As a brand new mom, there are so many things that I am looking forward to doing! Of course, I’m super excited to watch my baby learn and grow every single day! It is amazing how from one day to the next, I can literally see him changing before my eyes. From the expressions he makes to the sounds he makes and the “communicating” he does-it is just incredible how quickly babies change! He’s becoming more aware of the world around him and getting more and more curious everyday! Of course, I’m also excited to experience all of his “firsts” with him.
Well, with Easter quickly approaching, I am getting more and more excited about his first Easter! I am really looking forward to all of the special things that this holiday will include: an adorable outfit, his first Easter basket, and lots of special family photos and memories!
Today I am sharing what I’m including in his Easter basket! When I first started thinking about it, I thought to myself-What in the world do you put in an Easter basket for a 3-month old?!? In our family, Easter baskets typically consisted of lots & lots of candy and a few other small items too. So, with a 3-month old who can’t eat candy yet, what am I going to do?!? Well, that’s when I started to get creative!
There are two main things I kept in mind when choosing what items to get. First of all, I didn’t want to just get a bunch of little, junky things that would probably end up getting thrown away. And second of all, I wanted to ensure that the items I got were useful and possibly things that were already on my “list” of things to get for him.
Take a look at what we got for our baby’s first Easter basket…
Of course, you first have to start with the basket. We wanted to choose something nice that we will be able to use for years to come. So we chose this nice wicker basket with a blue and green plaid lining! It was pretty inexpensive-we purchased it at Walmart.
Next on the list was a Baby’s 1st Easter bib! We want him to wear a nice outfit on Easter (a dress shirt, dress pants and suspenders) but we still wanted something cute for his first Easter as well. This bib was exactly what I was looking for to add to his outfit! I also found these cute little bunny ears for some adorable photo ops!
Next on the list were some little toys for him! I chose a velvety, blue bunny lovey and a soft, little giraffe stuffed animal. He is very fond of stuffed toys right now, so these were the perfect addition to his basket!
His favorite pacifiers were a must! His favorite is the “Gumdrop” style pacifiers (By The First Years) as this is what they gave him at the hospital. He also likes the Soothie binky (By Phillips Avent), they are very similar.
He is really starting to get interested in the world around him, so I thought bubbles would be something fun for us to do on the back porch once the weather warms up!
He is still in need of some summer clothing. I chose an adorable Ninja Turtle onesie and also a swimsuit (trunks & a shirt) for our summer adventures!
Last but not least, I chose some books to add to his basket…
Guess How Much I Love You
The Easter Basket (a beautiful pop-up book)
Corduroy’s Easter Party
The Runaway Bunny
We are working on building a little library for him, so of course I wanted to add some books. My goal is to buy him several themed books for each & every holiday going forward! That way he will have a wonderful variety of holiday books!
Some other ideas for books are…
The Velveteen Rabbit
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Pat the Bunny
The Little Lamb
The Little Duck
The Little Rabbit
Here is what his basket looked like once I gathered everything together!
Here is a compiled list of ideas for your baby’s first Easter basket-whether you have a little girl or a little boy!
Easter/Bunny/Springtime Themed Books
Small Toys (Trucks, Etc)
Bowtie or Bonnet
Baby’s First Easter Bib or Onesie
Wooden Toys or Puzzles
Stuffed Toys or Lovies
Snacks (If your baby is old enough for foods)
Rattles or Teethers
Putting together an Easter basket for the first time is so exciting and so much fun! What are you including in your child’s Easter basket? What are some other ideas for fun, non-candy items? Share your ideas and thoughts in the comments below-I always love to hear from my readers!