Don’t you just hate those kid toys that are annoyingly loud and play the same sound over and over again? You know, as if you don’t already have enough commotion and noise going on in your busy household, right?! My husband and I were agreed that we were not going to buy toys that made sounds for our children. And yes, I fully aware that makes us sound like really boring parents!
The thing is, we didn’t think about the fact that other people might give noisy toys to our children. But they eventually slowly started trickling in as gifts for our kids. And of course we weren’t going to say, “No honey, you can’t have that because it makes a noise!” We aren’t that boring and mean. But we did start getting tired of the blaring loud noise that kept coming from those “fun” toys. And so we got creative and found a solution that would allow our children to enjoy their noisy toys without driving us bonkers.
The awesome part? It’s super simple! As in “all-you-need-is-a-minute-and-some-clear-tape” simple.
So, if you have a loud toy, first of all you need to locate the place where the sound comes out. Then tear a piece of tape just slightly bigger than that spot. For most toys, regular Scotch tape will work. But if you have a toy where the sound comes out of a huge area, then packing tape will be your best friend!
Now, do the obvious and put the tape over the spot where the sound comes out. Make sure to cover it fully!
And there you have it! You now have a quiet toy. For us, this simple little trick has made most of our kid’s noisy toys at least 50% quieter.
We are happy and our children are happy too! And they are none the wiser that their toys have been tampered with. 🙂
My baby peeled off the tape and tried to eat it. I guess I’m the only one with this problem. I use clear nail polish on tiny speaker holes but don’t know what to do about the large ones. Maybe super glue?
Oh dear, Ashley! I never thought of that being a possibility. Was it regular clear tape? Because that is typically quite difficult to peel off.
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I have been known to smuggle noisy toys out of my house during naptime.
Lol! Well, now you have another option that might get you in less hot water. 😉