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Teganophobia (from Welsh word tegan meaning "toy") is the fear of toys. Since toys are directed mainly to young children, this phobia is mainly suffered by those age group. The fear is often triggered due to bad experiences while playing toys, such as breaking it and losing it, toy forms of things that look threating or scary, like toy guns, or even toy creatures that children may believe to animate, such as stuffed animals and dolls. Sufferers often avoid playing toys and would cry. Since children don't know how to cope with fear, parents or older siblings often help guide children to cope with fear, often by representing toys to them.