I’ve been trying to figure out what I’m going to do for Olivia’s Easter Basket this year, since she has absolutely no idea that it’s Easter or that baskets are tradition for the holiday. It’s similar to how I felt at Christmas when she was less than three weeks old: should we get her a gift or not? For Christmas we decided to go with every child’s favorite gift; we got her clothes. Ha! It worked out well for all of us!
Since she will be almost 4 months old for Easter, I’ve decided I wanted to at least do a small Easter basket. But then as I started thinking, I wondered what would go in it. After some brainstorming and a little Easter gift to Olivia from my mom, I came up with a few ideas for a baby girl Easter basket. I am going to do some things that for the most part aren’t completely Easter related and can be used all year.
Easter Basket Ideas
I cheated a little, because my mom got Olivia the jellycat ballerina bunny and the Dance Bunny Dance book that goes with it. The bunny is so soft, and the book has different textures inside of it to rub on Olivia’s arms. It has a little tulle skirt on a bunny, a little mirror that the ballerinas dance in front of, and fur like the bunny. We’ve read it a few times and the colors keep Olivia engaged.
I also picked up Where are Baby’s Easter Eggs at Target the other day. It’s an open the flap book, and we haven’t read it yet. I’ll save it until closer to Easter. Olivia really likes Where is Baby’s Belly Button, and this has the same colors and flaps.
I’m going to get her a little outfit that is spring/summer appropriate, and I picked this Lora print dress for this collage because I love it and we got it at Nordstrom when my mom was in town last week. I’ll pick up something else to put in her basket, but it’ll be a little dress like this.
I’ve been reading that rattle balls are good for the younger age because they make a noise now but later you can push them to baby to help her developmentally. Eventually you can roll them back and forth with her I read (though what age does that start to happen?).
The bunny on the bottom right is a rattle bunny that can be used all year too. Olivia loves the rattle right now, and she’s starting to hold on to the ballerina bunny, so I know she’ll be into stuffed animals soon; this one is so cute.
The Easter ducks I just thought were so cute! They’re bath toys, which of course Olivia isn’t using yet, but at water babies they place these little squirters in front of the babies for tummy time on a big raft, so I thought these could be used for tummy time excitement (and by next year she can use them in the bath)!
And lastly, the Easter basket is just a little Target one. I’ll probably get her a monogrammed basket once she gets a little bigger and can carry it around for an egg hunt, but for now something cute and easy works just as well.
So, for a baby girl I thought these would make the perfect little Easter basket. I don’t think I’ll get everything, but there are a bunch of ideas that would work very well without getting her candy and all the stickers and little things that will fill her basket as she gets older.
Are you doing a basket for your baby? What are you putting in it?
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