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Present Ideas for a 10 Month Old (compact)

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JellySnakesLadderedTights Fri 22-Aug-14 23:09:56

Looking for ideas for presents for DS. He will be 10 months at Christmas.
We live in a very small flat, so we can't get things that will take up a lot of space.


Clr2014 Fri 22-Aug-14 23:18:45

I have a Rainbow aqua doodle on my dd's list... and a personalised chair from studio

JellySnakesLadderedTights Sat 23-Aug-14 12:01:57

Oh, I like the look of those. Especially the rainbow aqua doodle.

Has anyone got any more ideas?

Anything with a dragon theme would be lovely actually.

LokiBear Sun 24-Aug-14 09:51:40

Violet or Alfie bear by vtech. You program it to sing songs and say your child name. DD was given one for her first Christmas and she loved it. She still plays with it aged 3.

neeps1207 Sun 24-Aug-14 10:04:00

What about a pop up tunnel? We have this one which can be stored really easily (under or behind the sofa in our house!) when finished. Its great for when they're starting to crawl and my little boy likes to 'hide' his toys in the little holes along the side.

LokiBear Sun 24-Aug-14 11:16:39

Sorry, my pal Alfie or violet is actual leap pad not vtech. Reduced to £10 in tesco atm x

BikeRunSki Sun 24-Aug-14 11:19:48

Tomy Eggs

SavoyCabbage Sun 24-Aug-14 11:24:34

Those Tomy eggs are the best toy ever. Mine used them for the purpose they were intended for, then as eggs in the play kitchen, now as snake eggs in the vets.

BertieBotts Sun 24-Aug-14 11:26:21

If you like dragons, Nici stuff is beautiful and they have a dragon theme at the moment.

BertieBotts Sun 24-Aug-14 11:28:12

Oh okay ignore me, it's not in their range any more sad

loudarts Sun 24-Aug-14 11:34:32

Mega bloks, my 8 month old ds loves them and my 3 year old dd still plays with them so will last a long time.

Mrsgrumble Sun 24-Aug-14 11:40:33

Agree with mega blocks. My boy has had them since ten months and loves them so much

Also go the elc links.

I was thinking of getting a 'toot toot' mat and cars (mat folds neatly)

Frontier Sun 24-Aug-14 11:49:18

I know you won't listen but I really wouldn't bother. Assuming he already has things like stacking cups and a shape sorter, he doesn't need anything and won't be as enthralled by opening presents as you think. Save the money (and storage space) for next year, or the year after.

BertieBotts Sun 24-Aug-14 12:07:23

Oh but it's nice to buy them things. And you want the photographs! Sure there's no need to bother if you don't want to, but there's no harm in doing it if you do.

Frontier Sun 24-Aug-14 12:11:25

Of course, I did it for my PFB but there will be loads of photo ops from the presents from GPs etc. DS isn't going to know or care who gave him the presents and OP has an issue with storage.

I wouldn't do it again, that's all. At DS1's first Christmas, he was bored of opening presents long before they were all done. Mil took offence because we hadn't got all of hers opened, if DH and I hadn't bothered then at least there would have been a few less and it wouldn't have gone on quite so long for him.

LokiBear Sun 24-Aug-14 12:22:16

My DD was 5 months on her first Christmas. We bought her a jumperoo (which we would have bought anyway) and a few little rattle type things and she loved opening and ripping at the wrapping paper. It was really special and she loved it. I would suggest getting things that will come in useful over the next 6 months. One of those push along walkers for example. My DD didn't walk unaided until her first birthday but pushed along a walker from about 8 months.

VeryLittleGravitasIndeed Sun 24-Aug-14 12:41:31

If you don't have much space what about books? DD (8 months) loves Where is the Green Sheep (Mem Fox) and anything with holes in the pages, like Peepo.

JellySnakesLadderedTights Sun 24-Aug-14 20:57:50

Thanks for all the ideas everyone. You have given me lots to think about, and choose from. I am glad I started this thread now. :-)

Frontier- I appreciate what you're saying, I really do.
However, at the moment I am in the middle of a big family feud. I have much, much younger siblings that I am not getting to see much of as a result.
They are very upset that I am not going to be at the big family get-together, on Christmas Day. I am trying to put a positive spin on the situation by saying we can have our own "Christmas Day" a few days beforehand. I think that for them, watching DS open his presents is an important part of that. They don't have their own money to buy DS stuff, they are only little. I am trying to keep things low-key due to our limited budget, and storage space, but he WON'T be inundated with gifts from other people.

Did not mean to tell you my life story there. smile

JellySnakesLadderedTights Wed 27-Aug-14 10:52:49

Do you think he would enjoy a spinning top at that age? I'm just thinking it's a nice, traditional toy that wouldn't take up too much space....

Or is it quite likely to sit in the corner ignored?

That would not be his main gift. It's just an idea.

VeryLittleGravitasIndeed Wed 27-Aug-14 17:26:34

We have a spinning top, but DD isn't really interested in it. Stacking cups, on the other hand, she loves (if you want something simple and small).

KnackeredMuchly Wed 27-Aug-14 19:03:53

For my boy's first Christmas I bought a Christmas Spot the dog book and a wooden Ikea crane/shape sorter thing.

If he doesn't already have one I recommend a walker thing that has a basket - lots of learning to walk on it then carrying.

KnackeredMuchly Wed 27-Aug-14 19:05:33

A classic toy - wooden cars or trains would go down well, they'd get waved around and gummed at least. A bead rollercoaster is also a good present.

AnythingNotEverything Wed 27-Aug-14 19:09:10

If you fancy a tunnel, Tesco have a tunnel with two small different shapes tents for £7.50 at the moment. They fold up (if you can do it!) into a small bag so you can take them to the park.

eastmidswarwicknightnanny Wed 27-Aug-14 20:02:26

I second the where is the green sheep book it's great

Also bath toys.

attheendoftheday Thu 28-Aug-14 08:37:26

Some baby musical instruments - bells and shakers and things.

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