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#1 of 4 Old 10-07-2013, 01:25 PM - Thread Starter
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I have all these baby toys and stuff that I got from friends & family when I was pregnant and when my son was born.  He's 6 months old, and so much of this stuff has never been used, and it's not because it's too advanced for him ` he just has so MUCH! My mom has a new toy for him nearly every time we visit.  My dad gives him teddy bear upon teddy bear (he works for the carnival, so he has access to LOTS of these!) I feel bad getting rid of stuff, especially since he WILL play with all of it if I hand it to him.


But to give you an example - he has an under-the-bed bin that is OVERFLOWING with toys, and a 3 shelf bookshelf (one shelf of which is almost entirely books, which I don't want to clear out at all) 


What would you do?  I feel like he has way too much for such a little boy, but I don't know.  Thoughts?

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It definitely sounds like too much!  I would donate some to a charity--maybe a children's hospital or something?  Maybe you could suggest that to your dad too, just letting him know that you want your DS to be able to play with xyz special ones and if he has so many, he won't be able to play with those special ones?  You could also suggest that your parents keep the toys at their house so he has things to play with when he's there, that way they don't clutter up your house ;)

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I would like to as that it week be easier to pare down now before he gets attached to things. It us a little traumatic for my dd to part with things, she is 5...

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I would pare down while you have the chance.  Also, if you have a bit of extra space you could have rotating bins of toys so that your living space is less cluttered but you still keep more toys.

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