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What are your DC's favorite toys that are not technically toys?<br><br>
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Rings of teaspoons<br>
Wooden spoons and other baby sized spoons<br>
Keys (obvious one!)<br>
Empty water bottles that crinkle <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
What am I missing?
 

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band-aid, empty box, hanger, paper bag, plastic dishes, balled up socks.
 

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My desk drawer. She loves to throw everything in it onto the floor.<br><br>
Our phones (that is technical)<br><br>
Her bag of Burt's Bees baby products.<br><br>
My wallet<br><br>
My purse
 

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My husband recently wised me p to the fact that the metal used in key production is quite toxic!! I don't have all the details etc to give, but it made sense when he told me about it. Something about the soft metals, brass and the cost effectiveness of the really bad for you metals...<br><br>
He was telling me this, as we were discussing children playing with their parents keys. He made me vow not to ever allow baby to play with them for this reason.
 

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how about just keychains??<br><br>
right now Hawk is still in the look at it & occasionally swipe for it stage. Remebering Bear, it was all about POTS and PANS!, tupperwares, measuring cups (no need to pay for stacking cups), peekaboo blanket, mommy's sunglasses, magnets on fridge.
 

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Wooden spoon
 

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For younger babies: anything that swings. Pretty much right from birth, my DS has been mesmerized by anything swinging back and forth. Especially if it's shiny. We hung glass ornaments up high in front of a light source, and already had rock rings over our bed. We give them a push to get them moving back and forth ... he thinks they're fabulous.
 

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Laundry. Dirty or clean. He'll head straight for it and start very systematically picking up pieces of clothing one by one and putting them down in a different place. Then when all the clothes are on the other side he will transfer them back again. It's so fun to watch!<br><br>
He also has this big kitchen spoon he loves. Bang it on the floor, bang it on the wall, push things around with it, poke mommy with it, poke the cat with it. He'll stay occupied for half an hour sometimes!
 

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spatulas, empty tubes, packages of pantiliners, the broom, old magazines, bags of carrots and apples, buckets
 

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Clothes pegs- the ones without springs on them.<br>
Animals<br>
The zips on the cushions on the sofas.<br>
Piano (bit expensive to buy just for entertaining babies, though)<br>
Anything you don't want her to<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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box, dog leash, wires.<br><br>
My DS2 also love DS1's musical keyboard. He will hit the keys over and over for a good amount of time.
 

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A cold unopened can of schweppes ginger ale! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Ties! Dd is soooo fascinated by her papa's ties. We finally gave up and donated one to her toy basket. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Also, water bottles and spoons.
 

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Eli likes it if you drape a blanket over a couple chairs and build a fort. Especially if the blanket has fringe!!! And, since I'm one to jump the gun, he is loooooooving Christmas wrapping paper and bows!
 

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Mine love to play with the Medela pump bottles and the yellow caps. Who knew they were so versatile?!
 

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What are your DC's favorite toys that are not technically toys?<br><br>
Keys (obvious one!)<br><br>
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I haven't read the rest of the posts yet, but I just wanted to warn you that keys have lead in them. If you are letting your baby mouth keys or even handle them (and then put hands in the mouth) they are at risk for getting high lead levels. You know how everyone is always freaking out about the old paint? It's like that. I learned of it here on mothering where someone posted a link. I'm sorry I don't have that link though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> They even reccomended that pregnant women wash their hands after handling keys! Someone may have mentioned it, but I didn't want to not get a chance to do so before ds wakes up (in the sling).....
 
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