Post updated September 11. 2019
Not only is it Babywearing Week, but it’s also October and time to start thinking about what you’re going to be for Halloween. Do you have a little one who is still being worn in a carrier? Make your carrier part of your costume with these creative and adorable babywearing Halloween costumes?
I really wish I had thought of something creative when Dub was smaller and we were babywearing more than we are now. Some of these babywearing Halloween costumes are ingenious!
Your older child can also have one of the best costumes in the neighborhood in one of these creative DIY kids’ Halloween costumes.
1. Baby sashimi
3. Baby shark
8. Baby Tardis
11. That’s Wright!
12. Chicken farmer
15. Blast off!
18. Sweet cupcake
20. Little Kong
21. That’s Amore!
As you will notice, some of these costumes incorporate a baby in an outward-facing baby carrier. Up until recently, that was generally considered a no-no in the babywearing community since many carriers made for facing outward are non-ergonomic baby carriers. Due to their narrow seat, they aren’t considered to be the best option for wearing your baby. The reason for this is because they don’t provide much hip support and your baby’s legs dangle at an uncomfortable angle. Not only that, they’re not very comfortable for the wearer, especially with babies over a few months old.
But now there is a way that you can safely and comfortably wear your baby facing out!
These days there are so many choices when it comes to ergonomic carriers that provide proper hip placement and now, some of them are made to allow for outward-facing babywearing. Instead of a Baby Bjorn style carrier, try giving your baby more hip support with a quality wrap carrier or ergonomic baby carriers like the LILLEbaby or Ergobaby Omni 360. Plus, your back will feel much better, too!
What are your kids going to be for Halloween this year? Are you also dressing up?