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unboxing then wrapping presents Noras mommy Due November 2; 1 child; No, NJ, United States 1674 posts
Nov 22nd '12

Has anyone ever took their LO's toys out of the box, untied the wires, installed the batteries, assembled, etc. and THEN wrapped it? So when LO unwraps everything, they can just dive into the playing?

Norah&Ellie's Momma Due June 25; 2 kids; Kentucky 4190 posts
Nov 22nd '12

No, but that's an awesome idea!

C'sMom! 1 child; Minnesota 1263 posts
Nov 22nd '12

I only do it so that my daughter can't guess what the present actually is!

Noras mommy Due November 2; 1 child; No, NJ, United States 1674 posts
Nov 22nd '12

Ha! Thanks! I am thinking about doing to to save the hassle of cleaning up on christmas morning, too. It has a lot of advantages for now. When DD is older then it wont make a difference, but for now I think this might be the plan for this christmas. I got her an armchair and a table with 2 chairs that will both be put out/assembled for her when she wakes up christmas- then everything else will be wrapped but unboxed. Yes. Then its just bows and paper to toss, instead of 11 bags of boxes!

Noras mommy Due November 2; 1 child; No, NJ, United States 1674 posts
Nov 22nd '12
Quoting Shari Hogan:" I only do it so that my daughter can't guess what the present actually is!"


lol DD is only 17 months and has no clue. She's still all "YOU GOT ME PAPER?!?!? THATS SO AWESOME!!!!!!!" and just as a ball with the paper.

C'sMom! 1 child; Minnesota 1263 posts
Nov 22nd '12
Quoting i ♥ nora:" lol DD is only 17 months and has no clue. She's still all "YOU GOT ME PAPER?!?!? THATS SO AWESOME!!!!!!!" and just as a ball with the paper."


at 17 months she'd probably be happy with paper and boxes!

~*~*~*~ ; 1 child; Biteme, ca, United States 1716 posts
Nov 22nd '12

Thanks for the idea! I can't belive I didn't think of this, I remember how my parents would be busy or whatever and I just sat there, like, 'this would be GREAT if it worked! : (

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
Nov 22nd '12

i do know this year xmas eve we will be assembling his huge workshop we bought and then wrapping it because i know soon as he opens it hes going to want to play with it

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56012 posts
Nov 22nd '12

I do this! It saves so much hassle on xmas morning

Noras mommy Due November 2; 1 child; No, NJ, United States 1674 posts
Nov 22nd '12
Quoting Krystal McCracken:" Thanks for the idea! I can't belive I didn't think of this, I remember how my parents would be busy or whatever and I just sat there, like, 'this would be GREAT if it worked! : ("


yay! no problem!
I know that feeling! LOL! then the scramble for batteries, then the dreaded "we only have 7 AAA, it requires 12! AHHHHHHH!"
-_- This way, ill have time to get everything I need and not have to move an extra inch on christmas morning. :D

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
Nov 22nd '12

sounds like a great idea!!! mine are almost 4 n almost 2 so they're past the "yay paper" stage I give the boxes (if recycled already) to my rabbits lol