Have you ever bought your kids something only to quickly regret it?
Many times…(Insert face palm here.)
Anyone else with me? If not, then your kids are probably not to the age yet. So, if I can give you any advice it’s to avoid these purchases like the plague.
You may think I’m overreacting, and sure I may be, but the amount of arguments, temper tantrums, and full-blown fits that have resulted because of these items is enough to make you want to admit yourself into the crazy house.
So here they are.
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- Multi-Colored Plates
Yeah sure the rainbow set of plates, bowls, and cups are SOO CUTE but whatever you do, DON’T BUY THEM. Do you want to guess how many fights my kids have had over the 1 pink bowl, plate, and utensils we have? Well, it’s too many to count. No matter how many times I remind them that we need to share and take turns they still fight, they still argue, they still completely melt down if they don’t get it.
After months of threatening to get rid of all of our multi-colored plates I finally did it. The only ones I kept were the pink ones and then purchased only pink sets after that.
They have not had 1 melt down regarding which plate they do or don’t get.
- Character Cups
Have you ever seen the character juice cups by the company Good2Grow? My kids love them, this means we usually get one every time we go to Target.
The thing that I love most about them is the fact that they don’t leak. So, because of this I started cleaning and reusing them.
Well as you can imagine this just led to many explosive tantrums and complete and utter melt downs.
Unfortunately, this is something we have yet to get out of our house, but if I could turn back time you can bet your sweet butt I would never have kept that first one.
- Instruments that you can’t control the volume.
(Recorders, Harmonicas, etc.)
I’m sure I don’t really need to explain to you why this purchase should be avoided at all costs. If an instrument like this somehow makes its way into your house, then you’re going to quickly understand why I have this stance and I can promise you that you will begin designing a plan to get that thing out of your home as quickly and as stealthily as possible.
If you bring slime into your house, or get an insane idea to make it yourself, then you’re going to regret it quicker than you can say, “What the heck just happened?”
No matter how many times your kids tell you they’re going to be careful and promise you they will NOT make a mess, they will.
You will get slime in your carpet, on your furniture, and stuck in every kid’s hair, promise.
- Push Popper Toy
This is by far the WORST toy ever invented of all time, and I’m pretty sure every parent on the face of this earth will agree with me.
What’s worse is the fact that this toy gets used more and more the older your toddler gets, and the older they get the faster they push the stupid thing and the louder it is.
It makes my brain want to explode. To make it 10x worse, look what they have created. A riding toy that does the SAME THING! Can we say annoying?
So, if you want to save yourself from a truck load of tantrums, more meltdowns than you know what to do with, and avoid a ridiculous amount of arguments then NEVER under any circumstances buy your kids any of the above toys.
If there’s a toy or object in your house that drives, you completely insane we all want to hear about. So please comment below and save us all!