What do I get a 5 month old for christmas

Ange - posted on 11/12/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )

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My son is now 4 months but will be 5 months on december 9th and I am not real sure what to get as most toys are 6 months up I am going to buy some 6 months toys but what else can I get him that are developmently challenged?

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Shireen - posted on 11/27/2010

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My son was 5 months last christmas and because we wanted an early start for him to be walking sooner we bought a WALKING-RING it was the best gift ever from us to our son he loved it because my son loves cars and his walking ring was a F1 ferrari car with a gear-shifter, steering wheel, hooter and lots of other buttons to play with..... So enjoy doing shopping and hope you find something your son loves....

Tine - posted on 11/18/2010

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Just your love and attention. That's what a baby needs and will enjoy the most! :-)

Sarah - posted on 11/19/2010

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An exersaucer and jumperoo are great ideas! We have both for my son now 7 months (got them when he was 5 months) and he LOVES. Them both. He will stay in each for an hour while i shower, laundry, or whatever :) Both are an awesome investment for you and your son! ENJOY!

Jolene - posted on 11/14/2010

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My daughter will just be four months on the 23rd of dec and im getting her a chicken elmo coz she loves looking at elmo and loves movement and noise and were also getting her a walker because she is developing so fast we want her to have the best chance

Shawna - posted on 11/13/2010

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We got you know who her excersaucer, some stacking toys, touch books (different textures,shapes),, little things like that (try walmart/babies r us) they were fairly cheap, and she still plays with them. This year they're both getting a leap frog puppy! (basically dont worry so much about the educational part- kids learn from ANY toy. try for things like blocks that are versatile i.e more than one use, can be counted,sorted, stacked) Christinas favourites were her peekablocks! she played with them for hours!!

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Elicia - posted on 11/28/2010

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We are got our 4 month old baby's present already and we got him a discovery nursery farm by v-tech. It makes sounds and has a light that flashes. We broke it out for him once to see if he liked it and he LOVED it. If your child likes things that light up and makes sounds that might be an idea.

Elfrieda - posted on 11/28/2010

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What about a teething toy? A five-month-old should get some good use out of that! We're giving my 1-year-old a ball. One present should do it, in my opinion.

Heather - posted on 11/28/2010

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We got my daughter a few toy and books. We had her at the store with us and she kept grabbing for a pink puppy that lit up and sang, so we got it for her and gave it to her now. We couldn't help ourselves!
Originally I had intended on giving her a box wrapped with paper. She loves paper, loves to crinkle it and rip it. She will probably like the paper more than anything anyone else gives her, lol.

Jodi - posted on 11/24/2010

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My daughter turned 6 months at Christmastime and I bought her a nice wooden toy box. It's been great! She will be able to use it for the rest of her life.

Kat - posted on 11/24/2010

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our son was 6 months old last xmas, and we got him board books, and things for 12 months and up. something he could play with when he was a little older. but we also got him 6months+ too. we got him these 4 squishy garanamals blocks, and things like that. stuff he could play with then, and would still play with later on, too. but definitely books. with bright colors and pictures and stuff. my son STILL loves his books we got him, and he's always bringing me books to read for him.

my son loved (and still loves) his My Pal Violet (they didnt have the green boy dog anywhere last year where i lived around xmas). i think it's from leapfrog. it plays music, you can program his name into it, and it talks. best thing we ever got him. it'll play 10 minutes of lullaby music, which was wonderful in helping us to get him to sleep.

Allie - posted on 11/23/2010

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Well my daughter will be 6 months on the 16th of dec Were putting babyfood in her stocking kids get candy so shes getting something to eat to we will put other things like teething biscuit and things like that we are going to get her things that help babies crawl and walk plus things that make noise if she bangs on it or kicks it or thing like that we will get her thing that she learns if i do this then this will happen

Kristol - posted on 11/23/2010

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you can really get him anything that teaches him things like colors, his body parts, ABC's, etc. you won't believe how much knowledge a 6 month old can pick up

Leanne - posted on 11/22/2010

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my son wil be six months at the end of the month and im done his christmas shopping ! i got him leap frog stuff for 6+ so he can learn quicker ! i got him his first teddy from leap frog ! some ball thing , uhm a little phone that says the abc and 123`s from leap frog theres alot of stuff out there just look around

Michelle - posted on 11/20/2010

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ummm...not much!!! at this age, you could spend a fortune on this that and the other....but honestly i have to say that you are your baby's best toy.....i have had seven and have been there done that with the whole developmental stuff...but like i said, you are the best teacher your baby has so enjoy it....!!!

Ashley - posted on 11/20/2010

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Just a tip, don't look at the age on the toy. Observe your chid and evaluate them yourself so you can get an idea of what is appropriate. If your baby is 6 months, sits on his own and grabs things by him a toy with those qualifications. If baby is also putting things up to his mouth make sure all toy pieces are bigger than the mouth.

Amanda - posted on 11/19/2010

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choose things they will use for awhile...foam letters for the tub and other little scoops and water playthings were great when my daughter was that age.

Jill - posted on 11/19/2010

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We has the same problem last Christmas. We just got our daughter one gift, the Fisher Price stacking rings that light up. We figured the rest of the family was going to give her gifts and we were only in a apartment so we did not have a lot of space. She got soft and hard books, Peek-a-Blocks, clothes and more.

Hayley - posted on 11/18/2010

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my daughter turned 5 months old last boxing day. For christmas she got a Jolly Jumper (she lived in it at least a good 4-5 months) she loved it. Heaps of clothes (i went a bit too overboard with those) and toys that make noises and have open and shut devises on them, stacking toys, toys that you can place other things inside of, (interactve things) and some books. Or even something to brighten up babys bedroom or a blow up paddling pool? No matter what you get baby wont remember in the future so don't go too overboard like i did because then you have the same problem on birthdays (what to get when child already has everything!!??) Good luck, i'm sure you will work something out.

Ange - posted on 11/13/2010

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Shawna don't you still have tina's old leap frog poppy from when she was a baby

Ange - posted on 11/13/2010

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ya the major things we are getting too.. exersaucer, ummm... not sure what they are called but he sits in it and he can bounce something like what they have for the door ways but all our doors in major areas have stairs... a few toys and maybe some clothes and I got some other ideas baby food and what not and that would be good for him from us... I know my parents are getting him a high chair and some clothing.... But I am not sure about the other grandparents as they have only descussed our other child with the hubby

Janine - posted on 11/13/2010

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Hiya! my son will be 5/6 months then n i will be getting him a walker... the family are getting him a highchair.. and some toys im guessing :P... but they dont need much do they :) x

Iysha - posted on 11/13/2010

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I got my daughter some little plastic blocks that had little balls in them. They had rounded eges and she liked them...I also think that those plastic ball pit balls are cool for babies that young. We also got her a toy cell phone that she mostly chewed on until about 8 months =] lots of clothes. I went to babies r us and got stuff on clearance for the summer time...that way she got lots of clothes and my money went further. i also shopped at baby consignment stores...they have gently used baby stuff at decent prices. I took in old stuff (like her bassinet) and got new stuff for her. I'm a sucker for saving money...thrifty mom. lol. My daughter likes music so we got her little books that make music when the button is pushed. She still has all those toys still and still plays with them =]

Sarh - posted on 11/12/2010

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My son is 1 day younger then yours. I posted a similar question in a different "Community". Her is the link and it may give you some ideas. http://www.circleofmoms.com/thread.php?e...

I plan on getting my son a few toys for 6 months and a few for him to "grow into" such as anything between 6m+ and 12m+. You could get some pjs or outfits if he needs any, my bubby doesn't need ANYMORE clothes so I am not going to do that. You can get some baby food (whether or not he has started solids or not he will be eating them soon after Christmas. But I would suggest checking out the link I attached, I did ask if they went over board, but they did add what they got for their child and how old their child was. Plus, baby is not going to care about the toys right away, he will be more interested in the wrapping paper and boxes. Not sure about your family, but I know mine is going to spoil him, we are probably just going to get him a handful of gifts. Does he have an exersaucer, walker (if you want him to have one), a ride & push toy (can ride on it and can walk behind it once he starts to learn to walk), a nice comfy blanky? Some more ideas.

Vicki - posted on 11/12/2010

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I think you meant developmentally challenging? :-)

My boy was 6 months last Christmas. We didn't get him anything, figured birth and life last year was enough of a present. That and extended family bought him plenty.

He got books, clothes and toys from relatives. Toys included balls, still some 'baby' toys, a pull along dog. Most of the toys weren't of interest for a least a few months after.

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