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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty22 View Post
    I've got so many and my kids are totally uninterested. Going to bin the lot I think!
    My DS has never liked them either! They are total dust collectors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    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....
    my sister and I both like the raggedy "sock toy" looking type of soft toy. like those ones that look like they've been knitted out of an old sock or patched together with mismatched fabric. they're ok and I think those are cute.

    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    Default Stuffed toys what to do with them?

    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    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
    That's great that your kids get use out of them

    Soooo, can we all ship our unwanted plush toys to your house?

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    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.

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    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.


 

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