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GreenHome Sewing 06-24-2012 08:37 AM

What Are Your Most Durable Toys?
I need some "toy replacement" ideas.
My kids are total brutes. Really rough on things, highly destructive, have too many poorer quality toys anyway. I want to do another big toy purge and do a small amount of replacing with new nice things, but I WANT THE MOST DURABLE, INDESTRUCTIBLE ITEMS we can possibly find!

So...what have your kids NOT destroyed?
Big items, small items, whatever.
I have a five year old, two year old, and an eight month old.
Washability is a huge plus.

We already have a large bin of Lego Duplos. Love them, but don't need more.

zandj 06-24-2012 08:40 AM

Re: What Are Your Most Durable Toys?
wooden blocks, only bad thing about them is that they can be used to destroy other things and people :giggle:

MDever 06-24-2012 08:51 AM

Re: What Are Your Most Durable Toys?
Wooden blocks, play silks, metal riding toys (y-bike, strider, turtle) sand or water tables, hammocks, bean bags, bilibo, art supplies, Tegu, cloth dolls, and wooden doll house(chunky like Battat.

GreenHome Sewing 06-24-2012 09:06 AM

Re: What Are Your Most Durable Toys?

Forgot, we have a bilibo. I think they're cool! My kids...not as much, but maybe they will like it more once other toys are gone.
We have a set of cube shaped wood blocks.

MDever 06-24-2012 09:11 AM

Re: What Are Your Most Durable Toys?
Tegu is wooden blocks for 2012:chuckle: They are magnetic and so fun to build with. We also like City Blocks.

mrosehughes 06-24-2012 09:20 AM

I would have to say DS is not super destructive, so he doesn't 'test' toys in that way, and I am guessing a bit. But we have a few toys here that get used a lot by both DS (2.5) and his cousins (1.5 and just 7), and they aren't broken yet! His bull is the number 1 favorite -- we have this one:
And not only can it be bounced on, but we also use it as a punching bag of sorts to vent frustrations. It's very thick-skinned, so to break it I think you'd need a sharp knife.

Another one that they all like (littles more than the 7 yo) is the Melissa and Doug shopping cart. Again, very durably constructed, I think.

Good luck!

L J 06-24-2012 09:34 AM

Haba walker wagon - can't say enough good about this. I bought it for my 5yo when he was a baby and it has been in constant use since. 9m old dd pushes it around the house all day. It does not tip when she pulls up on it. It still looks brand new.

Strider balance bike - again, can't say enough good

small Wheely Bug

Blocks and Marbles marble run (Amazon)

GreenHome Sewing 06-24-2012 09:44 AM

Re: What Are Your Most Durable Toys?
Ooh! Marble runs!
I must've had these as a kid and forgot until now.

Darn these toys are expensive :(

luvsviola 06-24-2012 11:41 AM

Re: What Are Your Most Durable Toys?
Little Tikes anything

Melissa and Doug toys

Mr. Potato Head

Cardboard blocks (cheap and fun to build big things)

Wedgits (these are a favorite of the 15 month old, 3 year old, AND 5 year old)

GreenHome Sewing 06-24-2012 04:14 PM

Re: What Are Your Most Durable Toys?
Wedgits are cool!

We just gave our Melissa and Doug cardboard blocks to my ex for his house. The kids seriously made me angry with them and like to rip them apart anyway. Too bad, I thought they were cool.

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