il_340x270.439107717_26gaThere are ONLY 90 days left until Christmas and I know many of you parents have already started thinking about what Santa will leave your children under the tree this year. I’m here to tell you that no matter what you purchase your babies as gifts, nothing can compare to all of the magical items you have around your house that every baby and toddler will love to play with. It doesn’t matter what you buy them, because any of these things will keep them far more amused than anything sold on the shelves of your local discount store.

Your Car Keys 

NOTHING is more fun that car keys, especially considering these things are NEVER washed and when your baby is done jangilng them, into their mouth they will go.

Your Cell Phone  

Babies and toddlers love cell phones more than anything, especially shoving them in their mouths.

The Pet Food And Water Bowls  

Many readers have pointed out that crawling babies and toddlers love to play with nothing more than the pet food bowls. From sampling dog food to splashing in the water dish, the pet food bowls are a cornucopia of fun.

 Whatever Box The Toy Came In 

Because the box is way better than whatever the box had in it.

 The Laundry Basket 

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Babies hate playpens, but babies love laundry baskets. I don’t know why this is, but a 90 dollar playpen will make your baby sob uncontrollably, but stick them in an eight dollar playpen and the party just don’t stop.

 The Remote Control 

And into the mouth it goes. Don’t try giving them a remote with the batteries removed either, because babies know that is BORING.

 Magic Markers 

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Or anything else impossible to remove off your walls, pets, and younger siblings.

The Family Pet 

And sometimes the pet “plays” back. Serves ya right, kid.

Toilet Paper And Toilets 

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Who needs a toy store when you have the most amazing room in your house with a ton of fantastic things to play with and discover?

Your Makeup

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Because nothing is more fun to your toddler than the amazingly expensive red lipstick you received as a birthday gift.

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