Donating baby toys 🧸

Any mom or parent out there get emotional collecting the toys your child has out grown..like say baby toys. I do! Omg I can’t wrap my head around the thought that he’s not a baby anymore 😭 I’m secretly keeping some in a box especially the ones who he use to play with a lot and donating the rest 😂 also his clothes is hard to let go of 😢 any parents out there get like this?? Or am I just super sensitive?

  • Des
    Mar 07

    I kept baby toys and clothes that were now 8 yr old’s😂. Not sure if I’ll ever let them go😆

  • Stacey
    Mar 07

    Definitely! I am moving and I just washed my 2 year old’s and soon to be 5 year old’s baby clothes and packed them up to bring with me! I don’t plan on having more kids, but I am keeping those clothes!

  • anonymous mom
    Mar 07

    Absolutely. She’s most likely going to be our only child and I don’t want to let anything go.

  • Jess
    Mar 07

    I am the least sentimental about things generally, probably to a fault. Every couple of years I donate anything I haven’t used, but your kids’ special things are different! Especially those tiny onesies for me. If it makes you feel better my son plays with the toys I played with as a toddler. My mom is not a hoarder but she kept A LOT, books too. It’s fun to remember and revisit and as my niece and nephew put it “yaya has all the fun olden day toys!” 🤣

  • molly
    Mar 07

    I keep one thing from each phase then donate the rest. I was an Army kid so used to packing and traveling. I think it (or my parents) made me have a few, good things. Soooo I learned to appreciate experience more than things and all this theory is really really tested when I had to decide what to let go from my son’s things. He will be my only child so it is harder but I think- how will i teach him not to keep things if i can’t do it myself!!

  • Lyndsie
    Mar 07

    I am in the process of moving and trying to implement the whole "if it doesn't bring you Joy getting rid of it" and let me tell you it's a lot easier said then done! Especially with the toys and getting rid of things no longer used. Whether it's a sentimental attachment, or something received as a gift I have found EVERY excuse to hold on to just about everything I thought would be easily bagged up and donated. 15+ blankets from her first year of life and j can't get rid of one! 😅 If I can picture her snuggled up in any of those blankets when she was a baby FORGET ABOUT IT!! You're not alone!

  • Angelica
    Mar 08

    I kept only the ones that had some sentimental value to me. I let the others go when I was ready. If you start to feel like you are holding on to too much try thinking about the toys you give away bringing happiness to another child instead of sitting stored somewhere.

  • Myrtle
    Mar 08

    My mother-in-law has a bunch of toys from my husband and his siblings childhood so I would say you’re definitely not alone!

  • Aye
    Mar 08

    My mom keeps telling me to donate the toys and clothes but I just can’t 😩 I kept it saying I’d use it for my next baby but now I wanna get the second one new things.. it’s hard, but I saw someone make a quilt out of their babies’ clothes.. I know the toys I’m gonna get sick of cluttering

  • Anonymous
    Mar 09

    Super sensitive. It's okay to keep a few sentimental items, but remember, they are just things, not memories! And giving away those things you no longer need can help other people, esp those in need, create their own memories :)

  • Lauren
    Mar 14

    Definitely have trouble! Like some others have said, i’ve just kept the things that have sentimental value. I’m planning on making one big quilt out of all of those clothes and blankets!

  • antigrav_kids
    Mar 14

    I'm the same way. And oh my gosh, so is my dad! A lot of clothes the three kids here wear are my clothes my dad held onto. Turns out there are perks to holding onto things :) My dad even kept some of my cloth diapers that we were able to use.

  • Stephanie
    Mar 14

    I absolutely feel the same! My husband is the opposite. He wants to get rid of everything! But we have a friend who is trying to get pregnant and if they have a boy we are going to give them all of our stuff, and keep them all sentimental

  • Tracy
    Mar 14

    It is hard to let go. My friend turned her kids baby clothes and blankets into quilts. You can also find people on Etsy who can do it for you too. That way you can keep the most cherished ones in a more useful way instead of hidden in a box.