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As much as I love finding creative ways to fill Easter baskets and Easter eggs, I have to admit that putting together baby’s first Easter basket can be a bit daunting. Candy is out. Small toys that can fit into plastic eggs, those are out too. Onesies and bibs are fine, but I prefer gifts that are less practical and more treat like. I figured that I couldn’t be the only one struggling for Easter basket assistance, so I decided to share with you all what I’m putting in Charlie’s first Easter basket (plus a few other ideas for baby basket fillers).
Books are always a good basket filler for children of any age! So I scooped up a sweet little board book as well as a couple bath books.
And speaking of baths, how cute is this little Easter bunny rubber ducky? Charlie loves to play with duckys in the bath so grabbing a new one was a no-brainer!
Charlie will be 11-months-old when Easter rolls around, so that does give me a few options as far as snacks. She loves to snack on crackers, so cheesy fish crackers were a must! These arrowroot baby cookies are the prefect sweet treat to add to her basket! Gotta have something sweet in there, right?
I also grabbed a set of Little People figurines. Small enough for little hands, but big enough not to be a choking hazard. And she can play with them for quite a while to come.
While wandering around the store, I came across this toy called a Wiggly Giggler. It’s like a rattle in that baby can grab and shake it, but it makes a funny giggle-type noise that is sure to keep Charlie entertained.
We’re all about the finger foods here, since Charlie is learning to feed herself. And as a mama who loves mango, as soon as I saw these banana/mango/passion fruit bites, I knew I needed to include them in her basket. Bonus that they melt in baby’s mouth, so you can worry less about baby gagging or choking (Anybody else really hate that phase of baby learning to eat? So scary!)
I did throw a couple of practical things in Charlie’s basket too. We love these Miracle 360 sippy cups! We used them with Emma and now with Charlie. They’re spoutless, so they’re more like drinking from a regular cup (which helps transition them to one later) and the rim re-seals when your child stops drinking, meaning they’re spill-proof too! You can never have too many of these!
And now that Charlie’s got some teeth, I thought I’d slip a little baby toothbrush in there to get her used to having her teeth brushed. I’m sure she’ll also enjoy using it as a chew toy!
Those are the goodies that I scooped up for my baby’s first Easter. I’m excited to share this holiday with her for the first time. It’s bittersweet being that she’s my last baby, but I know it’ll be a great one!
Want a few more baby basket ideas? Try these:
What are you putting in your baby’s basket?