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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 September 18, 2020

                                                                                  7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                                                                                  7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                                                                                  Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

                                                                                  Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

                                                                                  1. Exercise Daily

                                                                                  It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

                                                                                  If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

                                                                                  Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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                                                                                  If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

                                                                                  2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

                                                                                  Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

                                                                                  One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

                                                                                  This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

                                                                                  3. Acknowledge Your Limits

                                                                                  Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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                                                                                  Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

                                                                                  Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

                                                                                  4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

                                                                                  Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

                                                                                  The basic nutritional advice includes:

                                                                                  • Eat unprocessed foods
                                                                                  • Eat more veggies
                                                                                  • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
                                                                                  • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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                                                                                  Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                                                                                    5. Watch Out for Travel

                                                                                    Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                                                                                    This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                                                                                    If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                                                                                    6. Start Slow

                                                                                    Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                                                                                    If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                                                                                    7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                                                                                    Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                                                                                    My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                                                                                    If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                                                                                    I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                                                                                    Final Thoughts

                                                                                    Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                                                                                    Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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