My husband and I go to great lengths in discussing the matter of giving our kids too much, too often. We love our children to death and see all kind of things that we would LOVE to get them. Things that we feel they could benefit from, but we don't want to start "spoiling" them from a young age. Granted, when you first have a child you buy lots of stuff to get started.
It is easy to rationalize purchasing the latest baby item, accessory, or toy that would add to our parenting comfort and their education/development. But is it really necessary? More than half the time my kids play with everything but their toys! And some "parenting-help-items" only last for a few months during that stage of development.
So here are a few questions for you...
How often do you buy "stuff" (toys, accessories) for your little ones?
What do you feel is excessive vs. not enough?
Of all the marketed items out there (toys or accessories), which ones do you feel are truly worth having?