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#1 LaurenAshJack

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:19 PM

Granted, he isnt really going to know  whats going on but for the sake of his 6 year old brother I want to get a few special things... I cant remember whats good for a 6 month old! Is a playmat a waste of $$ at this age?

#2 Etienne

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:24 PM

My DD was sitting by 6 months so she was no longer interested in her playmate.  In the last month or so has loved her activity table even just to sit next to and play with before she was standing and lots of my mothers group babies loved the jumperoo at that age.  DD has an exercauser which she still gets good use from.  

Hope that helps!

#3 clm1982

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:24 PM

I bought my DD just a few toys things she would grow into until her birthday. What about some solid starting stuff like bowls, spoons etc. Playmat is a good idea if you dont already have one.

#4 RachealJane

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

My DD was 8 months at her first Christmas and I think we bought her a ball and some pram toys.

She got tonnes of clothes and stuff from Aunties and Uncles.

#5 Broxie

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

We did keepsake Christmas things; a lovely stocking with his name embroidered on it and a special copy of the night before Christmas that projects images onto the wall when you shine a torch through it. He also got some bath toys and books.

#6 I'msoMerry

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

Remember how quickly babies develop and get stuff that she will grow into between now and her birthday.
books and blocks you can build towers with.
A walker toy that is sturdy for when those first steps are coming.
Something that has big buttons to play music.
Have fun imagining all the new stuff she will be able to do as the months go by.

#7 threetimesblessed

Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

DS 3 is getting a rocking horse, flip out sofa, books, bath toys, fisher price train, beach toys, swimming ring, personalised luggage set, clothes, cars

#8 Justaduck

Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:23 PM

Like PPs have said, things that she can grow into. We took advantage of the Christmas layby to get all our Xmas/Birthday presents (and I am aware DD probably will play with the paper more) but we have got all things that are in the next developmental stage for her and should tide her over til next Christmas and 2nd birthday.

I would get things like a push walker, toys that she can push and they roll and she can crawl after, anything with lights and sounds, balls

#9 nup

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:18 PM

QUOTE (catm @ 29/11/2012, 04:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DS 3 is getting a rocking horse, flip out sofa, books, bath toys, fisher price train, beach toys, swimming ring, personalised luggage set, clothes, cars


lolol

#10 LaurenAshJack

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:14 PM

Great thank you so much have got a few good ideas now!! You're probably right though about playing with the paper more than the toys!!

#11 mandala

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:24 PM

A ball, especially something that makes a noise as you roll it, would be good. DS also loved his xylophone at that age, and still plays with it a lot at 11 months (DH also likes playing with it too!).

#12 adl

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:36 PM

DS was 5months and a bit...as we had the activity mat, table etc etc from friends, we gave him his personalized Santa sack,books , a Christmas ornament  w name etc....DVD Disney collectable whichever is released that year  ( Santa brings one every year) ....

Edited by adl, 29 November 2012 - 07:36 PM.


#13 Beancat

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:41 PM

I wouldnt waste your money on a playmat for a 6 month old.  Both of mine were over theirs by then.

The activity table is a great idea, especially one that has legs you can remove, so he can usei t on the floor now and then put the legs on at about 9-10 months.

books, books and books!!

ride on/push toys

Cars/trucks that he can push along the ground

#14 Etta

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:51 PM

Maybe stuff that 6yo can be involved in - like books to read to 6mo, or blocks or cars or puppets or something that 6yo can entertain 6mo with.

#15 LaurenAshJack

Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:04 AM

QUOTE (Etta @ 29/11/2012, 07:51 PM)
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Maybe stuff that 6yo can be involved in - like books to read to 6mo, or blocks or cars or puppets or something that 6yo can entertain 6mo with.


Great idea!!!!

#16 PurpleNess

Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:13 AM

Things that move & make noise!
My son was fascinated with things that open & shut or pop up at that age.
Board books too, DS could turn pages at 6 months & loves book time.




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