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So ds2 1st birthday is coming up next month. We're just planning on having some family over for dinner and cake. My dilemma is what to get him for presents. I bought him some new robeez for the the spring since he is starting to grow out of his current size but I have no clue what else to get him. He doesn't need any toys because we just had christmas and he has tons of clothes. Any ideas?
 

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I think its harder with a second as well as they also have the toys the first had! - I dont have two children but all my friends do and its very hard to try and get their second child something for their birthday/holidays as they have plenty of toys already! hehe<br><br>
I have no idea what to suggest! lol<br><br>
I am trying to put myself in your shoes.... Thinking of when I have a second. I am sure there will be some toys my second wont have. I deffinatly want to buy more wooden toys for my second. My son now has lots of wooden toys as well as plastic but I will only buy wooden toys for my second. So I would probably get some wooden toy for them.<br>
Thinking 'bigger' as well - something for outside. A slide or swing if I didnt already have one.<br>
Thinking more family time... How about a speical day out? We do have a party for my son but on his actual birthday we take the day off to have a day out just us. Go to the Zoo and have meal out or something?<br><br>
It doesnt always have to be a material item.<br><br>
Clothes I buy them all the time anyhow when they need them - not really something I would give my own children as pressies but maybe other peoples children (also a suggestion for those friends who have no idea - I know all my friends with a second or more child has requested clothes! lol)...<br><br>
Money in a savings account? (though id feel slightly guilty about this as I havnt done that with my son - I mean he does have a savings account but ive not put 'birthday' money into it - so id feel a bit guilty the second would get more of a 'head start' on the money front...)...<br><br>
Adopt something in your childs name? Always good to give to charity. My friend requested money only for her daughters christening for example - and then donated it all to a charity! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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you can never have too many books in my opinion!<br><br>
local zoo membership.<br><br>
local children's museum membership.<br><br>
a class? mommy and me? swimming? yoga? run around like a nutcase once a week and bounce off of soft things class?
 

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I second the books!!!<br>
I love the running around like a nutcase idea!!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I third the books idea. Or some nice wooden puzzles. My DS started getting into puzzles soon after his 1st birthday and he is still obsessed with them.
 

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If you DC have everything they need, why not a special family outing? Is there someplace they would really like?
 
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