Easter basket for a one year old

Jennie - posted on 04/06/2009 ( 43 moms have responded )

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I am makeing an Easter basket for my one year old daughter and I haveing trouble figuring out what to put in it. I have edible Easter grass and some plastic eggs fro her to open and find yogert melts. I want her to have more then that, but she sin't ready for things like Robbin Eggs, Jelly Beans, Peeps, ect. Any sugestions?

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Julie - posted on 04/09/2009

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My daughter is almost one. She is getting bubbles, an easter book, a small stuffed bunny, a finger puppet, some sandbox toys, bunny ears, and some healthy snacks hidden in the plastic eggs in her easter basket. No candy for her yet. :-)

Kelly - posted on 04/06/2009

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Animal crackers or teddy grahams are good for little ones that age. How about a ball? Water toys are good this time of year. The "Easter Bunny" always hides my kids' baskets, in different places around the house (that is the way it was in our house growing up), and I swear the kids have as much fun finding them, as they do with whatever goodies they get. They wonder for weeks ahead of time where "he" will put them this year, and they remember where they were for years past. Just a fun tradition! Even the teenagers get a kick out of it.

Janet - posted on 03/24/2012

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My grand daughter will be 9 months. She already loves the happy melts and the baby puffs so I got her a few of those along with a little plastic grocery cart for her Easter basket. She can use it to practice walking I thought. I got her a soft baby doll to put in the front of it and some small bottles of sugar free juice that have the sipper on the top. A couple of hard covered books, a ball, sunglasses, bubbles, and a cute T-shirt for spring. I put it all in the cart and wrapped colorful cellophane on it. It looks good. Hope this helps.

Claire - posted on 04/10/2009

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 I found bubbles that have the stick attached to the handle.  I hope they like them.

Amber - posted on 04/09/2009

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I went through the same thing with both my daughters...I did little hard cover books(easter themed) Gerber gummy snacks, any of the gerber toddler snacks are good!safe and healthy to eat. be carefull with the edible grass, made my daughter very sick! I also started doing bubbles...my god how can you go wrong with bubbles? I didn't realize it right away, but there are alot of options! have fun with it, enjoy your first easter together!

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Amber Lynne - posted on 04/10/2009

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Last Easter-my son was like 9 months,and his basket had a sippy cup,a kids dvd, a toy phone, a book. Things that he could use and enjoy, but not be bad for him.



This year-he is 19 months and his basket contains a new dvd, big boy toddler silverware, a new plate, nesting cups (b/c he struggles with that skill), some new big boy underwear (as we are working on potty training) and some reeses cups and m&m's.

Leslie - posted on 04/09/2009

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Walmart is selling sets of 2 Easter themed "Little People".  My daughter is 1 and LOVES Liltle People!  I agree, no candy!  Your idea to put yogurt melts in eggs is a really good idea.  Books are a good idea too.

Terri - posted on 04/09/2009

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I still do this with my 21/2 year old... A new toothbrush, movie, flashcards, new spoon and/or fork, New plate that goes with the holidays, Just fun things like that. And because I also have a six month old and I dont want my oldest son to think this is all about him. I,m doing a basket for him too. travel formula packets, a new pacifier,and some baby food. maybe a new baby toy. This is also things that we need so it fits in the budget

Heather - posted on 04/09/2009

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Without reading all the other responses....Include a story book, coloring book (too young?), DVD, sidewalk chalk?, small toys or stuffed bunny. Maybe a "healthy" box of cookies - something you let her have now - just put it into the basket.



The basket I am making for my 9 month old will hold a DVD, 2 books, teething biscuits, a floppy eared bunny, some fruit that he can eat (i.e. banana, pears, peaches, plums) and blocks if I can find the paint free variety. 

Jennifer - posted on 04/09/2009

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I have always done candy free easter baskets for my girls. Instead of that plastic easter grass that gets all over I used floral foam cut to fit in the bottom of the basket with fake grass (used in flower arranging) from the craft store. It is really easy to do, looks cute, and you only have to do it once. My 2 year old is getting sunglass4es, a book, a DVD, those color buddies crayons that look like eggs, and headbands. Hope this helps.

Harmony - posted on 04/09/2009

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a toothbrush is always good to go with the candy and a good age to start teaching them to brush, also safetypop suckers are always good for the little ones. along with candy i like to give my kids little toys, punch balloons or a ball is good for that age

Michaela - posted on 04/09/2009

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I've not got anything for my daughter other than a shape sorter that I bought her for easter :) She doesnt understand what easter is all about , well most people dont lol they celebrate with chocolate :|

Anyway , I got her a toy because she will love it to bits , I thought it would be nice to get her a little something

Danielle - posted on 04/09/2009

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there was a cute fisher price little easter toy it was a tube with two characters in it... it came with different choices.... i just got her that  and yougurt melts lol.... she wont know the difference and later we will take her basket and go egg hunting lol ...

Chellse - posted on 04/08/2009

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get her a stuff anamial to play with or a lil toy u know she will play wih.... she maybe able to eat jelly beans my daught is 11m and she eats them a lil we bite it in half and then smush it and give it to her she dose fine. but that may because she has 8theeth tho. but i most diffently would get her some of the puffs and thiogns and put in it things u know she likes

Amanda - posted on 04/08/2009

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I always got little things like toys for outside, a spring/summer outfit, books. I don't do too much with the candy. My son loves to get it but never eats it and end up getting tossed in the trash. I try to go for stuff that is able to be used longer....sand toys, pool toys, bath toys.

Nicole - posted on 04/08/2009

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Board books are a good bet, maybe even some of the toddler treats that are good for snacks.

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For Christmas my dad wrapped a few of my daughter's gifts in a cereal box, a Cheese Itz box and even a piaaz box. He was trying to disguise her gifts. Asside from the fact that she was two and did not need them disguised she was sooo excited and very upset when she discovered that there were gifts inside and not actual snacks. It was quite funny! Your daughter would probobly love some of her favorite snacks even if they don't have sugar. If you're not sure what she can eat gerber graduates makes a great snack called Finger Foods that my daughter loves! they're little star shaped puffs and come in all sorts of flavors! Hope this helps. The toy ideas are great as well!

Leslie - posted on 04/08/2009

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I didn't read all of these so don't know if they are repeats..



 



we put toys, puppets, books, or learning games. Last year we did a barnyard themed basket it was fun, a puzzle, leap pad fridge farm, a total hit, and a stuffed piggy (dollar section) and a thing of animal crackers... she was barely one.



 



this year she is getting her Easter skirt, some golfishies the "bigger than normal box of raisins" a color game, stickers, a book, an a little instrument. Its so fun..



 



my almost 6 month old is getting his first "puffs" the baby infant feeder mesh bag things, a teething ring, a new onesie, and a puppet.  easy peasy but fun fun... and some bath toys too.



 



So much fun.

Gina - posted on 04/07/2009

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My cousin made a basket for my daughter last year and she was 8 months old. It was so cute. She put a couple of cute romper outfits in the basket rolled up and a little package with three Little People in it and some Gerber Graduates treats, like the fruit and veggie bites and apple wagon wheels.  My daughter really enjoyed the little people and snacks and I loved the outfits.  Hope this helps.

Nicola - posted on 04/06/2009

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Wow you guys all have such great ideas we just hide eggs round the yard hand the kids a basket each and say good hunting lol.

Kim - posted on 04/06/2009

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I always give my kids little toys in their baskets as well as candy now that they are older. My 2 yr old will be getting Easter sidewalk chalk and some other small things. My older son who is 8 yrs old is getting a watch inside of an egg and candy. I also try to have a community basket of one larger surprise...this year it's a puppy and puppy supplies. However, most of the time the larger basket contains the essentials for summer...shorts, t-shirts, sandals, sunglasses, swimsuits.

Katie - posted on 04/06/2009

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I'm putting a few toys and little board books in my 1 year old's basket.  I'm also putting a little candy for me and my husband =)

Roxanne - posted on 04/06/2009

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Quoting Cheryl- Chris:

Posted by Amie Kube (1:59 pm)
My kids get toys, clothes, some chocolate but since our family is big on both sides we only give them one chocolate thing... the rest comes from extended family. I personally think they find it hilarious to give our kids loads of sugar treats just because they don't have to stay home with them. Thank god for hidey holes.... we dole it out in small pieces so we don't have crazy kids. lol.

ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I swear that this is what my family does as well!!!!!! I find stuff I know they like, but that we don't always buy for them (finger paints, Color Wonder markers and paper. This year, I also bought two "big" plastic eggs in which I am going to put the candy in. That way, they are still getting some, but not a lot~ more for Daddy!!!!!!


 



*****I personally think they find it hilarious to give our kids loads of sugar treats just because they don't have to stay home with them. ******



 



LOL!!!! You are hilarious. I could not agree more.



I'm including some Baby Einsteins movies. They're usually more expensive so I don't buy them on a regular basis, which makes it special, and I know my daughter LOVES them. Watching the same movie over and over again is mind-numbing to me but she picks one and loves it for weeks! So new movies are like a present for both of us, LoL.



My grandmother used to include things like hair barettes and pretty chapstick in mine. Always thought that was a good idea :)

Stephanie - posted on 04/06/2009

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For my 17 month daughter I am putting Easter shaped marshmellows, princess body wash, a Tinkerbell plate, bowl and fork, a Tinkerbell washcloth and a dance outfit since she is going to be starting dance class the end of the month! I dont really give her candy unless she goes on the potty so I went with other things I know she will like and need! Oh I also put bubbles and a new sippy cup! Hope this helps! Have a great Easter!

Abby - posted on 04/06/2009

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Thanks so much for asking this question Jennie, I have an 8mth old and I was stuck for things to give him in his easter basket but thanks to all the awesome responses I now have some great ideas. Cheers, ladies! xo

Cheryl- Chris - posted on 04/06/2009

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Posted by Amie Kube (1:59 pm)

My kids get toys, clothes, some chocolate but since our family is big on both sides we only give them one chocolate thing... the rest comes from extended family. I personally think they find it hilarious to give our kids loads of sugar treats just because they don't have to stay home with them. Thank god for hidey holes.... we dole it out in small pieces so we don't have crazy kids. lol.



ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I swear that this is what my family does as well!!!!!! I find stuff I know they like, but that we don't always buy for them (finger paints, Color Wonder markers and paper. This year, I also bought two "big" plastic eggs in which I am going to put the candy in. That way, they are still getting some, but not a lot~ more for Daddy!!!!!!

Stephanie - posted on 04/06/2009

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Our son is 1 1/2 yrs and we're doing a swimming basket. Little floaties, new swim trunks, water toys, stuff like that. It's a nice little theme considering spring will be here soon. And I think the edible grass is crazy! I've never heard of it, but it makes me laugh. I could see my son out eating real grass if I did that.

Antoinette - posted on 04/06/2009

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For my son's 1st Easter basket I purchased a few books, a Disney movie, Fisher Price usually has an Easter toy every year, which I included in his basket. Gerber snacks, crackers. Bath toys are good and crayola makes chalk shaped like eggs. Color Wonder stuff is great also.

Christine - posted on 04/06/2009

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My one year old is getting a new Sippy Cup , a couple board books , Ducky for the bathtub , some of those crayons for toddlers and a Buzz Lightyear bubble machine.

It's not very difficult to put together. Just write out some of the small things you little one enjoys and go from there. it might help if you bring the basket with you to the store , too :)

Amanda - posted on 04/06/2009

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At that age I would look for a small touch and feel easter book, and we usually get a DVD every year.  Takes up room instead of candy, and she LOVES it!  It is usually one we would get her anyway, we just save it until then.  We have always done a book and now that she is learning to read she looks forward to it.  I am happy we started that tradition.  Even now at 5 we only have 2 eggs in the basket with candy, and we do stickers and rub on tattoos, lip gloss, etc. instead!

Courtney - posted on 04/06/2009

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Hiding the baskets is such a neat idea! I've never thought of that!

Courtney - posted on 04/06/2009

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My daughter is 8 months old. Her Easter basket will contain some bath toys that she can also play with in her baby pool this summer. As well as an outfit and a stuffed Easter bunny. I'll probably put a few more things in there but so far that's what I got. Hope this helps! I like the idea of putting the yogurt melts in the Easter eggs! I might have to try that! : )

Amie - posted on 04/06/2009

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My kids get toys, clothes, some chocolate but since our family is big on both sides we only give them one chocolate thing... the rest comes from extended family. I personally think they find it hilarious to give our kids loads of sugar treats just because they don't have to stay home with them. Thank god for hidey holes.... we dole it out in small pieces so we don't have crazy kids. lol.

Sara - posted on 04/06/2009

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I put a toothbrush, socks, underwear and other necesities in it with their favorite character on it. They get excited and never know we were going to buy them anyway.

Katie - posted on 04/06/2009

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My little man is almost 1 and I am filling his basket with a couple of books, some Gerber snacks that he likes (like those puffs and animal crackers). and a couple of little toys we can have fun with this summer!  Just think wbout what your daughter likes to play with and get creative!   Good luck!

Katie - posted on 04/06/2009

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My son is only four months and he will be getting an Easter basket with toys and books. He will also be getting a video and some other things as well.

Ashley - posted on 04/06/2009

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i put everything in easter baskets, toys candy, anything i know my daughter likes. i have since she was little.

Leslie - posted on 04/06/2009

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I'm giving my one year old those little crayons that are on egg shaped characters they can hold in their hands.

Emily - posted on 04/06/2009

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This is a great time to get into the habit of creating candy-free Easter baskets! How about some small books and toys like blocks. She'd probably like that.

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