Toys The Worst Baby Toys (For Parents)  

analise.dubner
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Have a baby or a toddler? If it's your first, you will soon be experiencing the wide and wonderful world of hateful, hateful toys that will inevitably make their hateful, hateful way into your home. I am sure that, 90% of the time, the people giving you these things just don't KNOW.... but I bet, secretly, deep down, 10% of the people are giving these to you ON PURPOSE. I often wonder if the product development teams that make these things have a good laugh around the conference table when they are determining features. Sure, these bad baby toys might be loved by your kids (and probably just to spite you!), but they will live in your nightmares, and some of these sounds will never leave you. Add the baby toys you hate the most to this list!

101 Piece Play Food Assortment is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Baby Toys (For Parents)
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101 Piece Play Food Assortment

I believe I threw out a plastic banana and a piece of plastic toast only a few weeks ago (my kid is 9 years old). When they say 101 pieces, they aren't kidding. If you think any of those pieces of plastic are staying in one place, you have many years of disappointment ahead of you.
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Fisher-Price Elmo's World Talk... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Baby Toys (For Parents)
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Fisher-Price Elmo's World Talking Cell Phone

Sure, elmo's voice is annoying. Now put its electronic version onto a toy that will activate by pressing buttons. (Little side note: babies love to press buttons. All the time. Over and over. ) Make sure that whatever buttons they have available to them are either not annoying, or not shrill, or not loud.

All the talking phones are bad. This particular phone puts them all to shame. Bonus horror: those eyes open when you flip the phone on.
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Play Doh Play Set is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Baby Toys (For Parents)
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Play Doh Play Set

Sure, lots of us might kind of remember how much fun play doh was, but really... think back for a minute. How much fun WAS it? I mostly remember that the commercial seemed fun. But as a parent, Play Doh sucks. Hard. First of all, it immediately ... and I mean immediately, makes a mess. It gets into the carpet. It smears onto their clothes. And... if you have a toddler, odds are high that they will eat it. I mean, its colorful and you can smash it into shapes that resemble candy. If you don't immediately re-store it, it gets hard and unusuable... and just imagine what it does when it turns hard and its still in your carpet or furniture. The play set blows for the simple reason that every kid wants it, and it is entertaining for approximately 5 minutes... leaving you with a lifetime of dried, encrusted play doh in the cracks and crannies of your home.
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IQ Baby Buzz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Baby Toys (For Parents)
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IQ Baby Buzz

Perhaps our experience with this one was bad because of malfunction. Well, probably, yes. But it was also crazy. This thing has a couple of experiences when you press the buttons. One of them involves vibrating quite strongly. If you put this toy into a toy box - as one does - and you put another toy in said toy box with it - as one does - then you might wonder why there's a buzzing sound coming from the baby's room in the middle of the night for no reason. After investiagation, you will find that if another toy even touches one of these very sensitive buttons, it will vibrate. If the contact is sustained, it will continue to vibrate.

A vibrating toy amongst a box of electronic, motion activated toys is not something you want to deal with in the middle of the night. Or, well, ever.
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