With no warm breaks in the weather for the past few months, I am dreaming of time outside, and watching my littlest one enjoy his first Easter. We already have so many toys appropriate for the one year old age, it is a little bit of a challenge to think of meaningful and useful things to fill his basket with. Here are some of our previous favorites and some new items that will be in our little man’s first Easter basket.
1. Bunnies by the Bay Carrot Rattle – This is great for a newborn’s basket. It is soft, easy to grab, and when the baby gets older he or she will love grabbing at the green stem. I think it would also make a nice, small first Easter keepsake.
2. Egg Shakers – These were the most loved items in my eldest son’s first Easter basket. They are great for dancing around to music, nice to take in the diaper bag (the noise they make is soft and pleasant), and a toy that will be used for ears. Perfect for little babies who can’t play with small items that typically go in an Easter basket. My 10 month old plays with them every day!
3. Where Are Baby’s Easter Eggs? – Both of my sons have loved the Karen Katz board books. The bright colors and easy to lift flaps are a hit. I will never be able to get read of our Karen Katz books – even though they are completely worn out – because of all the great reading time we’ve had with them. I can’t wait to add this title to our collection this year.
4. Easter Weebles – We love spinning Weebles across the floor, and they are great for little hands to handle. This is another great egg shaped item for Baby’s basket.
5.Snug Bugs – I was so happy to find these. I can still remember the Fisher Price snap beads from when I was little. I love this take on that classic – absolutely perfect for my little Love Bug. He makes the cutest face when he pulls things apart!
6.Bunny Hat and Booties – Oh I wish they had this in larger sizes than the 0-3, but for a newborn this is absolutely perfect!
7.Bunnies by the Bay Cuddle Coat – If I had a little girl, I would have to have this (but I would purchase before Easter for longer wear). I have this one for my son, and absolutely love how soft it is.
8.Folkmanis Puppet Floppy Bunny Rabbit – Instead of the traditional stuffed bunny, I think I will add to our Folkmanis puppet collection. All of their pieces are so lifelike, and my little one is much more captivated by puppets than regular stuffed animals.
9.Gerber Graduates Sippy Cups – My little guy is in need of some new sippy cups – Easter is the perfect time to make necessities fun.
10.Organic Yogurt Melts – These are the equivalent to chocolate for my little one. I love buying these bulk on Amazon since our local store doesn’t have the organic ones. These are always in our diaper bag and save us on long car rides.
11.Bumkins Bibs – These are my favorite brand of bib. We are in need of some new ones, I just have to decide which pack to choose. There are so many cute ones!
12.Baby Banz Retro Banz and Baby Sunscreen – We are longing for days full of playing outside. I can’t wait to see my handsome little guy taking his first steps outside with these on. And sunscreen is another must that will be in his basket.