With a toddler birthday party coming up in May, I am on the edge of my seat wondering what kind of annoying-as-hell toy I am going to be forced to hide this year.
In years past we have had one of those ball popper lawn mowers, a portable ball pit ,and of course the dreaded Play-doh.
Of course all of these toys are fun, but only in moderation. And by moderation I mean 5 minutes every…say… three months.
Don’t even try and say you don’t have any toys that drive you up a wall, because we all know there are certain toys our kids just love only they know we hate them that much.
I started asking the readers which toys they hate the most and which have left the most horrid memories fresh in their mind. I’ve compiled a list for your reading
Be sure to chime in with your most dreaded toys and maybe you could be featured in the next post! If you have a blog, please include the link.
Ball Pits 1 of 12Whether they are in the local McDonald's play area or in your own backyard, most parents absolutely dread these germ-infested death traps.
Have you ever tripped on one of those balls?
Yeah! Talk about a hazard!
Submitted by : Katy W
Buy the Ball Pit for your #1 Enemy's Toddler Here!
Drums 2 of 12Maybe someone in your family wants your toddler to be the next Travis Barker. Unfortunately, most do not think about including the gift of a giant bottle of Tylenol with the drums to fight the headache they inevitably give you.
Submitted by Lori
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Anything Elmo 3 of 12He He He! That Tickles!
He He He! That Tickles!
He He He! That Tickles!
How many times can mom hear that adorable high pitched voice before losing her shit? Go ahead! Try her!
Submitted by: Skye A.
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Dora Microphone 4 of 12This one was specifically named by reader Kelly T., who has a vendetta against the Dora Microphone. My own 2-year-old is all about Dora and it drives me up a damn wall. If I have to sit through another Dora On Demand episode I may go off the deep end!
Buy a Dora Microphone for your #1 Enemy's Toddler Here!
Toy Lawn Mower 5 of 12My oldest got this for Christmas when he was a toddler. Every time I would get a child to sleep, someone decided it was lawn mower time...in the living room! That summer it went outside and NEVER came back in. Buy a toy Lawn Mower for your #1 Enemy's Toddler Here!
Anything with Batteries 6 of 12Batteries are the bane of my existence. I swear that my home is single-handedly killing the planet one toy at a time. I try to cut back as much as I can but everything needs a battery the size of my head these days! Reader Chelsea F hates them just as much as I do.
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Musical Instruments 7 of 12A few months ago, I was trying to get my extremely cranky and sick baby to bed when my 2-year-old decided he was Bob Dylan's tambourine man. Thankfully I contained his solo to his bedroom before he could wake her up!
Buy a music instrument set for your #1 Enemy's Toddler Here!
Anything Barney 8 of 12Don't you just love that big purple dinosaur who has been haunting toddlers since I was a kid? Jessica P. hates Barney almost as much as my toddler does!
Buy a Barney for your #1 Enemy's Toddler Here!
Corn Popper 9 of 12Yes, it is called a corn popper, although its noise is far more obnoxious than the sound of corn popping. This has to be the No. 1 toy virtually every reader hated. The sound of it just goes straight through your ears!
Submitted by Christina C and Digital Molly Buy a Corn Popper for your #1 Enemy's Toddler Here!
Play-Doh 10 of 12We all know the hazards, but we have been playing with it since we were kids ourselves!
Buy some Play-Doh for your #1 Enemy's Toddler Here!
Toy Guitars 11 of 12Lori described toy guitars as one of the loudest and most obnoxious toddler toys in history. I would probably say I have to agree! Electronically heavy rock... I'll pass.
Buy a Toy Guitar for your #1 Enemy's Toddler Here!
Moon Dough 12 of 12This is so much worse than regular Play-Doh! I first experienced it this past winter, and by the end of the day it was banned from our house for good.
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