Pictures, albums, and home video may be the only way children ever know they even
participated in trick or treating as a baby....
Who are we kidding? We all know the fun of baby’s first Halloween
or two is more for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and siblings....
some suggestions for saving money on baby’s first trick or treat experience as well as safety tips to make the night
as fun as it can be.
Be Frugal with Baby’s First Halloween Costume
The first Halloween costume should be special, but that doesn’t mean
it has to break the bank. Before you go crazy spending out of your budget for a Halloween outfit for baby, try networking
with other parents.
Many parents save their own children’s first costumes. They may be
open to swapping costumes with you or willing to sell their little one’s old costume at a minimal cost.
If this isn’t an option for you and you find you need to purchase
your baby’s costume, there are lots of children’s thrift stores and boutiques that carry precious Halloween outfits
in the month of October.
Safety Tips to Keep Baby’s Safe and Sound
• Pass On Inhibiting Costume Items
Babies do not like to wear masks and most will fight and cry in
discomfort if you put them in costumes that restrict their movements.
• Avoid Scary Masks and Costumes
Don’t be surprised if older babies are frightened by other
people’s masks and costumes as well. This is not a time to instill fear into your baby. Sometimes adults and older children
find it funny to show babies “the ropes” without realizing they can inadvertently scare infants.