Halloween can be a fun and festive time for any member of your family. However, while little babies may not grasp the concept of candy, trick-or-treating or even costumes, some parents insist on dressing up their newest family member for the season. Not all costumes are warm, though, and depending on your geographical location, you may need to bundle up baby more than if you live in Florida. Below are a few warm (and cute) costumes that you can be sure to keep your little one warm.
What screams warmth more than a nice, wool sweater? I can’t think of anything. If you don’t know that wool is one of the warmest fabrics ever, then you’ve been living somewhere way too warm. Most stores offer a great amount of baby costumes, but let’s go for the aww factor with this idea. You never have to go with what the package costume has to offer, mind you. Why not dress up your little lamb with a pretty dress over it and add warmth? Or put little ribbons around lamb ears and a bell. One of the best things with going as a lamb is you can find black mittens almost anywhere this time of year for little hands.
Little Lion Cub
Imagine the warmth your little one will have around the head with a fluffy lion mane about their head and a thick warm outfit that could make them feel just like the lion king himself. Depending on where you purchase a lion costume, some of these even come with footed bottoms and hand covers, but, if they don’t, you can find gloves to match the outfit anywhere that sells them. If your baby starts crying loud, you can always just say he or she is yowling like a cub. If anything it’ll give someone a good giggle. Also, if you’re really into the lion theme, you can make sure your entire family stays warm in lion costumes.
Just like Mummy
I’ve only seen this once, when I helped a friend make a mummy costume for her 8 month old son. It wasn’t too hard to do and all we needed was a cozy and warm pair of footed pajamas that are somewhat darker in color. We took an old sheet that was beginning to tear and cut it into strips. It didn’t matter that the sheet was dulling or tattered. It added to the all around affect. We carefully began lightly wrapping and safety pinning the fabric to the pajamas, making sure he was able to wriggle freely. Of course, when we got to his hands, we found white gloves to compensate wrapping anything about them and for his head, we found a white hat to put on his head. Before we put his hat on, we cut smaller strips of sheet and pinned them about the hat. It was a novel costume that got quite a few compliments and was one that people said was very unique.
This costume is probably the furriest costume I’ve ever seen available on Spirit Halloween for baby. It has feet attached, hands attached and keeps everything but the face of your little one warm. If you’re not sure what a Rumpus is, it’s from Where the Wild Things Are. The costume allows for mom or dad to place warm clothing underneath, while not interfering in the whole costume. The body of it is white and the tail is a smokey gray hue. Upon the head of this costume is a golden crown suitable for any prince or princess. However, there is one downfall to this costume. It’s only available online from Spirit Halloween for $39.99.
Remember, parents, that while Halloween is supposed to be fun and enjoyable, sometimes we forget to look at the more reasonable (and grown up) side to things. Don’t forget to also put glow tape on your little one if it’s available in your area and keep them warm. We don’t want a little fun to create a lot of sniffles.