We have two September babies, and that means they both turned 6 months old right around Easter time. In our home, we practice Baby Led Weaning. Since babies usually already have most of what they need and plenty of toys at this point, it’s a great time to stock up on things you can use for starting solids!
I was gifted a selection of items from Bbox for Kids for this post, but my opinions are my own! I only recommend the products I love, and we love this brand! We use many of the same products for my 3 year old already! Bbox has a huge variety and the cutest prints!
I am all about self feeding. If you have been following my blog for a while, you probably already know this. I don’t love spoon feeding my kids, and I love watching them gain independence by feeding themselves! Not to mention the motor skills they can practice at the same time!
Some of the items Finley will be getting in her basket are pictured above!
I’m really excited about the bunny bib that comes with a spoon. The bib folds up and zips into the little pouch below. So not only does that bit help catch food, it’s a great storage pouch so that you can take this bib on the go and not have to worry about getting food bits in your diaper bag.
She is also getting a smock bib for those extra messy meals! These bibs have specific parts that go down over baby’s legs for extra coverage.
We will be working with Finley to use a cup with no lid, but she will also learn to use a straw sippy cup. For that, I’ve always really loved weighted straw cups. They are neat because no matter how baby holds it, they can get something to drink.
Naturally I had to get the neoprene sleeve for her cup that matches her bib(s) and cutlery! It will be great this summer for keeping her drinks cool in the extreme SC heat.
Leopold’s FAVORITE bowl is his Bbox straw bowl that has handles. He loves being able to drink every last bit of milk when he gets cereal. I knew he wouldn’t be too keen on sharing his, so I found a smaller version just for baby Finley! And guess what…it matches the rest of her stuff!
I did get one thing that doesn’t match, and that’s the snack box. They can share this, as it has two compartments and a spoon that attaches to the top. This will be perfect for two different snacks, or even a snack and a dip.
Along with her Bbox goodies, Finley’s basket will have a couple of toys and some food, like Mum mums, which are a fun snack that’s easy for baby to munch on.
I have her Bunnies by the Bay lovey/paci holder and her mini Lucy Cuddle & Kind doll pictured here, as well as floral shoes from Pediped. With each Cuddle and Kind purchase, they provide at least 10 meals for children in need! You’re not only getting a super great quality hand made stuffed toy, you’re helping someone else out.
Finley’s Easter basket was a $12 one I found at Big Lots! The charm I attached with the bunny and an “F” was $3 at Target in the Easter section.
Here are some more ideas for little babies’ Easter baskets if you’re still on the hunt for inspiration! Feel free to look through my Amazon storefront as well! I have saved my favorite products for all ages all in one place.
- Swimwear from Swimzip– These suits are awesome because they are 50 UPF and protect sensitive baby skin from the sun. Then they zip right off so you aren’t struggling to pull a wet/sandy suit over your baby’s head! Swimzip also has cute hats and sunglasses to accessorize with!
- Slumberkins– These loveys and healthy attachment tools have long been a favorite of mine! I don’t know if I love them for my kids or myself more!
- Teething toys- My son didn’t ever care for teething toys but my little girl can’t get enough! We love the Silispoon from GoSili products, the chew cube and munch mitt from Malarkey Kids, the classic banana toothbrush, Mam’s bumblebee teether and their cooler teether, and her cutie pat from Ryan and Rose. It’s technically a pacifier but she only uses it to chew on at this point.
- Some new toys- Tinylove has some seriously cute toys that clip onto the carseat, stroller or crib! We also love B Toys, Sassy, and Lamaze toys. If your baby doesn’t have a tummy time mirror yet, that is a good idea as well! My girl still loves hers!
Remember: While a first Easter is definitely something to celebrate and enjoy, it’s not about the material things! Your baby won’t remember this day, or what they got. It’s a fun excuse to go out and buy things you already need and present them in a pretty way, though! Don’t forget to celebrate the real reason behind Easter! He is Risen!