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Oh baby life. My girl is almost 6 months old and I forgot how much I love this age. We’re experiencing new “firsts” every week. Some are amazing (like the first time she slept through the night!), while others are messy (hello, first solid foods.) We’re experiencing holidays for the first time and she’ll be celebrating her first Halloween in a few short weeks!
I forgot about how crazy life was in the early months until the baby was here, and we were in the middle of it all. I worried about whether or not she’d have the same sensitivities as her brother and if she’d be a good sleeper (because her brother still likes to give us a hard time when it comes to sleep.) Thankfully, we’ve lucked out with her. I cut way back on various products the second time around, but one thing that has been a constant in our lives the past five years have been Huggies Natural Care wipes.
We use these wipes on everything. Yes, they’re used for all of her diaper changes, but I like to fill up our travel pouches so we can use these in the car, or wherever we may be. Dirty faces are not a challenge if I have the Huggies Natural Care wipes around. Rather than giving her a full-blown bath last night after our second night of solid foods, I wiped her down with one of the wipes. Sticky hands? Wipes to the rescue.
I was in Babies “R” Us this past weekend and stocked up on Huggies Natural Care wipes and Huggies Little Snugglers diapers. I could spend hours in Babies “R” Us just browsing the clothes and toys – and the baby equipment! And knowing where I was a year ago (pregnant and not feeling awesome) and where I am now with my girl, it was fun seeing the excitement of other new moms in the store.
Babies “R” Us is having an in-store event Saturday, October 15 from 11 am – 12 pm. There will be information on getting ready for the colder weather, giveaways and raffle prizes. Moms will also have a chance to meet other moms with kids the same age and there will be a celebration of Baby’s First Halloween with crafts and even a parade around the store. Find a store near you!
I’m excited about Baby’s First Halloween. My son is over the top excited about it, but it also means we’ll be dressing up our squishy baby. We have parties and festivals to attend and costumes will be plentiful. My son initially wanted to be Superman and I decided to make a Supergirl costume for the baby. Something that is simple, cute, and isn’t bulky since we’ll be driving to a few places.
While at Babies “R” Us, I bought two packs of bodysuits, as well as a pack of pants. I had extra material at home and iron-on paper.
What you need:
one long-sleeve bodysuit
1/4 yard of a satin fabric
Iron-on transfer paper
I designed a Supergirl logo for the front, using my baby’s first initial (“L”) – you can download the outline here. Just open it in PicMonkey and add your letter. Print on transfer paper according to the directions.
Cut the satin fabric into a rectangle – around 10 inches by 11 inches. Fold the edges over and sew about a half inch seam to close the edges. This will be the baby’s cape.
Sew the Velcro onto the shoulders of the bodysuit. Line the corresponding Velcro pieces up with the “cape” and sew the two pieces onto the satin.
Iron-on the decal.
I love how simple this was, and how I don’t have to have the cape for her to wear the bodysuit. I also love that it can be tossed in with the rest of the laundry – because you know it’s going to get messy!
Ready for more Halloween inspiration? This site will have more ideas next week!
What simple baby costumes have you seen or planned?