Halloween Fun With Your Baby

Last Halloween, we did not go trick-or-treating. My son was only 6 months old and we did not think it would go over well. Plus, it might have looked pretty silly to ask for candy when it was clear we would be the only ones eating it. This year, however, we will be taking him trick-or-treating with both sets of grandparents. Some of our friends and family will have treats that are toddler friendly and we think that our son will get into it now that he is old enough to grasp the concept. We are also working on “please” and “thank you” right now, so trick-or-treating is a great way to reinforce those lessons. I am also looking forward to the photo opportunity of his first trick-or-treating experience. He is going to be a cute little green dragon! And then there is the perk of scoring some candy for myself; if he gets any candy he is not old enough to eat (or if it contains his allergens), we will be more than happy to “help” him eat it! I know I’m not the only parent who eat their child’s Halloween candy…

Trick-or-treating is just one way to have a good time with your little ones on Halloween. Often there are fall festivals with activities specially planned for the two-and-under set. One of my favorite activities I have seen this year are the miniature pumpkin hunts. Similar to an Easter egg hunt, the toddlers and babies get to search for the mini pumpkins and collect them. They are usually in the grass in plain sight, but the toddlers really love finding a tiny pumpkin that is clearly out of place sitting in the middle of a lawn. If you are looking for something fun to do at home, you could decorate pumpkins with your toddler using stickers, finger paints, crayons or washable markers.

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About Kim Neyer

Kim is a freelance writer, photographer and stay at home mom to her one-year-old son, Micah. She has been married to her husband, Eric, since 2006. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, with a degree in English Writing. In her free time she likes to blog, edit photos, crochet, read, watch movies with her family, and play guitar.