5 Halloween Survival Tips for Moms with Toddlers

Halloween survival tips with toddlersIt’s that time of year again and Halloween is right around the corner. It’s time to start planning out your family’s Halloween fun. While sometimes this can turn out to be stressful especially for those moms with toddlers, I’ve put together some halloween survival tips just for you!

Check out these 5 Halloween survival tips for moms with toddlers!

Have fun with your child’s costume without spending a fortune

When you’ve got little one’s, it’s easy to go all out on your child’s Halloween costume. But instead of spending a small fortune on an outfit they’ll only wear once, try some of these ideas! Children’s second-hand stores are great places to find gently used costumes at a great price. Many stores sell Halloween-themed pajamas that can double up as a great costume (see image above).You can also keep the costume simple by adding a fun accessory like ears or a tail and drawing on some whiskers.

Make Halloween a fun night for moms and dads too! Halloween doesn’t have to be just for the kids!

Get a group of parents together for pizza and drinks before going out for a night of fun. Everyone can trick-or-treat together and that way if one of the kids has a tantrum, the fun can keep going for the other little ones with the help of your friends. It takes a village, right?

If you’re worried about scare-factor, take the kids to kid-friendly trick or treat locations

While Halloween is a fun time for neighbors to compete on the spookiest house, this can be a scary thing for the little ones. What may seem silly to us can be very real to children. If your child is easily frightened, it might be a good idea to take the kids to a fun place to trick-or-treat like your local church, mall or even a local festival. This will minimize the scare factor for your child and make the whole experience more enjoyable.

Feed the kids a healthy meal before trick-or-treating

We all know, the second you get home from trick-or-treating; the kids are ready to dig into the candy. This can be unhealthy for the little ones, but I’ve got just the trick for you! Try feeding the kids a healthy meal before trick-or-treating. This will make sure the kids are full when it comes time to get into the candy, and they won’t be inclined to eat as many sweets.

Paint pumpkins instead of carving and avoid the mess!

Painting pumpkins is a fun and mess-free alternative to carving pumpkins. It also keeps the kids away from sharp tools used for carving. Bring out your child’s creativity by challenging them to a pumpkin-painting contest this Halloween!

I'm Erika and I am a maternity, newborn, and family photographer based near Wilmington, NC. I'm also a mom to two cutie boys, lover of backyard gardening, candles, chocolate and Amazon Prime.

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