This year will be the first time that we put together an Easter basket and do an egg hunt. Last year was a bit stressful, even though we did attempt to go out.
I just finished putting together and ordering items for Alexis’ Easter basket so I figured I’d share, in case someone is searching for ideas that aren’t candy or cheap toxic toys.
We are about to embark on a potty learning (I do not like using the term training, but I occasionally do use it because it’s an accepted term) journey so I thought it’d be a great opportunity to get her some potty books and training undies for it in her Easter basket.
1. A Potty For Me, a Lift the flap potty book that any toddler will surely love.
2. MAM training toothbrush. One with an extra long handle to have the parent help out and one that is small enough for little hands to hold.
3. Cute organic training pants. I bought two pairs. I have no idea what I am dealing with here, but I am sure I will need a lot more once she starts wearing those.
4. Splat the Cat’s Where’s the Easter Bunny? book. A story about a cat trying to decide what he wants for Easter.
5. A Jellycat bunny (duh!). Jellycat has some of the cutest stuff animals, this one is small and cute.
6. Where are Baby’s Easter Eggs? book. Alexis loves her where’s baby’s belly button lift the flap book from the same series, so this will surely be a hit.
Some other great ideas for an Easter basket would be:
Spring and Easter themed shoes. I am obsessed with Livie and Luca spring designs, like the ones on Alexis’ feet.
As far as sweets, I might give her a taste of peeps or make my own healthy ones using this recipe. She hasn’t been too crazy about sweet things, so I doubt she’ll be very interested.
P.S. As far as potty training, I am sure I will be receiving lots of questions, so yes, a post is coming once some of the potty learning is underway. I am using Pantley’s “No Cry Potty Training Solution” as my guide and expect to take it very slow and based solely on her cues. The book has great tips on pre-potty training, as well as a quiz (yay! a quiz haha) to determine if your baby is ready for pre-potty training or full potty training. Just a note: this is not “potty train your baby in three days”. It is meant to use as a slow and steady, maybe taking up to a year potty learning guide.