Baby's First Easter Ideas: Outfits, Easter Baskets, Gifts, and More
Many new parents take extra measures during a baby's first year of life to make holidays and notable events extra special. Easter is no exception. In addition to an Easter basket and a special Easter outfit, there are lots of fun options to consider including games, sensory activities, and photo ideas. Happy Easter!
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Most baby Easter outfits fall under the classifications of classic, cute, and cheesy. There are a wide range of baby pajamas and bibs for every occasion imaginable. As a new parent, you're well aware of how frequently babies go through outfits. Don't be afraid to pick up a few different items for your baby to wear throughout the day. Here are just a few outfit ideas to consider as you plan for the holiday.
- Anything with bunnies, chicks, sheep, and flowers.
- Bunny ears, which can include hats and headbands with bunny ears.
- Sun hat.
- Stuffed or crochet carrot accessory.
- For boy babies, a clip on bow tie.
- For girls on early, chilly Easters, leg warmers.
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While you are rounding up age appropriate Easter basket items, keep your eye out for pastels and Easter themed options.
- Key toys
- Roller toys
- Plush or crochet chicks, sheep, and bunnies
- Stacking toys
- Bunny, chick, or sheep crocheted shoes or slippers
- Tag toys
- Teething toys
- Wooden blocks
- Lovey blankets
As you choose books for your baby's Easter basket or simply to read on Easter, look for board books as well as classic options that you'll look forward to rereading for many years to come.
Tip: Small babies may enjoy sitting in a sensory bin and feeling the materials with their hands and feet.
Choose a wide tub or bucket to use as a sensory bin. You can fill your bin with rice, beans, and/or Easter grass. Some people opt to dye their rice green for holiday sensory use. Check out a great tutorial for dyeing rice right here. Consider adding any of the following items to your sensory bin:
- Small pails or plastic planters. They are often available in the dollar section of Target and at dollar stores.
- Pretend Easter eggs. Look for plastic and fabric Easter eggs. You can also make your own fabric eggs.
- Empty egg carton.
- Measuring cups. You may be able to find other kitchen tools or garden tools that are safe for babies as well, such as wooden spoons and plastic ladles and spatulas.
- Foam or fabric balls and other small toys. It is important to choose items that babies cannot swallow.
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Frame one or two of your baby's first Easter events in a special Easter picture frame. There are lots of beautiful frames available on Etsy that you can purchase. Consider making your own as well. You can customize virtually any DIY picture frame idea with Easter themes and/or colors. Don't be afraid to mix ideas that you find from different handmade tutorials as well and make something that suits your personal tastes and preferences.
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Games and Other Fun
- Hide pretend Easter eggs under a blanket, a large bowl, or an overturned bucket or tub. Let the baby "find" them by revealing the eggs.
- Provide an Easter basket, bowl, or bucket for the baby to put a group of Easter eggs into and then take back out of again.
- Fill plastic eggs with beans, rice, or other small items and tape or glue the eggs closed to make noise makers. Babies may enjoy chasing the noise makers around the floor.
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