The Perfect Easter Basket

This past weekend was our first Easter with Warren, and it was such a special day. After church we came home and made a delicious waffle brunch. Even though Warren couldn’t eat any of the food, he still enjoyed sitting at the table with us and playing with his toys (…for 5 minutes, at least). After brunch and family nap time, we went for a walk around  one of the local parks  and took pictures with all of the pretty blooming trees. It was such a perfect, sunny day!

It’s amazing how much my perspective has changed since becoming a mother. Every year I would get caught up finding the perfect Easter dress, but this year I hardly thought about what I was going to wear at all. I was too busy planning Warren’s outfit and making his Easter basket that I really didn’t have much time to think about myself. I ended up wearing a dress that was already in my closet, and it actually worked out perfectly!

That’s not to say you shouldn’t take time to focus on yourself, especially when you’re a mother. Admittedly, I’m still struggling to find that balance in my life. But for now I’m also appreciating how much more selfless I’ve become. What really matters isn’t what I wear or how I look, but the moments I spend with my little family and creating memories we can all look back on.

One of the special memories I wanted to have was of Warren’s first Easter basket. I may have gone a bit overboard, but I just couldn’t help myself! I fell in love wit this beautiful basket and personalized gingham liner from Pottery Barn Kids. I went ahead and purchased the large size without reading the dimensions, and of course it was much larger than I expected. But shouldn’t every baby be able to fit inside their first Easter basket?

Once I had his basket, I started stuffing it with all kinds of goodies. I included a few feeding supplies since Warren was about to start on solids, and we would be needing them anyway. Then I also threw in some toys, bunny-themed books, and teething items. The basket was a huge hit! Warren even knocked it over a few times trying to grab the toys, and I had to rearrange the whole thing. Sigh.

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Below I’ve included a breakdown of all the items in Warren’s Easter basket so you can also create that perfect Easter basket your child will love.

  1. Pat the Bunny: This classic bunny book and another touch-and-feel book with bunnies on the cover were perfect for the Easter theme.
  2. Munchkin Miracle 360 Trainer Cup: This cup is spill-proof and promotes healthy oral development. It  also helps your baby learn how to drink like they would from a normal cup.
  3. Olababy Soft-Tip Training Spoon: A spoon that looks like a leaf! Not only is this spoon cute, it also encourages baby to learn self-feeding and is made with 100% toxic-free, food-grade silicone.
  4. Baby Banana Infant Training Toothbrush and Teether: This classic teething toy helps promote good oral hygiene and has been a huge hit in our home. Even though Warren doesn’t have any teeth yet, he loves chewing on it during bath time.
  5. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Phone: Warren is always trying to steal our phones, so I decided to get him his own. I love this one that resembles our iPhones.
  6. B. LucKeys: Warren also tries to steal our keys to chew on (yuck!). Not only are they covered in germs, but most keys also contain lead. I found these keys made of stainless steel that’s safe for chewing. They also make fun car sounds.
  7. Sun Bum Baby Bum Sunscreen: With the warmer weather, I knew we would be needing some baby sunscreen. This 100% mineral-based sunscreen contains gentle ingredients for sensitive skin, is water resistant, and doesn’t leave any annoying white streaks!
  8. The Teething Egg: How perfect is this teether for Easter?! It has an easy-to-grasp shape that makes it easy for babies to hold and has a texture that feels great on irritated gums.
  9. Baby Moccasins: These khaki-colored moccasins are perfect for Spring. I don’t have a link for these exact ones, but you can find similar moccasins from Freshly Picked. You can also find a ton of cute options on Etsy.
  10. Bunny Ears: I found these cute little bunny ears in the dollar section at Target. No need to spend a lot of money here, but they’re definitely a cute must-have for your basket!

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