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    Default Sharing Toys

    If your kids share a room, how do you store their toys and deal with arguments ? Our 6yo (SD1) tends to chew on toys and is very rough so all her toys end up broken. She shares a room with our 5yo (SD2) and SD2s toys get chewed and broken too because of her. Had a huge meltdown this morning because SD1 chewed on SD2s shopkins and it had to go in the bin. It doesn't seem fair on SD2 but they have to share a room. Ideas?

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    Can you store them out of reach or in a playroom? When my kids shared a room (it was brief) we really didn't have much room for toys as well.

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    They have communal toys in the loungeroom for all three kids. My DD has her own toys in her room for downtime we wanted the same for SD1 and SD2 but its so difficult. DDs toys cant be communal anyway because SD1 will put them in her mouth or break the dolls. I feel horrible that DD has loads more toys and in her room as well..

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    Ok that's tricky. Sorry if I'm off track with this but 6 seems to be pretty old to still be destroying toys / chewing them. Is there a reason she's still doing this?

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    Can I suggest a chewy thing that sd1 can use to chew instead.
    Something from a place like this.

    http://shopau.sensorytools.net/as_oralmotor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Ok that's tricky. Sorry if I'm off track with this but 6 seems to be pretty old to still be destroying toys / chewing them. Is there a reason she's still doing this?
    I'm wondering if there might be someone professional you can see. As Sonja said mouthing and chewing doesn't normally persist past 3. Does she has any sensory type problems?

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    A 6yr old constantly chewing and breaking toys to a point where she has none is a bit of a concern.

    Might be something you should look into.

    I have 2 DD's (9&5) neither have chewed toys since they were toddlers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Ok that's tricky. Sorry if I'm off track with this but 6 seems to be pretty old to still be destroying toys / chewing them. Is there a reason she's still doing this?
    She has an appointment on Tuesday about it, suspected ADHD

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    But are there any other solutions as well that I can try so SD2s toys survive ?

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    Could you make a box each for them with their names on it? So they can only go into their own box?
    Sharing a room is hard with these issues as well. Could the bedroom be a shared toy area and special toys go somewhere else for her so when she wants gem she has to go and go and get them.

    My daughters share a room - it doesn't really have toys in it but they have a toy area. They can take toys into their room to play but all has to come out at end of day. That way you are kind of supervising them

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