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40 Cutest Ideas For Halloween Costumes For Babies

40 Cutest Ideas For Halloween Costumes For Babies

One of the best parts of having a baby is adorable, pint-sized outfits. Never is this more true than on Halloween. Everything from TV characters to food looks utterly charming when it’s on a tiny human. From costumes that keep your baby warm, to costumes that are easy to walk around with, these 40 Halloween costumes for babies are perfect for however you plan to spend Halloween.

Carrot

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    For babies too young to walk, these cocoon costumes are an adorable, warm option. Fall vegetables always make for endearing Halloween costumes for babies.

    Butterfly

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      Another excellent cocoon costume to keep your baby warm is a butterfly. Both colorful and adorable.

      Caterpillar

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        A great counterpart to the cocoon butterfly is a cocoon Caterpillar. 

        Rocket

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          This delightful twist on typical cocoon Halloween costumes for babies is a fiery addition to any Halloween night.

          Fox

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            A cocoon fox is another toasty, cuddly Halloween costume idea.

            Ladybug

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              A ladybug is the perfect cute costume for any baby, especially when they crawl.

              Diaper Cover Costumes

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                Darling diaper cover costumes are a unique take on Halloween costumes for babies, and can be found in a variety of characters. Just make sure the weather’s going to be warm.

                Candy or Fruit

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                  Nothing is more adorable than a pint-size person in a bite sized costume.

                  Shark

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                    Another unique cocoon costume is this baby shark costume. A warm and terrifyingly sweet outfit.

                    Dragon

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                      A dragon is another effective Halloween costumes for babies, sure to make any party more fierce.

                      Mouse In A Trap In A Wagon

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                        An effective option for taking your young one trick-or-treating is incorporating a wagon into their costume. Mouse in a trap in a wagon is one way to keep your baby mobile all night.

                        Top Gun In A Wagon

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                          Another baby Halloween costume that’s an effective way to go trick-or-treating, is this Top Gun plane over top of a wagon.

                          DJ

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                            Another endearing costume that’s charmingly precocious is a baby DJ. Bling never looked better than on a baby.

                            Cop, Firefighter

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                              What’s better than dressing a baby as a tiny hero?

                              Minecraft

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                                Celebrate your love of this 8-bit phenomenon by dressing your baby as a creeper of skeleton archer.

                                Dinosaur

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                                  Another particularly cute Halloween costume for babies when your baby is crawling is this ferocious dinosaur.

                                  Turtle

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                                    One more adorable costume for crawling babies is a turtle.

                                    Rabbit

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                                      A Halloween costume that goes well in pairs is the enchanting fuzzy rabbit. This costume is also a great option for colder climates.

                                      Magician

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                                        To go along with that rabbit, a tiny magician completes these Halloween costumes for babies. All you need is a sheet of black fabric to make the cape, a tiny magic wand and a nice suit.

                                        Bear

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                                          Another way to keep your baby warm for Halloween is a fuzzy bear costume. Not only can you cover their hands and feet, you can even fit warm clothing underneath the costume.

                                          Old Man/Woman

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                                            More versatile Halloween costumes for babies are an elderly man or woman.

                                            Old Man From Up

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                                              As if a tiny elderly man or woman couldn’t get cuter, adding balloons to the back makes them a miniature version of the old man from Up.

                                              Minion

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                                                The perfect outfit for any child is one of the rambunctious minions from the Despicable Me films. Particularly cute on babies are these Despicable Me minion onesies.

                                                Cotton Candy

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                                                  A positively delightful do-it-yourself Halloween costume for babies is a cotton candy cone. If your baby is still exceptionally young, you can even make it life sized.

                                                  Clark Kent

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                                                    Forget dressing your baby up in hero suits, a Clark Kent costume is a quick and easy heart-melting costume. All you need is a baby T-shirt with the Superman emblem, then just dress your child in a nice outfit and glasses.

                                                    Lego Block

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                                                      Another Halloween costume that’s simple to put together for babies is a tiny Lego block. All you need is a cardboard box and some plastic cups, along with modest amounts of paint.

                                                      Scuba Baby

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                                                        Another adorable costume is the scuba baby. Not only can you keep your baby warm this way, their soother is completely in costume.

                                                        Risky Business

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                                                          Another good costume if you need something quick, is Tom Cruise’s outfit in Risky Business.

                                                          Dwight Schrute 

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                                                            One more costume for your baby that doesn’t need much more than a nice outfit is a miniature Dwight Schrute from The Office.

                                                            Wilson the Volleyball

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                                                              An excellent costume for the baby you’ll need to carry around trick-or-treating is Wilson the volleyball from Castaway. All you need is a white baby outfit you don’t mind sacrificing, or a white baby sling, a black marker, and some red paint.

                                                              Taco, Burger, Sandwich

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                                                                For some reason, children dressed up as food just makes us go “aww”. A taco, burger, or sandwich are all great options on Halloween.

                                                                Pot of Food

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                                                                  A twist on the costume in a basket is a pot of food. You can dress your baby as anything from spaghetti to a lobster, then just carry them around in a pot.

                                                                  Monster, Frog or Picnic in a Basket

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                                                                    Another great way to carry your baby are Halloween costumes for babies that incorporate a basket. A monster, picnic or small animal in a basket are all great options.

                                                                    Yoda

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                                                                      An excellent way to take advantage of your baby’s size on Halloween is to dress them as the all-knowing, infinitely wise, itty-bitty Yoda.

                                                                      Dobby The House Elf

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                                                                        Similarly, dressing your baby as the weathered looking Dobby from the Harry Potter series is a sure way to melt hearts.

                                                                        Baby Villains

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                                                                          Likewise, babies melt our hearts as precocious villains. Standout characters from TV, film, and comic books are all impressive Halloween costumes for babies.

                                                                          Sports Coach

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                                                                            Similarly, a sports coach is an excellent precocious costume for your baby. Just know that they are likely to chew on the microphone all night.

                                                                            Anyone Else With A Mustache

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                                                                              Another way to make everyone instantly melt on Halloween is to dress your baby as anyone else with a mustache. Nothing looks cuter than a baby with some facial hair, especially this baby formally known as Prince.

                                                                              Box of Popcorn

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                                                                                Another excellent costume for your baby is dressing them as a box of popcorn. With you as a movie theatre usher, this is one family look that is also functional.

                                                                                Football Player and Ball

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                                                                                  Finally, a captivating option for you and your baby, or your baby and a sibling, is a sports  player and the ball. Another costume sure to keep your little one comfortable, as it just requires your baby to wear cozy outfit in brown, orange or white.

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                                                                                  How to Control Your Thoughts and Be the Master of Your Mind

                                                                                  How to Control Your Thoughts and Be the Master of Your Mind

                                                                                  Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not used correctly, can also be the most destructive force in your life. To control your thoughts means to influence the way you live your life.

                                                                                  Your mind, more specifically, your thoughts, affects your perception and therefore, your interpretation of reality. (And here’s Why Your Perception Is Your Reality)

                                                                                  I have heard that the average person thinks around 70,000 thoughts a day. That’s a lot, especially if they are unproductive, self-abusive, and just a general waste of energy.

                                                                                  You can let your thoughts run amok, but why would you? It is your mind, your thoughts; isn’t it time to take your power back? Isn’t it time to take control?

                                                                                  Choose to be the person who is actively, consciously thinking your thoughts. Be someone who can control your thoughts—become the master of your mind.

                                                                                  When you change your thoughts, you will change your feelings as well, and you will also eliminate the triggers that set off those feelings. Both of these outcomes provide you with a greater level of peace in your mind.

                                                                                  I currently have a few thoughts that are not of my choosing or a response from my reprogramming. I am the master of my mind, so now my mind is quite peaceful. Yours can be too!

                                                                                  Who Is Thinking My Thoughts?

                                                                                  Before you can become the master of your mind, you must recognize that you are currently at the mercy of several unwanted “squatters” living in your mind, and they are in control of your thoughts.

                                                                                  If you want to be the boss of them, you must know who they are and what their motivation is, and then you can take charge and evict them.

                                                                                  Here are four of the “squatters” in your head that create unhealthy and unproductive thoughts.

                                                                                  1. The Inner Critic

                                                                                  This is your constant abuser who is often a conglomeration of:

                                                                                  • Other people’s words—many times your parents
                                                                                  • Thoughts you have created based on your own or other peoples’ expectations
                                                                                  • Comparing yourself to other people, including those in the media
                                                                                  • The things you told yourself as a result of painful experiences such as betrayal and rejection. Your interpretation creates your self-doubt and self-blame, which are most likely undeserved in cases of rejection and betrayal.

                                                                                  The Inner Critic is motivated by pain, low self-esteem, lack of self-acceptance, and lack of self-love.

                                                                                  Why else would this person abuse you? And since this person is youwhy else would you abuse yourself? Why would you let anyone treat you this badly?

                                                                                  2. The Worrier

                                                                                  This person lives in the future—in the world of “what ifs.”

                                                                                  The Worrier is motivated by fear, which is often irrational and has no basis. Occasionally, this person is motivated by fear that what happened in the past will happen again.

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                                                                                  3. The Reactor or Troublemaker

                                                                                  This is the one that triggers anger, frustration, and pain. These triggers stem from unhealed wounds of the past. Any experience that is even closely related to a past wound will set him off.

                                                                                  This person can be set off by words or feelings and can even be set off by sounds and smells.

                                                                                  The Reactor has no real motivation and has poor impulse control. He is run by past programming that no longer serves you—if it ever did.

                                                                                  4. The Sleep Depriver

                                                                                  This can be a combination of any number of different squatters including the inner planner, the rehasher, and the ruminator, along with the inner critic and the worrier.

                                                                                  The Sleep Depriver’s motivation can be:

                                                                                  • As a reaction to silence, which he fights against
                                                                                  • Taking care of the business you neglected during the day
                                                                                  • Self-doubt, low self-esteem, insecurity, and generalized anxiety
                                                                                  • As listed above for the inner critic and worrier

                                                                                  How can you control these squatters?

                                                                                  How to Master Your Mind

                                                                                  You are the thinker and the observer of your thoughts. You can control your thoughts, but you must pay attention to them so you can identify “who” is running the show—this will determine which technique you will want to use.

                                                                                  Begin each day with the intention of paying attention to your thoughts and catching yourself when you are thinking undesirable thoughts.

                                                                                  There are two ways to control your thoughts:

                                                                                  • Technique A – Interrupt and replace them
                                                                                  • Technique B – Eliminate them altogether

                                                                                  This second option is what is known as peace of mind.

                                                                                  The technique of interrupting and replacing is a means of reprogramming your subconscious mind. Eventually, the replacement thoughts will become the “go-to” thoughts in applicable situations.

                                                                                  Use Technique A with the Inner Critic and Worrier and Technique B with the Reactor and Sleep Depriver.

                                                                                  1. For the Inner Critic

                                                                                  When you catch yourself thinking something negative about yourself (calling yourself names, disrespecting yourself, or berating yourself), interrupt it.

                                                                                  You can yell (in your mind), “Stop! No!” or, “Enough! I’m in control now.” Then, whatever your negative thought was about yourself, replace it with an opposite or counter thought or an affirmation that begins with “I am.”

                                                                                  For example, if your thought is, “I’m such a loser,” you can replace it with, “I am a Divine Creation of the Universal Spirit. I am a perfect spiritual being learning to master the human experience. I am a being of energy, light, and matter. I am magnificent, brilliant, and beautiful. I love and approve of myself just as I am.”

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                                                                                  You can also have a dialogue with yourself to discredit the ‘voice’ that created the thought—if you know whose voice it is:

                                                                                  “Just because so-and-so said I was a loser doesn’t make it true. It was his or her opinion, not a statement of fact. Or maybe they were joking and I took it seriously because I’m insecure.”

                                                                                  If you recognize that you have recurring self-critical thoughts, you can write out or pre-plan your counter thoughts or affirmation so you can be ready.

                                                                                  This is the first squatter you should evict, forcefully, if necessary:

                                                                                  • They rile up the Worrier.
                                                                                  • The names you call yourself become triggers when called those names by others, so he also maintains the presence of the Reactor.
                                                                                  • They are often present when you try to fall asleep so he perpetuates the Sleep Depriver.
                                                                                  • They are a bully and is verbally and emotionally abusive.
                                                                                  • They are the destroyer of self-esteem. They convince you that you’re not worthy. They’re a liar! In the interest of your self-worth, get them out!

                                                                                  Eliminate your worst critic and you will also diminish the presence of the other three squatters.

                                                                                  Replace them with your new best friends who support, encourage, and enhance your life. This is a presence you want in your mind.

                                                                                  2. For the Worrier

                                                                                  Prolonged anxiety is mentally, emotionally, and physically unhealthy. It can have long-term health implications.

                                                                                  Fear initiates the fight or flight response, creates worry in the mind, and creates anxiety in the body. This may make it more difficult for you to control your thoughts effectively.

                                                                                  You should be able to recognize a “worry thought” immediately by how you feel. The physiological signs that the fight or flight response of fear has kicked in are:

                                                                                  • Increased heart rate, blood pressure, or surge of adrenaline
                                                                                  • Shallow breathing or breathlessness
                                                                                  • Muscles tense

                                                                                  Use the above-stated method to interrupt any thought of worry and then replace it. But this time, you will replace your thoughts of worry with thoughts of gratitude for the outcome you wish for.

                                                                                  If you believe in a higher power, this is the time to engage with it. Here is an example:

                                                                                  Instead of worrying about my loved ones traveling in bad weather, I say the following (I call it a prayer):

                                                                                  “Thank you great spirit for watching over _______. Thank you for watching over his/her car and keeping it safe, road-worthy, and free of maintenance issues without warning. Thank you for surrounding him/her with only safe, conscientious, and alert drivers. And thank you for keeping him/her safe, conscientious, and alert.”

                                                                                  Smile when you think about it or say it aloud, and phrase it in the present tense. Both of these will help you feel it and possibly even start to believe it.

                                                                                  If you can visualize what you are praying for, the visualization will enhance the feeling so you will increase the impact in your vibrational field.

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                                                                                  Now, take a calming breath, slowly in through your nose, and slowly out through the mouth. Take as many as you like! Do it until you feel that you’re close to being in control of your thoughts.

                                                                                  Replacing fearful thoughts with gratitude will decrease reactionary behavior, taking the steam out of the Reactor.

                                                                                  For example: If your child gets lost in the mall, the typical parental reaction that follows the fearful thoughts when finding them is to yell at them.

                                                                                  “I told you never to leave my sight.” This reaction just adds to the child’s fear level from being lost in the first place.

                                                                                  Plus, it also teaches them that mom and/or dad will get mad when he or she makes a mistake, which may make them lie to you or not tell you things in the future.

                                                                                  Change those fearful thoughts when they happen:

                                                                                  “Thank You (your choice of Higher Power) for watching over my child and keeping him safe. Thank you for helping me find him soon.”

                                                                                  Then, when you see your child after this thought process, your only reaction will be gratitude, and that seems like a better alternative for all people involved.

                                                                                  3. For the Troublemaker, Reactor or Over-Reactor

                                                                                  Permanently eliminating this squatter will take a bit more attention and reflection after the fact to identify and heal the causes of the triggers. But until then, you can prevent the Reactor from getting out of control by initiating conscious breathing as soon as you recognize his presence.

                                                                                  The Reactor’s thoughts or feelings activate the fight or flight response just like with the Worrier. The physiological signs of his presence will be the same. With a little attention, you should be able to tell the difference between anxiety, anger, frustration, or pain.

                                                                                  I’m sure you’ve heard the suggestion to count to ten when you get angry—well, you can make those ten seconds much more productive if you are breathing consciously during that time.

                                                                                  Conscious breathing is as simple as it sounds—just be conscious of your breathing. Pay attention to the air going in and coming out.

                                                                                  Breathe in through your nose:

                                                                                  • Feel the air entering your nostrils.
                                                                                  • Feel your lungs filling and expanding.
                                                                                  • Focus on your belly rising.

                                                                                  Breathe out through your nose:

                                                                                  • Feel your lungs emptying.
                                                                                  • Focus on your belly falling.
                                                                                  • Feel the air exiting your nostrils.

                                                                                  Do this for as long as you like. Leave the situation if you want. This gives the adrenaline time to normalize. Now, you can address the situation with a calmer, more rational perspective and avoid damaging behavior, and you’ll be more in control of your thoughts.

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                                                                                  One of the troubles this squatter causes is that it adds to the sleep depriver’s issues. By evicting or at least controlling the Reactor, you will decrease reactionary behavior, which will decrease the need for the rehashing and ruminating that may keep you from falling asleep.

                                                                                  Master your mind and stop the Reactor from bringing stress to you and your relationships!

                                                                                  4. For the Sleep Depriver

                                                                                  (They’re made up of the Inner Planner, the Rehasher, and the Ruminator, along with the Inner Critic and the Worrier.)

                                                                                  I was plagued with a very common problem: not being able to turn off my mind at bedtime. This inability prevented me from falling asleep and thus, getting a restful and restorative night’s sleep.

                                                                                  Here’s how I mastered my mind and evicted the Sleep Depriver and all his cronies.

                                                                                  1. I started by focusing on my breathing—paying attention to the rise and fall of my belly—but that didn’t keep the thoughts out for long. (Actually, I now start with checking my at-rest mouth position to keep me from clenching.)
                                                                                  2. Then I came up with a replacement strategy that eliminated uncontrolled thinking—imagining the word in while breathing in and thinking the word out when breathing out. I would (and do) elongate the word to match the length of my breath.

                                                                                  When I catch myself thinking, I shift back to in, out. With this technique, I am still thinking, sort of, but the wheels are no longer spinning out of control. I am in control of my mind and thoughts, and I choose quiet.

                                                                                  From the first time I tried this method, I started to yawn after only a few cycles and am usually asleep within ten minutes.

                                                                                  For really difficult nights, I add an increase of attention by holding my eyes in a looking-up position (closed, of course). Sometimes I try to look toward my third eye but that really hurts my eyes.

                                                                                  If you have trouble falling asleep because you can’t shut off your mind, I strongly recommend you try this technique. I still use it every night. You can start sleeping better tonight!

                                                                                  You can also use this technique any time you want to:

                                                                                  • Fall back to sleep if you wake up too soon
                                                                                  • Shut down your thinking
                                                                                  • Calm your feelings
                                                                                  • Simply focus on the present moment

                                                                                  The Bottom Line

                                                                                  Your mind is a tool, and like any other tool, it can be used for constructive purposes or destructive purposes.

                                                                                  You can allow your mind to be occupied by unwanted, undesirable, and destructive tenants, or you can choose desirable tenants like peace, gratitude, compassion, love, and joy.

                                                                                  Your mind can become your best friend, your biggest supporter, and someone you can count on to be there and encourage you. You can be in control of your thoughts. The choice is yours!

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