I have a strange tolerance when it comes to noisy toys. Electronic toys that talk or play music? Don't bother me. I really don't even notice them. The exersaucer or Kalena's toy laptop or her toy cell phones or the star on the baby Einstein playmat? That stuff can play ALL DAY LONG and I am unfazed. But if she turns on her toy dirt devil vacuum? I'm asking her to turn that thing off like 30 seconds later. It doesn't make sense, it should just be white noise (it just makes a vacuum-like noise) but MAN that thing annoys me. I have the same reaction to those popper type toys. Luckily Kalena doesn't own any.
I'm not sure what the deal is. I think maybe the noise those particular toys make is louder than others? Anything that is particularly loud really gets on my nerves, so that could be it. Even loud white noise bothers me. That can cause problems in the summer when it's too hot to sleep without a fan on, but the noise from the fan keeps me awake. Weirdly enough, I can sleep through lots of noise going on OUTSIDE my room. Just not in the room.
Anyway. Back to the toys. It's not like I go out of my way to buy the noisy ones, but I don't avoid them either. I also don't hide them away, or avoid replacing dead batteries or anything like that. The vacuum however, those batteries may need to go. Do you avoid the noisy toys?