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To feel bad I've only got 5 Xmas presents for DD?

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RosyGold Thu 22-Dec-16 10:32:51

Just wondering what you all think really... my wee girl is 13 months old and she's not really "into" toys and what-not just yet! So I've found it hard to decide what to get her for Xmas

I've got her:
- Toot toot friends kingdom palace
- Beat Belle
- Leapfrog picnic basket
- Vtech learning table
- Vtech kitten and carrier

Plus a bomber jacket, dress and new pjs...just beating myself up that it's not enough! We've had a shit year and money's pretty tight!blush

Mouseinahole Thu 22-Dec-16 10:34:30

That is all age appropriate stuff that she will love. Will she have presents from others?

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 22-Dec-16 10:35:30

It's fine honestly.

Believe me she's just going to chew the paper. She will have neither the attention span or the Interest.

I know all the posts on face book show dozens of gifts but it's unnecessary and too many makes them meaningless.

Honestly ot sounds perfect

TheWitTank Thu 22-Dec-16 10:35:31

In the nicest possible way -she is one. She won't care or remember. She wouldn't mind if you wrapped up some chocolate buttons and that was it. Buy what you want and what you can afford -don't go by other people's standards.

Mishegoss Thu 22-Dec-16 10:36:21

It's plenty, it all sounds lovely and it's age appropriate. Don't feel bad. She won't even remember!

Lilaclily Thu 22-Dec-16 10:36:44

She won't know any different ! Enjoy a minimal Christmas while you can fsmile

Pud2 Thu 22-Dec-16 10:37:13

Sounds like an awful lot for a one year old. Why are you beating yourself up?

RosyGold Thu 22-Dec-16 10:38:18

She's getting a gift from my mum, my brother, my nan and DP's mum too - so she'll have a fair few other things smile I guess I'm just being silly and letting the Facebook Blaggers get to me lol! blushwink

lozzylizzy Thu 22-Dec-16 10:38:35

They get bored of opening them when they are so young. Just see it as the bigger they are the more they will cost, seems to be the trend so far with mine and my eldest is only 8.

By the time they get to 14 you will probably be feeling guilty about how much you have spent!

HoHoHammered Thu 22-Dec-16 10:38:57

That sounds plenty!

I've got my 21 month old son less.

He's got the
sit and stand car thingy
Thomas rolla ball track thingy
Shape sorter cookie pot
3 books

That's it from us. He's not even 2 yet and that's plenty for him

Purplepicnic Thu 22-Dec-16 10:39:03

We didn't buy our DC anything when they were one. What's the point?! They don't know.

<bad mother>

Mari50 Thu 22-Dec-16 10:39:43

My DD got a stuffed toy for her first Christmas from me/Santa. She had no concept of what was going on as she was 11 months old. She loves that stuffed toy more than anything in the world even now, 7 years later. Don't be pressurised into spending more because it's 'expected'.

Merriment Thu 22-Dec-16 10:39:49

Children of that age have no concept of Christmas, wait till she's older and puts 100 items on her Christmas list fgrin

formerbabe Thu 22-Dec-16 10:40:07

It's fine...too many gifts is overwhelming for them anyway.

I get my dc one main gift each and then 2 or 3 extra things each. (They also get their stockings from Santa). Once you add in gifts from relatives and friends, they end up with quite a pile each.

smEGGnogg Thu 22-Dec-16 10:40:58

She's just a baby and any more than what you've got would probably overwhelm her hugely.

My dd is about the same age and she's got a soft body doll, a xylophone, stacking cups, some duplo and a couple of board books.

HoHoHammered Thu 22-Dec-16 10:41:26

My 3 almost 4 year old has been a nightmare

The list keeps changing!!

She's now convinced Santa is bringing her a leapfrog picnic basket...he isn't! I've got what ive got her and I'm not getting her anything else

Though she's now said she doesn't want what she wanted...which I've got hmm

EdmundCleverClogs Thu 22-Dec-16 10:41:55

I bought the Vtech table for my child's birthday. They love playing with it.... for about 10 minutes. Their current favourite toy is a pair of old glasses and a cardboard roll from finished wrapping paper. So we've only bought small bits for Xmas - book, small bath toys, teddy and pjs. The biggest 'spend' is on a nice toy box to put away all the ignored toys! Don't worry about it, one year olds just don't care much.

5000candlesinthewind Thu 22-Dec-16 10:42:28

She won't have a clue op. That's about the same as what I've got my 2 year old. 7 year old has a lot more because he would notice only getting a few presents.

Number4OnTheWay Thu 22-Dec-16 10:42:29

Sounds fine to me. My dc (2, 4, 6) only get 3 under the tree plus a roatmas day outfit that is wrapped and a new pair of PJ's on Christmas eve. They get a stocking too, but in there are school tights, pants, vests, socks, hair clips and bands for school, pencils, new hat scarf and gloves set, tooth brush and paste and some chocolate (apart from the chocolate, they all needed anyway!) That's literally what they are getting.

SueDunome Thu 22-Dec-16 10:42:55

Plus a bomber jacket, dress and new pjs... Wrap these up too, that's eight presents - plenty 😊

bibbitybobbityyhat Thu 22-Dec-16 10:43:35

This is what people mean when they talk about the madness of Christmas.

fernetbronco Thu 22-Dec-16 10:45:01

Another one here with no presents for a 17 month old - she's got plenty from other friends/family, I'm saving the cash for next year when she does know it's Christmas!

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Thu 22-Dec-16 10:45:05

As long as they come in boxes she'll be fine with that. Boxes are an endless source of joy.

<remembers DS's first Christmas>
<and the following six>
<scowls at DS>

Have a thoroughly lovely day OP. 🎄

PeachBellini123 Thu 22-Dec-16 10:46:08

Please don't feel pressured in to spending more.

By the way the V Tech toys are adorable. I've not even had my baby yet and I'm looking forward to buying some!blush

bibbitybobbityyhat Thu 22-Dec-16 10:47:46

My dd is now 15. She was 11 months old at her first Christmas and as far as I can remember I bought her an old fashioned walker with wooden bricks and a plastic house where you pressed the buttons and an animal jumped out. And that was it. But then I didn't have FB and a bunch of idiots posting pictures of mounds of presents for their babies all over it, so I had no idea I was a mean parent!

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