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To think that doing a CBeebies Birthday card for a 1 year old is a waste of time and cuts down the number of 2/3/4 year olds who would like to see their card shown?

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Mrscog Mon 17-Aug-15 16:31:06

A light hearted one for the afternoon....

I was watching the birthday card section of CBeebies today, and it occurred to me that it is a bit of a waste of time and selfish of people to use up airtime on a 1 year old's card when the 1 year old won't have a scoobie what's going on. Surely it's better to use that effort when the DC is 2,3 or 4 and they might actually stand a chance of understanding and enjoying the moment? It would also mean that more 2/3/4 year olds would get a chance to enjoy seeing their card!


ElderlyKoreanLady Mon 17-Aug-15 16:37:58

I never understood why people do it for 1 year olds either. YANBU.

MrEmerald Mon 17-Aug-15 16:41:20

I've always said this then feel like a giant meanie. I think it's unfair on the older kids who can actually get excited and look for their card, a 1 year old doesn't even know it's their bloody birthday!

Lj8893 Mon 17-Aug-15 16:43:00

I was thinking this too! I was also wondering if it's even worth doing at 2.
My other thought was don't most family's go out/have a party on a child's birthday and so they wouldn't watch it anyway??

Mrscog Mon 17-Aug-15 16:44:43

YY Lj8893 my DS wouldn't have got it at 2 either, but I think there are some who might. I might give one a whirl when he's 4 next March.

I'm glad I'm not alone in my thought!

Lj8893 Mon 17-Aug-15 16:46:11

My dd is 2 in a couple of months and I thought about doing it but I don't think she will get it. I shall wait till she's 3!

startagainonmonday Mon 17-Aug-15 16:49:42

It's probably swings and roundabouts, if you couldn't do a card for a 1yo the parents would be sending them in when their DC reached 2/3/4 instead so you'd still have less chance.

Having said that I'm still not over having videotaped weeks' worth of Take Hart gallery segment for slightly lopsided picture of a blackbird was bloody brilliant I tell you grin

ShakesBootyFlabWobbles Mon 17-Aug-15 16:57:51

I had one shown smug

Totally irrelevant to your question but I felt the need to share.

Yab a bit u.

Mrscog Mon 17-Aug-15 17:03:25

Gz shakes star smile And startagain yes that's true, but at least they would all be much more likely to appreciate the moment. It's the waste of time I can't abide!!

fakenamefornow Mon 17-Aug-15 17:09:26

I agree, in fact I started this exact same thread about five years ago. Most people disagreed with me then though.

Snozberry Mon 17-Aug-15 17:17:16

I made one for my 2yo and ended up giving it to her instead of sending it in as I realised she would probably not notice or care if it was on the telly. I think it's more for the parents when they're tiny.

TruJay Mon 17-Aug-15 17:50:54

In my experience yabu. I did one for ds's first and he knew it was him when it was shown, he got very excited. He spoke very early on and has a crazy memory and still mentions it now.

But in the case of dd who will be two I'm a few months Yanbu she wouldn't realise it was her at all so I didn't send one in. It depends on the child I think.

Hygellig Mon 17-Aug-15 18:47:13

I have never understood why people do these cards for one-year-olds, as I don't think they would appreciate it (not sure if a two-year-old would for that matter) - it will just be for the parents' benefit. Mind you, my children rarely watch the birthday card segment so I think I will get away with not doing one for the duration of the preschool years.

JuneIsBustingOutAllOver Mon 17-Aug-15 20:37:31

I read your title as for an 11 year old and thought bloody hell my DS would kill me if I sent one in for him!

Sandwichesareameal Mon 17-Aug-15 21:34:03

I did one when dd turned 2. I only did it for me really but when it was shown she was amazed. I was quite surprised how excited she was to see herself being held up by Cat grin

KrisPBacon Mon 17-Aug-15 21:57:21

My friend did one for her ds first birthday. My dd helped to make it. He had a very aggressive form of leukaemia and passed away a few days after. Apparently he saw it and recognised himself. Even now I can't hear the theme tune from In the Night Garden without getting a lump in my throat. It was the theme of his funeral and his coffin was covered in iggle piggle and pinky-ponk drawings. Hope you don't mind me posting this op. Just reminded me of a beautiful little boy.

SalemSaberhagen Mon 17-Aug-15 22:01:12


I may or may not be in the throes of making one for DDs first birthday next month

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