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Is it normal for 15 mth DS to be TOTALLY obsessed with one thing, namely buckles?

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ilikeyoursleeves Mon 16-Feb-09 19:37:51

My DS has always been into the usual things that babies aren't meant to have like mobile phones, remote controls, cameras etc but he has recently developed an obsession with buckles! He has always like them but now he is throwing total wobblers if he can't play with his pram buckles! We went swimming today and I sat him in his pram while I got ready and he played with the loose buckles and when I took him out of the pram, OMG he let out the biggest wails ever! The moment he gets the buckles again he is totally fine, then wails again when he can't get them.

I took the pramseat bit off his main pram at home and he happliy played with the buckles for ages on the floor then he got bored after about 20 minutes, but he can play with his pram buckles for prob at least half an hour or more! I'm sure it's just one of those things all babies go through but just wanted to see if you think it's 'normal'????

He also plays with other things too BTW as in his 'proper' baby toys, but none of them get a look in if the buckles are about.

LaTrucha Mon 16-Feb-09 19:39:46

The title of your post made me laugh, and if I were you I'd be delighted and make my way post haste to a haberdashery!

Sorry if that was flippant.

moocowme Mon 16-Feb-09 20:16:12

yes we seem to have your twin here at our place. not into fluffy toys whatsoever.

HaventAClue Tue 17-Feb-09 14:07:33

normal, it's zips for my 13 mo grin

Karamazov Tue 17-Feb-09 19:54:05

Totally normal, with DD1 it was washing machines - we even used to walk past the toy aisle to go and look at the washing machines at that age. By 2, she had her own copy of the argos catalogue so she could look them up whenever she wanted, and she just used to sit in front of ours and watch it go round for ages at a time. By 2, she could differentiate between a washing machine and a tumble drier, don't know how she knew, she just did. It was an utter obsession. Now is she 5, she is almost normal grin

gingernutlover Tue 17-Feb-09 20:51:11

yep my dd was into the straps and buckles on her buggy and carseat in a big way. She is now 3.5 and much more into barbie and colouring LOL

we used to go to toddler group and she would stand by the buggy staring at and playing with her buckles the whole time we were there

Lionstar Tue 17-Feb-09 20:52:20

Another buckle obsessed toddler here

Smee Wed 18-Feb-09 10:44:15

At your son's age, mine went to sleep cuddling a garlic press and a soup ladle smile

broguemum Wed 18-Feb-09 10:50:47

Buckles are good.

I have had to buy my son a loo brush blush to stop him trying to play with the ones that are in use. Unfortunately my cleaner found it in his play pen and had a bit of a hinny fit blush blush blush blush blush.

Smee Wed 18-Feb-09 10:59:48

We had to stop having a loo brush about the same time DS started to crawl grin

broguemum Wed 18-Feb-09 11:02:42

Ah, the ones that are in use are kept on the window sill on the outside....

luvaduck Wed 18-Feb-09 11:03:52

yes. saucepans. v v noisy.

tiredoftherain Wed 18-Feb-09 13:28:25

here it's empty plastic bottles. Or tubes of cream, or my roll on deodorant for some unknown reason. He is relentless in his pursuit of such things, I hope it all wears off soon!

AnnVan Wed 18-Feb-09 14:30:32

God I wish mine liked buckles - here it's carrier bags!! And also mugs of hot tea. Take a carrier bag off him though and he has a proper little strop.

cheekychopsmum Wed 18-Feb-09 21:51:20

My 14m old DS has always loved wheels. On anything - at playgroup there is a trail of disguarded and upturned toy prams and walkers where he has tipped them up to spin the wheels. He loves car wheels, and when we visited a farm the other week he was in heaven hugging the tractor wheel!

ilikeyoursleeves Wed 18-Feb-09 21:58:54

Thanks for your replies, most reassuring! I think I will just enjoy his time obsessing with buckles and sit back, relax and watch

Shylily Thu 19-Feb-09 14:05:19

DS2 is obsessed with hats and helmets - has been since 15 months. He does look slightly odd walking down the highstreet in with an adult size construction helmet on - but I say, whatever floats your boat! This week it's bike helmets.
He's developed a related obsession with motorbikes and loves nothing better than to flick through a motorcycle magazine looking at the different helmets.

Joanna82 Thu 19-Feb-09 16:24:12

My 16 month old DS is all about lids; pen lids, bottle lids; tooth paste lids ... any kind of lid really.

He will sit there pushing the lid on and then carefully taking it off again, clapping his fat little hands with glee each time.

He really likes the fridge too.

WriggleJiggle Sat 21-Feb-09 21:49:24

Footballs and potatoes here grin

tryingtobemarypoppins Sat 21-Feb-09 21:54:22

plugs and light switches here grin

pinata Sat 21-Feb-09 22:02:19

yup - light switches, spoons, washing liquid bottles and the pepper grinder. DD = 14 months

beckah80 Sun 22-Feb-09 08:23:02

Mine is now nearly 2.5 and when she was a baby (younger!) she was really fascinated with the tags on clothes and her blankets, no interest in toys whatsoever. She has grownout of it ckily. i was tempted to make a blankie out of tags but I resisted!! i think you can buy those!

insertwittynicknameHERE Sun 22-Feb-09 08:30:38

Lol, sounds just like my DD, she loves mobile phones, remote controls and the buckles on her car seat/high chair/push chair/ dogs leads hmm (I kid you not)

insertwittynicknameHERE Sun 22-Feb-09 08:34:20

tryingtobemarypoppins, you reminded me of DD liking switches. My brother is an electrician and we had to get him to but a board together with all sort of switches on it. Light switches, plug sockets. DD will play for hours with it bless her. It's the thing we bring out when she get bored and we are busy lol blush

piscesmoon Sun 22-Feb-09 08:51:40

Totally normal-he will grow out of it.

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