A baby’s first Halloween can be a lot of fun. There is the anticipation and excitement that comes with all the candy. For our little guy’s first Halloween, Grandma came through making him a costume. He was Spot from the Eric Hill, “Where’s Spot?” books.
The little man knew something was different about Halloween. There was candy and even trick or treaters. When a couple of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came to our house, he did not know what to do. He began to cry. He was probably overwhelmed and a little scared by two kids who were “Leonardo” and “Donatello.”
The excitement and anticipation kept him up so he could not sleep in the afternoon. Missing an afternoon nap is not good for babies. This is because they are more tired when they actually do go to sleep. And when they fuss or wake up in the middle of the night, it is hard for them to go back to sleep.
Our little guy was happy to answer the door with me (Dad), of course. But then he would try to crawl and escape. He also loved touching all the pieces of candy in our candy bowl. While he cannot eat any candy, yet, he sure did like taking them out of the bowl and throwing them around.
His costume was a hit. Handmade and sewn by Grandma. We went trick or treating with his costume and everyone said how cute he was. My wife and I were too busy to dress up, but I am already thinking of themes for the three of us for next year.
While the little ones may not remember their First Halloween, it is still great fun to dress them up and parade them around. Plus, you get to get candy so it is like trick or treating for adults minus the dress up part. I kept telling all my neighbors I was going as a first time Dad which is true!