Post # 1
My friend’s baby boy is now six months old. I got her a small gift at her shower, just before he was born. However, she did not know whether she was having a boy or girl at that time, so I wanted to wait until after the baby was born to give her the main gift.
I would just ask her what she needs most, but she is not the type to tell me – instead I know she will try to talk me out of getting her a second gift if I ask her.
Any suggestions for what would be useful / fun for a six month old boy would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much!
Post # 2
Miss Mochaccino: Well, my son is 3 months old, but I would say board books or other books with big colorful pictures. Maybe bath toys would be fun, or bibs since he’s probably eating solids now. You could always do a gift card to Babies R Us or something, too.
Post # 3
Thanks, those are some great suggestions! Yes, I wanted to get her something she can really use with him… and she has two daughters already, so getting little-boy-specific books or bath toys sounds like a great idea. It’s good to have that confirmed by another mom who has a little boy. Thanks again!
Post # 4
O-ball makes some cars that are fun. I would also say some soft stacker toys or any of the lamaze crinkly toys (firefly is her favorite toy) or crinkly books or board books. Rattles or anything that makes noise when you bang them or shake them. Baby Einstein Baby Neptune Ocean Orchestra, baby einstein take along tunes. All very popular with my 6 month old.
Other than specific colors of items, I find most baby toys to be gender neutral. In my experience, most of them are not boy-girl specific at that age. I have a girl but other than opting to buy something in pink (oball makes the exact same items in pink, blue, green for example) all of her toys would be considered gender-neutral.
Post # 5
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I always get a collection of children’s books that I loved as a little kid… some for babies, a few for toddlers and older kids… and write a nice message in at least one of them. That’s something they can treasure for a long time.
Post # 6
kes18: lolot: thank you so much, those are all great suggestions. Yes, getting something for when he is a bit older is probably good too because they grow so fast. I was thinking that perhaps some dinosaur themed books might be good to offset the princess/pink themes his sisters have. Thanks again!
Post # 7
Stacking toys are always a winner but a firm favourite in our house with girls and boys at that age was the crawl and learn ball from v-tech. 2nd favourite was scout the dog from leapfrog and my daughter and her friend (who is a boy) still ove that dog!
Post # 8
Teething toys. My son is 6 months now and all he want to do is put things in his mouth. My son also likes toys where you can touch and it makes sounds and plays music maybe get the baby something like that.