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9 Toys We Wish We Never Bought Our Kids This Holiday Season

by Laura Richards

Our kids love and adore them, but we secretly want them to disappear. Check out this year's top 10 roundup of toys we wish we never bought.

9 Toys We Wish We Never Bought Our Kids This Holiday Season

Hatchimals

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Hatchimals were THE top toys on many kid's lists this year, prompting parents to stand in line at 3 am in the hopes of scoring one of these babies. But now that they've been "hatched," we are growing to hate them. They start by tapping on the inside of their egg. Once hatched they walk, talk, dance, play games and more. OY!

 

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Magic Tracks Racecar Set

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Magic Tracks Racecar Set is fun for the kids, but not for you if you step on the track or have to listen to the constant whir of the cars going round and round and round. Plus, they burn through batteries like nobody's business.

Plastic Play Food

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Plastic play food is always a hit for kids who love to pretend play in their pretend kitchens. These are visually appealing to kids and adults alike, but get them out of their packaging and it will be mere minutes before some of the bazillion pieces go missing forever. You will be finding plastic sliced tomato underneath rugs and a fake slice of pizza under your couch years later. Plus, younger siblings love to chew on these as they look real!

Baby Alive Snacking Sara

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Baby Alive Snacking Sara talks, eats and poops. Just what every parent wants! Plus, she comes with two 1-ounce containers of reusable doll food, 3 shaping tools, 1 roller, plate, and a pretend juice box, which means a messy doll that comes with little pieces. She also says 30-plus phrases in both English and Spanish to "create realistic nurturing moments." For whom? Not mom and dad!

Sky Viper Drone

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SkyViper drone is one of the go-to toys for teens, but where do we start with this? Depending upon the model, they can be expensive and they're annoying. Not just for mom and dad, but unsuspecting neighbors who might consider it to be an invasion of privacy.

Foam Alphabet Playmat

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Alphabet Foam Playmats look great for toddlers and kids (and kids love them!), but they'll never actually be used to learn letters or numbers. Worse, the pieces come apart, so you'll find those pieces all over the house. Plus, the younger kids love to munch on them. Just don't!

Child Drum Set

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Kids Musical Instruments are fun for kids and can help develop their creativity, but can be insufferable for adults. Whether it's a drum set or recorder, you're in for potentially hours of noise.

Set of Glitter

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Glitter of any kind gets into every nook and cranny of the house, your hair, crooks of elbows, and who knows where else. It's impossible to clean up, and you will see glints of that darned stuff for years to come.

Play Doh Set

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Elaborate Play-Doh Sets that have lots of pieces, especially the barber sets where kids make hair out of Play-Doh by pushing it through tiny holes. Unless you want to poke a thousand hair holes with a toothpick after each use avoid these. Plus, these sets are notorious for getting dried Play-Doh stuck into places you just can't clean out. Kids love them but parents, not so much.