the plush monstrosities are terrible. the synthetic fur is disgusting. and when you get a sky blue one cause you're having a boy!!! omg!! shoot me!
I think I'll need to be ruthless and just bin them or find some local charity that will take them. the aged care idea was a good one.
I'm glad to hear my kids weren't the only ones! I have a box, two plastic tubs and a large bag full of oversized teddy bears my kids never looked twice at.
Maybe chucking them is the only option if there is a hygiene issue with second hand soft toys.
I have all our stuffed toys in garbage bags in our garage because I feel cruel chucking them out as they were all gifts, but I hate them so much! As with others, my daughter has never played with most of them, they're such an annoying gift!
My dd is 6yo and really likes soft toys! When I was younger I loved them too. I just check them in a laundry bag and put them in the washing machine on gentle cycle.
I do try limit the amount she has and not get anything too big.
My kids love them. They don't use them as cuddle toys but they are all involved in their creative play.
when they play schools they are the students, if they play vet or hospital they are the patients. They are the babies in their strollers or in the cots.
My kids range in age from 10 to 2 and all have played with almost all of them. They have individual names and memories attached to them.
We have heaps. I didn't like them initially and am not a fan of teddies as such but we have so many animals from around the world.
depends on the kid. They are a huge part of creative play in my kids' lives
My DS is 5 years old and loves his soft toys. They are animals only though, its a treat he gets one each time we go to the zoo.
DS1 had a tonne of soft toys when he was a baby and toddler and I threw them all out except for a few which had sentimental value. He's 5.5 and now sleeps with no less than 6 stuffed toys at night. DS2 has zero interest in them. He's 3.5.
would a hospital not be able to disinfect soft toys?? as part of the regular maintenance of the childrens play area. ??? chewed up pencil end would have plenty of germs, or playdough that is reused.?? my first thought would be the children hospital or a womens refuge. good luck with finding a new home for them besides a rubbish tip. marie.
Pregnant for the first-time?
Not sure where to start? We can help!
Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!