So my 5 year old ds is nearly finished but I am really struggling for my 2 year old. So far he has an iPad with case, chocolate coins, a few books and a onesie. My issue is he has all of the ‘typical’ toys you’d get a 2 year old as he has all of his brothers! Plus he really loves to play with toys for his brothers age range too! We have tons of cars, toot toot, animals/dinosaurs, dress up, mega blocks and pretend play toys. I’m really at a loss without buying for the sake of it and doubling up on what we already have. Any suggestions? Thanks
I've had the same problem, same ages too! Littlest DS has a toy baby buggy and a teletubbies colour wonder set on top of a couple of main presents to even out the piles. I've also done a few shared presents to get over that problem too, even though they are things older DS will mainly enjoy for now. And it sounds like your DS is a luckily little boy and I'm sure he'll be happy with what he's got!
You bought your 2 year old an iPad. I'm pretty sure that will do. He won't notice if he doesn't have as many parcels as the others. Get him some bath crayons or something if you want to pad it out a bit.
Tbf the iPad is 2nd hand, I got it to stop the arguments over the one we have more then anything. His pile will be tiny compared to his brothers so I do need to pad it out a bit. I may take some of his brothers and put his name on as they will both play with them.
Here are some ideas: - Crayons and a colouring pad for scribbling. - Toy phone - Sticky bricks - Playdoh (if he won't eat it) - Story book for bedtime - Bath toys for water play or bath time - Sandpit with bucket & spade. - A tricycle - A football - A shop register/till
You could go to the pound shop and buy bubble bath, crayons, magic flannel, colouring book, story book, few pots of playdoh. For my 3 yr old I got a playdoh firehouse set from Amazon for about £6 which is in a reasonably big box. He's also getting some new pjs and socks wrapped up and some blind bags.
His big presents this year are a wooden marble run and the Frustration board game (which was about £5 but he will love).
The iPad was bought mainly to stop arguments, if the older one goes on it, it causes tantrums. I know he won’t understand or appreciate it. A lot of stuff suggested we do already have, he’s not long had a birthday which makes it even more tricky. I think I will go and get craft stuff and also split the older ones presents.