Are there any toys you don't want your children to have?
I feel like I'm a bit contradictory coz I know DS is going to get nerf guns and I'm fine with that coz I want to play with them too :-) but I don't like real guns and wouldn't be as happy about him going shooting animals.
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20-04-2012 13:12 #1
20-04-2012 13:54 #2
Nerf guns and water guns are fine they are plastic and don't exactly look like the real thing and they are harmless.
My mother was the same way when we were children and I feel exactly the same too. Especially with the way society and the community is nowadays. 10 or 20 years ago was a different story but these days kids are taking guns to school and it is getting out of control so eliminating these from our childrens lives entitles us to prevent these things from our children's and our lives :-)
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20-04-2012 14:53 #4
My In laws have a theme going when it comes to gifts for DD. toy oven, toy vacuum cleaner, toy cash register, toy shopping trolley and toy tea set. I hate the idea that all she is learning to do is shop and cook! Is that silly? My mum and brother have got her some nice unisex gifts tho like a toy laptop I hope I don't seem ungrateful, I'm not I promise, it's just I had higher hopes for her than being a domestic goddess by the age of 3 haha although I am a SAHM so there's nothing wrong with cooking and cleaning all day! *sigh*
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20-04-2012 15:15 #5-
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I don't mind DD having guns or anything of the likes.
I do contradict myself though because I always said I wouldn't buy her bratz dolls because to me, they look like tarts, but then I go and buy her the whole monster high range!
20-04-2012 15:19 #6-
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As long as its only a toy I dont really care what my boys have. I encourage both male and female things. Pink and blue lol Dolls and guns. Im still iffy on consoles though but we got him one for his birthday next week so we will just monitor his useage.
20-04-2012 15:27 #7
DH and I are arguing about this now! I don't think guns, swords or even piñatas (encouraging kids to beat animals with sticks dose not seem normal to me!) but he thinks it's normal, all boys play with guns, water pistols etc as did he and he turned out ok! DS is only 18 months so is not at that age yet but it still worries me!
20-04-2012 15:35 #8
There is nothing I will not buy my boys I got a baby born from the op shop for $3 bargain lol. And guns are a big thing in our house as we are farmers and dh does clay shooting our boys know more then most kids what our guns are for and the proper care of them so even there toy guns they are not aloud to point at each other and NEVER talk about killing people.
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20-04-2012 15:44 #9
I wouldn't buy anything that I feel are gender stereotyping. Barbies, Bratz, man-barbies (I really have no idea what boy dolls are called with all the muscles etc).
Also I wouldn't buy anything violent like guns or knives.
Oh, and those toys that just never shut up with all the noises!
20-04-2012 15:48 #10
My son can pretty much play with anything age appropriate.
I dont buy nerfs anymore cos I cant be bothered picking up allll the darts. He has heaps of nerf guns, but they stay at his dads. He has those black cap guns with the orange on the ends and cowboy guns to go with a cowboy dress up set bought years ago.
I also dont buy car tracks because I dont like having them set up, taking up space and not being used. He has a million cars though and drives them all over the place, including his car mat. I also no longer buy Transformers with a million movable bits because it is too tricky and frustrating.
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