What to Put in Your Toddler’s Easter Basket Besides Candy

Easter is such a great time of year. The weather is getting warmer, flowers are blooming, and birds are chirping! Spring just puts me in a better mood! It’s also time to get those Easter baskets ready for your children.

On Easter this year, I will have a 21 month old girl and a 6 month old boy. I put together their Easter baskets based on current interests, skills, and abilities.

My toddler loves to color, use stickers, throw balls, cuddle her stuffed animals, and explore anything new she can get her hands on. My infant loves toys he can easily grasp, teethers, music, and bright colors.

They are still a bit young to understand the meaning of Easter baskets and even gifts, but I still wanted to make their day special.

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Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.

Choosing candy alternatives

I don’t like giving my children candy. My oldest daughter is 21 months and although she pretty much eats everything right now, I’d like to hold off on sweets as long as I possibly can.

Of course she’ll always have it at a birthday party, special occasion, or even as a last-resort bribe. However, I like to limit it to those specific times. I figure, if she doesn’t know what she’s missing, she won’t miss it!

Now with all these recent holidays that drive revenue through sugary snacks, it’s getting harder and harder to limit it. Easter is a time when businesses advertise chocolate, candy, and sweets.

Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.

You can’t walk into a grocery or department store the month before Easter without being greeted with chocolate bunnies, marshmallow peeps, or brightly colored jellybeans.

This tactic will surely grab your child’s attention. After all, what toddler isn’t going to scream for the life sized chocolate bunny on display?

When making my children’s Easter basket, I would rather not put any candy in it. So I’ve come up with some Easter Basket alternatives to give my toddler instead of straight sugar.

Here are some ideas that toddlers LOVE if you’re also opting for a no-sugar Easter basket this holiday season.

Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
What’s in my 20 month old girl’s basket

Toys and Play

Toddlers will be in awe of just about anything new they lay their hands on. Here are some examples of small toys or fun items that you can add to their Easter Basket that will surely excite them:

Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
What’s in my 6 month old boy’s basket

Outdoor Play

Easter is the perfect time to gift your child all the fun toys and games that they will be using as the weather gets warmer. Kids love playing outside, and Easter is the perfect time to replenish their outdoor toys. Easter gift, plus needed outdoor toys? Win/win! Here are some options for outdoor items that your toddler will love:

Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.

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Sleep and Comfort

You can never go wrong with sleep and comfort items for little ones. Your babies and toddlers will absolutely love cuddling and using these cute additions to their Easter baskets.

Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
via Bunnies by the Bay

Self-care

While your toddler may not know a lot about self-care, you know it is so important. Go ahead and instill those values now, by adding some self-care items to your toddlers Easter basket. Your toddler will enjoy each and every one.

Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.

Snacks hidden in Easter eggs

You may be trying to stay away from candy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some fun treats inside the Easter eggs! If you are looking for some fun ideas… try one or more below!

Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
  • Goldfish
  • Cheddar bunnies
  • Cheerios
  • Puffs
  • Peanut butter mini crackers
  • Cereal

Easter Basket Ideas for Babies

Pacifiers

Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.

Hide and Squeak Eggs

Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.

Nesting Eggs

Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.

Teething Egg

Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.

Easter Board Book

Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.

Bunny Rattle

Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.

Easter Booties

Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.

If you are running short on time (or ideas!) check out these premade Easter Basket Kits!

Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.

Jumbo Easter Kit For Girls

Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.

7 Piece Plush Easter Basket for babies

Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.

Ninja Turtle Easter Basket

Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.

Felt Filled Easter Basket

Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.

Dinosaur Basket

Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.

Star Wars Basket

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Will you use any of these ideas for your toddler or baby’s Easter basket this year?Have another non candy basket filler I missed? Let me know!

Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.
Here are some fun, unique ideas for toys and non-candy alternatives to put in your child's Easter basket. These are great for babies and toddlers.

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