View Poll Results: How often do you buy your child new toys?
Basically whenever they want 8 8.33%
Approx. once a week 17 17.71%
Approx. once a month 26 27.08%
Birthdays and major holidays (IE Christmas, etc) 39 40.63%
Rarely buy new toys, even for major holidays and celebrations 6 6.25%
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:22 AM   #41
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Toys/gifts on holidays and birthdays. If we go somewhere, like a cave, zoo etc we will let them pick out an item from there. They do get new books monthly though as we are HUGE readers in this house and we all love books.

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:35 AM   #42
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Re: How often do you buy your child gifts/toys, etc?

Birthdays and Christmas, that's it. Oh, and maybe during garage sale season. The two times this summer I didn't have anyone to watch the boys for me to go garage saling, I let DS1 pick out a toy for good behavior.

I'm a minimalist, and buying new toys means twice as many are donated.
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Too dang often. Probably once a week or two. It's insane, and I need to get a handle on it.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:40 PM   #44
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way tooooo much here too! We don't buy junk toys though.
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My daughter is grown now. But, as a little kid, I spoiled her rotten, she could basically have almost anything she wanted, whenever she wanted. Within reason.

For instance, if we were in Target, i'd let her get some Polly Pockets if she wanted. But, I wouldn't have bought a $20 toy, for no reason.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:07 PM   #46
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Birthday, Christmas, and Easter. That's it, unless 4 year old DD chooses to use some of her own money to buy something. The only exception is summer, when we sometimes buy bigger age appropriate toys for the yard.
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My daughter is grown now. But, as a little kid, I spoiled her rotten, she could basically have almost anything she wanted, whenever she wanted. Within reason.

For instance, if we were in Target, i'd let her get some Polly Pockets if she wanted. But, I wouldn't have bought a $20 toy, for no reason.
I loved Polly Pocket as a girl! My boys do not share the love.
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More than we should. Probably one every couple weeks.

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