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Most random thing you've bought for your child

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Neverwasapancakegi7l Thu 12-Oct-17 08:38:56

This year my 2 year old will be the proud recipient of a Clark's foot measure. The joy it will bring. Every time we go past Clarks we have to go in and she measures her own feet, her brother's feet, my feet, her own feet again... we try not to go by too often as they clearly think I'm mental.

Random things your children have loved?

Stompythedinosaur Thu 12-Oct-17 08:47:12

When dd2 was a baby toddler dd1 was insistant she would like some silicon pastry brushes for her birthday. She loved them and carried one around for most of the next year.

Cruciatus Thu 12-Oct-17 08:48:31

A blank car key just like mine. On a key ring too to stop him stealing mine. He still has it 8 years later!

Trampire Thu 12-Oct-17 08:51:46

Packet of Blu Tac each. The joygrin

Neverwasapancakegi7l Thu 12-Oct-17 08:57:56

See - why are none of these things on Amazon's must have toy guide?

SparklyMagpie Thu 12-Oct-17 09:02:34

Haha a bag of potatoes, a potatoe was my 2 yo DS's favorite toy for quite a while... Think it was thanks to his love of watching/singing Small Potatoes grin

WaxyBean Thu 12-Oct-17 09:09:14

Seconding the silicon pastry brush - it was named brushy and went many places, even went to nursery for the other children to admire (which they truly did - his nursery teacher then bought a set for the school).

WaxyBean Thu 12-Oct-17 09:09:41

Oh and a basket of pegs.

RhonaRugMuncherr Thu 12-Oct-17 09:10:39

A very small good weighing scale. She is always taking mine out of the cupboard and misplacing the top half. It was easier to buy her her own.

RhonaRugMuncherr Thu 12-Oct-17 09:10:58


SlatternIsTrying Thu 12-Oct-17 09:15:23

I think I might love Brushy!

CandyMelts Thu 12-Oct-17 09:19:33

I remember a small cousin getting blu tac too!

flissfloss65 Thu 12-Oct-17 09:20:12

A plastic salad spinner when ds was about 3. He put his small toys in and spun them around! Think he liked the feel of it as it went faster.

noramum Thu 12-Oct-17 09:23:07

Water - well not bought but she got a bottle wrapped.

In October that year the council planted new trees on our road, on right on our boundary. They put a note on it, asking residence to water it if it is not raining. DD was very concerned and put water on the santa list.

It is a maple tree, DD named her Mabel. She (the tree) is now 4 years and sports lovely autumn leaves I can see outside my living room.

Maudlinmaud Thu 12-Oct-17 09:27:06

My dd asked for Mary Berry's recipe book. It was called cookery course I think. She was pre school or maybe p1. Weird child, she watched the final of bake off over and over again and cried every time when her person didn't win.

TwinkleTwinkleLittleEtoile Thu 12-Oct-17 09:27:38

A tape measure. It was taken everywhere, and everything was measured for months.

Whitelisbon Thu 12-Oct-17 09:31:09

Sundae spoons.
They are used every morning for breakfast, and have been since last Christmas.

ThursdayNextIsMyHero Thu 12-Oct-17 09:35:22

Thor's hammer (Wilko' s meat tenderiser, cost about a pound but ds was thrilled)

Excitedforxmas Thu 12-Oct-17 09:40:36

Bandages to play vets with her toys

lookingforbaubles Thu 12-Oct-17 09:43:02

a plastic carrot....every year, they have to be different, i struggled last year to find one and made one out of felt - this reminds me i need to start the hunt this year!

GinYummy Thu 12-Oct-17 10:23:34

a small plastic pumpkin. She still has it now. Sadly she named it "pumpy".... shock

IamDBCooper Thu 12-Oct-17 10:34:30

Old sky control. Got fed up with him using and loosing the real one. He loves it and uses it as a phone

MonaChopsis Thu 12-Oct-17 10:38:47

A large glass paperweight, in an jewel shape... She is still convinced it's an actual jewel grin

scrivette Thu 12-Oct-17 12:14:52

In previous years DS1 has asked for and received his very own hose (age 3) and life jacket (age 4).

MrsA2015 Thu 12-Oct-17 12:18:05

Not for xmas but DD always loved hooking out my cooking tongs so I bought her some of her own

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