Baby’s First Easter: Basket Ideas for Newborns
Pregnancy is great (especially if you enjoyed the comfort of Tummy Cradle during), but motherhood is truly where it’s at. We’re sure most of you expectant mothers are already geared up for the fun part!
A new baby in the house means establishing new traditions as a slightly bigger family. From “Baby’s First Christmas” ornaments on a glittering pine to first birthday parties only remembered by the honoree through photos, it’s sure to be an exciting and formative first year of life for your little one!
Baby’s First Easter
If you celebrate Easter, you probably know that it doesn’t translate as a religious event for many American families. While we recognize the importance of the holiday’s religious origins, it’s tough to deny that today’s approach to celebrating Easter is anything but religious. And it’s especially tough to deny that creating adorable Easter baskets (delivered by everyone’s favorite furry holiday mascot) can be a fun tradition for all family members involved!
Check out our list of fun, festive and useful items to include in your baby’s first Easter basket:
All-in-One Plush Basket
We understand life gets a little busy, especially for a new mom. And since your new baby is still an infant (and probably doesn’t quite understand where their feet are, let alone what the meaning of Easter is), it may seem ridiculous to put a ton of effort toward a full basket.
The Baby GUND My First Easter Basket Playset can be a good, singular purchase to entertain your youngest until they can appreciate a full-blown basket.
A Forever Basket
For those of you ready to commit to the most adorable newborn basket you can craft, let’s start with the basics: the basket itself. The Easter Bunny delivers treats in the same basket every year for many families, making it a special part of celebrating. The magical appearance of this basket will incite joy and excitement in your kiddo for years to come, so be sure to pick a good one!
While about 80% of parents put Easter candy in their kids’ baskets, we know that newborns and children under six months often don’t need anything outside of formula or breast milk. So we recommend putting something else in their mouths, like a cute new pacifier!
You can find pacifiers in a variety of festive pastels, sure to fit the occasion. Or, alternatively, you can find one attached to a furry friend, like the Little Lamb pacifier from WubbaNub!
An Easter Onesie
This onesie will only fit your growing newborn for a single year, but the photos will last a lifetime! A cost-effective way to dress your little one up for the holiday, there are tons of festive onesies on the market — the hardest part will be picking your favorite!
Our personal favorite? This little number for baby boys, available at Target.
Bunny Hooded Towel / Bath Wrap
Just as you start getting into a eat-sleep-bathe rhythm with your new baby, something as ADORABLE as this Hooded Bunny Towel and Washcloth Set from Pottery Barn catches your eye. Doesn’t it always happen like that with baby stuff?
Though this set is a little pricey, it’s truly a gift that keeps on giving — your little one can be a bunny for every bath until they get too big!
A Board Book
There are lots of board books out there with Easter themes (some that even explain the holiday’s history, for those of you celebrating more traditionally), but you can’t go wrong with a classic: “Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney. A warm and memorable story with rabbits as the main characters, include your baby’s new favorite bedtime story in their first Easter basket.
A Stroller Toy
Stimulating distractions are key (no pun intended) when a baby gets a little fussy — so be sure to have your stroller, crib and car seat properly equipped for moments when Baby cops an attitude around others. A series of cute and cuddly rattles, the Baby B. Wiggle Wrap Stroller can be conveniently attached to your stroller.
An Easter Bib
As with most baby items, there’s truly a bib for every occasion, including Easter. Good thing they’re typically not very pricey!
Our favorite is a Carter’s brand bib, available at Target.