I am beyond excited that my baby nephew has finally joined the outside world! I can’t wait to snuggle him and love on him. And I am so excited to include him in our family traditions.
It wasn’t long after he was born that I realized we would need to get him an Easter basket. But what do you do for an Easter basket for infants?
Chocolate and other candy is certainly out, as are most of the small basket stuffers you would find at the dollar store. So what do you do for an Easter basket for infants?
Fortunately I have quite a bit of experience in this since my older son was born about six weeks before Easter.
If you need ideas for what to put in an Easter basket for infants, you are going to love this list!
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Theme Baskets for Infants
If you saw my other post on creative Easter basket ideas, you know that I love theme baskets. I love finding the perfect items to put together to create one cohesive basket.
It isn’t hard to do, but it really ups the wow factor. Sure, the wow factor may be lost in the baby, but the parents will be impressed!
So what kind of themes can you do for an Easter basket for infants? I’m glad you asked!
Bath time fun
This is basically what I did for my nephew. My sister-in-law already had a baby bathtub, but if she didn’t, I would have used that as the basket.
Whether you use a baby bathtub or a regular basket, stuff it with all the things baby needs to get squeaky clean!
Bath toys: I prefer soft toys and sponges instead of squirters, which usually start growing mold inside. Yuck!
Before you choose this option, it’s helpful to know if Mom is formula feeding or breastfeeding so you can tailor the basket accordingly. She probably won’t appreciate getting a canister of formula if she’s working hard to breastfeed! Conversely, breastfeeding supplies will be salt in the wound to a mom who struggled with breastfeeding and decided it wasn’t going to work for her and her baby. Proceed carefully here.
Bottle cooler with ice pack: I pumped exclusively for my kids so this was essential for me going back and forth between work, but we also used it any time we were going to be out for a few hours.
Formula (best to know if the family is brand specific or has specific dietary needs)
Puffs (if baby has started solid foods)
Baby wellness basket
Chances are baby’s parents have probably gotten a lot of these items, but having backups is great for the car, travel, or for those midnight illnesses when you realize you’ve run out of fever reducer!
Nail file: perfect for new parents nervous about clipping baby’s paper thin nails!
Baby acetaminophen: I like Little Remedies because it’s free of the dyes and other junk you find in other brands.
Gas drops: These are a lifesaver for gassy babies!
Nose Frieda: It seems kinda gross but it is SOOOOO effective in helping a baby with a stuffy nose. It’s totally hygienic and works so much better than a bulb syringe!
Brain building basket
This basket is all about learning toys. Babies need lots of sensory experiences to explore and understand the world around them, so this basket will start building those connections.
Board books (check out this post on baby and toddler books if you need ideas!)
Other Ideas for an Easter Basket for Infants
If baby’s parents already have most of these items, you may want to focus on stuffing a basket full of items that they could use multiples of. Here are some ideas:
Socks: You can never have too many baby socks. As soon as you get one on, the other magically disappears!
Diapers (parents will thank you!)
Baby wipes, because you can never have too many packages!
Get Hopping on Your Easter Basket for Infants!
I hope I’ve shown you that putting together a cute Easter basket that baby will love isn’t that hard. Mix and match all of these items as needed to create the perfect basket for the baby in your life. Happy Easter!