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Too young for Duplo - do they still do Primo or whatever it was called?

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MrsBadger Wed 23-Jul-08 15:52:40

because people are asking what dd wants for her birthday

but everything I can find says 18m+ (and I will ask for at Christmas wink)

louii Wed 23-Jul-08 15:53:38

What about Stickle bricks?

Anna8888 Wed 23-Jul-08 15:55:46

She's 1?

Get some wooden building bricks - they will last much longer than Duplo (just go straight to Lego at 2.6). The wooden bricks work for babies and toddlers and carry on "being things" for ages.

MrsBadger Wed 23-Jul-08 15:56:22

I am fine for non-lego ideas but fancied something that'll work with the ancestral Duplo later

MrsBadger Wed 23-Jul-08 15:57:06

am already well equipped with wooden bricks too

she is obv spoilt blush

wannaBe Wed 23-Jul-08 15:57:16

or mega blocks.

Or don't worry about the age on the box - that all goes out the window soon enough anyway.

Anna8888 Wed 23-Jul-08 15:59:29

My daughter wasn't much interested in toys at that age (despite having masses of equipment). One is hard. We bought her a wigwam for her first birthday blush

PortAndLemon Wed 23-Jul-08 16:03:21

You probably want Lego Quattro (which is still available).

Manetico is fantastic, by the way -- they have it at DS's nursery and it's much easier for littlies than Duplo or Quattro.

crokky Wed 23-Jul-08 16:04:11

Mega blocks are great. Mega blocks also will fix onto Duplo when LO gets a bit bigger. My DS has both now.

MrsBadger Wed 23-Jul-08 16:05:16

oh yes, she much prefers the contents of the kitchen cupboards to actual toys

dh is building her a playhouse in the garden, MIL has got her a wheelybug and my mother a rocking thing

it's the <£20 aunts now

(she is overwhelmed with handed down/ebay clothes)

Anna8888 Wed 23-Jul-08 16:07:14

Is she the first grandchild?

MrsBadger Wed 23-Jul-08 16:09:10

aha, Quattro, that's the stuff

nice one P&L smile

now where the hell sells it...

MrsBadger Wed 23-Jul-08 16:09:33

yes, on both sides hmm

belgo Wed 23-Jul-08 16:10:06

I wouldn't bother getting her any age specific toys - she won't play with them for long. My dds played with duplo from age one, and are still playing with it now and the oldest one is 4 and a half.

Anna8888 Wed 23-Jul-08 16:10:06

Books a great present at this age - flappy books with animals etc

Anna8888 Wed 23-Jul-08 16:11:08

Thought so, that's why they have no inspiration themselves wink.

My DD was number 4 and number 3 grandchild so I didn't have to think for the present givers.

NotQuiteCockney Wed 23-Jul-08 16:11:54

Art supplies are always safe, ime. Gosh, is she already 1?

(The only age advice that's vaguely worth paying attention to is 3+, which means 'your child might be able to chisel off bits and choke on them, we haven't tested it very thoroughly.)

Anna8888 Wed 23-Jul-08 16:11:56

Maisy books - the smallest, hard ones - great for her now. Maisy DVD even.

belgo Wed 23-Jul-08 16:18:52

puzzles are also good.

alittleteapot Wed 23-Jul-08 17:03:29

DD just had first birthday. Her fave presents were:

Musical instrument set - she LOVES
farm fridge magnets from Tickety Boo
Maisy's Year (lots of great flaps)
Borrowed trike for me to push - quite good as has trailer for my shopping too!
Wooden Brio tiles with animals on - these are meant to be a pairs game for 3+ but she loves to sit and sort

However her favourite toys are still the beer bottles in the recycling box and our mobile phones smile

imo ignore age guidance on boxes which are all for health and safety bureaucraticness - if 3+ just don't leave her completely unsupervised.

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