Halloween – a celebration usually commemorated by handing out sweets, donning costumes, and having a day full of play. Even though your baby may be too young to participate in the usual Halloween activities, such as trick-or-treating, fret not – here are some ideas to celebrate your child’s first Halloween!
Create Halloween-themed crafts
Halloween crafts come in various shapes and forms, using a variety of materials. You can consider creating a piece of art as a keepsake, such as a handprint or footprint, to commemorate your loved one’s first Halloween. Alternatively, as babies go through teething in their first year, you can try making a teether using fruit juice and a scary (or cute!) popsicle mould.
Just freeze fruit juice in the mould for 4 to 6 hours and you will have a cold teether that will help soothe your baby’s sore gums.
Look out for baby-friendly events hosted by CC
As with most celebrations, your neighbourhood Community Centre (CC) or Residents' Committees (RC) may have activities planned to celebrate Halloween. While your child is a little too young to interact with the other children and join the activities, exposing them to people from all walks of life and the bustling, fun-filled environment helps develop their social-emotional skills and confidence. There is no harm in joining the festivities as a parent-child duo though!
Dress as a character for the day
With Halloween, comes the opportunity to let your creativity flow! Choose something adorable and comfortable for your baby to wear during the day. Out of ideas? We have our first ever Halloween themed babygrow ready to be personalised for your little one too!
Whether everyone is dressed as their favourite characters or as themselves, take the opportunity to capture the moments of the day to look back on. A picture is worth a thousand words and there is no excuse not to cherish every memory you create as a family.
Just enjoy the day (or night)
No stress! Remember to take a break or skip activities that may exert too much energy from your baby. Their comfort and daily routine should be your top priorities, apart from giving them the best experiences you can possibly expose them to.
At the end of the day, Halloween is similar to any other celebration. Immerse yourselves in the moment and strengthen the bond that flows in the family. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of life to unwind and spend time with your little one. After all, their first Halloween only comes once in a lifetime.