “Little Trees” costume Car Freshener”, the “Mini Muscle Man” costume, a “Tootsie Roll” or “Sugar Babies” banner, a “Jack in the Box” banner, the “Chili Pepper” costume and the ” Sunflower”. Toddler costumes like “Captain America,” “Chewbacca,” “Winnie the Pooh,” and “Baby Thomas the Tank” really stand out.
The costume you choose is going to be destroyed, you know it. He’s going to be shitted, drooled, spilled and spit on. Many of the baby and toddler plush costumes are “spot clean only,” which means you’ll need to use a mild, non-abrasive laundry stain remover and hope there aren’t any big clumps. If your princess drips on her dress, then you can try fine fabric cleaner and cold water through hand wash. “Dry clean only” costumes may not be worth it if they will never be worn again. If you only paid $6.95 for it, why bother paying $20 to clean it? Check the label and opt for machine wash, and feed your baby in bibs or another outfit before dressing up for some Halloween fun!