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My family wants me to compose a gift wish list for dd's first birthday. I'm short on ideas.<br><br>
What does/did your one year old love?<br><br>
TIA,<br>
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My son loves the Little Friend he got for his b-day:<br><a href="http://www.novanatural.com/s.nl/sc.16/category.21420/.f" target="_blank">http://www.novanatural.com/s.nl/sc.16/category.21420/.f</a><br><br>
some basic blocks:<br><a href="http://www.novanatural.com/toys/building" target="_blank">http://www.novanatural.com/toys/building</a><br><br>
In general he loves everything I get from that website. Especially the houseplay stuff (small mop, broom, etc)<br><br>
A baby stroller:<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB002L315IU%2Fref%3Dpd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1%3Fpf_rd_p%3D486539851%26pf_rd_s%3Dlpo-top-stripe-1%26pf_rd_t%3D201%26pf_rd_i%3DB001KWI36U%26pf_rd_m%3DATVPDKIKX0DER%26pf_rd_r%3D0RH2P4A0WMWXHQ54CSJX" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A0WMWXHQ54CSJX</a><br><br>
Play area tiles:<br><a href="http://www.skiphop.com/product/242000.html" target="_blank">http://www.skiphop.com/product/242000.html</a><br><br>
waldorf play stands to hold his toys for now and then turn into more creative play as he ages:<br><a href="http://www.littlecolorado.com/playstand.html" target="_blank">http://www.littlecolorado.com/playstand.html</a><br><br>
radio flyer car<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FRadio-Flyer-Little-Red-Roadster%2Fdp%2FB00006G95X" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Radio-Flyer-Li.../dp/B00006G95X</a><br><br>
wooden puzzles<br><br>
play silks<br><br>
wooden food
 

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Some of our boys' favorite ones:<br>
Blocks, ones that do stuff like Haba discovery blocks, and tree blocks<br>
Bajo toy cars<br>
Wood and rawhide drum (a Plan instruments set)<br>
Balls, pretty much any kind
 

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Some simple puzzles: the wooden kind with the little knobs to make it easier for them to lift the pieces out. Melissa and Doug makes a ton, or if your family is of means check out the lovely German ones over at Oompa.com.<br><br>
Stacking toys: either stacking cups, or the kind with the holes in the middle of the rings that go on a stick.<br><br>
Books, particularly if they can find cloth "busy books" (the kind where every page has something to zip or button or buckle). Another huge hit with both my kids is the Usborne First Words books. My almost 3yo still sleeps with one of them every night. Find the ones with the little Fimo illustrations, and not the hand-drawn ones. If you're on Amazon, it should be obvious from the covers. The shapes one was particularly enjoyed, because it has some texture.<br><br>
Cars, particularly the kind that they can pull back and then let go of and they zoom off. Both my kids were entertained with those things for ages.<br><br>
Baby doll: make sure it's one with eyes that open and shut. They love that. Boys and girls. DS's baby doll is the only toy he NEVER throws out of his crib. Also a doll stroller and some simple accessories: a feeding set, for example. We have ones from Carolle, and they're so pretty and sweet.<br><br>
If you have an outdoor area, a water table of some sort is always a huge hit. Also little ride on cars. Sand toys if you have any sort of beach near you.<br><br>
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Musical instruments are a big hit. Melissa and Doug has a cute set, or you can go more expensive. Bells are very, very popular around here: so popular I put them on a high shelf until my hearing comes back a bit <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Duh, how could I forget about blocks! I agree with the Haba ones. They have a set that I think they call First Blocks, and it has a little car and a little guy with a pointy hat: that set is great for this age. We have the Fantasy Blocks set too, and that is also very cute. There is one piece that fits in their mouths, so take that out before he plays with it.<br><br>
Along the same lines as blocks, there's a toy called Wedgits that my inlaws got for DD a while back and both kids love them. I definitely recommend the Wee Wedgits 30 piece set. This toy gets sooooo much play in my house. It's so simple that a very young child can stack them, but so sophisticated that DH and I have fun seeing what we can build.
 

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My kids are 4 and 2 now but things they got that age that are still in use today are:<br><br>
Lego Duplo/Lego Quattro<br>
Melissa & Doug Chomp & Clack Alligator Push Toy<br>
Playsilks<br>
Wooden Building Blocks<br>
Aprons<br>
Toy Tools<br>
Baby Doll<br>
Baby Cradle<br>
Baby Stroller<br>
Sandbox
 

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A wooden easel. My DD has used hers every day for so many years. And she's 7 now. All of her friends love it too.<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FLittle-Tikes-Mission-Design-Easel%2Fdp%2FB00008XYR4" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Little-Tikes-M.../dp/B00008XYR4</a>
 

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Thank you so much, Mamas! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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A toddler sized table and chairs. My kids were just pulling up at a year old and loved playing with things on a table. At 5 & 3 they still use it a lot.
 

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My daughter's most favourite thing at a year? A musical birthday card someone got her! She's fifteen months and still carries it around, opening and closing it. It is now my go-to prezzie for one-year-olds. And it's super cheap!
 

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A play kitchen! My ds got one when he was a year(ish, it was for Christmas) and he STILL plays with it (he's 5) and now so does dd <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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passes for the pool, mom and me activites, etc<br><br>
professional photo package
 

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My boys got a Melissa and Doug block set that looked like castle pieces. They loved it. Also wooden train set pieces (like Thomas or similar).
 

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Puppets<br>
Any kind of bouncy ball<br>
A balloon<br>
Bubble blowing stuff<br>
Playdoh (we asked for this a bit early, she is just now really getting into it at 17 mos)<br>
Crayons and scribble pad
 

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Cloth food, blocks, toy musical instruments, baby doll. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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A big box!
 

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So many good ideas. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 
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