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toys in kids bedroom; good idea or bad? diiamondchula 18 kids; Toms River, New Jersey 754 posts
16th Dec '12

I have a three year old and a 18 month old. my three year old will be having her own twin size bed and my 18 month old in a crib. For the first time they are moving to a seperate room than mine. So my question is, Is it a good idea to have toys in their room, or should i put it in a seperate room? What are your experiences?

Arkham 2 kids; Alberta 647 posts
16th Dec '12

My 3 year old and 18 month old share a room. It's also their playroom. I've never had any issues with having the toys in there

Nanna Boo Boo's Mommy 2 kids; De Pere, Wisconsin 2623 posts
16th Dec '12
Quoting diiamondchula:" I have a three year old and a 18 month old. my three year old will be having her own twin size bed and ... [snip!] ... my question is, Is it a good idea to have toys in their room, or should i put it in a seperate room? What are your experiences?"


LO has toys in her room but they are in her closet (its a REALLY big closet), but she doesn't play in there very often unless my neice is over. Otherwise our spare bedroom is also her toy room for the toys that she plays with most, we end up cleaning out her toy room once a week and bring toys back upstairs to her room

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
16th Dec '12

If you have another room then I'd keep most of the toys there.



My kids' room is similar. A twin bed and a crib.



We have a full toybox and a train table in there. Everything else for the most part is in a different room.

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
16th Dec '12

DD has toys in her room, she knows the rules and follows them... we've only had one problem so she lost her toys, and it's never happened again.

*Lindsey* 3 kids; Alberta 8798 posts
16th Dec '12

I keep both my girls toys in their bedrooms. but when our basement is done im going to have a dedicated playroom down there...and then have just a few in their bedroom. and some books.

Mummy-2-2-Monsters TTC since Aug 2014; 2 kids; Seven Hills, Australia 9805 posts
16th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting diiamondchula:</b>" I have a three year old and a 18 month old. my three year old will be having her own twin size bed and ... [snip!] ... my question is, Is it a good idea to have toys in their room, or should i put it in a seperate room? What are your experiences?"</blockquote>




My kids have their own rooms.. And their toys are in there as well. Both in single beds. Never had a problem.

diiamondchula 18 kids; Toms River, New Jersey 754 posts
16th Dec '12

I guess im just worried that while there suppose to be sleeping they are going to be trying to play with their toys

IDID-VBAC 12/09 2 kids; Alaska 44106 posts
16th Dec '12

Toys are in the kids room. If I didnt have toys in their rooms my living room would be a toy room and I do NOT want that.



M (my 3yr old) has a lot more toys then K (my almost 5 yr old) does in her room but they all just play in M's room anyway.



Naps and bedtime have not been a problem.

✩BG Addict +2 2 kids; Ohio 24333 posts
status 16th Dec '12

i have my daughter's toys in her room, and have never had a problem. she goes to bed when she's suppose to, and i rarely have to yell at her to not play with her toys.

*Lindsey* 3 kids; Alberta 8798 posts
16th Dec '12

my kids have never played with their toys at bedtime. bedtime is bedtime and they know that. They rarely play with them anyways they are too busy pestering me...

miss.Amandalyn 3 kids; Saskatchewan 1274 posts
16th Dec '12

BAD idea but once you do it you cannot undo it

*Lindsey* 3 kids; Alberta 8798 posts
16th Dec '12

I think thats where toys belong. Not everyone has the extra room to have a playroom or toy room or whatever. nad i absolutely hate having toys piled all over my living room... My kids are also 7 and almost 4. but i had never even given thought to them trying to play at bedtime. They just love bedtime that much that they are asleep in like 5 mins anyways haha

wilde_mommy 4 kids; Columbus, Ohio 3459 posts
16th Dec '12

We have a playroom and that is where all the toys are except for a few. Each of our kids has a small rubbermaid tote that is able to slid under their beds and thats where they keep their favorite toys

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
16th Dec '12

We have the toys in their rooms and we just teach them that there are times when they can play and times when they need to rest. For the most part, they follow that. They pick up their rooms before bed and everything is put away and they generally wake up earlier than us and they play with them, which is fine. If they aren't going to wake me up, I would rather them play with toys in their room.