Is it even worth buying a 3 month old baby anything for Christmas?

(52 Posts)
Tiredemma Mon 11-Nov-13 11:56:55

family members are buying presents for DD (will be 14 weeks old at Xmas)- DP and I were racking our brains last night trying to think what we could buy- it just seems like a 'token gesture ' though- she wont even know what day of the week it is.

DS1 (now 13) has a similar birthday date to DD and I distinctly remember feeling a bit 'meh' on his first christmas as it obviously went over his head.

What would you do? And if you would- could you link me to some age appropriate presents purlease???

CallMeNancy Mon 11-Nov-13 12:00:04

Stick the money you would have spent on tat in a savings account for your DD, & buy her a rattle.

Tiredemma Mon 11-Nov-13 12:03:17

thats what I thought

DontCallMeDaughter Mon 11-Nov-13 12:05:55

Totally pointless! We gave DD some socks, hair clips and an orange for Christmas last year (she was 1, she needed the sock and the hairclips, the orange is some weird family tradition).

We might also have given her some chocolate money, but I ate that, so it doesn't count.

We're not planning on giving her much this year either, she has no clue what's going on and she'll get enough rubbish from the family!

Littleredsquirrel Mon 11-Nov-13 12:07:13

Not worth it at all. Save the money, you will need it when she's older!

Tiredemma Mon 11-Nov-13 12:08:53

I am convinced. Thank you Mnetters.

I was concerned that people would think I was a miserable tight old witch for not 'buying' anything. Ill stick some money in an account for her.

rockybalboa Mon 11-Nov-13 12:09:29

My DS3 is currently 16w and we're getting him this [http://belleandboo.com/product.php?id_product=63 this]]

rockybalboa Mon 11-Nov-13 12:10:28

Oh well I ballsed that up didn't it... here

Beccawoo Mon 11-Nov-13 12:11:26

Clothes if needed - could ask for bigger sizes to put away if people insist on presents and not money. My DD was 10 days old her first Christmas - my parents bought her a baby bracelet to put away as they are funny about just giving money. X

ElfontheShelfIsWATCHINGYOUTOO Mon 11-Nov-13 12:13:27

Yes our little one was also 3 months at xmas and got nothing....

Well she did actually get a gorgeous soft Lamb, but the lable from Father Christmas had fallen off her one solitary toy, so sadly, older DD claimed that lamb for herself. sad. It has been the subject of much consternation in this house, even this year DD saying " Father Christmas needs to make sure he labels toys properly because we still do not know for definate who that Lamb was for."

ThePorpoiseOfStupidity Mon 11-Nov-13 12:16:31

I wouldn't bother with much, I think we just asked for clothes for ds and dd for their first Christmas. What about something as a keepsake, like a decoration for the Christmas tree?

BerstieSpotts Mon 11-Nov-13 12:20:42

I got DS a big toy, a jumperoo. But I got it in the sales! I think if you have other young children then they need to see the baby being included but if not then only if you want to!

girlywhirly Mon 11-Nov-13 12:24:14

I'm glad you posted this, for I always wondered if I was being mean to 4mth DS only giving him a cot activity centre and a vinyl bath book for his first Christmas. The amount we had had to spend before he was born was enough (no relatives had any baby stuff to loan or hand down) and I bought the activity toy because he had taken a shine to one at a friends house.

It never occurred to me to fill a stocking with things he might need in the future, such as weaning bowls/spoons, baby toiletries etc.

MikeLitoris Mon 11-Nov-13 12:25:47

Ds was 2 weeks old for his first xmas and I got him a nice Christmas stocking, some toys that would last him the year and some nice baby grows.

I think I did it more for the pictures and because my grandparents were visiting from miles away. My parents bought him piles of stuff which I loved because I got to open them all grin

MikeLitoris Mon 11-Nov-13 12:27:14

I meant to say ds is almost 13 now and he still uses the same stocking.

MrsHoratioNelson Mon 11-Nov-13 12:27:30

DS will be 10 weeks. We're going to get him the Tripp trapp we were going to buy anyway, some Dr Seuss books mainly for our benefit and a small token. No doubt the rest of the family will go insane with buying for the tiny cute baby anyway.

LadySnapcase Mon 11-Nov-13 12:27:33

We've got DS a jumperoo, but its more for our benefit than his TBH blush Hoping it will keep him occupied for a bit...

Tiredemma Mon 11-Nov-13 12:49:57

Great ideas on here.

celestialsquirrels Mon 11-Nov-13 13:47:14

I'm afraid at this age we wrapped up some of dad's existing toys so she had the excitement of ripping off wrapping paper. She was delighted to find her toys inside! We also did it with Ds- more because dd was 3 and would have wondered why Ds wasn't getting any presents. With him we wrapped up some of her old baby toys that had been put away for a while. She kept saying "I used to have a toy like that!" In amazement grin

celestialsquirrels Mon 11-Nov-13 13:48:24

DD's existing toys, not dad's !

garlicbutter Mon 11-Nov-13 13:56:05

grin celestialsquirrels

wonderingsoul Mon 11-Nov-13 13:57:01

i would personally buy a nice teddy, maybe a nice stocking for whens their older and abook.

mainly for your other child, so they know santa has still been for them.

noblegiraffe Mon 11-Nov-13 14:03:00

We got my DS some clothes, books, a stuffed dinosaur (that he still likes now he is 4!) and a nice nameplate for his bedroom door. It's nice looking back on the photos of him with presents even though he didn't know what it was all about.

Our girls will be 15 months at Christmas. They got nothing last Christmas and this Christmas they will get a satsuma (which they love), a couple of That's not my books and that's it!

Anyfuckerisnotguilty Mon 11-Nov-13 14:32:13

Going to get my newborn a jumper oho for when he's older

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