Love the Toys, Hate the battery!!

@ibuemma (2954)
United States
July 12, 2007 7:21pm CST
My daughters got a lot of toys from Christmas and their birthdays. My husband family are really spoil them. And actually their toys are pretty neat, but they use TOO MUCH of batteries. It's just so happen today most of them need new batteries and i can't believe that i gotta get around 22 AA batteries, 14 AAA batteries and 16 C plus 2 that square one. And it cost me almost 30 bucks. Any parents feel the same way?
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
13 Jul 07
We felt this way too when my little brother started getting the 'cool' gifts that require batteries. After a few days, they have to buy new sets! Whew. So the solution for these? My dad bought rechargeable batteries and batter chargers. Well, yeah it's a lot more expensive but at least you wouldn't have to buy all the time. Plus you can have them pass around the batteries to their other toys instead of turning all the toys on and wasting more batteries. Whew, definitely, I hate toys with batteries. I hate having batteries around the house that don't work. Plus, I hate buying batteries. *LOL*
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@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
13 Jul 07
hahaha...that's right. i know I wasn't the one that buying those cute toys. But the obligation to buy the batteries is really "hurting" my shopping budget. Next time i will get those rechargeable ones. One time more expensive but save me long way.
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
13 Jul 07
Yeah, they're life-savers. Just imagine the panic you have to go through when those batteries die-out at night and the kids still wants to play. Whew. If you got rechargeable ones, you just pop it in and wait for a few minutes. Plus, it helps kids to be more patient because they'd understand that it takes time to recharge batteries. =)
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
13 Jul 07
Yes what a major problem. I have learnt though now..Buy a battery charger and rechargable batteries, It might be expensive to start off with, but it soon pays for itself..They are the best things and you never have to go and buy batteries again.
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
13 Jul 07
That's what i am gonna do also. Buy the rechargeable ones. it look small but those money buying batteries i can use it to but gallons of milk which right now the price getting higher and higher.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
13 Jul 07
It would be so well worth it.
• Philippines
14 Jul 07
I also hate the batteries and like it more when toys run by friction. But kids love the toys that move. They wont accept the fact that yoiu wont buy the toys or you didnt like the toys they got as gifts becoz of the comsumption of too many batteries.
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
15 Jul 07
that's right, they always more into the moving, singing, dancing, blinking, etc,etc, but those need batteries. Be honest i like those moving toys, so cute! It's just the batteries killing my pocket.
@surveygrrl (1271)
• United States
14 Jul 07
Yes, luckily we are starting to invest in rechargable batteries. What a lifesaver they have been. Just charge them up overnight and they are ready for play again. They don't last quite as long but save us money.
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
15 Jul 07
I don't maind charging it over and over again as long as it save money. Ridiculous spend too much money on batteries.
• United States
13 Jul 07
Have you tried rechargable batteries once you have made the initial investment in the batteries and the charger then the cost is pretty minimul. You might give that a try.
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
13 Jul 07
i will teapotmommommerced. enjoy your weekend!
• United States
13 Jul 07
I have the problem buying the toy for my daughter and not looking to see what batteries it needs if any. My daughter still has an unshakable bouncer lol
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
13 Jul 07
the first time they got the toy on Christmas they can't play it for couple days, because our batteries all gone.