What is the one toy you would ask people NOT to ever buy for your child? We asked the question and you may be surprised by some of the answers.
Unsurprisingly quite a few people said guns and toy weapons. While some said recorders and other noisy toys.
Kinetic sand, paint, glitter, stickers and slime got a strong vote, but some people even said LEGO. Say what?!
One mum shared, “Mine is SQUISHIES! After the scare last year of squishies containing toxic stuff, they are forbidden in our house! Also slime….OMG…I am so over the mess!”
Another said, “Lego. I have countless unopened boxes of it stuffed in the wardrobe.”
Another agreed, “Lego. I’m done with millions of loose pieces.”
One mum said, “Skateboards. But they still buy them for my boys! Think I have got 5 up in the cupboards now lol I just think they are so dangerous.”
Another concerned mum said, “Anything that attaches with a string or line. So afraid of choking.”
“Noisy police cars or fire engines…. Nothing worse than hearing a siren at 3am cause your little one has woken up and decided they want to play with their new cars”, said another.
A couple of people said plastic – “Any cheap piece of plastic crap.”
“Anything that is poorly made and will break within the first day. No landfill please.”
“Dolls, unicorns and any other glittery toys for my twin girls- they hate them (find them boring)”
Even poor old Barbie and jigsaws got a mention!
We loved this mums opinion though – “Nothing. If someone put thought and money into a gift we are grateful.”
Well said! I do totally agree with her on this one. I always tell the kids it’s the thought that counts!
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