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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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                                                                                  Last Updated on August 15, 2018

                                                                                  7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

                                                                                  7 Amazing Things That Will Happen When You Do Plank Every Day

                                                                                  Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. Planks are one form of bodyweight exercises that will never go out of fashion. Planks are one of the most effective exercises you can do. Why? Because they require a small time investment on your part, and offer the chance to achieve substantial results in a relatively short span of time.

                                                                                  Video Summary

                                                                                  Why is it important to train up our core strength?

                                                                                  There are numerous sites and blogs which detail ways to build your core muscles or core strength. Often though, these sites neglect to explain what your core muscles actually are, and why building them is important.

                                                                                  This is quite surprising, as core muscles are quite easy to explain. Your core muscles are a series of muscles in your midsection, and are used in most forms of movement. Though they aren’t housed in your arms or legs, your core muscles can help transfer force from one limb to another, or are used in addition to muscles in your arms or legs to increase their effectiveness. As such a strong core will make a big improvement on your ability to move and exercise further.

                                                                                  Also they are great for helping other muscles in your midsection such as your abdominal muscles. Your abdominal muscles are important for supporting your back and spinal column, and as such are important aids in preventing injuries. However for them to be most effective you need to spend a lot of time developing your core muscles.

                                                                                  In short, planking exercises can make a huge improvement in your muscles down your whole body. Making them a hugely effective exercise to perform.

                                                                                  One Exercise, multiple benefits

                                                                                  There are few forms of exercise as effective at building your core as planking exercises. However, planking exercises benefit far more than just your core strength.

                                                                                  By holding yourself in the position for a planking exercise, you’ll notice that your biceps, neck, and shoulder muscles are also being tested and strained. This this encouraging their buildup and development. This is great news if you like to do press ups, developed shoulder muscles will have a big impact on your press up performance.

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                                                                                  When planking, you are holding yourself up through your arms and biceps and so by holding a planking position, your arm muscles are being toned and developed. Making planking a great alternative exercise to other forms of bicep developing exercises.

                                                                                  Moving down your midsection, successful plank exercises actually develop the muscles in your butt! These muscles tend to be ignored by a lot of exercises, so this is another great benefit of plank exercises.

                                                                                  In much the same way as you develop your biceps and arm muscles, holding the planking position helps develop the muscles in your thighs too.

                                                                                  What is even better is that planking exercises don’t take much time at all. In fact you should probably only spend about ten minutes max per day in the planking exercise.

                                                                                  What will happen when you start doing planks every day

                                                                                    1. You’ll improve core definition and performance: 

                                                                                    Planks are an ideal exercise for the abdominal muscles exactly because they engage all major core muscle groups including the transverse abdominus, the rectus abdominusthe external oblique muscle, and the glutes. The importance of strengthening each muscle group cannot be underestimated either, for all of these groups serve their own purpose. If you strengthen these muscle groups you will notice:

                                                                                    • Transverse abdominis: increased ability to lift heavier weights.
                                                                                    • Rectus adbominis: improved sports performance, particularly with jumping. This muscle group is also responsible for giving you the renowned six pack look.
                                                                                    • Oblique muscles: improved capacity for stable side-bending and waist-twisting
                                                                                    • Glutes: a supported back and a strong, shapely booty.

                                                                                    2. You’ll decrease your risk of injury in the back and spinal column

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                                                                                      Doing planks is a type of exercise that allow you to build muscle while also making sure that you are not putting too much pressure on your spine or hips. According to the American Council on Exercise, doing planks regularly not only significantly reduces back pain but it also strengthens your muscles and ensures a strong support for your entire back, especially in the areas around your upper back.

                                                                                      Check out this article if you would like to find out about how doing planks on different surfaces can impact the effectiveness of this exercise in strengthening your core.

                                                                                      3. You’ll experience an increased boost to your overall metabolism

                                                                                        Planking is an excellent way of challenging your entire body because doing them every day will burn more calories than other traditional abdominal exercises, such as crunches or sit-ups. The muscles you strengthen by doing this exercise on a day-to-day basis will ensure that you burn more energy even when sedentary. This is especially important if you are spending the majority of your day sitting in front of a computer. Also, making it a daily 10- to 1 minute home exercise before or after work will not only provide an enhanced metabolic rate but it will also ensure that that metabolic rate remains high all day long, (yes, even while you are asleep).

                                                                                        4. You’ll significantly improve your posture

                                                                                          Planking exercises have a great impact and improvement on your posture. This is great news as a strong posture brings with it a huge number of fantastic benefits .

                                                                                          A good posture keeps your bones and joins in the correct alignment which means both your bones and joints will be better maintained and more healthy, but also means the overall effectiveness of your muscles will be improved.

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                                                                                          A good posture will ensure your back or spine is in the correct position and so you will suffer less back pain.

                                                                                          On top of everything, someone with good posture looks better, healthier, and more confident.

                                                                                          5. You’ll improve overall balance

                                                                                            Have you ever felt that when you tried standing on one leg, you couldn’t stand up straight for more than a couple of seconds? It’s not because you were drunk- unless you happened to be at the time!-  but rather, it’s because your abdominal muscles weren’t strong enough to give you the balance you needed. Through improving your balance by doing side planks and planks with extensions you will boost your performance in every kind of sporting activity.

                                                                                            6. You’ll become more flexible than ever before

                                                                                              Flexibility is a key benefit of doing planks regularly, for this form of exercise expands and stretches all your posterior muscle groups – shouldersshoulder blades, and collarbone – while also stretching your hamstrings, arches of your feet, and toes. With a side plank added in to the mix, you can also work on your oblique muscles. This will provide you with further benefits when it comes to hyper-extending your toes, a movement that is crucial for supporting your body’s weight.

                                                                                              7. You’ll witness mental benefits

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                                                                                                Plank exercises have a particular effect on our nerves, making them an excellent means of improving overall mood. How? Well, they stretch out muscle groups that contribute to stress and tension in the body. Just think about it: you are sitting in your chair, at home or at work, all day long; your thigh muscles get tight, your legs get heavy due to being bent for several hours; and tension develops in your shoulders due to being forced to slump forward all day. These are all circumstances that put too stress on the muscles and nerves. The good news is that planks not only calm your brain, but they can also treat anxiety and symptoms of depression– but only if you make it part of your daily routine.

                                                                                                How to hold a plank position

                                                                                                1. Get into pushup position on the floor.
                                                                                                2. Now bend your elbows 90 degrees and rest your weight on your forearms.
                                                                                                3. Keep your torso straight and rigid and your body in a straight line from ears to toes with no sagging or bending.
                                                                                                4. Your head is relaxed and you should be looking at the floor.
                                                                                                5. Hold the position for as long as you can.
                                                                                                6. Remember to breathe. Inhale and exhale slowly and steadily.
                                                                                                7. When your form begins to suffer, pull the plug. You’re only benefiting from the plank by actually doing the plank.

                                                                                                Watch the video if you have any doubt!

                                                                                                Here is a great infographic that shows the best plank variation exercises to evenly target all abdominal muscle groups:

                                                                                                  How to improve your plank time gradually

                                                                                                  1. Start with the easier variation if needed. You can start with a bent-knee plank if you can’t perform a regular plank yet. If you can hold a plank for more than two minutes with ease, you can move on to these tougher variations.
                                                                                                  2. Practise every day. Space your planking exercise throughout the day and do 3-4 times every day. Try to hold the position 10 seconds longer each time.
                                                                                                  3. Perform other body-weight exercises at the same time. Push-up and squat will improve your core strength too.

                                                                                                  Are you ready to devote 5-10 minutes of your day, every day, to stay fit, healthy and, most importantly, strong as a bull? Then jump in and make doing plank exercises a part of your life.

                                                                                                  Who Should Be Cautious Doing The Plank?

                                                                                                  You need to be cautious doing Planking exercises if any of these risks apply to you:

                                                                                                  • Prolapse
                                                                                                  • After prolapse surgery
                                                                                                  • Pelvic pain conditions
                                                                                                  • Weak or poorly functioning pelvic floor muscles
                                                                                                  • Previous childbirth
                                                                                                  • Overweight

                                                                                                  Choose an alternative pelvic floor abdominal exercise or consult your doctor before performing plank regularly.

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