Calling on moms for ideas
Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:30 AM
Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:55 AM
Does she have a baby book? That might be an option. We have the baby cook with the Thomas Kinkade pics and nursery rhymes and I just adore it.
If you're wanting to splurge, you could buy something like a silver-plated cup or hairbrush set. Again, things I would never buy myself but hold special memories!
Posted 07 July 2010 - 12:39 PM
anything car related (not Tomas or cars just plain old CARS and TRUCKS) Bigger then matchbox for now and anything to go with it like a play mat, felt roadways, signs and work cones, etc. again a tote to make it easy to pack up. You will be amazed at what you can find at a good dollar store.
coloring books and crayons (not markers again to little) there are some that are 'fat' easy to color with. Remeber the 'paint books' all you had to do was wet a brush and the color was on the page already. even works with Q-tips.
are there other kids in home?
then any board game that kids can play together (or with mom) like candy land, shoots & ladders are still out there and good. (find good ones at Thrift shops or new.
What boy wouldn't like a nice big ball to play with?
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 01:06 PM
Edited by GirlNextDoor, 07 July 2010 - 01:08 PM.
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:19 PM
There are fabric grab balls, too. More time consuming than blocks, but nice.
Soft bears. You can do just a front and back and sew together.
I also have a pattern for the cutest turtle pillow where the back is a quilt block.
Anything soft and huggable is great. A quilt, too, would be so nice.
They love books. Also, the Farmer Says by Fisher Price. Lots of fun toys out there.
Posted 07 July 2010 - 10:20 PM
those are some of the things i treasured from my children--only this year i sent all my kids baby shoes off for bronzing and had shadow boxes made of their baby things(including outfits and blankets) **my youngest is almost 21**
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:51 AM
Posted 08 July 2010 - 07:24 PM
Homemade things that you can't find in a store are always special keepsakes for a lifetime.
Great thread! My new grandson will be 9 months old, and I should be thinking ahead!
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:06 PM
Activity quilts that they can lay on and it makes sounds.
See and Says, my kids loved them.
Tupperware makes a sorting ball that my kids loved but you can find them in the stores also.
Things to attach to the car seat/strollers that will keep them busy
Baby's first Christmas ornaments
Baby's first Christmas outfits
Blankets with name/birthday
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 10:33 PM
Keepsakes - Cordory Bear books - they have the original ones - A Pocket for Cordory and Cordory but they have board books for holidays.
DD and DS both loved the ball booper. We have the larger one that you push a plunger to get it to work and then a smaller one that is a train. Mega blocks
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