Least Annoying Musical Toys

Let’s be honest, all musical toys are somewhat annoying.  But we took one for the team to determine the least annoying ones out there. Here’s what we determined were the biggest issues: if a toy plays multiple things at once, has no volume control, and sheer repetition.

And the winners are, drumroll please…

Hape Ukelele
$28
Hape Ukelele
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Actually sounds good. Doesn’t ever get too loud. Does break easily, but normally easy to fix.

Schyling Kids Accordian
$25
Schyling Kids Accordian
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Nimah loved this…might have to get her polka lessons now. 

ThinkMix Voice Changing & Recording Microphone
$12
ThinkMix Voice Changing & Recording Microphone
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Kids have a lot of fun with this. Lets you record your voice and playback.

Translucent Harmonica
$8
Translucent Harmonica
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Cheap! You don’t need to know what you’re doing to make it actually sound good. Can get annoying after a while, or if too many kids are playing at once.

VTech Drum Set
$18
VTech Drum Set
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Ryder got really into this. Loved using the drumsticks. Not loud which is great.

Play at Home Saxophone
$28
Play at Home Saxophone
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Ryder loved pretending to be a saxophonist as much as the music.

Music Mix Deck
$10
Music Mix Deck
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Elle gave this to our kids. I’m still not totally sure how to work it, but we feel cool playing with it. You can speed it up or slow it down, but ours is broken because the kids used it so much.

Chroma Note Desk Bells
$48
Chroma Note Desk Bells
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Great way to actually learn music. Some kids might like it more than piano lessons. Expensive though. Maybe let the parents buy it as a gift.

Keyboard Play Mat
$38
Keyboard Play Mat
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Huge hit for all ages. Plays notes and different instrument sounds. There is volume control so the neighbors don’t get too mad. Great for getting the energy out

We hope this has given you some ideas on putting together your very own family band without getting kicked out of the neighborhood. Happy Music Making!



Lizzy is the host of What’s Up Moms Gear show and the mom to 3 kids (6, 4 & 8 mos.). When she’s not testing out new products, you can find her giving an honest & hilarious look into #MomLife on her Instagram Story.