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Parents of two year olds - what is their favourite toy?

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plonker Sat 27-Jun-09 23:23:44

Dd's second birthday is fast approaching and I have no idea what to get for her ...

I was going to get her a balance bike, but she's too small, so I'm getting her that for Christmas instead.
I was going to get her a trampoline ...and then we got given one.
I thought about getting her a trike, but my mum has bought her one.

I'm now officially out of ideas ...

What is your 2yo's favourite toy?

Inspire me grin

notnowbernard Sat 27-Jun-09 23:26:32

Well, my 2yr old is nearly 3, but for several months now her faourite toy has been Baby Annabel

She likes Duplo too

plonker Sat 27-Jun-09 23:30:55

Cheers for the thoughts notnowbernard

Her big sisters have an array of dolls (Annabel, chou chou, baby born) so we don't need any more crying babies in the house, lol.

Duplo is a good idea, thanks smile

flooredandgored Sat 27-Jun-09 23:32:58

a 'parents' brand bee bop drum that is filled with toddler friendly musical toys. parent friendly? no, toddler friendly? oh yes! it mkes a racket!

Washersaurus Sat 27-Jun-09 23:33:26

We are getting DS2 a mini micro scooter as he is always fighting with DS1 over his.

notnowbernard Sat 27-Jun-09 23:40:08

Oh yes, she loves her mini-micro scooter too!

Know what you mean about the dollies, we had 66 at the last count shock

notnowbernard Sat 27-Jun-09 23:40:53

6!!! dollies

NOT 66!!! <passes out>

plonker Sat 27-Jun-09 23:45:11

lmao ...and I thought we had too many dollies ... wink

plonker Sat 27-Jun-09 23:46:46

Musical instruments are a great idea floored, thanks smile

Can your 2yo's manage a microscooter? I can't imagine my dd3 on a scooter ...

notnowbernard Sat 27-Jun-09 23:48:12

The mini-micro is ace

Very low to the ground and light-weight

2 wheels at the front at an angle so great for balance

DD2 got the hang of hers pretty quickly at 2.6

Washersaurus Sat 27-Jun-09 23:49:03

Mini micro scooters are amazing, they seem to master them so quickly.

DS2 also loves books and puzzles. He is also especially fond of play kitchen type things.

PeppermintPatty Sat 27-Jun-09 23:50:35

Jigsaws
Duplo
Books
Crayons/felt tips
Stickers

Washersaurus Sat 27-Jun-09 23:52:41

Whatever you do, NEVER buy fuzzy felt.

That advice goes for everyone - it is a total nightmare.

plonker Sun 28-Jun-09 00:05:12

lol, thanks for the advice washersaurus grin

Patty - shock at felt-tips!! You clearly haven't met my daughter!!! wink

Thanks for all suggestions, will certainly take a look at the scooters ...

BriocheDoree Sun 28-Jun-09 06:10:08

Megasketcher instead of felt tips (or aquadraw).
Three-wheel scooter?
Accessories for the dollies - pushchair, highchair?

notevenamousie Sun 28-Jun-09 06:28:08

Duplo has been a hit for months now here.
Play-dough is the current favourite thing to do.

Devendra Sun 28-Jun-09 13:53:53

Play -dough, sand pit, anything car related (likes to pretend he is driving it), stuff like mini farm with animals etc, books, jigsaws, building blocks.

NorkilyChallenged Sun 28-Jun-09 13:59:51

Play kitchen. We got it for Chrismtas when DD1 was 22 months and DD2 was only 7 months but they both LOVE It and it has been played with every single day since. Bit pricey though depends what kind you get (ours was about £85 which is definitely not cheap but it's great here it is)

Otherwise any role play/pretend play stuff like kitchen toys, shop toys etc?

plonker Mon 29-Jun-09 00:12:57

She has already got:

a megasketcher (well, it's big sisters really)
an aquadraw
a dollys buggy that she adores
playdough (which she just eats hmm)
cars
little animals (big sisters again)

[spoilt child emoticon]

A kitchen is a great idea - I think she's love one!

So, I think I've pretty much narrowed it down to duplo, a scooter or a kitchen smile

Any more suggestions before I hit the shops ...?

plonker Mon 29-Jun-09 00:14:19

Oooh and musical instrument ...

Thanks all

nevergoogledragonbutter Mon 29-Jun-09 00:29:15

we got DS2 a little wooden table top kitchen.

bigjigs do a wooden pot with a lid and two wooden eggs. he loves those.

he played lots with a teaset the last time we went to the toy shop.

wooden trains are a big hit. i don't know about girls though.

plonker Mon 29-Jun-09 00:35:57

I don't go for the girl/boy divide when it comes to toys dragon, dd loves her cars and action figures etc. and every boy I've ever known fights over the dolls buggy at toddler group wink

I hadn't thought about a wooden train track, but will put it on the list to consider ...I think she'd love it! Thanks smile

nevergoogledragonbutter Mon 29-Jun-09 00:40:21

me neither. i bought my boys a dolls house.

they play with the trains alot more though.

maybe all children like a good crash.

plonker Mon 29-Jun-09 00:43:35

lol, yes, 'tis cathartic grin

notevenamousie Mon 29-Jun-09 15:48:58

Yes, wooden trains. Both Tesco and Ikea do one that fits with (is the same gauge as, is that the right term??) the Brio ones. Ikea sell about 20 something bits of track a bridge and 4 trains for less than £10

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