When I had my son, this shopping addiction shifted to buying things for him and I lost any control or self restrain I might have had left. What I really love finding and buying for him are cool, modern toys that can almost work as art pieces.
Here are some of my favorites:
I bought this stuffed bear before my son was even born. I love that it's so abstract yet still resembles a bear. I think it's a great way to encourage kids' imaginations.
We have the green and blue set of these nightlights. They are silly shaped and light up when taken off the charging base.I thought they were so awesome looking (they have belly buttons!) that i just had to get them for my son's room. So far, we have not used them as night lights, but do use them as "diaper buddies" when diaper changes become a problem.
These are adorable lunch bags! I actually use it myself sometimes and always get complement from my coworkers about my adorable lunch bag.
We don't have this pull along puppy yet, but I just ordered it! My son is really into dragging things (like my purse or belts) around the house, so I can't wait for him to see this toy.
But, I do have to say that no matter how cool I try to be and no matter how much money I spend on these ultra modern toys, there is one toy that beats out everything else in my son's eyes. It's name is...ELMO!