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  • Suggestions for "loud and noisy" horsey Christmas present for 6month old

    Looking for suggestions (at parent's request!) for "loud and noisy" toy for my great-niece's first Christmas.

    Something horsey that won't break my meager bank acct, but that is safe and fits the bill.

  • #2
    The Po Knee!! It is the head and back of a horse you strap over your knee and bounce babies on. It makes horse noises and I think trotting or galloping noises. DD had the Seabiscuit one!

    Unless you really don't like the parents, why a noisy toy?
    Originally posted by The Saddle
    Perhaps I need my flocking adjusted.


    • #3
      Originally posted by rustbreeches View Post
      The Po Knee!! It is the head and back of a horse you strap over your knee and bounce babies on. It makes horse noises and I think trotting or galloping noises. DD had the Seabiscuit one!

      Unless you really don't like the parents, why a noisy toy?
      If you find a place that sells them and has in stock, let me know!!


      • #4
        LOL, are the parents insane?!


        • #5
          I found one on overstock.


          • #6
            Ahahah, let me know what you find! I also have some parents (my brother and his wife, who are very obnoxious) that I would love to torture.
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            • #7
              Just For Laughs Enterprises has a stuffed "Crazy Horse" about 10" tall with that laughs, whinnies, etc., then a vibrator starts up making it bounce around on the floor.

              Go to the website, click on the "Products" button, then enter "horse" in the search block. There's even a sample recording of the sound track you can download. It's about $15.
              The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
              Winston Churchill


              • #8
                What kind of insane parents WANT something noisy?!?!?!? hahahah
                "smile a lot can let us ride happy,it is good thing"

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by caffeinated View Post
                  What kind of insane parents WANT something noisy?!?!?!? hahahah
                  NONE. NOT ONE. However--paybacks are a real bitch...
                  the NOT!! Spoiled!! Arabian Protectavest poster pony lives on in my heart


                  • #10
                    http://www.plushfriends.com/horses.html this one has some smaller ponies that whinny and won't break the bank

                    this one converts to still be used as the child grows....many years of horsie noisey fun!

                    and they don't make noise...but WOW some of the rocking horses walmart has listed on their website are amazing. Wooden ones with chairs all painted up to look like carosel horses or princess horses......but not in a tacky way, go figure.
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                    • Original Poster

                      parents who can send the child and noisy toys to Grandpa's Man Cave

                      Seriously, this is what they asked for!


                      • Original Poster

                        Did you all go buy the po-knee at overstock? Because they are OUT OF THEM!!!


                        • #13
                          sleigh bells? to hold and shake if a po-knee can be found?
                          “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Stephen R. Covey


                          • #14
                            Not HR but I go and buy the GKids the battery operated singing motion Xmas toys and give them to them at Thxg every yr. Then they have a whole long month of playing them to get them, and their parents!, in the Xmas spirit

                            The ultimate Grandma gift! This year I took them and they picked out the ones they wanted. It's becoming a memorable event now.
                            The cue card kid just held up an empty cue card. For a minute there I thought I had lost my sense of humor. --- Red Skelton


                            • #15
                              I thought of a 6 month old horse, not human.

                              Same gift suggestion for "loud and horse-centric": A milk jug filled with a few rocks and the lid duct taped on.

                              When the parents ask, explain the connection: This is a magic window when the tastes of a horse and human line up exactly. Being thoughtful, you didn't want to miss it. (You don't need to tell them that kid and colt have the same attention span and inability to appreciate anything more expensive you'd buy for them.)
                              The armchair saddler
                              Politically Pro-Cat


                              • #16
                                Our horses LOVE playing with those jugs too!
                                The cue card kid just held up an empty cue card. For a minute there I thought I had lost my sense of humor. --- Red Skelton


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by macmtn View Post
                                  NONE. NOT ONE. However--paybacks are a real bitch...

                                  I'm paying the price for years of buying noisy toys for my friend's kids.


                                  • #18
                                    Po-Knee Donkey from Shrek.


                                    • #19
                                      Not too loud - it could injure her ears. But I am in total agreement with horsey theme gifts!
                                      "If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there"


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