My daughter was born just a few days before Halloween, and even though she was too little to have any idea what was going on, we still wanted to dress her up and take her around the neighborhood with our other child. I am a sucker for a baby in an adorable Halloween costume, but there is no sense in spending $30 or more on a Halloween costume she will only wear for a few hours (and it’s not like they’ll fit next month, let alone next year!). Plus, many of the fancier costumes look cute, but they have itchy material or accessories that will likely bother the baby (like rhinestones).
And if you think we’re a victim of holiday creep, we wanted to get you this guide as early as possible (though costumes and candy are already out in stores!) so you can plan ahead. Tomorrow, we’ll have a guide for toddlers.
Instead, consider one of these adorable, low cost costumes that you can probably make from materials you already have around the house (and yes, a baby pumpkin is on the list):
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