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We have a tradition in my family where we get an outdoor toy for Easter (my brother and I both have winter birthdays so outdoor stuff never made sense for Christmas or our Birthday, too cold to use it for months and months). Usually it was a bicycle.<br><br>
Well, I'm carrying on that tradition with my DS (also a winter birthday) but I have no clue what to get him. I figure he's way too young for a bicycle or even a tricycle so I was thinking one of those little tykes outdoor things but there are so many different things.<br><br>
My mom's friend gave us a ton of outdoor stuff that her daughter outgrew (Cozy Coupe, Little Tykes Truck, sandbox, teeter-totter, gas pump, rocking horse, picnic table, and a little chair...it all lives on my mom's 3 acres) So those are all out. Does anyone have one of those outdoor slide things they love? I looked at prices and they seem outragous...are they all $500?<br><br>
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I second the water/sand table idea. Step 2 has some nice ones.<br><br>
Or what about a nice wagon? My DD loves being pulled around and just climbing in and out is entertaining for her.
 

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i got dd a slide for her christmas this year its only $60 its called Castle Climb'n Slide. Its not to big so you can put in in the playroom and when it gets warm take it out. I love it its not to big that im worried about dd hurting herself plus she loves to set under it. But each child is differnt. O and this one if you want you could spend $100 i think and get the swing to go with it i wish i did. anyway hth
 

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I got my toddler a slid she could climb up sit and then slid down and it was not the expensive. In the winter I put it in the garage (it will not fit in the door) with the large foam puzzel pieces under it for safty. She is now 3 and still likes to pay on it even though she has a bigger slide.
 

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I looked on line and found that Castle Climb N Slide with the Swing. Thats the one DH wants to get him. It wasn't so expensive if we buy it online. We're going to stop by the B&M TRU today and see if they have it and how much it is there.<br><br>
I think he's going to love it! We have a park, but it's a ways away and there are older kids that play there and wreck stuff so I'd just as soon have our own mini park so we don't have to deal with that kind of stuff as much, kwim?
 

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I got my DD a little tykes slide for $15 at a garage sale. Seriously, they're sturdy plastic and last for practically forever, so are often sold secondhand.<br><br>
How about a pail and shovel? With a one year old, the key is to keep it simple, imo.
 

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We have one of the Little Tikes slides...it was a handmedown from my niece and nephew, so not sure how much they go for. We also have a big swingset/slide that was my older children's when they were smaller.<br><br>
Honestly? He slid down the slide a couple of times a day, but was too interested in picking dandelions, blades of grass and just wandering around smelling the flowers to play with any "toys". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
ETA: When I was hanging clothes, he loved getting the clothespins out of the bucket and handing them to me...or just opening and closing the pins, hooking them on the side of the bucket, etc.
 
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