What age for trick or treat?

@tlb0822 (1412)
United States
September 27, 2008 12:44pm CST
My daughter, Jamilyn, will be 10 months old when halloween finally gets here. I'm wondering whether I should take her trick or treating or not. I mean it's a tradition for all the kids to go out trick or treating in our family. I'm wondering though how people will see it for us to go out trick or treating, when she can't really eat candy. Her cousin is a month older then her, and they are taking her trick or treating. Then the whole costume thing. Naveah, her cousin, is going to be a duck... well I was going to dress jamilyn as a duck. So now I guess I have to pick something else, which is no big deal but I was pretty set on having her be a duck. LOl. What age do you think kids should trick or treat? Is there an age when kids should no longer trick or treat? What is the cutest costume your child has worn for trick or treat?
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@relundad (2311)
• United States
27 Sep 08
Unless I had a older child that was going out then I wouldn't bother at that age. I would probally buy or make a costume and dress her for the occassion and make pictures as part of the holiday. The general rule in my family has been that you start to take the kids out when they can say on their own TRICK OR TREAT.
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
27 Sep 08
My son was 10 months old when he went trick or treating for the first time. He was a duck. My daughter was 9 months old the first time she went out. She was a cow. I think it is fun for them even at that age. I would only take her for a very sort period of time, but I see nothing wrong with taking her. I think 12 or 13 is the age when kids should stop trick or treating.
@kymommy72 (588)
• United States
27 Sep 08
It's my son's first year going out trick or treating. He's almost 4. We waited because we figured it would be too much for him before this. I was pretty sure he would not keep the costume on more than five minutes and would go to about 3 houses then want to come home. This year he's really excited about going because he really understands what it's all about. However, we give out candy every year, and every year we have itty bitty ones coming to the door being carried by their moms or dads. I adore seeing the babies all dressed up in their cute little costumes. I see nothing wrong with you taking your 10 month out and I don't think it would be weird at all. I say, go have fun! I think 11 or 12 is old enough to stop trick or treating, but again, every year we have teenages up in the 15-16 year old age range coming to the door. I have no problem with that. There really isn't any age limit on having fun.
@NrgDfenZ (1810)
• Belgium
27 Sep 08
I think it is best to go with your children if they are still young.. When they get a little older they can go with their friends or so, and someone who is a little older.. Have a nice day ^^
@Sunset50 (1397)
• United States
27 Sep 08
When my children were that young, I would get a simple costume for them that could be used as pajamas and would take them to relatives or close friends and neighbors. Halloween is a fun time but I think care must be taken on how we allow our children to see this holiday.
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
27 Sep 08
Well, if she can't eat candy, who's going to eat it? What a mom you would be to eat all of her candy! I guess if you want to take her, you can, or she can help hand out candy. I still go trick or treating! It's great to be a teenager because they you get to be scary!