Sometimes as parents, we get marketed into buying so many things that don’t live up to the hype. These are a few items we bought for my son last year that either weren’t played with very much or that we just didn’t think was worth it.
- Drum Set—This was probably the most expensive item we’ve bought that he rarely played with. It was a bummer! It was a hit when we got it, but over the last year he has barely played with it. He actually took it apart instead. We still have this, but I think it’s mostly due to guilt that we actually bought it lol.
- Play Silks—I was super excited for these, and saw them marketed everywhere, but my son just didn’t play with these much. I’m thinking 2-3 might not have been a good age so I’ll keep them to see if he gets more creative with them, but I feel like these might still be a thumbs down.
- Indoor Step 2 Climber—This was a big item that we bought for our great room last winter. I bought it to try to gain some sanity for him and I being stuck inside in the winter. He did like it, but lost interest quick and the price tag wasn’t worth it. We got rid of it 6 months later because it was so big.
- Musical timer for brushing teeth—I saw this everywhere, so I bought it and I put this in my sons stocking last year. It was a highly rated little musical device for brushing teeth. It is super annoying and it doesn’t make him brush his teeth longer.
- Bath toys that mold—this is a big pet peeve! Why would companies make bath toys that mold? I just don’t understand. The best way to stay away from this is to look for ones that don’t have holes and places that water can sit in.
This is thankfully a short list, but still has some pricey items on it. I hope this helps you stay away from a few things that your toddler may not play with a ton. Remember, it’s simple things that make them happy. You don’t have to spend a million dollars. Make sure to check out my next post about our top 20 favorite toys for 2-3 year olds!