I think that you could do a bit of both....add some to the donate bag, and maybe keep one or two if they are extra nice? However I am guessing that they are not that amazing if you are tempted to donate them already, so maybe you should donate them all for now, and wait till she gets older to see if she asks for one of her own..you can always get one for her then!
We had accumulated a ridiculous number of soft toys with three children, which years ago they all insisted on not throwing away but instead storing under the house or in closets....they ended up being stored for years and years, my oldest two are now 20 and nearly 18, and so I have recently made an executive decision to throw most of them away. I actually asked the girls if they wanted them but they had lost interest in them thank goodness, so they looked at me as if I am slightly crazy when I asked if they wanted them...not surprisingly at their respective ages!!
My youngest is only 9...he was given a truckload of soft toys as a baby because he had cancer and was sick for a year, so we had soft toys coming in at a ridiculous rate as gifts....but the majority of them ended up being donated as he lost interest in many of them. He had no interest in soft toys for the last few years, but recently he suddenly likes soft toys again...but only very particular ones, so he has two special ones and that is it. So I would suggest waiting till your new DD gets older, you will have a better idea of her personality and what toys suit her.
Edited by clutterwarrior - 1/1/12 at 2:37am