When you purchase toys, especially an expensive toy, keep in mind the use you may get out of it later as well. You can save it for another child or grandchild, or you can think about trading it for something else later. There are a couple of different options. You can trade things in at a consignment store, or sell toys there to make money to buy new ones as kids get bigger. You can also get an exchange program going with friends and family. When your little one no longer needs her tricycle, you might be able to trade it for a starter bike. Things like that. Keep the circle going and everyone wins.