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What practical stuff does a 7/8 month old need? FIL wants to buy something practical for christmas.

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wastingmyeducation Sat 18-Oct-08 16:11:21

DS will be 7 months at Christmas. I have already got a highchair, as we had an Ikea expedition a few weeks ago. Mum wants to buy him an 'entertainment centre' like the Leapfrog Learn n' groove thingamy.

What else might we need at this stage that we probably don't already have?


QuintessentialShadow Sat 18-Oct-08 16:13:07



"What else might we need at this stage that we probably don't already have?"

First tell us what you have, then we can try to tell you what you dont have.

MatNanPlus Sat 18-Oct-08 16:13:49

Vouchers for clothes?


ilovetochat Sat 18-Oct-08 16:15:02

push along walker, activity table, books, bath toys, clothes.

wastingmyeducation Sat 18-Oct-08 16:18:18

lol QS, I mean, like we've already got a cot, and other small baby items, but what stuff do bigger babies have?


MingMingtheWonderPet Sat 18-Oct-08 16:27:19

Stair gates?
Nxt size car seat?

BellaMummy Sat 18-Oct-08 16:32:41

I've come up with a list by thinking back to dd at that age and what we needed/wanted. So...

- board books that you can read to ds, but he can chew without destroying, or crinkly fabric ones.

- winter all-in-one suit (jojomamanbebe do lovely ones)

- buggy snuggle for the pram/pushchair. Quite expensive, but brilliant. I used mine all last winter, and will do this year too - and for the next baby. No messing around with blankets getting caught up in the buggy wheels etc.

- or, if you spend a lot of time in the car rather than on foot, an activity toy for the car that hangs over the passenger seat.

- voucher for Clarks/other children's shoe shop for first pair of shoes. They are really expensive and your ds will be in them before you know it!

Not sure if these ideas are any use, but good luck coming up with a suggestion for FIL.

wastingmyeducation Sat 18-Oct-08 18:30:43

Thanks for the suggestions! I'm thinking stairgates at the moment.


BellaMummy Sat 18-Oct-08 18:40:50

Stairgates would be a very good idea. Make sure you choose carefully - my in-laws bought one that has a stupid bar that you have to step over to get into the room, and I stub my toe on it everytime!!!

MatNanPlus Sat 18-Oct-08 18:43:59

The stair gates that you fix to the walls so they awing either way are fab and no trip bar and are wider to walk thru so reduced thigh bruising!!

TheGabster Sat 18-Oct-08 19:19:32

loads of great suggestions - second the bath toys and board books.

Ermmm .... can add

Travel cot - doubles as a play pen too (keeps toys tidy and contains crawling destruction machines).

toy phone/remote control (if you want to keep yours safe)

slipper socks with grippy bottoms - could not live without these at mo.

Have a lovely Xmas!!

rookiemater Sat 18-Oct-08 22:12:09

I was going to say Travel cot too.

MurderousMarla Sat 18-Oct-08 22:13:56

Snowsuit - Boden have a really lovely one that would make a nice gift

yomellamoHelly Sat 18-Oct-08 22:29:20

Buggy Snuggle?
Next stage car seat?
Ride on toy?
Push along toy?

ILikeYourSleeves Sat 18-Oct-08 22:31:47

I got one of these as a present last year and it's fantastic! Great for car seat or in buggy, keeps them all snuggly and I've had so many people asking where I got it!

I'd definately recommend it!

wastingmyeducation Sun 19-Oct-08 09:27:09

I had another idea - some Frugi trousers! DS wears cloth nappies, and his trousers are all too long in order to fit around the bum, but the Frugi stuff is a bit pricey for us to buy ourselves, so would make a nice pressie. Does that seem like a reasonable thing to ask for?


SharpMolarBear Sun 19-Oct-08 09:31:38

book case?

woodstock3 Sat 25-Oct-08 16:35:08

grobags? for next size up/next season?

saffiw Sat 25-Oct-08 16:40:22

Please bear in mind my kids are 14 and 9.
FIL could give him money to go into his trus fund thingumy(is that what it is called?)

nooOOOoonki Sat 25-Oct-08 16:48:16

baby bouncer (door thinging), books, balls,

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