15 month old christmas presents??

Andrea - posted on 12/07/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )

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I am wondering what everyone else is getting their 13-18 month old babies for christmas. Or what you have gotten in the past that your baby loved.I have some blocks and rings and books, but I would like some other ideas. Any help would be great.

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Maxine - posted on 12/07/2009

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I got serenity this



-a kitchen set

-A deluxe pack of food to go with it

-McDonald's food set

-Stainless steel pot set

-doll stroller, with swing and highchair

-clothes

-Gold bracelet with her name engraved on it

-My little pony, baby pony set

-keyboard

-laugh and learn spin bounce and play pony

-Little peoples play house

-old fashion wood sled

Megan - posted on 10/30/2012

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Consider Ballapaloza its like a marble maze but with big plastic balls. Great for little ones and easy to "share" when friends visit...all ages will love it. You can find it through amazon Shop Amazon - 2012 Holiday Toy List



Its really clever and keeps them occupied and learning!

Vikki - posted on 12/13/2009

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Our little boy loves playing outside so he is getting a sandpit to dig in and get dirty!! Something that I'm fairly confident he won't grow out of in a hurry!

Rosetia - posted on 12/11/2009

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My daughter is 15 months and I had the same question....currently I'm getting her a play tent. The simple kind that just pops up and has different characters on it. Their affordable and everywhere from wal-mart to target. I also looked into "Tadoodles" their by crayola made especially for our little ones under 2 years old. Really cute! Non-toxic and washable!

Theresa - posted on 12/08/2009

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Fisher Price Little People toys. I know the age says older than what the kids are, but we have some around and my daughter LOVES them. There are no small things for them to choke on so that's what we're doing. I always tried to go a little older toys with my kids as long as I didn't see dangers. They outgrow the "baby" toys so fast. You don't want to go too old though, or what will you get next year. Bath toys and board books are some more ideas.

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Bubby - posted on 10/26/2012

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If you're looking for something really unique or you feel like everything on the shelves at your local retail store just look...all the same...in one way or another, try going the handmade route instead! Check out handmade websites like Etsy.com, Artfire.com, Made It.com and others for anything and everything you can (and can't!) think of!



If you're on the crafty side, why not make something for your little one instead? Your handmade creation will be a special keepsake that they can hold on to and pass down to their children when the time comes!



Even if you're not crafty at all, if you can dream it, you can do it (with perseverance)!

Go to your local craft store, they usually offer classes for all sorts of areas like quilting, sewing, scrapbooking, altered arts, etc...



I am a beginner when it comes to sewing and I took a class at my craft store, was satisfied with how it went and the pillowcase that I made, lost interest, and became interested again after seeing all of the infinite fabric prints and possibilities, I saw all of the cute baby bibs and toys on Etsy and I thought to myself "I can do that!" Now, I'm planning on selling my handmade bibs (and possibly some other items) on Etsy as well! There are alot of free resources online, tons of free patterns and advice as well.



Hope this helped!

DENISE - posted on 12/13/2009

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GOT MY GRANDBABY LOTS OF CLOTHES AND PJ'S CAUSE THEY GROW OUT OF THEM FAST.NO TOYS CAUSE SHE HAD LOTS OF THEM..OH YA WE BOUGHT HER OWN CD PLAYER CAUSE SHE LOVES TO DANCE WITH ELMO-DORA-SPONGEBOB

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Toy catalogues are also a cheap/free much loved toy in our house! May be a useful tip for those of us who are struggling with this recession!

Tomika - posted on 12/11/2009

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I went to the mall and seen this power wheel car. It comes with a controller for the parent to operate. When they get a lil older they can operate it themselves from the car. I cost two hundred dollars. Right now times are hard for me so I had to settle for a power wheel i got from Walmart. It is so pretty and a lot cheaper. But I really wanted that car...lol



She not big on toys. I have a five year old that has a lot of dolls and things she only played with once or twice. I try to give them to my one yr old and she lacks the intention of them. She will play with my Pots and bowls...lol

I don't know what else to get her other than some learning toys.

Iseeyou - posted on 12/11/2009

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i got my Son a basketball hoop from little tykes, a slide cube from little tykes, Disney Cars pj set with matching slippers, Tonka truck set, t ball set, giant stocking filled with different balls and toys, first piggy bank etc. :) HIH

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Chunky crayons, washable markers/stampers, Fisher Price Barn or Zoo or Airplane or Parking Garage or Doll house.

If your family is technology inclined (my husband and I both have laptops) We highly recommend the Vtech Baby learning laptop. Our son now tries less to "use" our laptops if one of us is using one when he is around.

Toy phone, toy remote, cash register, kitchen centre and food (though be prepared for the food to spend a lot of time in your baby's mouth).

Mega blocks

I could list more ideas.

Because the grandparents are spoiling our son (he's the only grandchild) we actually bought him a toddler bed and clothes in lieu of toys.

Kelly - posted on 12/11/2009

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I love the bracelet idea! My daughter LOVES jewelry! Also, a sled is a good inexpensive idea if you live in an area with snow. Rylee is getting a ride on toy, this fall she had been eyeballing the neighbors toys and I know she will love her own to play with. She loves little people, books, and kitchen toys so those are on her wish list too. I also like the rocking chair/comfy chair idea, she has a big stuffed bunny chair from the pottery barn that she loves to sit in and look at her books. This is going to be a fun year!

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Duplo Blocks and Little People are our main gifts that we are askign friends/family to give to our LO.

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Caryn - you said you've got your baby pyjamas... My 8 year old is getting some new school uniform trousers and socks wrapped up for Christmas! I know it may sound mean as she needs them anyway, but she'll love to unwrap them!

Caryn - posted on 12/10/2009

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We haven't got much for Zach this year. Unfortunately for us he is the first boy so we don't get any clothes handed down :( I would do the same as Sinead and Sunny if we had them!
So far we've bought him a rocking horse tigger thing, and a couple pairs of pajamas. We will probably get him a couple outfits since he needs them anyways, I will just wrap them so he can have fun unwrapping them. We are also going to get him a set of blocks and probably some toy that envolves balls since he loves to play with them. Also I think a few books, the ones we do have are our daughters and are a bit old for him, nothing he can play with (all paper back that tear easily).
For his stocking we got him a bear (same as our girls) and that will probably be all, maybe a new rattle...

Sunrise - posted on 12/09/2009

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With two older kids (1 boy & 1 girl) we, like Sinead, have a vast selection of things that will be hand me downs. I think we will get Kiera some new pots and pans to add to the Kitchen set we have when she is 2 and is more into the imaginative play. In the meantime she enjoys beating on the real ones in our kitchen and we encourage it.

For Christmas we only buy the kids 3 gift, in representation of the 3 gifts the 3 wise men presented to Jesus on the day of his birth. We also do stocking and a "family" gift. Kiera loves to rock so we are getting her a rocking chair... http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp... similar to this one & we've ordered her a constellation projector/night light. For her stocking we're getting her a second Baltic Amber teething necklace, of course some books (she loves to "read")We're kicking around a few ideas for the 3rd gift.

There really is no need for more toys in Kieras life. Aside from having all the basic playthings that will be hand me downs in due time she likes the simple things. IE she will play all day with the items in the kitchen cupboard. She loves to play with the infant rattles and uses them with her drum set. So we don’t feel the need to run out and buy the latest and greatest plastic toys. We also stand firm that kids, especially those under 2, should not be sat in front of the TV for periods of time and the TV in the background is not a good thing so we will not own the interactive TV toys you see all over the ads this year. But thats my soap box so I'll jump down now...lol.

Andrea - posted on 12/08/2009

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We bought her a little couch to sit in beside the the big couch and a kitchen to begin more interactive play. We also bought big(so they don't put in mouth and choke) play vegetables to start learning them. We have already started learning our fruits. Hope this helps

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I think those age limits on toys are more to protect the manufacturers from litigation than anything else. Use your common sense and if it seems safe to you and your child will like it - go for it.

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We are getting our 15 month old daughter a wooden play kitchen from MagicCabin.com. We're having a really hard time finding things. It seems like everything is ages 3+ and what isn't seems too 'babyish'. Good luck!

Robyn - posted on 12/08/2009

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We have to get books since our son eats them. Apparently board books taste good. We are also getting him a rocking horse since he loves to sit on the one our friend's daughter has and a ride in car so we can go for walks with his big brother in something besides the stroller.

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My little one has mountains of hand-me-down clothes, books and toys from her big sister. The new stuff she's getting from us (and santa) this year is as follows! From santa a bean bag, from us a new Christmas outfit, a toy garage with cars as she loves things with wheels, a toy buggy as she plays with one of those at toddler groups, more books and a couple of cuddly toys bought by her big sister with her pocket money. It's not a big worry at this age as they don't yet understand the whole thing, but they do like unwrapping things, so you can always wrap clothes etc that they'll need anyway and they'll love it (and given that the paper generally creates more amusement than the contents we all win!)

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