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15 month old DD and play food

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mrsmo Tue 14-Oct-08 10:45:13

Hi there, not sure if this is the best place for this thread but not sure where else to post. Have bought DD a toy till for crimbo and want to get some play food (fruit/veg) to go with it. Thought it would help encourage healthy eating, learning names, colours etc. However all the food I've found online says it's suitable for 3 years plus. Do you think she'd be OK with plastic fruit veg pieces (obviously wouldn't let her have anything tiny). Have found fabric/wooden ones but v expensive and would rather plastic as light and washable. Experienced Mums help please!!

savoycabbage Tue 14-Oct-08 10:46:55

I got my dd the vegetables that you chop up from ELC when she was one. They are quite big. I can't see that you would be able to fit them in your mouth.

She still plays with them now and she is nearly five.

freshprincess Tue 14-Oct-08 11:00:59

We got ours a set of plastic food for a toy shop from ToysRuS also said not suitable for under 3's.

The only thing in there that was a problem was the plastic coins so we threw them away. Everything else was huge.

Try to find it in a shop before you buy online so you can inspect beforehand. You'll know just by looking if you think they are too small.

BTW: if you have any packets or jars in the kitchen (ie packets for herbs) save these to use in the shop.

LaDiDaDi Tue 14-Oct-08 11:02:52

We bought dd plastic food last Xmas when she was 20 months. It also said not suitable for under 3 years but it was absolutely fine and she plays with it loads.

AMumInScotland Tue 14-Oct-08 11:09:48

Just look over the pieces carefully to make sure there is nothing which could come off and be a hazard - eg some have velcro so you can stick them together, if so make sure it's well attached. Lots of toys only say "over 3" because it's a lot of extra hassle for them to get the ok for any younger, not because there's any real risk.

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