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    My brothers little girl is turning one in a few weeks time and as she loves the wiggles i have offered to buy tickets for my s.i.l to take her to their concert 40 mins drive away. Is this too much? Will she enjoy it being only one? I feel like i may be over compensating because i barely ever get to see her because the live 1000ks from me but i have no idea what to get her and feel like i barely know her because ive only seen her once since she was born.

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    What a nice idea

    I would send your brother or sil a message or call them and ask them?

    Just say you didn't want to book in case they wouldn't like to go but you want to book tickets for her birthday.

    You don't sound like a bad Aunty by the way! Just sounds like you haven't spent much time with her but it's a really lovely idea. And my kids would've liked bopping along to the wiggles at 1!!

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    you dont sound like a bad aunty at all - its very hard when you are that far away.

    Wiggles concert at 1 might be a bit much though tbh. at 3 or so would be better.

    At 1 maybe a toy or CD / DVD (DD loved the playschool one)


    Just because you dont see her that often, doesnt mean that you dont care or that you are a bad aunty.

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    Living that far away doesn't make you a bad aunt. If it did which you aren't then i Would suck big time as my niece lives in NYC.

    TBH at the age of 1 a wiggles concert I wouldn't bother. Maybe when she was 2/3 would be better and I'm going from personal exp aswell.

    You could get her a really cool outfit something you love and take her out for a date for cake and bubba Dino. Something always pretty goes down well with little girls. See see what type of toys she doesn't have. A dolly in a pusher is a good one at that age i think as they are starting to walk and find a bit of independence

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    Save the Wiggles idea for when she's a bit older & can appreciate it.

    I think a special present is nice from family for 1st birthday. Personalized book, name puzzle, special doll/teddy, engraved cake server/knife.

    And a nice card with a message for her future.

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    You're not a crap aunty! I agree with a special present - ny DD got some engraved cutlery which I love. My DD went to the wiggles when she was 14 months and was a bit young

    For what its worth, if skyping with them regularly is an option, I'd try to do it. My family has a great relationship with ny kids despite living ages away

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    I was going to suggest a personalised book. Also, a small silver trinket box from a jewellery store (like Prouds) can usually be engraved on the top is a sweet gift I've bought for my baby nieces.

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    See if you can find a recordable book...you record yourself narrating the story. I did that years ago and helped the bond with my niece and nephew as they knew the voice in the book was me


 

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