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Baby's First Easter Ideas: Outfits, Easter Baskets, Gifts, and More

Rose is a full-time freelance writer who frequently writes about education, special education, DIY projects, food, Milwaukee, 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.
This Easter basket is filled with lots of goodies that are appropriate for babies.

This Easter basket is filled with lots of goodies that are appropriate for babies.

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Easter Basket

While you are rounding up age appropriate Easter basket items, keep your eye out for pastels and Easter themed options.

  • Key toys
  • Roller toys
  • Rattle
  • 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.

Sensory Activities

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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Picture Frame

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.

Are you looking for Easter photo props and other photo ideas? Check this out!

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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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© 2013 Rose Clearfield


Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 11, 2014:

Thanks, Vicki!

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on April 11, 2014:

This is too cute!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 02, 2013:

That's great, DIYmommy! I'm glad that all of your photos worked out so well. Thanks for sharing. :)

Julie on April 02, 2013:

Born last November, this was my 4 1/2 month old son's first Easter! Instead of paying a professional photographer, I had purchased some great odds and ends from the Dollar Store and elsewhere to be props that we used to take our own great Easter photos of him. With a basket, some colorful blankets, some glittery eggs, a sign that said "Happy Easter" and a few other props, my family absolutely loved these pictures of hims.

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 21, 2013:

Thanks, Sid! I'm glad that you enjoyed this article even though you didn't celebrate Easter most years growing up.

Sid Kemp from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) on March 21, 2013:

Great fun! I wasn't raised with Easter, except for one memorable easter egg hunt with friends of the family where my brother won a pet bunny rabbit for finding the golden egg. Your opening photo is awesome!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 20, 2013:

Great minds think alike, fpherj48! I'm so glad that this is helpful for you. Have a wonderful Easter.

Suzie from Carson City on March 20, 2013:

Dear Random....It seems you were reading my thoughts today. As I walked through a store, seeing "Easter," everywhere, it dawned on me that grandchild #10, will be celebrating HIS first Easter (8 mos old)...and I tried to recall what I may have done for all the others on their First Holidays......well, that was a waste of precious energy....."trying to recall," that is.

Anyway....Thanks for eavesdropping. Your suggestions are wonderful. You are quite creative. I appreciate the ideas. UP++

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 20, 2013:

Thanks, Suzie! That's awesome. :) I hope that you're able to use some of these ideas with the new little one.

Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on March 20, 2013:

Hi Rose,

Great and interesting ideas for a first Easter. I may have a new niece or nephew in time for Easter and I am so excited by this prospect. Love your pics and the sensory bin sounds very cool!

votes++++++, shared, pinned!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 20, 2013:

What a great memory! Thanks, Natasha. :) I'm sure that Easter egg noise makers would be a big hit, too. Possibly too much of a big hit!

Natasha from Hawaii on March 20, 2013:

My sister's first birthday was on Easter. I remember my mom giving her this giant stuffed bunny in a flowery shirt. I think it was bigger than her!

You found some super cute photos for this hub and have some great ideas for a baby's first Easter. I especially like the idea for an Easter egg noise maker! I can imagine a kid gleefully shaking away.

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