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Ridiculous Christening Gift (available from shops)

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Dragonfree Sun 03-Mar-19 12:33:04

So I don't think I'm being unreasonable here, but.....

I found a (very dusty) Christening gift which I'd overlooked when my LO was Christened - I just don't get it.

It's a very nice "Me to You" brand little Teddy and mug. It's lovely and obviously a Christening gift (it says so on the box) and also fairly obviously for a (very) little one as the mug has 2 handles.

BUT THE MUG IS MADE OF CHINA!!!!

They've obviously realised their mistake as they've written "not suitable for under 3". But the gift is surely not suitable for over 3????

So, AIBU or is this a ridiculous gift for a company to make?

I realise that I'm blatant over irritated by this, but honestly, did the design team think this one through?

ScrumptiousBears Sun 03-Mar-19 12:35:45

Its just a momento. Like the silver rattles. Not meant to be used just commercial tat.

Dragonfree Sun 03-Mar-19 12:36:56

I hadn't thought of that. 😂
Maybe I'll take it out the cupboard.

WinkyisbackontheButterBeer Sun 03-Mar-19 12:37:50

My 2 year old has her warm bedtime milk out of a little China cup. Two handles would be useful.
I struggled to get her to let go of the bedtime bottle and buying her a ‘big girl cup’ was what finally convinced her.

MuddyMoose Sun 03-Mar-19 12:38:44

Agree with PP. It's purpose is ornamental.

anniehm Sun 03-Mar-19 12:39:54

It's just a keepsake - though I had a china mug as a toddler, with a rubber sippy lid - mum still has it, they even used glass for baby bottles once!

Sewrainbow Sun 03-Mar-19 12:45:26

My dc had china mugs and used them, some broke, some are still in use today for my youngest even rhough they are quite small. They weren't specifically christenening ones as we didn't do that but we used them anyway unless you would be bothered by them being broken, just use them!

Sewrainbow Sun 03-Mar-19 12:47:16

I think we've been conditioned into thinking children shouldn't use china or glass since plastic was invented and yet our ancestors had no choice and China and glass was much more precious then

lazyarse123 Sun 03-Mar-19 12:48:11

They're usually an ornamental keepsake. You're being a bit ungrateful.

FlashingLights101 Sun 03-Mar-19 12:48:18

Aren't most christening gifts not suitable for babies? Mine were things like this or jewellery, neither of which would have survived my slobbery chops if I'd been allowed near them as a baby!

raviolidreaming Sun 03-Mar-19 12:50:14

they even used glass for baby bottles once!

Glass baby bottles are back! MAM were selling them at the last baby and toddler fair I went to.

Lazypuppy Sun 03-Mar-19 12:52:40

Why can't a 3 yrar old use it though? my 1yo (13 months) drinks out of glass and china cups, and the handles are great!

Also, agree it is probably ornanental, but can be used.

BuffaloCauliflower Sun 03-Mar-19 12:52:48

A) it’s meant to be decorative.

B) children can use china. Teach them to be careful instead of flinging things around. Plastic is pretty new in the history of humanity.

Sewrainbow Sun 03-Mar-19 12:53:42

Good idea in the current climate, I'd consider glass bottles if I still had a baby that would need them.

Mammyloveswine Sun 03-Mar-19 13:02:49

My children have used China cups from around 1... they also use China plates and metal.cutlery...

My 3 year old sometimes drinks out of a wine glass if were having a nice dinner

Dontsweatthelittlestuff Sun 03-Mar-19 13:07:38

I still have my China cup and bowl from when I was a baby. Given to me as a christening gift by my godparents and well used for many years. He even used them for my own children and my youngest is 21.

Never did buy into the myth that children need plastic and everything breakable should be put away from little hands.

Yabbers Sun 03-Mar-19 13:11:38

Type “christening gifts” in to google. Click “shopping” Tell me if there is a single gift there that a child would actually use.

Are you saying every other gift you received for christening is something for your child to use?

greenpop21 Sun 03-Mar-19 13:13:49

It's a keepsake like all the other silly Christening tat! You're over thinking it.

BrizzleMint Sun 03-Mar-19 13:14:39

It's the perfect thing to send into nursery for their cup of tea.

3luckystars Sun 03-Mar-19 13:15:43

Its a Christening Cup, its a traditional thing.

It goes back years, it is a gift that they are meant to keep all their lives, but I think they used to be silver.

OlennasWimple Sun 03-Mar-19 13:17:47

Babies can't make much use of a Bible either, but they are also traditional Christening gifts smile

cdtaylornats Sun 03-Mar-19 13:21:38

One of my goddaughters christening gifts was a bottle of port.

TurquoiseDress Sun 03-Mar-19 13:24:06

I'm pretty certain it's meant to go on a shelf and look pretty- the child is not supposed to actually take drinks from it!

It's just a memento for their christening

I do think the price of £24 is pretty bonkers though!

Pink993 Sun 03-Mar-19 13:30:23

@cdtaylornats. I’d assume the port was for me to get ratted on when the baby wouldn’t stop crying and go to sleep.

maddiemookins16mum Sun 03-Mar-19 13:34:46

My DD used her Peter Rabbit china mug (very like yours) for her lunchtime soup when she was little. She also liked a cuppy egg in it.

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