what should I get for a 6 month old for christmas?

United States
November 1, 2006 4:07am CST
i need ideals, I can't think of anything. She has plenty of clothes. Thanks for the help!
16 responses
• United States
1 Nov 06
My daughter is about to turn 7 months and she loves these peek a boo blocks we had bought our older daughter years ago. They now have the same thing but in a ball and I got her some of those. She loves when people stack the blocks and put a ball on top. She zooms right over to knock it all down. I wouldn't worry too much about Christmas presents at that age. They really don't need anything and they grow so fast they will lose interest in the tiny baby stuff real quick but won't be able to use the older kid toys for months yet. Books are always a good option because they can stick with a kid for years. My 6 year old still reads books she got when she was a baby. Our baby will be 8 1/2 months old this Christmas so I'm thinking of getting her 1 gift and that will be something that will help her pull up and stand which she seems to want to do lately.
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• United States
1 Nov 06
thank you very much, So many good ideals! You guys have really helped me out!
• United States
1 Nov 06
Oh Yea! The peek-a-boo blocks are awesome! Our 4 year old loved them when she was a baby and now our 4 month old loves them as well. Good suggestion and they are not that expensive. I like the new ones, they are balls instead of blocks. They have really expanded since 3 or so years ago.
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• United States
1 Nov 06
I really love them too. They were probably the best thing I ever bought when Brenna was a baby. We have about 30 of them I think. The kids played with them up until last winter when I packed them away. They kept leaving them all over. The older kids still love to stack them and build little houses with them and they are 6, 5 and 4. And Nora loves the ball ones. I got her just one set but I'm thinking of getting her the Dino thing that goes with them for Christmas.
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@kylesmiles (1911)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I need ideas too. My son will be 11 months old (close to a year old) by the time Christmas comes around! Any ideas?
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@Aali311 (6125)
• United States
2 Nov 06
The incrediblock, by peek a blocks, my sons love it.
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• United States
2 Nov 06
Thanks!!
@Karinne (1223)
• Australia
1 Nov 06
Hello again batmanscat4! I would be looking at stuff like Fisher price toys for the appropriate age group of the child. If the child has plenty of toys etc look for something thats maybe in the range of a 1yr old, the parents can put these away till the appropriate time. But anything bright, musical maybe something like a push along walker. Maybe even the hard books, reading to the children at an early age is good. Hope this helped. :) Hope you have a Happy Christmas!
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• United States
1 Nov 06
We've always given our daughters toys that are a little above their age group. They figure them out really fast and it seems to be helping them grow and learn a little better.
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• United States
2 Nov 06
Thanks! I love all the ideals i'm getting! I can't tell you guys how much this is helping! Thank you everyone!
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
1 Nov 06
Please don't fall into the trap of buying her a bunch of toys just because you think they are cute. A few carefully selected items will be better. My daughter has a 4 1/2 month old baby. She takes her into Walmart or Target and spends time with her going down the toy aisles letting the baby respond to different toys. She found a rabbit that the baby gets excited about every time they do this, so that's one of the toys she got her for Christmas. It makes for having a fun, special time with your baby, too.
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• United States
1 Nov 06
We have always done that too. Every time we go shopping with the kids we take them down the toy isle to see what they are most interested in. When they were babies we would let them play with the toys in the cart to see how they reacted and if the toy held their interest. The only reason I'm getting the baby anything is because of the older kids. They can't believe in Santa if he doesn't get their baby sister anything, lol.
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• United States
2 Nov 06
Very good idea! Thank you.
• United States
1 Nov 06
If you can afford $70.00, you should really look into getting her a "Baby VSmile". We're getting our little girl one, theyre really nice and the baby can grow with it untill shes ready for a regular VSmile. It also teaches them really good things. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!
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• United States
1 Nov 06
You can find it at wal-mart
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• United States
1 Nov 06
Thank you
@Riderfan (319)
• Canada
2 Nov 06
Toys that help develop coordination.
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• United States
2 Nov 06
Thanks!!
@Aali311 (6125)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I think the drop and roar dinosaur is a good toy for babies.
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• United States
2 Nov 06
Thanks!!
• Netherlands
1 Nov 06
That dependce on the child. I bought some toys for a 1 year old. That's the age the start to play a little bit. Add one bear to the toys wich you can give right away.
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• United States
2 Nov 06
Thanks!!
@jhannon (1410)
• United States
1 Nov 06
I would have to say soft blocks or a fisher price push toy so they can use it to begin trying the first steps of satnding.Mine loved hers at about 7 months she began trying to use it..
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• United States
2 Nov 06
Thank you.
1 Nov 06
I big cuddly tiger?
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• United States
2 Nov 06
Thanks!!
• Romania
1 Nov 06
Go on a trip somewhere, it need not be far and it should happen either before or after the traditional birthday party! All it needs to be is interesting, a piece of life! They're thirsty for explorations of the world around. If you cannot, then think of a computer game or a book or a traditional game that would "teach" her new tricks about the world around. Think of something useful, smart, pleasant and interesting, good shops are full of them. Other things are for other occasions, like clothes, sweets (not a good idea really when teeth are concerned) and normal toys. Does she paint/draw or do another form of art? How about an instrument? It need not be a grand piano, it can be a simple recorder or a tambourine, and so on. Or a year subscription to a scientific (geography, simple maths, history, learning a foreign language a.s.o.)magazine for kids. Good luck!
• United States
2 Nov 06
thanks but she isn't old enough for that yet.
• United States
2 Nov 06
i would say, shoes for when she starts to try walking. and toys. teething toys.
@trish32 (1471)
• United States
2 Nov 06
The peak-a-blocks are awesome. My youngest two boys absolutely loved them. I would also recommend an activity center (there are several that are great and not that expensive) and also the board books for little ones are great, too.
@zuri25 (2127)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Baby Einstein Puppets - baby einstein
Baby Einstein videos! My daughter was completely captivated by the colorful and funny puppets and all the different shapes and sounds on them. Baby Shakespeare was her favorite.
• Indonesia
1 Nov 06
No idea
@ash6666 (819)
• India
1 Nov 06
WILL YOU? - WILL YOU/
SHOW HIM A FULL MOON.HOW IS IT??