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Do you buy toys between holidays?

  • poll: Do you give your child(ren) new toys between gift giving holidays?
    I do! : (69 votes)
    78 %
    I don't! : (4 votes)
    4 %
    I struggle with this, too! : (16 votes)
    18 %
  1. Mrs Green Grass

    pomelo / 5628 posts

    I want to keep big things just for holidays, by it just doesn't work with an October bday. For example, he is ready for a bike soon. It would be silly to skip a whole summer...

  2. birdofafeather

    pineapple / 12053 posts

    With a birthday 3 weeks after Christmas, it's really hard to do this for LO! And we don't do huge gifts as it is, so if something comes up, I'll get it.

  3. sometimesshesings

    apricot / 358 posts

    Thanks for your feedback, everyone! It sounds like a common theme is that, especially in the first few years, it can make sense to bring home new things as our kids reach new developmental milestones. Also, parents with fall and winter babies (myself included) have a harder time waiting for holidays.

    I still plan to keep our toy collection reasonably small, and I'll do what I can to keep my son from feeling entitled to presents all the time. But perhaps I can worry less about buying him a new toy between holidays now and then!

  4. SugarplumsMom

    bananas / 9227 posts

    Yes. I try not to feel bad about it because 1) I do not believe in giving her new toys all at once - which means I hide her Xmas toys after she opens them and saves it for another day (perfect for those occasions that require extra bribing 2) now that she's older, I want to play with her too! I think of toys as activities of "quiet time" or play time together. When she was showing signs of liking miniature imaginative play, I bought her first Sylvanian family (since I've been waiting for this. lol). But when she started stuffing their little bodies inside their treehouse, in hiding them went

    Eta: The fact that I wrote so much tells me I don't feel as guilt-less about all this as I say I do!

  5. lamariniere

    pineapple / 12566 posts

    I also have two end of the year LOs, so we do buy outside of holidays and birthdays. I buy books no problem or new art supplies if necessary. As for toys, it's more of a special occasion thing or as a reward.


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