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If it's ever ok to spoil a child...

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IDrinkFromTheirSkulls Sat 09-Jul-11 20:18:41

It's when they won't remember you doing it right?

Ds's first birthday soon, I planned on getting him a couple of new toys and a special thing for him to keep when he's older. But then I had my first full payday since before I went on mat leave...and I ended up getting him lots more than I originally planned. blush

I fully expect him to ignore the lot and play with the packaging grin but he can't become spoiled if he has no concept of wanting and getting can he? He's not getting anything else until Christmas!

wahwahwah Sat 09-Jul-11 20:20:18

You can't help it when they are that little though. Everything is just so cute!

Sirzy Sat 09-Jul-11 20:21:24

It wont do him any harm! I did the same for DS first birthday (and 2nd christmas 6 weeks later!)

I think it is very easy to get over excited and go over the top for first birthdays! I am going to try and control myself more for his birthday this year!

Nellythecat Sat 09-Jul-11 20:22:56

I don't think it would spoil him, but as someone who has very little money I am thinking 'why didnt you put it in a bank account for when he is older?!' If you have extra money I think there are better ways to spend it than on a 1 year old who won't be able to appreciate it. But no, it won't do him any harm.

IDrinkFromTheirSkulls Sat 09-Jul-11 20:30:45

We save some money for him every month, have done since he was born so he will have something for the future smile it's my savings that need attention now grin but he will only be 1 once so I truly entered into the spirit of seize the day and all that!

I agree that it's all too cute!

GilbonzoTheSecretPsychoDuck Sat 09-Jul-11 20:36:07

I went totally the opposite and didn't buy my dcs anything for their 1st and 2nd birthdays. Mainly because we were too skint but also because they would never know we didn't (they got buckets of presents from relatives though so they weren't deprived!)

Your way sounds much more fun though! I hope you have a fab day smile

LemonDifficult Sat 09-Jul-11 20:37:02

Aaaaaaahhh. Sometimes it's lovely to do, not spoiling. (Well, unless you got him an ipad? That'd be weird before being spoiling, though.)

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