This might be a silly question but my 4 and 6 year old keep asking for nerf guns and all his friends have them! what are people’s experience?


Posted anonymously, 6th December 2018


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  • I don’t like them and said I was never gonna get them for my boys – my family didn’t listen and bought them some so I do buy them from time to time – my boys are now 14 and 5.



  • I’ve found boys will use anything as a toy gun but if they aren’t mature enough to follow rules about shooting people I’d wait.



  • I didnt want my son playing with guns, hes now 5 I gave in and let him have a couple nerf ones to play with, he became nasty towards others so they have been put away. Maybe when hes older.



  • I personally don’t like guns of any sort for my son (5 years old) but he plays with them at friends houses and does really like them.



  • My grandsons have them . They have heaps of fun. Nerf actually have bought out a target shooting gadget that uses air to suspend balls in the air for them to aim at … I thought that was a little more agreeable than always shooting each other



  • I would look at the recommended age then decide if they really need it now!my son does have a few if used properly then it would be fine!



  • They are fine, my son has about 6 ( some were present’s from others) and majority of his friends have them. As long as they don’t shoot each other too close up they don’t hurt.


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