Fisher-Price Little People Question - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-10-2004, 02:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
patchouligirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Floyd, Virginia
Posts: 137
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey folks!
My DS loves taking his little people in the bathtub and in his pool. They are his favorite water toy!
The problem is, they fill with water and i can't get the water out. i'm worried that the water is getting funky and growing bacteria etc. Also, many of his little people toys are getting water in them from his putting the people in them and not working anymore. The toys that are activated by pressing the people in them like the firetruck, school bus, zoo etc.

i've tried to get him to play with other toys in the tub, but he throws a fit.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get the water out of them??
thanks!
~tree
patchouligirl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-10-2004, 05:28 PM
 
thundersweet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Roswell, Georgia
Posts: 1,259
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You know I just tossed some little toys my dd had for the tub. I saw her squeeze one and all this black junk came out. Yuk!! I have no idea how to get it all out but I am going to figure out a way to seal the little hole. I am not sure about little people but even her water toys have the little holes. Why? IMO there should be no holes for water to get in. I have been trying to think of something to seal the holes with. I'll let you know if I can come up with an idea.
thundersweet is offline  
Old 06-10-2004, 06:03 PM
 
kofduke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: PA
Posts: 3,865
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How about a nipple brush for the little people?
kofduke is offline  
Old 06-10-2004, 11:56 PM
 
lilyka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Posts: 17,896
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I just shake and shake. We have the boat which is a water toy, you would think they would not have holes inthem but no. I have never had a problem with them eventually drying out. You might want to have a set he can only play with in the bath tub and set he cannot take in the bath tub. We have no trouble finding one here or there at Goodwill. we stop in while my dd is in her tae Kwon do class (akward 45 minutes across town, not going home) and usually pick up 2 or 3 on a good day for $.25. At that price I don't mind if I have to throw them out. To seal the holes I would think super glue would suffice. to get out the black junk you can use bleech. orf course then youwould have to get the bleech out.

The truest answer to violence is love. The truest answer to death is life. The only prevention for violence is for the heart to have no violence within it.  We cannot prevent evil through any system devised by mankind. But we can grapple with evil and defeat it, but only with love—real love.

lilyka is offline  
Old 06-11-2004, 12:05 AM
 
greymama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 154
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Can you cut the bottom open more so water empties out better?
greymama is offline  
Old 06-11-2004, 07:39 PM
 
mamalisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Germantown WI
Posts: 8,312
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I would try using a glue gun to cover the hole? Maybe tub caulk? You can't fill the hole all the way because then the people won't fit on the pegs on the cars and stuff, but maybe just a little over the hole? We have a few little people that are doubles, those go in the tub, so it's no loss if we have to toss them. Maybe you could also tie them in a pillow case and toss them in the dryer? The heat from the dryer might evaporate the water?
mamalisa is offline  
Old 06-12-2004, 03:47 AM
 
Ponoma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 299
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had a similiar experience with large toy letters that dd plays
with out on our deck. I got fed up and took the Dewalt drill
bit to 'em and drilled holes big enough for the water to drain.
I guess it would work with little peeps too.
Ponoma is offline  
Old 06-12-2004, 04:30 AM
 
Kabes's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: location?!? I need a location?uh oh
Posts: 1,254
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My SIL makes bigger holes too. warning- be careful One time the toy slipped in her hand and she cut herself. She had to go get stitches.
Kabes is offline  
Old 06-12-2004, 10:24 AM - Thread Starter
 
patchouligirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Floyd, Virginia
Posts: 137
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for all the great suggestions!
i've tried shaking them, but i just can't get all the water out. Plus he just puts them back in the tub ever bathtime. i'm going to try making the holes bigger, that sounds like it would work best.

i wish our Goodwill had the little people! i've actually found alot of the little people accessory toys, the car garage, construction vehicles, airplane...but never the actual little people.

Does anyone know if the little people are dishwasher safe? i'd like to run them through the sanitize cycle, but will feel horrible if they melt or lose their color. My DS just loves them.

i'd like to have a designated bathtub set for my DS, but i don't if he'd go for that unless they were duplicates. He insists on taking every single little person in the tub with him, the animals too. If anyone has any duplicates they want to sell let me know!
thanks again!
patchouligirl is offline  
Old 06-12-2004, 12:25 PM
 
Ponoma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 299
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You may want ot consider using a clamp on the little peeps
to avoid slipage. If you retract the drill smoothly you can
get a fairly smooth hole, any way do a finger test just to
make sure you have smooth edges.

good luck./
Ponoma is offline  
Old 06-13-2004, 12:48 AM
 
MA mommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Triangle Transplant! North Carolina
Posts: 931
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I wash bath toys w/ vinegar and water. You can get just the Little People figures in ebay.
MA mommy is offline  
Old 09-01-2014, 06:40 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You can plug the holes with aquarium safe silicone. http://m.acehardware.com//product/in...la=pla_1189037
mylycanslove is offline  
 

Tags
Fisher Price
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off