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    Default Stuffed toys what to do with them?

    My kids over the years have been given an abundance of soft toys/teddy bears but neither of them were much interested, they are largish.

    I looked at the children's hospital website but they won't take them as they don't have original packaging despite never being cuddled.

    I'm looking to donate them, is op shop the only other avenue? Are there any other children's centre that I can give them to?

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    A day care maybe? I know most op shops don't like taking them.

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    Refuge?

    Aged care- I know my mil loved her bears. She had dementia and carried her teddy bears like babies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    A day care maybe? I know most op shops don't like taking them.
    Really? Even the op shops don't want them? Yes I can give them to the kids old day care.

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    My toys (including soft toys) are going to a woman's refuge. I'd also suggest local daycare and maybe dr's offices etc in the local area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    My toys (including soft toys) are going to a woman's refuge. I'd also suggest local daycare and maybe dr's offices etc in the local area.
    I've been checking out refuge places in Melbourne, they want new toys, same as hospitals and no where seems to want soft toys, such a shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICanDream View Post
    I've been checking out refuge places in Melbourne, they want new toys, same as hospitals and no where seems to want soft toys, such a shame.
    It's probably due to allergies and they are just space wasters.

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    plush toys and teddy bears should stop being manufactured. they're the world's most annoying baby/child's gift. our bub isn't even born yet and he has about 6 or 7 bears. some are cute and I'll keep. others are those plush, allergy inducing dust-catchers that look really generic. no idea wtf to do with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    plush toys and teddy bears should stop being manufactured. they're the world's most annoying baby/child's gift. our bub isn't even born yet and he has about 6 or 7 bears. some are cute and I'll keep. others are those plush, allergy inducing dust-catchers that look really generic. no idea wtf to do with them.
    I chuck them! They are the worst present ever!!!!!!
    When we had our second child I told everyone no stuffed toys at all.
    Someone gave my 2 year old one for Xmas, it went in the bin this morning....

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    I've got so many and my kids are totally uninterested. Going to bin the lot I think!


 

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