+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 48
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    1234
    Posts
    2,821
    Thanks
    887
    Thanked
    583
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Every now and then and only about 2 toys for birthday or xmas. My son is only interested in lego so thats basically what we buy scattered throughout the year.

    ***Sent from my phone***

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Gold Coast
    Posts
    8,267
    Thanks
    309
    Thanked
    356
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Usually just for xmas and birthdays...occasionally they might get something.Today i got DS2 a fireman costume that was meant for his bday but I wanted to finish decorating a cake so let him have it coz I knew he would go outside to fight fires for ages

    I am a meanie,I dont usually buy something for both the kids,I kinda stagger it. So only one of them gets a treat at once

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    359
    Thanks
    59
    Thanked
    24
    Reviews
    0
    My kids get toys on their birthdays and Christmas but if we go to the salvos they get stuff from there through out the yr

  4. #24
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    3,678
    Thanks
    1,170
    Thanked
    381
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    She gets toys for birthday and Christmas. Very rarely gets toys during the year. But I often buy books, art/craft and DVDs whenever I feel like it.

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Launceston
    Posts
    13,466
    Thanks
    732
    Thanked
    2,355
    Reviews
    35
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    DD gets toys, books, craft, games, DVDs ect All through the year.
    She would get at least one thing a week but realistically it's more that.... I don't really care what anyone thinks. We can afford it and I like buying her things. She's not a spoilt brat and loves birthdays and christmas as we usually don't even buy toys or those days.

    If she even put a tantrum on for a toy or gift no way would I get it!!
    Last edited by waterlily; 22-06-2012 at 19:53.

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    163
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked
    42
    Reviews
    0
    Every month or so but really only because ds' birthday is 4 days after Christmas, so it would be a long wait, plus we have no family around and no friends who have finished having children so if we didn't stock up he wouldn't have anything! Also, he is 17 months so st an age where he grows out of toys fairly quickly. I don't like the idea of him getting things 'just because' but he'd have nothing new for a year if we didn't!

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    486
    Thanks
    596
    Thanked
    166
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by JaneDoe View Post
    This exactly!!!

    My kids get footy cards as a reward for good things!

    I prefer my kids to appreciate getting toys at Christmas and Birthdays and most of the kids I know who get toys all year round are spoilt brats who expect everything and anything 'just because'!!!
    Thats a bit rough! My kids are not spoilt brats! They hardly get anything from extended family so what we get is it. My kids are quite happy to go have a look at toys or buy for a friend or a cousin without asking for stuff. We make it clear from the start weather or not they will be getting something and they accept what we say.

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Launceston, Tasmania
    Posts
    617
    Thanks
    230
    Thanked
    75
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Bigger toys are saved for birthdays and Xmas but I still buy DD stuff throughout the year. We used to go browsing at least every fortnight and she would get to chose a new book or a DVD. Since I've gone on maternity leave and money's a bit tighter she gets other things as treats like playdates, trips to the park or cooking with mummy. She loves to come to the supermarket and help with mummies jobs etc as rewards for stuff etc. My DD isn't spoiled at all and she knows if we are shopping and she has a tanty she gets nothing. She doesn't often ask for anything specific ever.... I can only remember once her asking for something and that was a pinkie pie MLP toy which she got for Xmas last year.

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    1,842
    Thanks
    305
    Thanked
    311
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    It depends. Sometimes they don't get anything for months, other times we buy things more regularly.

    For example DS1 adores Lego. For the past year or so he's played with Lego for hours a day. He learns all he can about it, is incredibly creative with it and makes new things every day. We figure Lego is a pretty good investment and will be enjoyed by our other kids (DS2 and any others we have) when DS1 outgrows it, so we buy little bits here and there and occasionally a bigger set.

    If it was just an 'I want an xyz', rather than something he gets so much use out of, we'd do it much more rarely.

    I do believe in getting them little treats here and there though.

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,740
    Thanks
    140
    Thanked
    455
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Awards:
    Bubhub Blogger
    DS is only little so if I see a new toy that I think he'd like I get it for him. But we did get him most of his toys for Christmas, and it's only now that he's really starting to play with most of them. He doesn't have a lot - they fit in two storage cubes (and I think that's plenty for a 7 month old!).

    Once he's older he'll get toys for his birthday and Christmas, and perhaps one or two new toys in the middle of the year, just because his birthday is only six week before Christmas.

    If we're out and about and he is well behaved I'll get him a small chocolate or lolly - my mum used to do that for me and my sister when we were kids.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Toys
    By bigZ in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 101
    Last Post: 23-04-2012, 09:32
  2. So many toys! What do you do?
    By Guest654 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 24-01-2012, 21:32

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Shapland Swim Schools
Shapland's at participating schools offer free baby orientation classes once a month - no cost no catches. Your baby will be introduced to our "natural effects" orientation program develop by Shapland's over 3 generations, its gentle and enjoyable.
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
TPS Health Physiotherapy and Pilates
TPS Health Physiotherapy and Pilates has three clinics located at Morningside, Redlands and Lutwyche. We offer pre and post natal services as well as physiotherapy and Pilates. All clinics offer child minding services so bubs are always welcome!
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!