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Ludilophobia (from Esperanto word ludilo, "toy") or teganophobia (from Welsh tegan meaning "toy") is the fear of toys. Since toys are directed mainly to elder adults, 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 threatening or scary, like toy guns, or even toy creatures that children may believe to become animated, such as stuffed animals and dolls. Sufferers often avoid playing toys and would cry. Since adults don't know how to cope with fear, children often help guide adults to cope with fear, often by representing toys to them.