Easter is just a few short weeks away. It’s a time for celebration, and I am excited to curate an Easter basket for my toddler and baby. I love to plan out gifts rather than hitting up the pharmacy late on Saturday night before Easter grabbing whatever candy they might have left. Mostly, this is due to the fact that my toddler has become a candy monster and I am doing my best to direct her attention to other things.
Baby Easter Basket Ideas
My little guy will soon be turning 1! At this point, he likes putting everything in his mouth. He’s pretty easy-going and will likely be happiest with the basket itself. But, I will take this opportunity to buy him some things he needs. His sister would be very concerned if the Easter bunny didn’t bring a basket for her baby bro.
By now, I know what types of bibs work best. The style of the Baby Bjorn bib is my favorite. It cleans easily in the sink and can be dried by wiping it off. The trough catches extra bits of food and keeps crumbs off the floor. My little dude has inherited a lot of baby gear from his older sister, so I think it’s time to get him his own bib that’s a little less girly.
As it warms up, I’d like to transition my baby to a lighter sleep sack. aden + anais Classic Sleeping Bag is a great option. Plus, it comes in many sweet designs!
Toddler Easter Basket Ideas
For my 3-year-old daughter, here are a few items I’m considering picking up. She loves art, bathtime, playing in water, taking care of her babies, dressing up as princesses and playing Candyland.
We already have several colors of Piggy Paint, and my daughter requests to paint her fingers and toes at least once a week. If I actually have nail polish on, she requests the color that is most like mine. It especially makes me happy when her Dad paints her nails. He’s surprisingly good at it! It’s a great bonding moment.
Sunscreen & Bug Repellant
As the weather warms up, we will be spending more time outside. I need to buy Sunscreen and Bug Repellent anyway, so I might as well make it a “fun” item in her Easter basket. Hopefully, that will make putting sunscreen on more fun. I love using the California Baby line.
My girl LOVES to make art. We recently used some sidewalk chalk paint and she thought it was the coolest thing ever. Have you seen Chalk Trail? It attaches onto a bike!
Easter Basket Ideas for Toddler AND Baby
There are some items that I think BOTH my kids would truly enjoy.
We LOVE these plates! They are incredibly durable and stack up neatly in my cabinets. Create a fun color scheme for your child’s basket.
Parents in our Facebook group, the Mob, have raved over this handy gadget. The Flipping Holder allows kids to drink juice boxes or eat pouches without squeezing them too hard. That means it prevents a mess and allows littles to eat or drink independently.
Who doesn’t love a nice bubble bath? You can go ahead and add this to my Easter basket, too. The aden + anais Bubble Bath is a favorite at Cotton Babies.
It’s seriously so hard to pass up an adorably sweet stuffed bunny or lamb. I want to say stuffed animals are on my do not buy list, but it seems like we always end up getting one anyway. Might as well embrace it! Look at this sweet Kickee Pants Sheep.
DIY Egg Rattles
Are you willing to take on a bit of a craft project? Get the traditional plastic Easter eggs. Fill them with rice or beans. Add some colorful duct tape around the seam to create a fun musical instrument. Use different fillers to create different sounds. Toddlers will like making music and babies will love to just shake them.
- Create a theme for your basket like at the beach, outside fun, baseball, dress up, superhero, rainy days, cooking or whatever your child is interested in.
- It doesn’t have to fit in a basket. Fill an upside-down umbrella, a hat or a helmet. Get creative! One year, I made my husband an Easter basket in a skillet.
What I’ll Leave Out of Easter Baskets
Candy. I know they’ll still end up with tons of candy from the Easter Egg Hunt with their cousins. No need to provide any additional sugar. Well, maybe a chocolate bunny…
No slime in my house. I know it’s crazy popular, but it’s too messy.
I hope this list has given you some practical ideas for what you can include in an Easter basket for your baby or toddler. Now let’s hop to it and have some fun!