The picture below is of my son and I. He is just 2 and a half but already quite a handful. He always keeps us busy. He’s very smart in a way to tell us what he needs. Just in a few years, he’d soon be getting his pocket money, then his own college expenses account. We want him to be smarter than us in money matters.
I grew up in a frugal lifestyle in India, our son is growing up in a relatively well-to-do household in the USA. What I am saying is, compared to where I grew up my son is getting a better lifestyle in terms of spending money on various necessities of his young life.
So it’s more important to not spoil him with things that he doesn’t need. Spoiling him will make him now but in the long run, he might be in trouble.