Ds is 25 months, and he does not play with his toys much. I really want to buy one nice toy from Santa, and give him a stocking, but I am starting to think I shouldn't bother.
He has been like this since he was an infant. I bought the squish, the soft doll, the whoozit, I made a taggie blanket. Never played with any of it. He was given a beautiful wooden waldorf teething rattle, paid no attention to it.
Last year for Christmas I picked his gift with such care. Doesn't play with it at all. I have tried rotating toys, to keep them fresh and exciting, but he is still not so interested.
He has always wanted to play with real things. Right now, an old phone is his favorite. I can almost guarantee if I got him a play phone, he would ignore it. He's not interested in crayons or playdough. But he looooves a pen and black permanent marker. For his birthday I got him a latches board, because he loves the latches on dh's guitar case. He doesn't play with it much. He loves flashlights and headlamps, so I got him a Thomas the Train flashlight at a used toy store. Ignores it.
My friend brought over a bag of cheap plastic dinosaurs and matchbox cars. He loves them. The problem is, I don't want to buy those kinds of things. They break easy, and are possibly made by little hands. And there are small parts that are breaking off, although he doesn't generally put stuff in his mouth.
On one hand, it makes life a little more simple. But, I would like to buy him one nice well-made toy for Christmas, I just don't know if I should bother. Also, it is so hard to get anything done because he just wants to get into our things. He currently likes to wrap things around his neck
: so I can't leave him unattended with many regular household items. And he's broken two phones, one pair of headphones, two remotes, one cell phone, etc...
Anyone else have a toddler that has no interest in toys???