With less than three months until my son’s first birthday, I have to admit I’m a little sad that we’re almost out of “baby’s first” holidays. I know he doesn’t know the difference but to me every holiday has felt like a double celebration – whatever the day is about and the fact that my son is here!
Call me crazy, but I waited a long time to have a kid.
I think this first year of holidays has also felt so significant to me because each one has caused me to think about the traditions that I want my son to grow up with, the things he will come to look forward to year after year.
This brings us to Easter baskets.
Seriously, does a baby really need an Easter basket? No, of course not. But does any kid need an Easter basket?
I can understand why some parents might skip an Easter basket for the baby’s first Easter but I’m looking forward to getting this tradition started this year!
Here are some ideas if you are putting together an Easter basket for your little one’s first Easter.
Baby’s First Easter Basket Ideas:
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Books. Books are always a great gift idea. I ordered two books for my son’s basket. They’re both from Usborne (have you heard of Usborne? I’m seriously in love with their books!), Baby’s Very First Little Book of Bunnies and Baby’s Very First Touchy-Feely Animals Book.
Binkies. If your baby uses binkies, chances are he or she could use some more. My son has an on again off again relationship with binkies but when it’s on I need to know there are binkies in the house. Especially since when it’s “off” I am his human binky! I think these Tommee Tippee binkies, are adorable.
Pacifier Clips. And since those darn things are so easy to lose, you might want to throw in some pacifier clips, too!
Sophie the Giraffe. Chances are your little one is teething or will be soon. Sophie the Giraffe is a teether, not that you needed me to tell you that. It’s on all of the must-have lists. If you don’t have one already, now might be the time to pick one up.
Bandana Bibs. Speaking of teething… chances are, you might have a little drool problem. Well, not you, your baby. I love bandana bibs. Seriously. Love.
Happy Baby Superfood Puffs. For older babies, a snack like Happy Baby puffs is a pretty inexpensive treat to add. This is another item that will be in my son’s basket. I’m going to buy it anyway, so might as well fill up the basket!
Sippy Cups. If you don’t already have a few sippy cups or if you’ve been wanting to try a different one this might be a great time to get a couple. My son is becoming more and more interested in sippy cups and I’ve been wanting to try out the Tommee Tippee Mealtime Trainer, so this is another one that will be in his basket.
Sunglasses. Get your little one ready for some sunshine with an adorable a pair of sunglasses. Target has them starting at $5.
So Adorable Baseball Hat. Ok, the name definitely says it all. These hats really are so adorable. My son has one. It’s not something I would normally put on him but one day in a mad dash for a hat, any hat, I picked one up at Target. This would be a fun gift for an Easter basket (they have other animals as well).
Baby Einstein Roller Pillar Activity Balls. My son loves these things! These activity balls are the perfect size, are different (bright) colors and they each have sensory type items inside like mirrors, chimes, etc. They would be a great addition to an Easter basket.