whats the best present for a 1year old boy?

@jHoEn16 (2043)
Australia
October 8, 2007 11:03am CST
my son was turning 1 year old on the 21st and i want to buy him a present.. what do you think is the best one?your suggestions are very much appreciated :)
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13 responses
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
9 Oct 07
All littel boys like to push things around. So I would get him some kind of truck or something with wheels that has been made here in the USA or Australia since that is where you are. Maybe you know or can find a local craftsman to build a simple truck. then you would know what kind of paint is on it or leave it bare.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
9 Oct 07
my husband knows how to do that but he doesnt have time...:) we are in the mall last week and i saw a cart and we re planning to buy it on his birthday :) thanks for the responce
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
9 Oct 07
You are welcome. At that age my kids liked the boxes best. They loved sitting in and crawling in and out of them
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
13 Oct 07
i have noticed that too!:) we used to buy a 72 pcs of huggies in a box? and i will take the nappies out and put it on the box to save some space for the cartoons... my son will try to get the box and play it!:)
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
9 Oct 07
I'm not that good in giving and buying presents/gifts to infants, but I do know what my friends and loved ones buy just in-case there's a celebration. Like what most of us do here in our country, a set of garments (upper and lower), a toy that would help develop child's brain functions, a good visual aide for them to use in preparing for school or maybe a simple financial aide in which I am more into than the previous options I've enumerated above!LoL I know that this maybe kind of out-of-date, but a good blessing and well wishes is what I also give for the child to live a very prosperous life in the future!;)
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
9 Oct 07
hmmmmm... i know why you were more into a financial aide rather than those mentioned aboved! maybe you cant be bother going to the mall and spend hours of choosing!:lol hmmm youre sweet and kind... asan kaba nung nagpabinyag ako?!!! hehehhe
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
9 Oct 07
Maybe I was busy that time reading, xerex?!LoL Hehehe!
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
10 Oct 07
aahahahah maybe you are busy reading that hahahahaha... youre funny
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
8 Oct 07
One that thing that my son really enjoyed playing with around his first birthday, was a set of block books. They are really soft, so even if your son throws them, it doesn't hurt. We had an issue for a while with my son throwing wooden blocks, so we really loved the soft blocks, too. Anyway, the block books that we bought for our son were Sesame Street. They tell a simple story when you open up the pages, and then they also have a velcro closure so that they stay in block form so they can build with them or whatever. There is also a page in each one that makes noise. For instance one might have a crinkle page, one a rattle, and one a squeaker.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
9 Oct 07
wow thats sound interesting... i think i should look for that... my son love toys that has sound... so i think if i bought him that he will be interested... do you think i can find it on internet?
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Here's the link for some. My son has both sets of Sesame Street that are on here right now. Sometimes they have some other ones as well. I guess you have to keep checking back if you like them and want some more. http://www.softplayforkids.com/category.aspx?categoryID=1080
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
10 Oct 07
thanks pal for the site i will look at that..:) have a goodnight ahead
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
9 Oct 07
The Fisher Price Ball Popper was a big hit for my son. We got it for him for his 1st birthday and he LOVED it. He also got this "fish bowl" that rocked, played music and lit up and had these balls that went inside and had spinning fish in them which he loved. Other 1st birthday gifts that he loves were those colored stacking rings, a couple of board books and a Disney Sing Along video. Something that he got for his 1st Christmas that was also a big hit was a "Rockin Caterpillar." It rocks back and forth and has colored lights on the belly. It plays music and giggles, too.
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Oh yeah, I forgot about the legos. Those big legos (but not the mega blocks). We got him one of those bags with 250 blocks in it for his 1st birthday and he still has them (he turned 5 in May).
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
9 Oct 07
hmmm sounds interesting pal... i think the colorful toys are a good idea for his age.. ill have to look for that... thanks for the responce :)
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
15 Oct 07
when my nephew was one year old, he loved watching his vcd which shows a lot of different kinds of animals in land and at seas. he loved it till he was 2 years old. he would always demand to insert the vcd so he can watch. ^__^;; when he learned to walk he would even turn off the tv thinking he was changing channels just so he can watch his favorite animals. LOL I hink you can give your son something visually interesting like that. ^__^ advance happy birthday to your son! ^__^
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
15 Oct 07
thanks for the greetings pal!:) and thank you for the suggestion :) have a good and peaceful night aheaad
@youless (91541)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Oct 07
At first, I wish your boy will have a wonderful birthday because he has a careful parent:) I will suggest you to buy books for him because books stand for the knowledge. The best is to learn something, although he is still very little:)
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
15 Oct 07
thanks for that pal... we went to town this afternoon and i wet to the book section... i have choose some of it.. just waiting for friday to buy it... thanks for sharing
• India
9 Oct 07
For a one year boy i think the best present is dresses or baby power soaps etc.It is not good to give toys like item.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
9 Oct 07
i just bought him a new clothes already and his dad buy him some clothes and stuff toys too.. :) thanks for the responce pal
• Philippines
9 Oct 07
I advice you to buy dress for him and some toys that are not from china to avoid lead intake. LOL. You can also buy milk for him add to his supply.Be practical, buy those that can help him grow stronger, like vitamins.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
9 Oct 07
so you mean the toys that has lead was from china? ive heared that news but i dont know where the toys from... thats what i told to my husband if he asked me about my present for our son.. i will said milk! and vitamins lol thanks for sharing
@rouwel23 (1353)
• Philippines
9 Oct 07
one year old kids do not have a very much appreciation on things. but it is a good idea to buy something that could be useful for the child. either a stroller or a kiddie bike or a carrier. there are numerous gift ideas for kids. do not give kids toys, there has been news regarding lead poisoning on kids who have tasted the lead on toys. some toys contain lead that is used to paing them. being kids they sometimes swallow the toys and bite the toys given to them. a kiddie party would be very appreciated by your child, I presume. but give your child a party of the century anyway. clothes are good gifts but you could give a better one. a college insurance plan would be the best present you could give to your son and to yourself. well, good luck in choosing. there are lots of gifts to choose from. choose the best.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
9 Oct 07
ive heared that news about the lead on toys and its not good...thats why i am very careful when buying some toys for my son... i opened him a time deposit account 6 weeks after we arrive here in australia and i have put money there even a little every week coz i want to be prepared for his education :) about the party well honestly we are on financial crisis at the moment.. so being practical party would be a big cost, and besides my husband family was not here and wwe dont have more friends to celebrate so i guess we just have to eat dinner outside:) thanks pal for the suggestions:)
@noriko (1254)
8 Oct 07
educational toys are the things my child got on his first birthday, i think you should stick on those kinds of toys for you can still use it up to the 3 or 4 years or more. i got this flash cards with animals on it and my baby is slowly learning for i give him an hour a day introducing him those animals.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
9 Oct 07
yes thats what i think too because i am starting to teach my son about the abc and he repeat after me although i dont understand it i know thats what he mean... so i better buy some of those too thanks pal for the responce have a goodnight
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
8 Oct 07
pop-up books, building blocks or figures. toy trains or jeeps are okay as long as you will buy the big ones. for the samll ones has hazardous parts that might lead to choking when he puts inside his mouth.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
9 Oct 07
wow we really have the same brain wahahahahah... i was looking for toy trains and jeeps in woolworths.. it was nice they are not that big and not that small....
@cjthedog64 (1553)
• United States
8 Oct 07
My son was definately happy with a book. :) I'd also suggest manipulative things like wooden blocks, trucks or pretend food. They'll have fun for years!
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
9 Oct 07
thats a good suggestion thanks for the responce pal have a good night ahead
8 Oct 07
what else than a nipple...... a nipple is the best time pass for a infant. they just like to suck it all the time. even this will help you when the little guy cries just put it in and relax. and even your son will thank you for it when he grows up..... i suggest a nipple cheap,easily available and many more advantages.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
9 Oct 07
my son doesnt like a nipple... i have tried to give him mine lol but he doesnt like it... i gave him pacifier before but he didnt used it.. but thanks for the responce pal i appreciate it!:)