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We are finally in the midst of spooky season, and we are loving it! Seriously, mama... Halloween with little ones is the best. While older kids can't stop talking about what or who they're going to dress up like, babies have no clue what Halloween is all about. Which means, YOU get to choose their first costumes! So it is cause for excitement. With so many adorable costumes around, we’ve curated a list of some of our faves.

From a hatching dinosaur egg to everyone's go-to condiments, here are 13 costume ideas for your baby's first Halloween.

  1. Cow Costume, Target: $20

  2. Sriracha sauce costume, Etsy: $29

  3. Parrot Costume, Etsy: $79

  4. Cabbage Patch Baby and Stroller Costume, DIY

  5. Unicorn costume, Carter’s: $17

  6. Salt and Pepper, Etsy: $68
  7. 80s Workout costume, Etsy: $44

  8. Old Lady costume, Etsy: $49

  9. Baby dino in egg, Pottery Barn Kids, on sale for $34

  10. HedgeHog, Target: $15

  11. Clark Kent costume, DIY

  12. Loveable Lion, Target: $29

  13. Little Jack-o-lantern carrier costume, Carter's: $17

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