All being well we will have a 3 month old DS at Christmas...(26 Posts)
It would feel mean not to get him anything for Christmas but we already have enough clothes for the first year of his life and he hasn't even arrived yet (hand me downs etc) and he will have DDs playmat etc when he is ready.
So, should we just not get him anything this year? Or any suggestions?
I didn't get anything for any of mine, for their first Xmas, or birthdays coming to think of it.......
It's not like they'll care.
But if you want to get something, how about something like a personalised Xmas Tree bauble to keep ??
How about a special teddy/comfort toy for him?
DS was 3 weeks old for his first Christmas - can't for the life of me think what we got him
I know it's not exciting but you could get him weaning spoons, bowls, sippy cup? Then you'll have them ready for when you need them and he'll have some wrapping paper to
attempt to eat play with.
Something personalised is a great idea, I would like to get him something we would buy anyway as it does seem ridiculous to spend money on a baby who has no concept of Christmas!
Pelvic - something like that could definitely work although I have still got DDs weaning stuff but we will need more bibs!
Of course you must get him something! Its not for him, its for you. How could you not buy him a little teddy or blanket or teething ring or rattle or something.
BOMBAY - Is that the one with the red jumper and the year on its feet? If it is, my auntie got DD one the year she was born and I bet she will do the same this year.
And unfortunately the house is overrun with teddies already and I have no idea where to put them all!
Bibbity - I actually thought MNet would tell me the exact opposite of your post!!
For me, it's mainly about seeing the presents all wrapped up under the tree. What's inside the wrapping paper is almost secondary, especially at that age.
I would definitely get something if you have an older child. More for your DD's benefit, so she can be involved in 'helping' him to open presents and in choosing a little gift for him (not sure how old she is or whether you have other children).
My DD2 will be 6 months and I'll be giving her a few useful presents, like clothes or bibs etc. And I'll probably help DD1 to choose and wrap a few of her toys that's she has outgrown. Last year I felt as though she was getting a bit spoilt, as most of the presents under the tree were for her (first grandchild on both sides).
Pozzled, DD is nearly 3 and like you I don't want her thinking Christmas day is all about her either. Maybe nearer the time I could figure out what is actually needed by DS for the next few months and get those bits along with something more sentimental. There are some great suggestions on here. Thanks everyone!
DS was a month old last Christmas. He got a homemade sock monkey (named Clarence, that I have forced on him until he has accepted it IS his favourite toy) and we went to Ceramic Experience and made a bauble with his hand and foot print on it. Going to get another one this year.
I think you would have to be made of stone not to give your own baby a gift at Christmas or on his birthday!
And I am hardcore lefty of the "this world is far too materialistic" leaning normally, believe me.
i would do a stocking (assuming that fc does them in your house) otherwise your dd will think that he doesn't care about the baby. TBH you could recycle some of your dd's baby toys, i doubt she'll remember them and add in things that you will need toothbrush, flannel, pj's anything that you will end up buying anyway. A my first christmas something for his baby box ... Even when mine were 6m and 8m on their first xmas's they still had presents obv in smaller quantities.
I'll have a 2 month old at christmas, and we don't 'need' anything as this will be DS2. The baby will be having a stocking and presents, otherwise DS (who will be 3 months off his 4th birthday) will wonder why 'Farmer Christmas' hasn't brought his little brother anything. In the stocking will be a nappy, a couple of toys from the ones we have put away from when DS was little, a christmas bib (again, put away from 3 years ago). We'll get a little something from Farmer Christmas and a little something from us, and DS can choose something for his little brother to wrap up.
For me it's about everyone being included, it doesn't have to be new stuff, just something under the tree.
I'm a bit "what's the point" as well when they are so tiny, so I'd just wrap a few little things (all good suggestions above) up in paper so that your DD can see him geting presents and help him with the unwrapping. Plus a First Christmas thing which is more a keepsake, really.
I meant to add that most kids are more interested in the wrapping paper and ribbon anyway.
DD's 5th Christmas - not interested in any of the toys - LOVED the big piece of cardboard (the sort that a posh shirt is pinned to), turned it into a menu and played waitresses taking orders all day.
We are in the same position, DD2 will be 6 months at Christmas and doesn't actually need anything, but DD1 would be v upset if Father Christmas ignored her little sister.
So we will be wrapping up things like baby shampoo, teething ring, new flannel,maybe a mini-cool bag for taking food out and about once she is weaned, plus I am going to stretch my sewing skills to the limit and attempt to make her a Christmas stocking with her name embroidered on it.
I think get one special thing to keep as a momento of their first Christmas. Either a special Christmas teddy, or something else special and Christmas related. A special bauble is a nice idea. Making a stocking is also very nice or you can buy one personalised with the name. Another idea is a baby blanket, you could buy a plain white one and embroider the name and the year in the corner.
If Father Christmas visits your house he will bring something for the baby won't he otherwise that would be very odd indeed.
We have bought toys for later on in the year not just things that are appropriate at x-mas day. A 3 month old has limited interest in toys but after 6 months the range of toys becomes much larger.
Or even something like a wooden fire engine storage box but it is also a very good walker, our DS got this from his god parents for his christening at 3 months and it was great helping him to walk or as storage for his bedroom before/after or using like a "boy" pram, in that he fills it with stuff and pushes it around the house. Great Little Trading Co and other places do it.
Or some sort of toy for the car, there are various ones around that fix to the headrest that they are facing.
This x-mas we will all being well have no. 4 but it will be less than a week old but we have said we will need to get it a few things or the 2 oldest (no. 3 will only be 23 months so will not care!) will question why it was naughty and didn't get any presents : ) I am trying to think along the lines of what it would need anyway, weaning spoons, bibs even some pictures or decorations/cushions for its room.
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