Actually, hattie, you might be on to something with the baby doll idea (not very politically correct, I know). But DS goes to a play group where he just loves the doll and pram (as we don't have any dolls in our house). Perhaps having a pram to push when I push the baby will keep him occupied. MIL is sure to have heart failure, though (which is another good reason to get it )
I've bought dd some Thomas the tank engine stuff. Go on! Get him the pushchair. My nephews loved theirs and it really encourages walking. dd (2.1) is like a bag lady with hers - fills it with practically every toy she owns and puts toy-filled bags over the handles. No wonder we're on her third!
i would say get a baby doll too. i got one for my dd (she was just 2) and she is really into changing nappies with me, we get dd2/babydoll ready for naps/feeds etc together, and we have a little highchair, cot and buggy for dolly.
if you prefer you could get a boy doll, there are loads around
i have almost the same gap and i had a present all wrapped up in my hospital bag, we got harold the helicopter from baby but we also bought a doll as well. ds1 now baths the doll while i bath ds2, he will also feed the doll while i feed ds2 as well. i didn't get a pushchair but he also loves them, he plays with the pink one at toddler group!!! yhou can get them(dolls and trolleys) quite cheaply from poundstretcher(instore) if theres one near you
yeah baby doll is a great idea! (and very pc, surely??)
DD got ds1 (just 2) some jigsaws cause he was well into them; ds2 got dd a Tweenies swimming bag and ds1 a Snakes and ladders game. Just things I knew they wanted.
KiwiKate, I am also trying to think what to buy for DS (who is nearly 21 months) from his brother or sister. I am thinking about a Harold the Helicopter, as he is very into helicopters (and all transport really).
Can't decide whether to go along the doll line as well...
When ds2 was born we bought ds1 (22 months) a plane with passengers / luggage etc. It was about £10 I think from Argos, and they both play with it still.
This time (ds1 will be 3.8 and ds2 22 months) we'll get both of them a little knight from ELC as they love playing castles. Must get round to getting these though as under 3 weeks to go!