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What do you get a 5/6 month old fo Christmas?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by marlin, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

  2. andromache

    andromache New commenter

    it's been a while, but i remember very small people like books with different textures that they can chew on.
  3. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

  4. Bethannie

    Bethannie New commenter

    Have a look at
    Old-fashioned, wooden toys starting from under £5, grouped by suggested ages...I think they are wonderful!
  5. clear_air

    clear_air New commenter

    I'd agree with Bethannie about the wooden toys. They look great on display, the parents will love them...and the babe might one day play with them (experience suggests that they will go for brightly coloured plastic every thine, the more trashy and irritating the better!!). Or something cute to wear - hats in the design of Christmas puddings/strawberries are very attractive, as are daisy root shoey things (little leather bootees that actually stay on), or you could get something by whoozit (I think Lamaze make them) if you're feeling educational...! Or some nice crockery/cutlery. Just try and Pitch it to the parents, and everyone will be happy - bacause baby will be far more intersted in pretty paper and boxes!
  6. lardylady

    lardylady Star commenter

    I wouldn't have thought that a child so young would actually need a Christmas present!
  7. A box and some wrapping paper.
  8. welshchocoholic1

    welshchocoholic1 Senior commenter

    Thank you for all your suggestions[​IMG] x
  9. I'd second the chewy book suggestion.
  10. Benbamboo

    Benbamboo Occasional commenter

    My 4 month old nephew is getting nappies for Christmas.
  11. tartetatin

    tartetatin New commenter

    No, it hasn't been proven as being educational. However in moderation I can't see what harm it does. The images and classical music are lovely.
    Of course babies need to explore the real world. That can be done when they go to the park, visit friends and family, go to mother & baby groups ... or even the supermarket!
    My niece watches her DVD for 15 minutes a day while my sister whizzes round the flat getting things done. Everyone's happy and no damage done.
    For what it's worth OP, I don't know of many mums who haven't owned a Baby Einstein DVD at some point or another, but feel free to make up your own mind.
  12. gergil4

    gergil4 New commenter

    At 9 months old, mine had a stocking full of baby wipes, talc, bubble bath etc. They get so much from elsewhere that their main concern is unwrapping! How many of us remember the bitter disappointment of Auntie X's present at Christmas when we were that age?
  13. lurk_much

    lurk_much Occasional commenter

  14. What about baby cuttlery or tableware - assuming he is being weaned at the moment, or will be soon.
  15. I am of the view that a baby doesn't really care about receiving presents. I'd save your money (you won't be able to do it when he's older) and let him enjoy the lights, baubles of the tree and play with the wrapping paper and boxes.
    Even when mine were little boys and I bought them a fairly large toy tractor for Christmas, they still - for months on end - played all sorts of games in the enormous box that contained it!
  16. mmm...Milk

    mmm...Milk New commenter

    as said before, a large carboard box, some nice shiney paper that rustles when you scrump it up and tastes good when you suck it to oblivion.
    Some money into a savings account ? Relatives will provide soft toys etc more than you will ever need. Get something for when they are older even. they don't know or care about christmas until they are about 2 or 3!!

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