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Parents of children with diabetes know that it is possible to cover treats with insulin. If you are multiple daily injections or an insulin pump, you can simply inject or bolus insulin to cover the treat based on your carb to insulin ratio. Despite that fact, many parents of children with diabetes or not, don’t want to give their children a lot of sugar and are looking for alternatives. For those who are trying to control the amount of “junk food” that their children eat, it can be a challenge to come up with candy-free Easter basket ideas.
Here is a quick list of 35 items we came up with to fill those baskets that don’t include candy!
- Finger puppets
- Lip gloss
- Magic grow toys
- Bounce balls
- Magic grow capsules
- Glitter glue
- Hair ties
- Wind-up toys
- Play dough
- Silly putty
- Temporary tattoos
- Toy cars
- Nail polish
- Colouring books
- Toy cars
- Movie passes
- Sidewalk chalk
- Bath toys
- Ear phones
- Body wash
- Bath bombs
- Silly string
- Gift cards
- Plush toys
- Tooth brush
- Body spray
If you are still struggling to fill your child’s basket? Check out these great ideas…
Candy-free Easter Ideas for One-year-olds
Baby O and I has fun suggestions including PlayDough packs and rubber boots!
You may also want to consider stuffed toys, teething toys, and stylish baby bibs to help keep their clothes clean.
Basket Ideas for Toddlers
Toddlers are a fun age and there are so many things that they will enjoy. You can pick up books, peg puzzles, large crayons, colouring books, and stickers.
Mommy Takes 5 has everything that you need for a toddler’s Easter basket. She shares the baskets themselves as well as great things to put in it right here!
Candy-free Ideas for all ages
Crafting kits, hair care, and coupon for activites to share together can also make great candy-free Easter gifts for children of all ages.
Heather, over at Finding Our Green Life shares healthy treats as well as more great basket ideas here!
What is your favourite Easter basket idea? Let us know in the comments!
Rick Phillips says
My favorite Easter surprise after I had diabetes was…… drum roll – a car stereo. But again I was 17 when I was diagnosed and I had my second car by the time Easter came. My first car only lasted a week and well…. this one was a 1972 AMC Gremlin. Yeah that hot car needed a good stereo.
Yeah I forgot all about candy that afternoon. (just saying)
Barb Wagstaff says
A car stereo would definitely top any candy 🙂