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    My DS is 15mths and for Xmas I was thinking of getting a train set with table etc (we have the room).

    I was thinking from about 18mths he would enjoy this, but now wondering if that's too young? Should I just wait until his 2nd bday? Just seems ages away!

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    Absolutely get it now. My son is 22 months and playing with his right now. We got it when he was about 18months and he's played with it non-stop ever since and there is no chance that'll change anytime soon. We got a second hand wooden Thomas train set and table from ebay (still quite expensive but worth every cent) and have been drip feeding him the trains slowly. He actually doesn't really use the table and sets up the track on the lounge floor.

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    Thanks! Yes Ebay is where I've been looking too

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    Get it now - we are getting our 15mth old DD one for Christmas. She has been playing with one at my parents & at church and has a great time with them for the past few months. She understands that the train goes around the track & will try to do that (although she had more fun making them go down the hill & 'crash' haha).
    She has a thing for trains at the moment, points them out in books etc so we're getting her a set for home.

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    Plastic or wood tracks? Any suggestions for what's better/easier?

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    We've got the wooden Thomas the tank engine tracks at our place and my 2 year old likes them a lot. Kmart has cheap wooden tracks. I think the wood is more durable than plastic which bends and snaps with sharp edges

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    My son got wooden train set for his first birthday, I have expanded on it every Christmas and birthday,

    Kmart sells awesome wooden train tracks / trains / accessories

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    We have the ikea one and my 4 year old has never looked at it, but my 16 month old loves it.

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    Ok, so I just won a set on Ebay that I pick up today - so excited, you would think they were for me!

    They come with some plastic tracks though, so wondering if I should start investing in wooden instead? I'm still happy with what I've won, as there are HEAPS of trains and accessories, the expensive die cast style too. But not sure what tracks are best?


 

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