Looking for Easter basket stuffers for your baby’s first Easter?
Whether you have a newborn or your little bunny will be turning one soon, here is a list of cute ideas to fill up baby’s first Easter basket.
At What Age Should You Start Easter Baskets?
The simple answer to this question is that it’s up to you!
Of course, babies won’t remember their first Easter.
However, it’s still fun to create an Easter basket for them and celebrate the holiday even if they’re just a tiny little munchkin on their first Easter.
My daughter was nine months old on her first Easter and my son was only a few weeks old. They both got Easter baskets filled with mostly practical items and a couple toys and books.
What Do You Put In A Baby’s First Easter Basket?
When it comes to gifts for babies, practical gifts are always a great idea.
If you want to celebrate Easter by giving a basket to your little one, try filling it mostly with things that your baby NEEDS (and a few toys for fun).
Think ahead for the next few months and what milestones are coming up. Fill their Easter basket with practical items that your baby will need in the near future.
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The Best First Easter Basket Stuffers For Babies By Age
Here are some adorable ideas for baby’s first Easter basket. These suggestions are divided by age group – you’ll find ideas for newborns to 3 months old to 6 months old to 9 months old and up!
Newborn Easter Basket Ideas
A baby’s main jobs during the newborn period are to eat, sleep, and be cute. But during the first few months, babies will also start holding their heads up, grasping at toys, responding to your voice, and smiling.
If your baby will be born right around Easter or will only be a few months old at Easter this year, here are some great ideas for a newborn Easter basket.
I loved zip-up pajamas when my babies were newborns. These “cottontail” bunny pajamas are simply adorable.
Babies should only be swaddled until the first sign of rolling, around two months old. So, if your little one is nearing two months old and is still swaddled to sleep, get a cute sleep sack or wearable blanket for their Easter basket to start the transition out of the swaddle.
This soft bunny lovey is a great first sensory toy for babies. It has arms and feet that crinkle when touched, textured ribbons, and a silicone teether attached. Recommended for 0 months and up, this is the perfect addition to a newborn’s Easter basket.
Burp cloths were a much-needed item when my kids were newborns. This is a great practical idea to add to your baby’s first Easter basket. I love the adorable patterns on these muslin burp cloths.
This cute bunny rattle teether is easy for babies to grasp and play with. The product description also states it can be refrigerated to help soothe sore gums when teething.
It’s never too early to start reading to your baby. This board book explains the story of Easter in an easy-to-understand way with simple pictures on each page. You’ll be able to look at this book with your baby on their first Easter and every year afterward.
Easter Basket Ideas for Baby At 3-Months-Old
Between three and six months, babies will grow and develop so much. They will use their hands more to hold and transfer objects, begin to roll over, start to sit up, and fill your ears with their sweet babbles.
Here are some ideas of what to put in an Easter basket for your 3-month-old to 6 month old.
My daughter had the elephant version of this stuffed bunny and simply loved it. This would be a cute addition to a nursery and as baby gets older, they’ll love pushing the foot to listen to the bunny talk and sing.
How cute is this rabbit teether? The silicone teether is easy for a three-month-old to grasp or chew on and they can shake the bunny to hear it rattle.
Drool bibs are a super cute and comfortable accessory that protects baby’s clothes from becoming soaking wet from SO MUCH drool. These adorable unisex bibs would be useful to add to baby’s first Easter basket.
High contrast books are fantastic to help stimulate a baby’s developing vision. It’s easier for babies to see high contrast patterns in the early months as they can’t see a full range of colors yet. Black and white pictures like the ones in this book will capture young babies’ attention.
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As a first-time mom, I didn’t know about Wubbanubs until my daughter was gifted one. It quickly became her favorite pacifier. I loved it because it never got lost! This adorable duck Wabbanub is perfect for a 3-month-old’s first Easter basket.
If you’re looking to avoid plastic toys, these egg-shaped shakers are made from natural wood. They’re designed to help stimulate motor and auditory skills and are a great idea for a baby Easter basket stuffer.
As a former Early Intervention therapist, I’m not a huge fan of busy toys that make noise and need batteries. However, I’ve found that my kids do enjoy toys like these occasionally and find them especially entertaining during tummy time. This little duck sings, lights up, and moves around.
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Easter Basket Ideas for Baby At 6-Months-Old
Most babies will start trying new food at six months. This is a great age to add some practical items like bowls and baby spoons to their first Easter basket.
Here are some Easter basket stuffers for babies who are 6 months old and up.
Babies learning to eat love to throw everything on the floor. Be proactive in preventing messes with suction plates. This bunny plate would look adorable as part of baby’s first Easter basket (it also comes with a bonus spoon).
Start introducing cups early to your baby so they are used to them when it’s time to transition off of formula or breastmilk. Cups with handles are easy for little hands to hold at this stage.
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Fun items to put in an Easter basket for 6-month-old babies are fruit or vegetable pouches and teether crackers.
These mesh feeders are great for letting babies try new foods starting at six months. They also come in handy for teething – my son loved chewing on frozen grapes in the feeder when his mouth was bothering him.
Your baby will probably have sprouted their first tooth by six months (or it’s coming soon). Start dental hygiene early by adding their first toothbrush to their first Easter basket.
Stacking cups are one of my favorite baby toys. They are so versatile – my kids loved stacking them, nesting them, putting things in them, and banging them together. These cups in muted and pastel colors are perfect for Easter.
Touch and feel books are great for older babies who can hold and look at books themselves. This bunny book is adorable for a first Easter basket with colorful pictures and different textures on each page.
When I think of Jack-In-The-Boxes, I think of a creepy clown popping up randomly to scare you. However, babies that enjoy playing peek-a-boo will love this sweet Peter Rabbit-in-the-box toy.
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Easter Basket Ideas for Baby At 9-Months-Old
If your baby is not already on the move, they probably will be soon. Crawling, pulling to stand, and walking are all exciting motor milestones to look forward to at this age.
Fill up your 9-month old’s first Easter basket with fun items that encourage play and mobility.
I loved Robeez shoes when my kids were new walkers. They come in all sorts of cute designs like these sweet bunny shoes. The soft soles mimic bare feet which are best for babies learning how to walk.
The Biscuit books are a favorite in my house. This easy-to-read story with cute touch & feel pictures is perfect for a 9-month-old’s Easter basket.
This adorable bunny stacker is great for babies who can sit up independently to play. Toys like this can help with the development of fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Around one year, you should start introducing crayons to your baby to help develop fine motor skills of writing and drawing (aka scribbling at this age). These beeswax crayons and made short and thick so it’s easier for little hands to wrap around them without breaking them.
Another option for a first Easter basket that promotes creativity in 9 to 12-month-olds is (washable!) fingerpaint.
An art smock is a useful Easter basket stuffer if you’re planning to do any projects with your soon-to-be one-year-old. My daughter used hers all the time for painting, crafting, and even water play.
New walkers will love this bunny push toy. The bunny moves like he’s hopping and nibbles on his carrot as he rolls.
Babies can play with this wooden train in multiple different ways – pull and push the train, stack and build with the blocks, and play with the different colored birds and bunny. This is a cute first easter basket idea for babies 9-months and older.
Baby’s First Easter Basket Themes
If you’re looking for other Easter basket ideas for babies besides the standard bunny and duck patterned clothes and toys, make a themed basket.
Having a themed basket for your baby’s first Easter is a cute idea. This is a fun way to come up with Easter basket stuffers that all tie together.
Here are my favorite practical themes you could use for your baby’s first Easter basket.
Religious Easter Basket
Celebrate the story and meaning of Easter with a religious-inspired Easter basket for baby’s first Easter.
- Children’s Bible
- Wall cross for the nusery
- Resurrection Eggs (for when baby is older)
- Cross pendant necklace
- Children’s books about Easter
Beach Theme Easter Basket
Easter usually signifies the beginning of Spring so it’s also a great time to start preparing for the warmer weather and playing outdoors. I love filling my kids’ Easter baskets with fun outdoor activities and items they’ll need for summertime.
- Beach towel
- Beach chair
- Sand and water toys
- Bathing suit
- Water diapers
- Sun hat
Springtime Easter Basket
April showers bring May flowers! Get your baby geared up for springtime with a spring-themed Easter basket.
- Flower or rainbow patterns clothes and pajamas
- Rainboots (for older babies who will be walking soon)
- Rain cover for carseat or stroller
- Watering can toy
- Bubbles for outside
- Rainbow stacking toy
Bathtime Easter Basket
Have a baby that loves taking baths? Fill their Easter basket with bathtime essentials.
- Bath toys
- Hooded towel
- Baby soap and shampoo
- Rinse cup
How To Make Baby’s First Easter Special
Now that you’ve figured out what to put in your baby’s first Easter basket, how else can you make their first Easter special?
Babies can’t decorate eggs or go on an Easter egg hunt like older kids can do.
You can start some simple traditions with your baby to continue every Easter. Here are some suggestions to make it a memorable holiday for the whole family.
1. Dress Them Up In A Fancy First Easter Outfit
One of the most fun parts of Easter is seeing all the kids dressed up in Easter dresses, bonnets, and suits. Most of the time, I want my kids to be in the more comfortable clothes that they can get messy and move around in freely. But, on Easter, I love seeing how cute they look in their fancy Easter outfits.
Pick an adorable first Easter outfit to dress your baby in to help make their first Easter special.
2. Attend an Easter children’s Mass
You can try to attend a children’s mass if your church offers one. It’s so cute to see all the children dressed up in their Easter outfits. At my hometown church, the children were invited up to sit at the front during the homily, which helped make it more interactive and exciting for the littlest members of the church.
3. Take a Generation Photo
If your baby’s grandparents, great-grandparents, or even great-great-grandparents will be celebrating Easter with you, it’s a great time to take a photo of all the generations together. One of my favorite family photos was taken on Easter of me, my daughter, my sister, and her daughter, our mother, and our grandmother – four generations of women together.
4. Make An Easter Handprint/Footprint Craft
Your baby’s hands and feet will never be this small again! Handprint or footprint crafts are a perfect idea for your baby’s first Easter so you can remember how tiny they were. Here are some adorable Easter handprint ideas.