4. Toys that play annoying music
“Kids make enough noise as it is, they don't need added help!” — lauren_mpenny
To be fair, baby toys that play music are awesome in that they are what enable Mom or Dad to keep their tot entertained for a few minutes so they can switch that load of laundry/start dinner/grab a few moments of sanity when needed. However, toys that play annoying
music can lead said parents to have chronic daydreams about what exactly they would like to do
to that toy to never have its irritating melodies haunt their dreams again.… Some nice (silent) alternative options: a fun plush toy like the Jungle Bowling Set (giggle.com
, $50), or if you’re buying for a tot, check out Tegu magnetic wooden toy blocks — they’re eco-friendly and
the company helps support employment and natural resources in Honduras (Tegu.com
, starting at $70).