WFMW: Decreasing Toy Noise

Tuesday February 23, 2010


We have one of those fridge farm magnetic sets.  When the kid puts the two pieces of the animal into the set and it sings a little song.   Or if they just push a button it plays a little ditty.  Cute, but annoying.  Especially when the toddler likes to press the button over and over and over.   Even worse, he insists on setting the volume on high, which is ridiculously loud.

We had friends over to dinner recently and my fellow mom shared a great tip that I will share with you.  To decrease the noise output for this (and other) toys – simply put a piece of plastic packing tape over the speaker output.

I did this (when my munchkin wasn’t looking) and it totally takes down the volume to a bearable level.  Even better, my kiddo hasn’t even figured out what happened.

So now, I no longer flip out when he sets it to the loudest volume (why do kids ALWAYS do that?) and he is none the wiser.

This tip definitely works for me.  Find other tips at We Are That Family.

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5 Responses to WFMW: Decreasing Toy Noise

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    eko says:

    I have been meaning to do this with a particular toy (or 6!) We used to do this with my oldest son’s — but from the inside, so it couldn’t be removed (that’s not always possible of course…)

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    Mel says:

    I dance right along with O!

    Glad the shirt fits – he looks good in green!

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    Ha! That’s a great idea. 🙂 Too bad the almost-5-y-o’s toys are “fly around the house” kinds of toys, and he’ll see the tape!

  4. 4
    Ally says:

    We have that same toy and it is quite loud!! I’m putting tape on it today during the naptime!

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