There is nothing more pleasurable than taking your child door-to-door in a bizarre costume. It’s peak proud parent feelings. The period of time when you actually get to pick your kid’s costume is actually pretty short, as they begin to develop Big Opinions around toddlerhood. There are many cute costumes for toddlers and older children. However, if you have an infant and you need a Halloween costume for them, there are plenty of options.
The costumes for infant Halloween are very simple. Babies aren’t known for their tolerance for face makeup or elaborate hats. There are so many cute and simple options for infant Halloween costumes. Whether you’re looking for a family thematic combo or a solo performance, there is a slew of options to choose from. From whoopie cushions to burritos, check out these infant Halloween costumes that are sure to guarantee full candy buckets (and since babies can’t eat candy yet, it’s all yours).
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Bunting for Snowpersons
The fall season is already full of Christmas decorations, so why not make it more festive with this fuzzy snowman bunting outfit? Frosty’s whimsical scarf and top hat channel Frosty, but it is adorable no matter who your favorite snowperson might be.
Are you setting your sights high for your new addition? This bomber plane infant Halloween costume is too adorable to fly by — and the propeller hat is painfully cute. This bunting costume is great for stationary infants, since they can enjoy the full effect while they sleep.
Baby Bacon Bunting
The stellar alliteration alone makes this baby bacon bunting costume a top choice. It’s also the perfect pairing with some big siblings dressed as a tomato and a slice of bread for a little family BLT magic this Halloween. There’s a really brief window in life where your child will willingly get into a bunting printed with a picture of cured meat, so now’s your chance.
You can find a lot of cute animals for your baby to dress up in, but why not go with a spuny, sharp and un-cuddly lobster infant Halloween costume instead? Maybe you just love lobsters.
The Little Mermaid Sebastian is the most high-strung. Maybe you just can’t resist the urge to munch your baby’s thighs, so a delicious sea bug feels like an appropriate choice.
How many nights have your spent rocking in a rocking chair, tripping over Dr. Seuss poetry? This Red Fish infant bunting from Spirit Halloween has those whimsical details Seuss was famous for, and you’ll find yourself repeating all evening “One fish, two fish, red fish…”
“Blue fish.” Of course, if there’s a red fish, there has to be a blue fish. This pair of character costumes is a great pairing for twins or cousins who are similar in age. If you’re feeling extra fancy, turn the stroller into a fish bowl for your cute catch. This could be the beginning of a Dr. Seuss-themed family Halloween celebration.
Car Stroller Costume
This car stroller cover is perfect for the child who doesn’t want to wear anything that looks like a costume. Be prepared — purchasing this stroller decor kit might mean you’ll be suckered into using it year-round to cart your baby everywhere. This is something that little children tend to become obsessed with, and rightly so.
Babywearing a Dragon Costume
This adorable, practical infant Halloween costume will be your winter companion. It is not only adorable, but also functional. This Halloween dragon infant costume can be easily attached to any inward-facing baby carrier like an Ergo, Tula, or Tula. With your infant’s hands, head, and feet totally covered, they will be snug and warm through all the trick-or-treating shenanigans.
Heinz Ketchup Packet
Heinz is the only ketchup that will work for true ketchup lovers. Dress your baby from head to tail (or beyond their toes) in the best ketchup outfit. This condiment-packet-bunting will be so much more adorable than the squished bin of leftover fast food packets in your cabinet. This costume allows dads to play the role of a giant wiener, and they can make endless dad jokes.
Under The Sea with Mommy and Me
This octopus costume is another take on the babywearing outfit. It works best when worn on a soft-structured, forward-facing carrier such as the Ergobaby 360 and Beco Gemini. This costume has some extra appeal with a parent costume, too — with both costing under $50 total.
Baby Burritos Bunting
You survived pregnancy by running late to Taco Bell? You can honor your late-night runs to Taco Bell with a baby burrito outfit. This bunting is truly original thanks to the tortilla collar and realistic vegetable halos. Live Más!
Princess Carseat Cover
Maybe your baby doesn’t yet have enough hair for a sweet side ponytail, but this costume solves that problem. This car seat princess Halloween bunting is an easy no-hassle “costume” for any infant that’s going to sleep through most of the evening anyway.
Whoopee Cushion Bunting
Gas is the only thing that can truly channel an infant’s spirit. When you stop and think about it, the majority of parenting an infant involves managing their gas situation. This whoopee cushion, which is life-sized, is the perfect pun for the family that enjoys laughing at the chaotic infant season. Don’t actually sit on the baby.
Raggedy Andy Bunting
While few children today can understand the love that their parents and grandparents had for Raggedy Ann or Andy, it is clear-cut nostalgia for parents. This Raggedy Andy costume, from the plaid bunting to the red yard hair, is a throwback.
Santa Baby Bunting
These infant car seat bunting costume are too cute to pass up. Make it cute, even if you’re still having to haul that infant bucket seat around. Make your child look like an elf and put them in their travel system. Then, have some fun on Halloween!
Baby Blackjack Dealer
The stroller-friendly costume of a blackjack dealer is simple to create using items that you likely already have at home. This setup will provide your little cardshark with something to do while you’re out and about. Rookie Moms provides information about how to set up your mobile casino.
It’s pretty hard to walk in a mermaid tail on land, which makes this particular costume a timely choice for the not-yet-mobile crew. The Etsy design captures the look of a baby Mermaid, without the need to worry about a seashell bra for an infant.
Skeleton babywearing costume
These baby-wearing costumes are so great — simple, adorable, and functional. The costume is not included with the baby carrier, but it comes with a skeleton-bib that can be attached to any existing carrier. You can choose between a pink or a red heart for the costume, depending on which color you prefer.
A hungry caterpillar
You may have thought of your baby as a little hungry caterpillar. They eat and eat, and grow and grow — much too fast! This costume is perfect for babies who are completely independent.
Love Tummy time to show off the cute detail at the back.
Bunting of classic Baby Jack-O-Lanterns
Without the pumpkin bunting, there would be no infant Halloween costume. This is the most popular of all baby Halloween costumes. Babies and pumpkins have a lot in common — stationary, round, and adorable. This is also just one soft, warm piece, so it’s perfect for cooler Halloween nights and easy to get baby in and out of.
However you choose to style your infant for their first Halloween — DIY or delivered right to your door — that first dress-up holiday is one to remember. You can expect your child to request to play a different character in a video game, or to change their Halloween costume on October 30. There are many parenting years ahead. For now, enjoy the sweet, sweet bliss of being totally in charge of your baby’s first Halloween.
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