It’s hard to justify spending a lot of money on a baby for Easter when, at such a young age, they don’t understand anything about holidays. Easter baskets for a 1-year-old, however, can be justified especially if they are used year after year. What to put in that basket can also be tricky.
You can’t go with the traditional candy and typical toy route for obvious reasons, but with a little thinking outside of the box, you can give your baby a little something in celebration of the Easter holiday. So, when asked, “What should I put in an Easter basket for a 1-year-old?” Here are a few ideas.
These silicone baby spoons are the perfect size for those little bites. They are also super soft and flexible so they’re easy on sore gums. The perfect Easter basket gift idea to prepare baby for eating solids.
Baby Snacks in Plastic Easter Eggs
The most fun the girls had was hearing the pop! of the plastic Easter eggs when they opened them. Inside, we put baby snacks like Gerber puffs and crunchies.
Also, perfect to add as an Easter basket treat for babies are teething wafers. Open the box and include the individual packets to give it a feeling of being “goody” filled rather than the whole box as a single item. That big box also takes up too much space.
This one feels like a gimme. Our twins love plush toys. They literally snuggle with them when they sleep. It’s pretty adorable. We included a stuffed bunny toy in their baskets which is the obvious choice for the Easter holiday.
The versatility of teething tubes as opposed to other toys is what makes them ideal for little ones. Easy to grip, these tubes are soft and flexible, but can also be put in the freezer to make them stiffer. They have textures and a ball on the end perfect for back molars or front gnawing. Although, every baby is different, and some may prefer a more traditional teething toy.
Sophie the Giraffe
I have no idea what makes this particular toy so much more appealing than other toys, but Sophie has become an absolute staple in our household. Sophie’s soft texture and numerous chewable parts (ears, horns, legs), makes her perfect for soothing baby’s sore gums during teething.
Touch and Feel Book
Our pediatrician, from very early on, told us that we should always be talking to our babies. Even if it’s just telling them what we’re doing at the moment, we needed to be talking to them. When they were very young, our twins didn’t care too much for “reading” with us. However, these little books have textures and patterns on each page to engage baby’s other senses instead of simply reading the words on the page.
Our girls’ daycare also does Easter/springtime pictures each year, so we like to get themed outfits for the occasion. As you can see, last year, our twins did not care for the live bunny, but they looked SO cute in their bunny-themed Easter rompers!
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