Post # 1
What are you getting your LO for Christmas?
Ronan will be 4 months then, he won’t remember it and he doesn’t really need much right now. I figure we’ll just get him 2 presents, so he has one to open at each grandparents’ house for photos. We’ll hang a stocking for him, but I’m not planning on putting anything in it.
I feel kind of bad saying “I’m not really getting my kid much for Christmas”, but at the same time I feel at his age it’s kind of pointless…
Post # 3
I think that’s sensible! I guess if you did want to get more stuff you could buy something you were going to anyway, a book/toy/clothes for the next year and then wrap that for Xmas?
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
For my nephew’s 1st Christmas (he was about 2 months old) we all bought him bigger sized clothes & essentials like baby shampoo/diaper rash cream/baby tylenol– stuff like that. His god father opened a college savings account. At that age, there’s not much they really need/want so there really isn’t much point.
Post # 5
makes sense to me! I’d also maybe get a cute christmas themed outfit for him to wear jsut becuause it’d be so freaking adorable 😀 I think that’s all my parents did for me for my first Christmas, I was just shy of a month old (all there is is pictures of me in a santa outfit and it’s adorable)
Post # 6
@abbyful: DD will be 9 months, and we’re only getting her a few things as well. I’ll probably buy her an outfit or two, and toys that we would have bought her anyway. I don’t know if I’ll fill her stocking, but at this age, it would be things she needs and maybe something fun. Socks or onesies or stuff like that.
Post # 7
@Quietserenity: Oh we have the same toy at home and DS LOVES it! Not only does he like the music, but he pushes it around to walk…
Post # 8
That’s a great idea. My niece’s first christmas was bedlam. She was 11 months and had a MOUNTAIN of stuff. It took a couple hours to unwrap it all. Most of it never even got played with, a lot of the clothing was never worn. It’s silly to spend tons on a little kid. Being sensible is smart.
Post # 9
For our boys, on their 1st Christmas we started traditions. Every year on Christmas Eve they open a gift which is new jammies and a new ornament to hang on the tree. Then we read books about Christmas before bedtime. They were 6 months old their first Christmas and for Christmas morning Santa brought them each one new toy…for the sake of Christmas photo memories. And each a small stuffed animal in their stocking.
Post # 10
I’m expecting in December, so LO will prob be around 2 weeks old this christmas.
Obviously he wont be able to unwrap anything on his own, so we’ll wrap up a few things ( that we were going to buy for him anyway) for the sake of pictures.
Post # 11
We always do the jammies on Christams Eve (I have tramatizing pictures from my childhood, in which I am wearing a t shirt tucked into my underwear as PJs). And then when they are younger we fill their stockings with things they will need in the next year, socks, sippy, spoons.
We are due on Christmas Eve and would only get the baby an ornament for the year, but my older kids would think that was odd. So we are making the baby a blanket (I made on for each girl last year) and the girls are builing the baby a toy at build a bear.
Post # 12
@mommytobee: Good, I’m so glad! I can’t wait to give it to her, right now she’s smack in the middle of “I can chew on my feet, and hey, I just learned to throw things” but I think by December that will be just right.
Post # 13
Our LO will only be 8 weeks so I hear you about Christmas. We got so many clothes and gear for her shower, but didn’t get a lot of toys. So we should be getting a gift card soon based on the amount of stuff purchased from our registry so I will go and get her some toys with that money. I just think it’s going to be so funny because I will shop, wrap, and then unwrap.
Post # 14
Last year was little boys first christmas. I highly recommend Sophie the Giraffe for teething. He was about your Little one’s age last year. He loved it!
He got clothes for later months and some toys for later months to.
This year he will be 15 months, He will be getting mostly toys that are age appropiate since he is set on clothing for now.
Post # 15
If you were going to collect anything for your baby for him to have when he grows up, I would suggest that. My family has a tradition of collecting coins, so we’ll be giving him a coin set for Christmas (and some clothes and toys) each year.
Post # 16
@abbyful: OMG, I completely 2nd Sophie. If your son isn’t interested in her yet, he will be. Now, I never, ever leave the house without Sophie. Even just to the grocery store, she’s a total lifesaver.