He's almost 6 months. He's done most things early- e.g he stands at the sofa, he's trying to crawl, he says mama, dada, iya, etc etc. So should I buy him 9 month plus toys or 6 month plus toys? And what sort of things? He's my first so I'm clueless.
I'd be tempted to get this. He is a bit young but if he is physically advanced he would be using it soon after xmas. I think it would be a nice thing to own in your family for a long time and more memorable than lots of plastic bits.
If I were you I'd be tossing up between the wheelybug, a wee wooden trike (we like the Galt one very much) and a wooden push along brick trolley. My 3 have had all of the above and I think the wooden trike is most played with.
Other things I'd think about would include a rocker (the little tikes horse one is under £15 and can go in the garden next summer), stacking cups, a zylophone or musical instrument set and some chunky vehicles (Pat's van is a big hit in this house from a very early age!).
Yep I've totally got to get all of these things!! I'm still at that stage where I love new things for me baby to play with. The liddle wooden bug thing is lovely. I think I'll get one for my baby nieces, too.
Should I get him clothes or is that stupid? He's probably only going to play with the wrapping paper anyway.
DS1 was advanced, we gave him one of those outdoor trikes with a long handle for parents to push it with without doing their backs in. His balance was great.
DD1 had the Galt trike (at 1yr but she was ver' ver' slow!). It's been used and used by 3 DCs so far. Ditto, wooden trolley of blocks but it's not good for pulling up to a stand with - maybe keep that for 1st birthday.
He also had a large, clunky truck (which is now outside in the sandpit).
'Pat mat' type things were good too, for crawling over, laying on etc.
leesmums suggestions would be excellent in his stocking...!