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when do you start getting you kid toys and what kind?
everyone knows that kids = toys but when I went to make a list I couldnt think of anything more then
chew toys (our nickname for teethers)
foot and wrist rattles
and the toy bars with the little danglys
Oh and these adorable washcloth puppets that my BF found the other day
that A kid could even use for the first few months I dont have the budget to be overboard in the first place but that list seemed Kinda small to me am I missing alot or am I just going new mommy shopping crazy by thinking im a terrible person if that's all I have.
They can't really grip things too well early on and their lack of control over their hands makes it more likely they are going to smack themselves in the head, lol! So things that are visually interesting to them are best
Your list sounds good for at first. Like others said, they really don't need much. If you can get to a consignment shop, I'd check out one of those. You can get things really cheap there and they are usually in new or like new condition. I've gotten things still in the box or with tags still on!
In a way it's good that you can't afford to spend a lot on toys. It'll help your baby learn to be more creative with what s/he has.
They really don't need anything the first few months. I did get Akadia one of those seahorses that glow and plays lullabies and she slept with that every night until she was about a year old. I think what you have on your list is a good starting point. It's easy to go overboard on toys (you should see my house), but they really don't need much. I actually find that Akadia does better when she only has a few out rather than a bunch. She plays better.
DS didn't really use any toys for a while. For when they first start teething, the teether toys are nice. But we way overdid it with toys at every stage so we won't be buying as much this time around.. most of it doesn't even get played with
I made a pinterest board for all the kids for Christmas and I included quite a few things that the twins won't be able to use right away, but would after a few months...because I'd rather people buy things that can be used later/longer since newborns don't need toys. We already have a playmat, but here are other things I put on there for Christmas ideas that they'd use their first year:
when they start playing with toys.. and we get the kinds they like lol
i never buy toys ahead of time because kids can be so different.. Hunter hated things that played music and lit up, it scared him.. most kids those are usually the favorite.. as it was for Van.. so we wait.. i hate wasting money on toys