Easter is coming right up, so it’s time to get cracking (egg pun intended) if you’re thinking about doing Baby’s First Easter Basket.
Baby’s First Easter Basket Ideas:
I've tried to pick things that are relatively inexpensive, small, useful, and have an Easter vibe but can often be used long past the season.
I love this Holiday set from Copper Pearl because it has 4 bibs that cover different holidays – XOs for Valentine's Day, green clovers for St. Patrick's Day, a fall plaid for Thanksgiving and a bunny with carrots for Easter and spring. I like that they are seasonal without being too on the nose so it doesn't feel weird like when you are using a "My First Christmas" bib in July. I know it doesn't matter but, you know, the little things. You can find the set on Amazon.
This sweet bunny is made from organic cotton and crocheted by hand. It’s a nice size and is AMAZING to chew on if you’re teething. You can find it on the Green Sprouts website. Also, check out their sun hats, feeding gear and swim section – all their stuff is really good.
Loulou Lollipop makes these ultra-absorbent and buttery-soft terry cloth backing hooded towels. They are generously sized and can be used for bathtime or even the pool or beach. You can find the towel and the whole Bunnies! line on the Loulou Lollipop site.
ezpz developed a whole line of high quality, food-grade silicone feeding products with help of a Pediatric Feeding Specialist. The Tiny Spoons have sensory bumps on the spoon bowl that activate sensory awareness to decrease gagging and choking. The Tiny Cup can be used from 4+ months and has a weighted base and tactile bumps that provide topple resistance. If you're shopping for an older child, check out the Mini Cup + Straw. (Beware, it often sells out so if you see the color you want, snap it up.) You can find them all on the ezpz site.
Celebrate the sunny spring with this mineral sunscreen that is made with all mineral actives: zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, and without parabens, phthalates, PABA, fragrance, or nanoparticles. You can find it on Amazon.
Some of these are specific to Easter and some just have bunnies and ducks, but ALL of them are good.
- Where Are Baby’s Easter Eggs?: A Lift-the-Flap Book
- Ollie’s Easter Eggs
- Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny!
- That’s Not My Bunny
- Pat the Bunny (Touch and Feel Book)
- Baby Touch and Feel: Animals
- I Am a Bunny (anyone who knows me is impressed with my restraint listing this as #7 because it’s my favorite book.)
- Guess How Much I Love You
- Bright Baby Touch and Feel Easter
You can never have too many adorable sleepers and bunnies, ducks, and eggs are kinda universal so they can wear them past the Easter season. Hanna Andersson makes gorgeous ones but also check out Carter's and Old Navy for some equally cute styles.
Each of these wooden eggs makes a different sound and are perfectly sized for little hands. Four eggs shake (2 rattle, 1 chirps, 1 jingles) and the light blue egg twists to make a clicking noise. They are made of beech wood from sustainable forestry in Germany using 100% non-toxic stains. You can find them on the HABA site, and are perfectly sized for little hands.
Okay, so it's no chocolate egg, but these yummy organic soft puffed corn snacks are sprinkled with apple and cinnamon and melt easily in the mouth to encourage safe self-feeding. They are suitable for babies seven months and older. You can find them and other varieties on Amazon.
Here’s a hopping graphic onesie idea for baby from Etsy. There are a handful of designs from different sellers that will speak to just about anyone’s inner ’90s hip hop fiend. You can check them all out on Etsy.
This adorable Organic Cotton Muslin Bunny Lovie is so sweet. It comes wrapped to fit perfectly in an Easter basket too! You can find it on Carter’s website.
How sweet is this little puff?! I found this one on Amazon.
When the egg is filled with water, the little duck slowly pops up. Water squirts out of its mouth when you push it back in. Pick the egg up and water sprinkles out of the bottom. You can it here on Amazon.
Great for sippy cups, jackets, shoes and anything else that tends to walk away. They are printed on a sheet so they'd sit nicely in an Easter basket. Minted makes beautiful ones.
This sweet bunny has a velcro hand to hold a favorite pacifier or teether. You could even pair it with the carrot teether below! You can pick it up on Amazon.
Note: skip sleeping with this bunny when it comes to young babies who don’t roll.
New chompers will love this sweet little carrot teether. I found this one on Amazon.
I decided to go with a light spring theme with these delicate bunny swaddles from aden + anais that I found on Amazon. Another option is to go with a solid color to bring out the colors in the other gifts. Copper Pearl makes gorgeous solid swaddles along with patterns so check them out too.
Okay, so this sound machine isn't exactly an egg, but I thought it had an Easter vibe. The little speaker has 4 relaxing sound options – Heartbeat, White Noise, Ocean, or Lullaby – and easily fits in diaper bags and luggage. You can find it on Amazon.
This timeless toy contains six eggs that crack open to reveal colored chicks that chirp gently when their heads are pressed down. Each little egg has a shape on the bottom that fits into its unique base in the egg box. You can find them on Amazon.
Little readers will enjoy following the Snuggle Bunny putting away toys, brushing teeth, and sharing lots of snuggles before settling down to close their eyes. I found this one at Pottery Barn Kids.
Copper Pearl makes these adorable Binky Clips in sets of three. They feature a premium knit strap lined with absorbent fleece to help soak up drool and attach to a baby's pacifier or teether at one end, then fasten the clip to clothing, blankets or baby gear on the other. The set here is called Leilani on the Copper Pearl site, but Amazon also carries other patterns.
Style your little Easter Egg in some fresh bunny shoes. There are tons of beautiful ones on the Etsy site.
Who doesn’t love a personalized bunny?! These Jellycats are timeless and are a sweet keepsake for a baby's first Easter. You can find these in the Embelish Monograms shop, but Etsy has various options if you're looking for a specific style or color.
What’s an Easter photo without them? We found these from Marys Knits on Etsy.
Not only will this bunny bounce a little happiness into your baby’s world, but purchasing any doll from Cuddle + Kind means 10 meals are provided to children in North America and around the world. You can check out all the cuteness on their site.
I love these because they aren’t too ‘babyish’ so they can use them for many years to come. Pottery Barn has a beautiful assortment of designs and sizes. You can shop them all here on Pottery Barn Kids.
There are tons of fun ideas for a baby's Easter basket
Just because they aren't old enough to rock the jelly beans doesn't mean they can't have some amazing treats and they’ll definitely know the most important thing this holiday week – Somebunny loves them. Now excuse me while I finish this bulk bag of mini-eggs and pin all things Peter Rabbit.
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