Chicken Gift Generator

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Afishwish, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Did you go all out baby furniture wise? If not you could ask for a baby bookshelf, toybox, little kid chair, closet organizer

    If you want bigger toy ideas, what about a bouncer or swing you didn’t want to shell out for but would be great to have?

    He’ll be trying solids by then, you could ask for all the baby eating products like spoons, sippy cups, bowls, ice cube trays, steamer basket, food processor if you don’t have one, etc.

    Or you could redirect and tell them what y’all really need is clothes, other necessities etc.

    Ooh, when you were traveling with him recently was there anything you wish you had but didn’t? A better baby travel bag they could stuff whatever things they want to buy like clothes in?
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  2. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    What about a water table?
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  3. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    When my nephew was that age we got him an inflatable pool full of balls? So it was like a baby sized ballpit.
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  4. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

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  5. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    I like a water table, musical activity table, ball pit
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  6. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Or some sort of little play house, if you have space for one. He is going to love opening and closing doors, pushing buttons, and putting stuff into stuff.
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  7. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Wow, you all have some super advanced 8-month olds.
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  8. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    Literally all of the suggestions have been age appropriate? Most kids will be using that stuff sometime between 8-12 months.

    Eta- just checked my camera roll and have a pic of C using an activity table (standing outside), a walker toy, a ball pit, all at 8 months and that car I linked at 6 months. Not sure why you are so pressed.
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  9. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    But can the baby read along
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  10. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Some of these things just seem super advanced for 8-12. Not all of them, but ones that require unassisted standing seem fairly early. Maybe I just have a lazy meatloaf (possible).

    @HBC Yeah, that’s exactly where my mind went.
  11. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    Yea none of them do though. Once your kid can pull up they can use these and balance on them. Some of them literally just require sitting :lol: IIRC pulling up is normal 8-10 months. Isn’t magkitty barely 8 months if that? You’ll be surprised what he gets into shortly. Plus its nice to have things they are learning to use as opposed to buying things they are on their way out of.

    (And I’m sure magkitty is just the right level of meatloaf! I just think you are overestimating these toys haha)
  12. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Around 8 months is when most kids will start pulling themselves up to stand. Most kids will use things like water tables and musical tables to pull themselves up and then they'll hold on while they use it, not stand unassisted. Obviously all kids are different, but that's the general range, and it would be silly to buy a "big gift" that will not last as the child grows into. He might be a potato at 8mos and walking by 12mos, so nice to be prepared for it.
  13. Dorothygale

    Dorothygale Chicken

  14. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Thank you for the suggestions everyone! I haven't had time to look into all of them yet, but I'm sure there's plenty here to give all the grandparents some ideas. They seem to struggle with age appropriateness so I want to do that research for them (and hopefully we don't end up with some giant toy we have to store for the next 3 years until he's ready for it).

    Related: BIL got him size 10 shoes for Christmas last year, 4 months before he was born.
  15. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Hahaha, 10? Those will be useful in 2.5-3 years.
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  16. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Exactly! At least they are shoes and therefore small/easy to store. He was so proud of himself too and they are super cute, but I'm trying to keep my house from getting filled up with stuff like that!
  17. deet

    deet Chicken

    10 does seem super excessive, but I am not sure I would've known what size to buy before I had kids. Hopefully they're a style that will be relevant in a couple years.
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  18. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    Apparently my brother called my mom panicked before he came for C’s bday weekend because he wanted to buy J some clothes but was overwhelmed. She said he was like “I’m in the store and none of this makes sense! 3? 6? These aren’t real sizes!” :lol:

    @Comet size 10 is pretty hilarious! Hopefully now that C is here you get something a little closer to his size hahaha
  19. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    D is 2.5 and only in size 6. You've got some time to go yet :lol: S has big feet and was in size 10 somewhere around 4 years old I think?
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  20. deet

    deet Chicken

    Hey- you never know. The most recent pair of shoes G was fitted for was a size 13. He'll be 4 next month.
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  21. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    It is very true! G is a big kid overall. You make 'em big* lol my friend has a 7 year old and she's in like size 10 or 11? She's got tiny feet.

    *not referencing his weight at all, which I know was a whole thing with the ped. He is just overall big (and perfect).
  22. deet

    deet Chicken

    It’s true it’s true. He’s 45 lbs now and 44 inches tall.
    Funny thing is M is in a 5.5 shoe at almost 2 and G was in that when he turned 1. I honest to Jeff Goldblum have no idea where the feet came from on G :lol:

    we’ll see what the good pediatrician says about his size/weight next month. His 4 year appt is on the 18th. He still looks like a string bean but I am curious to see what she says.
  23. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    Okay so I dun goofed. I forgot how ~enthusiastically~ A’s cousin’s registry was bought out for her wedding and now her baby registry is fully bought save a few $200+ items.

    Her registry is missing a LOT of stuff I would have expected (swing, bouncer, play mat, baby bath device) that would be more affordable gifts.

    Should I
    1. Get her one of the above missing items with an outfit from the registry

    2. Get a gift card to motherhood maternity for nursing clothes and some books/ baby clothes

    3. A basket of smaller “my fav baby items” tailored to her interests (like her frenchies) and a gift card. I notice she has no burp clothes or pacifiers or many other random little things we use daily so again not sure if she overlooked or has purchased herself but I’d couch 1 or 3 as oh this is what we love for our kids

    4. ???? Other option I am missing???

    Not close enough to her to do anything super intimate like PP care basket.
  24. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    #3 is great. Little favorites from you plus gift card is best because then she doesn’t have any big ticket items to return if she has duplicates/didn’t register for it for a reason. You could always include an outfit from the registry here too unless they’re all $$$
  25. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    @whatchyagonnado is it possible ask her to add more things just to make sure you're not getting something she doesn't want/ already has? One of R's very generous friends basically bought out our registry and my friends just ultimately asked me to add more stuff. You're probably not the only one with the issue

    Otherwise I would do option 1 or two

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