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Those of you with 18+ month olds....

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Socci Wed 27-Jul-05 21:52:42

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wobblyknicks Wed 27-Jul-05 21:55:01

My dd (2 + 1m) seems to be into 'big' toys atm - ie dolls, her pram, her pushalong car, toy broom, Megabloks, her pushalong trolley etc etc.

lilsmum Wed 27-Jul-05 21:55:52

dd likes her tea set she is 18mth, also loves drawing, really into her sandpit at mo too.

thats all i can think of really lol

fqueenzebra Wed 27-Jul-05 21:56:00

boy or girl?
Brio (trainsets), cars, pushchairs,

jamiesam Wed 27-Jul-05 22:02:27

Beware that a lot of toy manufacturers put 'not suitable for under 3's' because they can't be bothered to work it out properly. In my opinion .

My ds's (2 and 4) play with a lot of the same toys without any problems. Most recent problems - ds2 can't play with ds1 lego (which itself is labelled for 7 year olds I think), and also got his finger stuck in lacing bead at age 17 month (and they are labelled for 18 month plus).

Obviously, there are lots of cheap toys out there which it's a good idea not to give an 18 mth old - but most major chain store type stuff would be OK - in my opinion. (Sorry, rant over!)

tiffini Wed 27-Jul-05 22:04:48

My DTs love all kinds of books, (especially musical ones}thier rocking horse andanything that they can push along.

fqueenzebra Wed 27-Jul-05 22:08:28

oh yeah, duplo...! Barbie & POllypocket for 2yo+ girls.

Socci Wed 27-Jul-05 22:11:32

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QueenOfQuotes Wed 27-Jul-05 22:12:03

I tend to agree with Jamie - my DS2 (20 months today) no longer puts things in his mouth, and having a 4 3/4yr old brother there are lots of 'big boy' toys around the house - which he's been playing with for some time now.

Even with DS1 when he was little I simply used to use my discresion. Some of them are suitable for aged 3 and over because of the 'difficulty' of the toy sometimes, not nesscarily the 'danger' factor.

bobbybob Thu 28-Jul-05 00:28:35

Stuff you push around (shopping trolley, pram)
Tea sets
washed cartons and dried pumpkin seeds (3 minutes in microwave)
Lots of those plastic lids from milk bottles, a pan and a wooden spoon.
A keyboard, drum, maracas and a CD to play along with.
Puzzles (peg puzzles at 18mo then 12 piece, 15 piece 20 piece etc. jigsaws)
Doll or teddy that you dress or undress.
Keep your old packets when you finish food and make a shop.

There is a lot of choice it's just that at under 18 mo most toys are educational, and then at 3+ there are lots of "toy" toys, branded and licensed toys etc. as well as specialist educational ones like crafts etc.

At 18 m o - 3 you either have to use over 3 toys and remove any small parts or supervise, or buy specialist educational toys. it's an expensive time I am finding.

throckenholt Thu 28-Jul-05 08:09:21

I have 3 boys age 2.5 and 4. Don't particularly get gender specific - but probably more boy biased (compared to what we see at friends houses).

We have lots of tractors and trailors, trainset, duplo, lots of books, ride on cars, jigsaws, doll, soft toys, farm animals, pop up tent. They also like playdoh and painting (if I can stand clearing up the mess !).

At friends house they love playing with a toy kitchen.

Also generally boxes of any kind - prefereably big enough to get into.

geekgrrl Thu 28-Jul-05 08:15:37

ds is 20 months. he loves tractors - his fave is a push-along tractor with traction. he loves pushing the pushchair around the garden together with dd, he also likes the multi-story car park and toy cars.

flamesparrow Thu 28-Jul-05 08:39:32

A Fisher Price Western Cowboy town thingy (really good - loads of bits and was down to £5 in Toys R Us last week!!!)
Aqua Draw

Seona1973 Thu 28-Jul-05 13:10:33

pencils and paper, cars, books, magazines, stickers, stones!!!?(she brings them in off the driveway and plays with them). A 'little people' house as its got doors and she likes opening them, driving a car through and shutting it again. Anything teletubbie or brum related - books, figures, etc

Seona1973 Thu 28-Jul-05 13:12:23

sorry forgot - a winnie the pooh musical bike. She also had a push along toy that converts to a bike and both bikes are 'parked' in my living room at the moment.

alison222 Thu 28-Jul-05 14:09:50

Dolls! Aggh!
teaset, toy till and food, playdough, painting, running around and climbing madly. Dancing to music/acting out songs (children's ones),
reading endlessly (try the library)simple jigsaws,
little people, toy trains, soft ball for playing catch.

Nbg Thu 28-Jul-05 14:15:11

DD (22 mths) is really in to jigsaw puzzles atm and looking through books.

I've just bought her a Thomas the Tank engine train set. I know she's going to love it.

PiccadillyCircus Thu 28-Jul-05 14:20:53

DS is 20 months and his favourite things at the moment are cars and books. Books with cars (and other transport) are very good. Wooden puzzles are another top toy at the moment.

He also likes pushing his trolley around, playing with balls, and getting plastic plates, cups etc out of "his" cupboard and carrying them around the place. Also blocks (wooden although I have got him some duplo somewhere). Must find it and try him with it.

QoQ - just saw that your DS2 must have been born on 27th November 2003 - my DS was born 5 days earlier .

I agree with the under 3 thing - there are some toys you wouldn't give to an under 3 year old, but lots of them seem to be labelled that way for no good reason.

PiccadillyCircus Thu 28-Jul-05 14:21:41

His broom, mop, dustpan and brush set is also popular .

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