Smile Inducing Toys for Baby's First Easter

Give them the gift of smiles, snuggles, and joyful play this Easter.

soft doll in bunny shaped fabric pod

Featured toy: Snuggle Pods Hunny Bunny Beige

Babies have so many ‘firsts’.  From first smile and word to first time rolling over to sitting up, babies experience so many mini and milestone achievements in the first few years of life.  Apart from developmental and physical milestones, there are always first holidays!  So many pictures to take and traditions to begin as newborns take part in their first family holidays. 

As we head into spring, many first time and seasoned parents are gearing up for their newborn’s first Easter.  Whether you’re filling a basket or hiding gifts around your house for older siblings to find, choosing the perfect fillers and hidden gems is easy at Manhattan Toy! We’ve got so many toys in stock; it’s easy to find the perfect gift for your newborn or toddler

baby boy holding lamb stuffed animal

Featured toy: Lovelies Lindy Lamb

An Easter surprise is just the thing to capture on film. Snap shots of little Mae finding her first Bunny Pull Musical hidden under the coffee table is something to cherish as the start of a new family tradition. Or, watching as Blake discovers Beau Bunny in his basket Easter morning.  Memories are sure to be made this Easter, so make your child’s basket something to remember! 

A little Easter bunny magic, mixed in with some Manhattan Toy surprises are sure to make the day something to smile about. Take a look at our Easter gift suggestions by category for your newborn celebrating their first Easter holiday.


Skwish® is a timeless classic great for teething, grasping and skwishing! The Click Clack Ball will have them playfully mesmerized. Between the clicking sounds and soft internal rattle cause-and-effect play is sure to be in abundance. Another top pick for newborns is the Wimmer-Ferguson 3-in-1 Triangle. This unique toy doubles as a playmat or fridge activity toy with internal magnets that easily cling to metal surfaces. 


Snuggle Baby Bunny - a delightful first doll with an adorable bunny themed sleep sack. Pals Brown Bunny is sure to melt their heart with it's super-soft texture and squishy design. How could we not include a lovey? Baby is sure to love cuddling with the Fairytale Snuggle Fox - a double-sided blankie with a simply sweet 3D fox face. It's the perfect combination of a stuffed animal and blankie.

Baby sleeping next to blue bunny rattle

Photo credit: @ourminnylife

Featured toy: Bunny rattle from the Bunny Rattle + Burp Cloth set


These pairings and toy trios are excellent for topping-off any baby's gift basket. The Bunny Rattle + Burp Cloth includes a burp cloth plus a plush rattle pal - both featuring a bunny theme. The nostalgic patterned burp-cloth is made from a breathable and absorbent cotton-gauze fabric. Another gift-ready option is the Petit Artiste Gift Set. A trio that includes a plush bunny, natural wood teething ring and a crinkle fabric book.