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When my siblings and I were younger, my mother would always have Easter baskets filled with candy and goodies for us to open on Easter morning. It was mostly candy of some sort (Cadbury Eggs are my favorite), but we’d also find money, toys and trinkets as well.
I definitely want to keep this tradition alive for my children. However, my little one will only be 10 months old during her 1st Easter, so candy is absolutely out of the question! So I started brainstorming about what I could put in her basket this year. I came up with 20 different things that I think would just be perfect!
This is certainly not an exhaustive list, but hopefully it will help you out if you’ve been trying to think about different things to get your little one for Easter!
UPDATE: Many of you have messaged me asking where to buy the monogrammed sash around the basket in the picture. You can find a very similar one on Etsy >>HERE<<!
- Instead of putting fake grass in the basket, put a little blanket in the bottom instead! Fake grass can be dangerous if a baby gets it into their mouth, so it’s best to stay clear of it if at all possible. If a small blanket is just too big, you can have some really cute fabric cut at a craft store.
- The store shelves are flooding with stuffed animals right now. Pick up a small cute one for your baby! Just make sure that it has eyes that are sewn in and no small objects that can easily pop off and be swallowed by the baby. Safety first!
- Pick out a sweet little story book to put in your baby’s basket this year! The possibilities are really endless here. You may want to consider getting a board book, since sometimes babies like to grab and tear things. I chose Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney. It’s a sweet little story about the love between a baby bunny and his daddy. Baby’s first Bible or a book about the meaning of Easter may also be a good option!
- This could be anything, really. There are lots of spring and Easter-y goodies to choose from all over store shelves right now, so that may be a good place to start!
- My daughter isn’t really into watching much TV (other than The Price is Right…she’s amazed by it), but if your little one has a favorite show or film, why not add it in the basket? You could also sneak in something educational for babies, such as Baby Babble – Speech-Enhancing DVD for Babies and Toddlers!
- If your baby is anything like mine, they probably LOVE to splash in the bath! I like to add bubbles to my daughter’s bath from time to time. We love to use Babyganics Baby Bubble Bath because it’s natural and safe for babies.
- Find bath toys that are small so they won’t take up much room in the basket. We used a little rubber ducky! These Munchkin Sea Squirts Bath Toys would also be a nice choice!
- To go along with the bubble bath and bath toys, add a wash cloth or two shaped like a bunny or a chick! They’re super easy to make. If you aren’t feeling so crafty, just pick out some cute wash cloths to put in the basket. Babies don’t care! Check out this really cute bunny towel, too! How perfect to snuggle up with your baby with after bath time!
Squeeze Puree Pouches
- Hit up the baby aisle at your grocery store and pick out a fun new flavor for your little one to try! We love the Gerber organic squeeze pouches. If you’re into making your own baby food, I highly recommend getting some reusable squeeze pouches! They’re very easy to fill and even easier to clean! Plus, you save so much money in the long run.
- There is a lot of room to get creative here! Pick up a few of your baby’s favorite snacks. Fill a few plastic eggs with the snacks for them to open and find! If they’re old enough, so them how to open the egg with their fingers. You can also package them in a unique way, such as these super cute carrot shaped treat bags. From my experience, these weren’t very easy to find at my local Walmart, and they were actually pretty expensive. The best price is on Amazon!
- You really can’t have too many snack containers, y’all. As babies get older, this is one of the things that tends to get lost frequently. We really like these Munchkin brand snack containers because they keep contents inside the cup. No messes! To make these a little festive, you can tie ribbon around them, put personalized labels on them, or even put a monogrammed decal on it!
- If your baby is eating solids, pick out some cute little spoons and forks for them! I am loving these little Airplane feeding utensils on Amazon!
- You can’t have too many of these! My daughter loves her MAM training cup, and they’re very reasonably priced! It’s proved to be a great starter cup for babies transitioning from bottle to sippy cup.
- Pick out something cute for your little one to “hunt” eggs in! If you have a little girl, check out this adorable little bunny outfit from Olive Loves Apple! While you’re at it, you might want to browse my favorite online consignment store, ThredUp. In fact, here’s $10 for you to pick out something with. Completely FREE! Happy Easter! 😀
- Pick out something that your little one can wear for special occasions! I love to get my daughter the little socks with the lace trim. So cute! This is another thing you just can’t have too many of. Baby socks tend to go missing in our house way more frequently than I’d like them to!
- Just the perfect thing to snuggle up with your little bunny! 😉
Hair bow/ Bow Tie
- Bow ties on little baby boys is seriously the cutest little thing! And what baby girl couldn’t use a new hair bow/headband?
- Since spring is here, pick out some new little sandals for your baby!
- There are 4 teething toys out there on the market that are, in my opinion, the best of the best. My baby is nuts over them! You can read more about them here. They’d be perfect in an Easter basket!
Amber teething necklace
- You may or may not have seen babies and toddler wearing these little necklaces, and you’ve probably wondered at some point what all the fuss was about. I stumbled across a fantastic article that explains the whats and the whys when it comes to amber teething necklaces. These would be a perfect addition to your baby’s Easter basket. Your teething little one (and yourself) will definitely be thanking you for it! 😉
There are tons of things you could include in your baby’s Easter basket. This should help you get a good start on picking out little goodies for them!
What are some things that you’re going to include in your baby’s basket this year? I’d love to hear about it!
For more Easter related ideas, check out the posts listed below!
Easter Basket Fillers for Toddlers | 15 Egg-cellent Easter Egg Fillers (That Aren’t Candy!) | 15 Easter Snack Crafts for Kids
Click the image below for more fantastic Easter Basket Filler ideas for toddlers!