What do you get a turning 2 yr old for her b-day when it seems like she has everything?

Sabrina - posted on 01/29/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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my daughter is turning 2 on March 7th! we have a fairly big family with lots of aunts and uncles and they all want to get her something...but what! She still has unopened presents from christmas! I want something to help her learn but is fun..any suggestions? Just buying any ol thing just doesn't seem right. Help!

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Rachael - posted on 02/03/2009

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hi i got my daughter an aqua draw mat for xmas and she loves it , so do i as she can draw without the risk of eating crayons! its easy to store and theres no paper needed.

Becky - posted on 02/03/2009

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My daughter loves the play kitchen too!!!!  I also found that Toys R Us has a lot more educational toys than I thought.  Maybe try making her a "wish list" on toys r us website.  That way you can read comments from other parents about the products before adding to the list.  The best part...you can tell everyone to go online and pick something.  You don't have to make endless phone calls or lists for people...and they appriciate it too!!!  Hope this helps some.



 

Lorilynne - posted on 02/02/2009

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Quoting Kasia:



  Another item is a wooden table with 4 wooden chairs that have four different sides, one for chalk, one for white erase board, one leggos and one picture of a street with roads.  She enjoys the chalk and erase board and colors on this table with color wonder markers.






 






Do you actually have this table and if so, where did you get it?  Its sounds awesome and I bet my daughter would love it.

Kate - posted on 02/02/2009

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How about a wooden clock, musical instruments, jigsaws, flash cards, toy camera, magnetic numbers and letters, matching games, hope this helps and that your little girl doesn't already have them

Gemma - posted on 02/01/2009

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hi



i have the same prob too. my daughter is 2 at the end of march adn she has everything. christmas has just been so there is nothing for her to get coz she had it all then.



i know that i will be getting her lots of summer dresses and summer clothes as at the moment most of hers are winter ones, so that one less thing lol



i think i'll be asking a granparetn to get ones of the water/sand pits coz we have a big garden and i think she will love that time of thing.

Rachel - posted on 01/29/2009

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Like everyone else we're in the same boat. We don't want to get caught up in our very small house becoming a another toy store, so we look for other ideas.



One solution that works for us is we had set up an educational IRA and a savings account for our son. Our family knows about it and likes the idea, because they feel like they are helping w/ his future and instilling (hopefully) good money management skills. They will give something like $5 or $10 (maybe more if they want too) it's not much, but every little bit helps. Ironically our son's favorite thing to do is putting change in his piggy bank!



Another idea is a family pool pass or a membership to a family center so we can enjoy time together.

Holly - posted on 01/29/2009

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My March 2007 son can never have enough books. They are easy to store. I keep a few he hasn't seen before for days he doesn't feel like himself and in the car to help with longer car rides. Maybe your family can buy her their fav. book to share with her

Kasia - posted on 01/29/2009

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Hi,



That is a hard one.  I have the same problem.  My daughter is turning 2 on March 9th.  We got her a play kitchen from Step 1 which comes with the whole kitchen setup and all the pots/pans and veggies/fruits etc for her to play with since she is interested when I cook at home and enjoys playing kitchen at daycare.  I got it because it was on clearance after Christmas at Sam's club form $268 to  $99.    Great price that gives creative play by pretending, etc. 



You can ask for gift certificates to clothes/toy stores.  That is always a help.   A trike is good.  We have a good one from Radio Flyer that can be pushed by an adult and she loved it in the fall although she didn't get the concept of pushing them yet but by spring she should be better. 



Sand boxes and water tables for outdoor play if you believe that fresh air is key for kids which I do.  That is provided you have the place for them. 



i also have this box which has the bead toys on top, velcro side, white earase board and letter blocks to flip which she still loves to play with.  It's kind of large but good.  Another item is a wooden table with 4 wooden chairs that have four different sides, one for chalk, one for white erase board, one leggos and one picture of a street with roads.  She enjoys the chalk and erase board and colors on this table with color wonder markers.



Hope that helps in some way.

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