Easter is fast approaching, but don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to prepare! There’s a lot of fun ways you can celebrate this fun and exciting holiday with baby.
Of course, one of the most common traditions is to create Easter baskets. Babies are a little too young to appreciate the majority of Easter traditions, but gift-filled baskets are one thing they will enjoy. So, what kind of things can you put in an Easter basket? Here, you’ll discover some awesome Easter basket ideas for babies.
Things To Put In The Basket
We’ll look at the different themes you can use for your Easter basket further down this blog. First, let’s look at some of the best things to actually include in the basket. You can then either decide to just make up a random Easter basket containing the items below or choose a theme listed later in the blog and then select the items which best match it.
Easter-Themed Soft Toys
Your baby may be too young to understand the concept of Easter, but they do understand the joy a soft toy can deliver. When you’re trying to decide what to add to your baby’s basket, you can’t go wrong with an Easter themed soft toy.
Bunnies are especially cute, and they come in a wide range of designs. Take a look at the different Easter bunny soft toys on offer and choose one you think your baby will love.
Clothing is always needed when you have a baby. It’s surprising just how quickly they can grow. So, why not treat them to some new clothes in their basket? You could throw in bodysuits, pajamas and some cute little socks. If you want to splash out, you could also include an Easter dress-up outfit.
Dressing your baby in an Easter outfit and taking photos will provide you with memories you can cherish forever.
Even if your little one is too young to understand the words, an Easter book can be a great educational item to include in an Easter basket. Reading to baby is an excellent bonding activity and it really helps to boost their development.
The great thing about Easter themed books, is they often feature cute, cuddly characters that your baby will love to look at. Make it more exciting by investing in an audio book. The additional sounds will really grab your baby’s interest and make the experience all the more enjoyable.
We’ve already mentioned clothing, but bunny slippers deserve a spot of their own on this list! If you do a quick online search, you’ll find lots of adorable bunny themed baby slippers. There’s nothing cuter than waking up on Easter morning and seeing your baby wearing cuddly bunny slippers!
Easter Burp Cloths
Burp cloths are an essential accessory every parent needs. Never underestimate your baby’s ability to spit up and ruin several outfits a day! Burp cloths prevent this or at least limit the number of times you need to change your little one.
The thing about burp cloths is you can never have too many. So, why not pop some Easter themed burp cloths into your baby’s basket?
Babies LOVE bath toys! In fact, they can prove essential at helping them to overcome their initial fear and dislike of baths. They come in lots of shapes and sizes and you should be able to find lots of Easter themed bath toys.
This is a gift which won’t just delight your baby, it will make bath times easier for you too!
If you’re looking to add something unique to the basket, music is a great choice. You can buy baby-friendly music which your little one is sure to love to listen to. It may be a little tricky to find Easter inspired music, but any baby music will work. Why not check out the Disney Baby Lullaby album for example?
These are just a small selection of the things you could include in your baby’s Easter basket. So, let’s take a look at the themes you could adopt.
Baby Easter Basket Themes
You don’t need to have a theme for your Easter basket, but it may help you decide what to include if you do. So, here’s a few of the best Easter basket themes for babies.
The Bunny Basket – This one’s pretty easy to complete. When you’re looking for Easter themed gifts, you’ll notice bunnies tend to be one of the most common themes available. From stuffed bunny toys to bunny slippers and even bunny blankets – you’ll find so many bunny related gifts to include in the basket. Imagine your little one’s face when you present them with so many bunny related items!
The Personalized Basket – This is an especially great idea if you’re celebrating baby’s first Easter. Investing in personalized gifts means you and your child will have a timeless memory of their first Easter. You can personalize everything these days from soft toys to books so finding ideas for the basket should be pretty easy.
As well as personalizing the actual items, you could also make it personal for your baby. By this, we mean choosing items which relate specifically to your own baby’s interests. Of course, some babies may be too young for this. However, if you’ve noticed your baby has a preference for certain colors for example, you can be sure to add items which match their favorite color.
A Lullaby Basket – This clever idea is brilliant for helping baby get to sleep. Most babies have some sleep issues, but some are definitely trickier than others at bedtime. If you struggle to get your baby calm before bed, a lullaby basket is ideal. Include things like a calming baby lotion, a new night light, soft toy, a super-comfortable blanket and a lullaby CD.
These are just three great themes you could adopt. Whichever type of basket you choose to create, the main thing is to have fun when creating it. Every day that you spend with baby is special, but holidays such as Easter make parenting even more magical. You don’t even need a theme. Just create a basket you think your baby will love.
Do you enjoy creating Easter baskets? We’d love to hear your stories, or better yet, send us a photo of your Easter gift basket!