Toys of Doom – 12 Toys All Parents Dread!

Buy these… at your own risk!

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 misery pleasure!

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.

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  • Ball Pits 1 of 12
    Ball Pits
    Whether 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 12
    Drums
    Maybe 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
    Buy Drums for your #1 Enemy's Toddler Here!
  • Anything Elmo 3 of 12
    Anything Elmo
    He 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.
    Buy an Elmo for your #1 Enemy's Toddler Here!
  • Dora Microphone 4 of 12
    Dora Microphone
    This 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 12
    Toy Lawn Mower
    My 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 12
    Anything with Batteries
    Batteries 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.
    Buy batteries to power your #1 Enemy's Toddler Annoying Toys Here!
  • Musical Instruments 7 of 12
    Musical Instruments
    A 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 12
    Anything Barney
    Don'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 12
    Corn Popper
    Yes, 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 12
    Play-Doh
    We 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 12
    Toy Guitars
    Lori 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 12
    Moon Dough
    This 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.
    Buy Moon Dough for your #1 Enemy's Toddler Here!

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