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How do you store toddler puzzles?

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attheendoftheday Mon 08-Apr-13 17:41:59

You know, those ones with pieces with pegs in that lift out of a board.

Ours are in a pile on the shelf, but take up a lot of space and are difficult for dd1 to get out herself as they all tend to fall in a heap when she tries.

Am I missing a trick? What do other people do?

Moomoomie Mon 08-Apr-13 17:44:14

Our toddler group kept them in zip wallets. One puzzle in each wallet.

wendybird77 Mon 08-Apr-13 21:41:13

We have a puzzle rack.

attheendoftheday Mon 08-Apr-13 23:01:23

Wow, they make special racks, who knew?! Ziplock bags is definitely a possibility. Thank you for the replies.

Moomoomie Tue 09-Apr-13 11:15:18

That puzzle rack looks good.
I wonder if you could use a plate rack, possibly cheaper, especially as you won't need it for long.
<remembers the days of lift out puzzles>

FreshWest Tue 09-Apr-13 11:35:54

We use Really Useful Boxes to store puzzles like those and also jigsaws with the picture of the completed puzzle.
Much neater.
We had ours from Homebase but they have a website here

BeCool Tue 09-Apr-13 14:26:26

I 'store' ours in the bin!!

I figure DD can do them at playgroup and has enough puzzles at home that aren't hell to keep/stand on etc.

One great thing about not planning on having more DC is I never have to have those annoying puzzles in the house again smile

floatyflo Tue 09-Apr-13 14:55:24

Oh be cool that was I about to say, store them in the bin! grin

Bloomin' things. My ds is not that into his so may be donated to charity shop soon.

Friends ds fell over and landed face first on a peg puzzle, had a horrid mark on his face, poor thing.

WorkingtoohardMama Tue 09-Apr-13 15:08:21

I keep dd's in a plastic storage box - all the pieces in the bottom and the boards on top to make a sort of lid iykwim?

DeathMetalMum Tue 09-Apr-13 20:07:55

We have a drawer for the puzzles as we have quite a few, dd can get them out and put them away by herself. I do have to do an occasional piece check when the drawer gets a bit messy but don't have any lost pieces.

attheendoftheday Wed 10-Apr-13 23:10:57

Thank you for the replies. I invested in some ziplock bags today so will give that a try, if it doesn't work I'll invest in yet more plastic boxes.

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