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Old 10-29-2007, 08:17 PM   #21
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Re: When do you give your kids toys?

We buy books through the year. My mom buys gifts through the year. MIL only buys at holidays. DD's bday is Christmas Eve so I don't want to go the whoel year w/o buying a new toy. I like them too She probably gets something new every 3 or 4 months, but it's usually something small like a stuffed animal, puzzle, little people pack, etc. Big stuff waits for bday and christmas.

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Old 10-29-2007, 09:37 PM   #22
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Our boys only get new toys on their birthday's and at Christmas. If they really want something they need to save their small allowance and buy it for themselves. My oldest saved up $50 and bought himself a nice Lego set a couple months ago. He was so proud when it came in the mail.

They get new books year round and we'll let them pick out a $1 hot wheels car here and there, but that's it.
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:32 PM   #23
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Re: When do you give your kids toys?

My kids get a limited amount of toys for bday and Christmas.

I buy toys year round when I can get great deals and save them for bday/Christmas. However, sometimes the kids are with me so they'll get one. I also usually give them spring/summer toys at that time of year without an actual holiday.

We go through our toys a few times a year to weed out old/unwanted/broken toys. I'm also currently trying to downsize our toys (esp plastic & MIC).
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:44 PM   #24
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Re: When do you give your kids toys?

if i have the money and they have been good- i try to get them a little something, even a coloring book... otherwise it has to be a special occasion.
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:46 PM   #25
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Re: When do you give your kids toys?

I buy random toys for the boys alot. But I'm a toy junkie myself so I think it's more for me than the boys. I don't like toys that require batteries but everything else is game and I love to have it around for *me* to play with LOL
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:49 AM   #26
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Randomly, but we are cutting back. (books on the other hand I can't pass up a good kids book )

I have just bought the kids several new things for work. I took inventory of what things we had at the office and decided that they were mostly baby toys and got rid of them and got them some little people sets.

I remember with DD1 we had a small basket of toys until probably her second bday. Now with 2 things multiply so fast -- I do make time to go through and get rid of things that are not getting played with, or they have outgrown. (it's easier now that DD2 is almost 2). I think the next great toy transfomation will hit when DD1 gets to be about 6yrs old. I really try to invest in long term toys, things they can use now and grow with, like blocks, kitchen, little people sets, ect.....
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:06 AM   #27
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Re: When do you give your kids toys?

Whenever... although it seems like I usually end up buying them for her after she has had a rough patch, as in teething, sick, mommy's been gone a lot etc... or when she has been very good. It's kind of silly because she's too young to know the difference
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