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Old 11-02-2012, 01:51 PM   #11
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i prefer wood food, it lasts longer, doesn't look as cheap as some plastic food, but is more expensive. we're also getting DD cookware for Christmas, and i'm going to make a bunch of felt food. pastas, veggies, pancakes, all stuff you can easily make by cutting and felt.

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Old 11-02-2012, 03:39 PM   #12
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Re: Play food - plastic, wood, other?

DS's favorite right now is Melissa & Doug felt food sandwich set. He loves to build us sandwiches and serve them to us on the frisbees he found in the dog's toy basket.

I made very cute bowtie pasta out of felt for DS and he plays with that a lot as well.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:07 PM   #13
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Re: Play food - plastic, wood, other?

We have Melissa and Doug and I do not recommend that for wooden food. The sandwich set is actually okay, but all the other sets seem to chip really easily. The paint completely peels off if the food gets wet (not that it should anyway, but my kids thought they needed to "wash" the vegetables when I was tending to the baby) and the condiment set has big chunks broken out of it. My kids don't play hard with the food and it is less than a year old.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:05 PM   #14
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Re: Play food - plastic, wood, other?

ds has wooden fruit with velcro and knife and also the cloth veggies from ikea. the cloth ones get way more play time.
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We have the fabric food from ikea along with wooden.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:40 PM   #16
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My daughter is getting Learning Resources plastic food. I have read very good reviews on it, even though it is pricey for plastic. I suppose if her milk or juice falls out of the glass like the pp mentioned, I'll either glue it back or let it be something she can 'fill'.

I originally had decided on wooden food, but looking at what was available, I decided on plastic. She has a whole set of veggies and fruits that have the peels come off (velcro) and she loves to play with them. They are plastic, so I bought plastic to match.

On another note, you can actually find quite a few threads about those of us with kids who don't play with toys. I am taking a gamble with this kitchen I bought for Christmas because I figure if she doesn't play with it, the next child might. Or kids we have over for playgroups might. But, in general, while having a child who doesn't really play with toys can be frustrating at times, there are a LOT of us on here
This is me too. I am going back and forth on whether to get DD a kitchen for Christmas. She's just not interested in a lot of toys, but I think she might like it. Kind of a pricey gamble, but we'll see
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This is me too. I am going back and forth on whether to get DD a kitchen for Christmas. She's just not interested in a lot of toys, but I think she might like it. Kind of a pricey gamble, but we'll see
She showed like an iota of interest in a play kitchen once.

I think that I am the one who really wants the kitchen. Ah well. Lol
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My Kids have some plastic but my plan is to slowly crochet them replacements as I get yarn scraps and time.
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My Kids have some plastic but my plan is to slowly crochet them replacements as I get yarn scraps and time.
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We prefer the rubbery plastic play food.
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