Easter Basket Ideas for Babies

The Easter holiday calls to mind imagery that often evokes infants and young children. We think of small, soft, young animals that have just been born such as foals, kittens, lambs and baby bunnies. An Easter basket is a fun collection of items designed to help people celebrate this important holiday. If you have a new baby or grandbaby or just love to work in the church nursery you can create an Easter basket that any infant and their parents will like.

Baby Bath Toys

Part of the fun of getting dirty is getting clean. Washing a baby can involve careful attention to detail of well as soft bath items that won't splash water in their eyes or soap in their tiny ears. Turn your Easter basket into the perfect addition to any baby's bathroom. Line the bottom of the basket with a thick baby blanket that will cover the baby's head as he gets bathed. Add in washcloths in pastel colors, pink and blue soaps and few vials of baby friendly soap.

Baby Feeding Items

Feeding a baby can be fun but messy. Help make eating fun with an Easter basket of items to help a new parent feed a baby. Place a brightly patterned tablecloth on the bottom of the basket. Top with eating utensils, a bib embroidered with the baby's name on it and a few hand puppets in the shape of eggs and ducks.

Easter Clothing

Make up a basket full of special Easter clothing for your very special baby. Buy a little girl an Easter dress in a shade of lavender, yellow or mint green. Hang an Easter bonnet on top of the basket with ribbons that trail down and curl over the sides. Place two small shiny patent leather shoes on each side of the dress. For a boy purchase his first formal suit and a straw hat with his name on top. Top with umbrellas to welcome in any April showers.

Baby's First Easter

Celebrate a baby's first Easter with an appropriate Easter basket. Buy the baby their first Bible. Embroider a personalized inscription on the front of the book. Place the book against the back of the basket. Add in a bracelet with a charm that indicates the name and date of the occasion. Place an inscribed rattle on the side with the baby's name.

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Stacy Mintzer Herlihy has been a freelance writer since 2001. Her work has appeared in many publications, including "USA Today," "The Women’s Independent Press," "Big Apple Parent" and "ComputorEdge Magazine." Herlihy earned a Bachelor of Arts in education and history from the City University of New York.

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