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Baby’s first Easter is a pretty exciting event. It’s their first time meeting the Easter Bunny, of course! Unfortunately, it can be pretty hard to choose items that don’t run a risk of hurting them. Smaller toys and candy aren’t a good option so it isn’t too hard to find yourself suddenly stuck on what to fill their Easter basket with. These Easter Basket ideas for babies are a great place to start. Take a look and then use them to build your own little one’s basket.
What should I include in an Easter basket for a baby?
You can include items such as soft toys, books, rattles, and teethers in an Easter basket for a baby.
Is it safe to put candy or chocolate in an Easter basket for a baby?
It is not recommended to put candy or chocolate in an Easter basket for a baby due to choking and digestion risks.
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At what age is it appropriate to give a baby an Easter basket?
It is generally considered appropriate to give a baby an Easter basket from newborn until around three years of age.
Are there special considerations when buying/making an Easter basket for a baby?
When buying or making an Easter basket for a baby, you should make sure the items are age-appropriate and safe by checking product labels and warnings. You may also want to consult your pediatrician if you have any concerns about which items are the most suitable for the child's age and development stage.
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Basket Stuffer Ideas
Soft toys can provide tactile stimulation for babies and keep them entertained. Look out for soft toys with textures, vibrant colors, and different shapes to provide the best sensory experience for your baby.
Reading to babies can be a great way to help them learn language skills. Choose board books or cloth books that are designed specifically for young children so they can handle them without tearing or hurting themselves.
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Rattles and other musical toys can help stimulate your baby’s hearing and encourage them to reach out and grab things. Look out for rattles with safe materials like wood or plastic that won't break easily.
Teething is an important part of development, so including a teether in the Easter basket could give your baby some relief when their gums start to feel itchy or sore. Make sure you choose teethers made from non-toxic materials such as food-grade silicone, cotton, bamboo, and natural rubber that are free from phthalates, lead, and BPA.
Stuffed animals with interesting textures and colors could also be fun for your baby and provide a cuddly companion when it's time for naps or bedtime.
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9 Themed Easter Basket Ideas for Babies
Whether you're looking for ideas or just want to see what other parents are doing, read on for some great Easter Basket Ideas for Babies.
For baskets that you’re making be sure that you don’t use Easter grass in them. Little fingers put anything and everything in their mouths and the “grass” could easily get caught in their throat and cause a choking hazard. You also may want to steer clear of an actual basket and instead use a small tote or cloth bag. Even plastic baskets can split and easily cut your little one.
The Lullaby Basket
Fill a basket with things that will calm babies when they’re headed to sleep. A music CD with lullabies, a new stuffed animal, and a super soft blanket are all great additions. Add some calming lotion and you’ve got an awesome basket!
The Princess Basket
Shower your little princess with a basket fit for a future queen. A cute princess movie to catch her attention, a pink blanket or outfit with a princess theme, and a board or a soft princess-themed book, such as these Disney Princess Board Books, all make an adorable basket.
The Feeding Basket
If the baby is learning to feed himself, fill his Easter basket with things like infant spoons, colorful bowls, and sippy cups. Functional and your baby will love the bright colors! This is the basket I made for our son's first Christmas!
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The Fine Motor Basket
Megabloks or old-fashioned wooden blocks are a great start to a basket for your little one! Add in a toy that has snaps and pulls and even a toy phone and help your small one fine-tune their fine motor skills this Easter. There are so many ways to teach fine motor skills just find what works best for you.
The Play Basket
Fill your Easter basket with small toys that your baby would like. Things like plastic keys, teething rings, stroller toys, and more are all small enough to fit inside the basket easily and will keep your baby entertained and happy!
Easter Bunny Basket
Include a cuddly soft toy Easter bunny, a book about bunnies (ideally with the baby's name on it!), some bunny-shaped teethers, and some rattles shaped like carrots or eggs.
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Enchanted Garden Basket
Fill an Easter basket with toys themed around a magical garden – think soft toys that look like dragonflies and ladybugs, as well as musical toys shaped like bees or mushrooms. Throw in some books about talking animals to complete the theme.
Safari Adventure Basket
Give your baby an Easter adventure filled with fun safari-themed toys. You can include soft jungle animals such as lions and monkeys, some wooden rattles shaped like zebras and giraffes, and texture books with bright illustrations of wild animals.
Under The Sea Basket
Explore the magical depths of the ocean by filling your baby's Easter basket with sea creature-themed items such as soft jellyfish, whale music boxes, and books that teach them all about life under the sea.
What will you put in your baby's basket this year? We've gathered some tips from parents who have been there before on what to include in an Easter basket for a baby. From classic treats like candies appropriate for little ones to more unique items like plush animals or books, we've got you covered. Don't forget to share your own tips in the comments!
Donella Crigger says
Great ideas! We did sort of a transitioning Easter basket for our son for his first Easter. He was at the age of moving from bottles to sippy cups and solids, so we bought several fun cups, cute spoons and plates, etc. 🙂