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post #21 of 23
Nope. MIL wanted the kids to have their old baby toys, and I said no way (especially plastic teethers with paint on them). I do let DS play with my brother's racecars from childhood...so maybe not a great idea there. I thought about it for baby toys but never thought about the fact that he plays with old toys until I just typed this out.
post #22 of 23
Lina has my stuffed animal collection, but all but three items were obtained as an adult. She also played with my Slinky until it got twisted by friends (now she's got a new one). I've bought her two toys at Goodwill.

The oldest toys she has are old purses.

My parents didn't really keep a lot of baby/toddler toys. Oh! I did grab stringing beads and alphabet blocks, so those are painted wooden.

Other than the stuffed animals and the blocks, the only things from my childhood I'm going to get out of the attic for Lina to play with are for older kids so chewing isn't going to be a factor.
post #23 of 23
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I do let my child play with our old toys (though we don't have many). I think if my husband and I emerged unscathed playing with them, and our child is old enough not to swallow them, then they're probably not going to hurt her. We also have bunches of old books, and have no intention of disallowing her to read them. Those are risks I'm willing to take. If her lead levels were high, or borderline, I would probably be more careful.
Yep, this is me too. Some of my dd's favorite toys are my old fisher price little people, which are so much better than the ones sold today.
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