So if any of you are wanting advice on what to get toddlers for Christmas…this is not the blog post that is going to tell you.
This is me reaching out for inspiration and guidance. What on earth do you get toddlers for Christmas?
The first Christmas with little man, he was 4 months old. We let Christmas pass us by really and only bought things that he genuinely needed anyway.
His second Christmas where he was one, we started new Christmas traditions, like putting out food and drink for Santa and the reindeer. Of course he got lots of presents from all of us but he was still only 1 so we felt like we still had lots to get him.
This Christmas, little man is nearly 2 and a half. He still has no idea about Santa or what crazy tradition Mummy is about to start next – ie. Elf on the shelf (What have I done?)
He has every toy you can possibly think of, and a new winter wardrobe to take him through until the end of the cold weather.
So what do you get toddlers? I am genuinely at a loss this year.
Having children at Christmas makes it so much more special. He may be 2 but being able to start these traditions like Elf on the shelf, or taking him to his first pantomime, to me makes Christmas so much more special than buying him lots of presents.
This year I am taking it in my stride – determined to make sure he has the best Christmas and is spoilt not by presents, but by experiences and seeing new things.
Taking him to see Santa and the reindeer at the farm; seeing if he might actually sit on his knee this year without wanting to cry. Making Christmas cookies and cakes. The little things like that.
So this year, it may be difficult to think of what to physically buy little man to open on Christmas Day. But taking him to see Santa, to his first pantomime and getting him to help put the snacks out on Christmas Eve is really what Christmas is about when you have children.
Busy Working Mummy XOXO