What are the most painful type of toy/toyparts to step on? - Mothering Forums

View Poll Results: What is the most painful toy to step on?
Legos 128 100.00%
Dice (four siders in particular) 5 33.33%
Jacks 29 100.00%
Knitting needles 1 6.67%
Wooden blocks (corners) 19 100.00%
Animals (particularly horned animals *L) 18 100.00%
Trees or signs that go to toy building, train or construction sets 8 53.33%
Beads with pointy bits 5 33.33%
Airplanes 6 40.00%
Cars or construction equipment 14 93.33%
Train parts 9 60.00%
Tops 1 6.67%
Toy knights or their horses 8 53.33%
Pointy castle parts 3 20.00%
Other? 16 100.00%
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#1 of 81 Old 04-26-2010, 06:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We've all done it.

We are wondering around in the dark for one reason or another and "AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!"

What hurts the most?

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barbie shoes or lego blocks..it's a toss up..I think lego blocks might be slightly worse.

One time I stepped on a polly pocket...way back when they were really tiny..that hurt too
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legos for sure.

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People go barefoot in the house??? That's dangerous! I always wear shoes or slippers.

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I'm going with Legos... as that is what I most frequently step on here.

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I wear shoes 100% of the time now.

Legos and Schliech (sp?) animals are my votes.
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Schliech (sp?) animals are my votes.
Those and their knights are really painful.

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Those little metal racecars. Those little fins jamming through your foot is enough to make you lose yor religion.

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don't forget transformers all in their robot stage. all of them are sharp

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Legos hurt badly. The plastic they are made of is so hard.. especially if you step on them with your insole.
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Since you allowed multiple options, I said toy knights/horses, trees and signs from train sets, and Lego.

I love Lego, but it's the absolute worst to step on.

Oh - and I didn't click other, becuase I forgot, but pipe cleaners. DD1 often trims off pipe cleaners, and then I step on the little bits sticking out of the carpet. It's only happened a couple times, but...OUCH!!!

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I can't believe only one other person chose wooden blocks. Yeeeeouch! They are worse than toy cars, and certainly rival legos. Maybe we just have the extra-sharp-cornered kind of wooden block.
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Legos hurt badly. The plastic they are made of is so hard.. especially if you step on them with your insole.
Oh...btdt. It hurts just reading that.

We're being really heavy on the picking up Lego right now, though. I don't want dd2 to eat any...

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I have to say legos, and there is almost always that one that blends in and gets stepped on.
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Legos are the worst, for sure. I did it just this morning and I swear my foot still has a dull ache as a result!

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Legos or bionicles (which are made by Lego)- Those are what i always what i step on here.

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freaking legos with their hard edges and sharp corners. Duplos are just as bad.

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Legos are bad but Jacks are worse by far. Those points. Yeowch!
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I can't believe only one other person chose wooden blocks. Yeeeeouch! They are worse than toy cars, and certainly rival legos. Maybe we just have the extra-sharp-cornered kind of wooden block.
yes this. DH never stops talking about the wooden block that felled him one early morning.
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I voted Lego, but in full disclosure, we don't actually have any Jacks, which I suspect might be worse. I've never ever stepped on a Jack in bare feet though, including when I was a child (Yes, I had Jacks as a child. Yes, I stepped on toys as a child including Legos many times, but never ever Jacks.)

I think that some toys (Legos, Playmobils, woodentrain sets, little cars) are more likely to be stepped on regularly than other toys. Often the reason is obvious, one is unlikely to step on a balloon b/c it will bounce harmlessly away a bike b/c it stays outside. I don't know why Jacks have eluded being stepped on.

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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.
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Hot Wheels. Especially funky-shaped Hot Wheels.
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Legos on a hard-surface floor.

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don't forget transformers all in their robot stage. all of them are sharp

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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.

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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!

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Legos, they are small, sharp and just dig in there. Even pulling your foot up is no guarantee they will un-dig.

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Oh darn!!

I forgot to include bedazzles.

I had to PRY A BEDAZZLE OUT OF MY FOOT


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Definitely Legos. It's like stepping on tacks.

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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.

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