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Poll Results: What is the most painful toy to step on?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 47% (128)
  • 1% (5)
    Dice (four siders in particular)
  • 10% (29)
  • 0% (1)
    Knitting needles
  • 7% (19)
    Wooden blocks (corners)
  • 6% (18)
    Animals (particularly horned animals *L)
  • 2% (8)
    Trees or signs that go to toy building, train or construction sets
  • 1% (5)
    Beads with pointy bits
  • 2% (6)
  • 5% (14)
    Cars or construction equipment
  • 3% (9)
    Train parts
  • 0% (1)
  • 2% (8)
    Toy knights or their horses
  • 1% (3)
    Pointy castle parts
  • 5% (16)
270 Total Votes  
post #21 of 81
Voted for Legos. Ouch!

That is one of the reasons why we don't have them at my house. DD gets to play with them elsewhere and we have lots of other building type toys that aren't sharp, painful and plastic.
post #22 of 81
Hot Wheels. Especially funky-shaped Hot Wheels.
post #23 of 81
Legos on a hard-surface floor.
post #24 of 81
Originally Posted by onyxravnos View Post
don't forget transformers all in their robot stage. all of them are sharp

this 10000%
post #25 of 81
We don't have jacks, either.

I don't find blocks or Duplo quite as bad as Lego. I think it's because I usually feel my foot hitting them before I've put my full weight on them. Legos are so small that I've driven them all the way into my foot before I realize they're there.
post #26 of 81
I think my problem with lego is they are so darn small and there are so many of the varmits. Some of the other toys are big enough that they can be more easily avoided.

Lego have been a part of my life for YEARS. Children never outgrow them. I'm sure I stepped on a wooden block at some point, but it was a long time ago. I've been stepping on Lego for the last 10 years!
post #27 of 81
Legos, they are small, sharp and just dig in there. Even pulling your foot up is no guarantee they will un-dig.
post #28 of 81
Thread Starter 
Oh darn!!

I forgot to include bedazzles.


The pain!! The Pain!!
post #29 of 81
Definitely Legos. It's like stepping on tacks.
post #30 of 81
We don't have any Legos (yet), but I voted for horned animals - I recently stepped on a Schleich triceratops, ow! The wooden blocks we have are big enough that they don't seem to get stepped on really hard.
post #31 of 81
Originally Posted by KristyDi View Post
freaking legos with their hard edges and sharp corners. Duplos are just as bad.
yup...i stepped on a ton of them earlier...not pleasant
post #32 of 81
Around here, our toy nemesis isn't small at all. It's a huge, handmade, wooden rocking horse. (This is not ours, but it's very similar.) And it wants us all dead. Everyone has tripped over the thing at least once a week since it arrived three years ago. A few times the trippee (sp?) has taken a hard enough dive to break part of "Horses" off and cause it to need repair. Many times, the tripee needs repair.

I've tried placing "Horses" in various rooms and positions. Doesn't matter a whit. I swear, we could lock the damn thing in a closet and it would gallop out to get in front of me as I carried in the groceries.

I would like to put him out to pasture.
post #33 of 81
I voted dice. My dh used to play D&D, and those are the worst.

Of my dd's toys now though mr potato head pieces are awful. Stepping on a nose or mouth with the stick point up really hurts. She also has a wooden shape sorting peg board from plan toys that is killer.
post #34 of 81
Looks like Legos are winning!
post #35 of 81
I always wondered why people wore shoes in the house. Now I know.
post #36 of 81
Legos, specifically those sharp pointy ones that come with all the Star Wars sets. :P

Now one of my boys is extra careful to clean up, because HE finally stepped on one, after about 3 years of playing with them. It was about time!
post #37 of 81
I will have to say triangular wood blocks! I have stepped on a few, they aren't small enough to just use the rest of your foot to prevent putting weight on the pointy part! I got my toe stuck in the center of one of those stacking rings the other day, I thought I was going to break my toe off!
post #38 of 81
I thought it was legos until two days ago when I stepped on a jack. Youch!
post #39 of 81
Right now, we don't have any small Legos in the house - just Duplo. But I can remember stepping on them as a kid. We had an old braided rug in the livingroom and no matter how hard we tried, we ended up forgetting at least one of the tiny, one-bump pieces (usually blue or black cause it blended so well) and inevitably it was mom who "found" it the hard way and boy did we hear about it!

As for first hand, recent experiences, the small wooden triangle shaped blocks are pretty bad too. Especially when on a hard floor. Shaped just right that there's no way to kinda step on it, and it's always right in the middle of your arch.

I've found the easiest way to avoid stepping on things is to avoid going into the playroom . I go in maybe once or twice a week to straighten things up and just start at the door and work my way in.
post #40 of 81
Wooden trains. Not to mention if you step on one that is set the right way not only are you looking at a painful foot, but you might just go whizzing across the floor and do the splits. My dh calls them foot killers.
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