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How aware is a 10mo of Christmas?

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nightandthelight Wed 29-Jun-16 17:02:06

DS will be almost 11mo this Christmas. I assume he will like the decorations so will go crazy with those. Am guessing the rest will largely pass him by? Does anyone have recommendations for a first Christmas?

SideOrderofChip Wed 29-Jun-16 18:43:59

Apart from trying to destroy your tree if crawling not alot of awareness if im honest. Ds1 is 15 months this christmas and he will be aware of the excitement and the atmosphere and the tree but thats about it

Chocolateteabag Wed 29-Jun-16 19:12:05

DS1 born early Dec, DS2 was born on 18 Dec - at 14 and 12 months neither really "got" Christmas - they loved playing with the tree and any presents left under it in the run up.

On the day both had to have help "opening" and neither were remotely interested in their presents despite GP's trying their hardest.

Try to limit presents or aim for ones which they will use through 2017 - a play kitchen? Toot Toot Driver stuff? Ride On toys? Money in their bank account?

Dizzydodo Wed 29-Jun-16 19:17:05

DD was 11 months last Christmas, she was not as interested in the tree as I thought she would be. She liked the new toys and had a half hearted rip of some wrapping paper but on the whole didn't pay it any attention. She rejected her Christmas dinner completely (although ate the one they gave her at nursery hmm).

Primaryteach87 Wed 29-Jun-16 19:19:36

Not at all really. We didn't buy our little one presents and asked GP to buy memberships for place we/they could take DS to. He wasn't in the least bit interested in opening presents but would love to have eaten the glass Christmas decorations!!

Artandco Wed 29-Jun-16 19:19:38

None. They like the wrapping paper and loads of food part though

soundsystem Wed 29-Jun-16 19:19:53

DD was 13 months at Christmas. She liked the decorations and the light and the tree. She actually didn't try to pull the tree down/climb it, she just sort of... befriended it, gently patting the lower branches and babbling at it grin

She really liked the food and got quite used to three course meals for a while!

She was very wary of all Santas.

NeedACleverNN Wed 29-Jun-16 19:21:07

Not very.
They get a bit overwhelmed if lots of people come round but toys and the like? No real interest.

Ds is nearly 16 months now and has started to enjoy playing with toys for a couple of months now

nellifurtardo Wed 29-Jun-16 19:57:57

Not at all. My 2 year old wasn't even bothered last christmas.

NeedACleverNN Wed 29-Jun-16 20:00:15

My two (3 year old) was excited though. But she was bouncing off other people's emotions and then understood it meant presents. She will be very excited this year

QuiteLikely5 Wed 29-Jun-16 20:00:48

Do you really need to ask confused

JuxtapositionRecords Wed 29-Jun-16 20:05:53

Rude quitelikely confused

Op like others have said he won't get it but more than likely will be excited with unwrapping presents, playing with wrapping paper, decorations etc. I wouldn't bother with many actual gifts, they get really overwhelmed with it all at that age.

nightandthelight Wed 29-Jun-16 20:38:29

Thanks everyone I suspected as much! Do you think he would enjoy watching the lights being turned on in town? Just want to make the most of the things he will enjoy smile

Only planning one or two presents from us as he is the first grandchild etc so will no doubt be inundated! Will probably spend the day helping him unwrap his present grin

I have seen a photo once where someone placed a playpen round the base of the tree, may have to try that!

NeedACleverNN Wed 29-Jun-16 20:44:03

He might enjoy the lights being switched on if it's not too late and he doesn't get cranky.

We didn't take ds to have the lights switched on as he was very set in his routine but Dd at 9 months I did. She didn't have a clue what was going on but safe in her buggy she "enjoyed" watching Santa come in his sleigh, the lights suddenly being switched on followed by fireworks. She didn't cry anyway

IamChipmunk Wed 29-Jun-16 21:36:13

DS was 18 months last Christmas. He wasn't fussed for any of it really!
He liked the new toys but wasn't interested in unwrapping. Was not bothered by the tree and apart from examining some baubles never bothered with it.

I took him to see a Santa parade and he liked the music and characters dressed up.

I'm hoping he might have a bit more understanding this year at 2.5. He is just starting to hav an interest in unwrapping and the concept of a present!

soundsystem Thu 30-Jun-16 06:50:50

My DD loves the lights at that age (We took her through to Blackpool for the illuminations) so might be worth a shot.

Oh she also liked having a Christmas stocking. Not the presents paeticularly but just taking things in and out. I didn't buy presents specifically I just put in some stuff she needed anyway (new socks!) and some random bits of fruit and some small toys she already had. That kept her occupied for quite a while!

Artandco Thu 30-Jun-16 06:52:10

There's no harm in taking him to see the lights/ Santa etc. He won't remember but you will which is also fine

WordGetsAround Thu 30-Jun-16 06:53:07

None really - keep all your usual routines in place to make it as easier a day as you can for yourselves and enjoy the peace!

Scarydinosaurs Thu 30-Jun-16 07:25:50

Not really, my DD was about 9/10 months and was pretty oblivious. She wasn't fussed by the tree, apart from pulling things off the lower branches. No toys around the tree! They have no qualms about tearing into stuff early!

ShowOfHands Thu 30-Jun-16 07:33:41

I loved Christmas with my tiny children. We made it more a celebration of being a family and didn't expect the dc to appreciate any of it. If they joined in, it was a bonus.

Kittykatmacbill Sat 02-Jul-16 21:40:44

Not really at all! My dd1 only really got it at 2 1/2.

Really suggest you ask for things for the whole year.

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