When it comes to our kids’ toys, many of us will often spend a lot more than we really need to because it can be really tempting to just buy everything – whether its because these are the trendiest items, items that all of your friends are buying for their kids, or are just the flashiest things at the store, sometimes it can get overwhelming. So which toys are not worth it at all? Parents weigh in, and these reviews could save you a serious amount of money.
Indoor Trampoline For Toddlers
While trampolines are one of the most exciting activities for kids, you should really think this one through before springing for it (no pun intended). While trampolines are great fun, they are also a serious hazard. It can be hard to completely trust that kids will not hurt themselves while jumping around on it. Instead, if you really want to get them a trampoline, wait until they’re older and get one for the backyard that comes with a safety net.
Indoor Fort Builder
This is another purchase that might seem like a genius move — what kid doesn’t absolutely love building a fort? However, these pre-made indoor fort builders actually take away one of the most important aspects of fort building: using their imaginations. Kids don’t need much more than blankets, pillows, sofas, and anything else they can think of to help their forts. There’s no need to spend money on a pre-made fort.
We can understand where you’re coming from with this one. We all absolutely hate stepping on those insanely painful little blocks, so you might think that getting a table will be a great solution and will keep all of those tiny little pieces neatly organized on the table, right? Well, if you’ve met kids before, they don’t exactly care about keeping everything neat and tidy, so don’t waste your time or money with this one.
Table Top Air Hockey
This is another one that’s great in theory and not so much in practice. While kids absolutely love playing table top air hockey, the main issue is that most of these contraptions will break constantly, and it’ll be up to you to become the technician that fixes it, as well as deal with any tantrums and tears that their toy is not working.
Drones are truly incredible pieces of technology that provide a lot of entertainment. However, this novelty quickly wears off for most kids, and then you’ll be left with a pricey toy that is just sitting around and collecting dust. Alternatively, if your kids are really into it, there’s a big chance that they’ll end up flying them into a forest or lake, never to be found again.