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Peppa Pig medical kit
My little granddaughter was Peppa mad, she still is but not quite as bad as she was last year . Her birthday and Christmas gifts tended to have a bit of a theme - Peppa Pig games, figures and even this doctor's kit!
This doctor's set was the birthday gift from her aunty, my daughter and it went down very well. Never have dolls and teddies been so well tended and treated! We have also been attended to medically and my heart has been listened to many a time.
The set is rather neat and comes in a nice little plastic suitcase. This case is made from quite a decent quality red plastic and it has lasted well being dropped, sat on squashed under other toys and taken into the garden and used in the sandpit. It has two carry handles that are made from flexible thin but quite strong plastic. The case shuts with a clip that folds over the join in the two halves of the case.
Inside the case you find a good selection of medical bits including Stethoscope, Syringe, Thermometer, Tweezers , scissors, dentist mirror, operating tray and syringe some other bits which I forget. Sadly Mum is not that good at putting things in their right places and hence this has long since been spread around the toy boxes so I am writing this from memory when we played wit this last November when this came over with Teddy and granddaughter quite a lot. We look after our granddaughter once a week still.
The contents of this are all made of decent quality plastic and they have lasted quite well. Needless to day they really don't look too real, the syringe is pretty plastic and the scissors would cut nothing. My granddaughter isn't rough with her possessions but I am always a bit upset as they are not put away in their correct sets and just thrown in all together. Despite this most of the contents have survived and when we were over at their house last week there were two new kittens and guess what. These two kitten were in need of medical attention and so quite a lot of the kit was gathered from the various boxes and even the little case came downstairs. I have to say the kittens were less than happy to be medically examined. They coped with the stethoscope but were not keen on the bandaging that took place afterwards
The nice thing about a set like this is that it is not prescriptive in its use. It is entirely up to the child' imagination as to how they use the bits in the set. Dr Ranj on Ceebeebies is an inspiration for our little granddaughter and quite often she has been inspired to go and get the case and rediscover the contents after watching Dr Ranj.
The items inside are still going strong and are just perfect sizes for little ones to use. This was given to my granddaughter when she was three and she still gets a lot of fun from it now she is nearly four. She often has her little friends around and I have seen them enjoying examining, injecting, bandaging and putting each other to bed. The thermometer gets a pretty good amount of use - lots of germ sharing there!
I think this little set is ideal for pre school children but my grandson has very tolerantly played along with his cousin sometimes . He isn't thrilled and would not choose to play but he is very sweet and plays along to entertain his little cousin. He acts brilliantly at being sick or injured so she is thrilled with such a willing patient.
Some of the bits are less recognisable than others, some are decidedly toy looking and rather basic plastic but generally it has been a good set. The fact that it is Peppa is not really obvious, not everything has Peppa symbols on it and in fact I feel the manufacturers have been quite clever, a bit like the tricycles and the same it can be re branded to appeal to whatever is the latest craze of children of the age. It is a case of clever marketing and sticking a few stickers on a set and thereby changing the appeal to a different group of children.
All in all I would recommend this little set It sells for about £10 on Amazon maybe a little more and I feel it is the sort of toy that allows children to use their imagination . It can be played with by groups of children or by an only child using toys or willing parent, grandparent or even cousin to be a patient.
This is one of granddaughter's toys that I am happy to see arriving when she comes. There are others I am less enthusiastic about as they require a lot of setting up by me and a lot less play by her.
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This is a review of the Peppa Pig Medical Set my sister bought for our eldest daughter when she became interested in doctors, nurses and hospitals (I blame Dr Ranj on Cbeebies!).
In the kit
The kit is a neat red medical box which clips shut and has pink carry handles. On the side is a large Peppa Pig sticker of the pig wearing a nurses outfit. Inside the kit consists of lots of play items: some (fake) scissors, a little blue plastic dish, a stethoscope, a blood pressure cuff, a pair of plastic tweezers, a mirrored dentist probe and our daughter's favourite: a spring loaded plastic syringe.
I noticed how much our daughter loved playing with this kit straight away, she wanted to take it with her everywhere which was a bit of a pain due to the number of parts in the kit but somehow we managed to keep it all together. I am still on the lookout for a nice fancy dress outfit for her to wear when she plays with it but I also bought her a first aid kit with some wipes, bandages and lots of plasters in it and she will sit for ages plastering herself and anyone who comes near her!
This kit had us in hysterics when my mum (nanny) thought she could feel the cuff tightening around her wrist when it was used on her in play. To clarify, it is not real but it seems it had her fooled. There are no tiny parts in this kit and so far our daughter has played nicely with it so it's been a great present for her to play with. I like the way it all packs back neatly in to the box with extra bits in it so it is neat and tidy on the shelf when not in play. The only other thing I would add is that I am not a big fan of the Peppa Pig branded stuff (I'm more of a Hello Kitty girl!) so don't usually buy PP items but we have still ended up with clothes and toys from the range from the gifts we have been given!
My sister bought this set from Asda for £9.99 and I think it has been well worth the money for the hours of play our daughter has had from it.
Most children love role playing and this set gives their minds a great head start when playing. There are no sharp parts and it is also handy for getting her ready if she needs some jabs at the doctor, so she understands what's happening (although obviously there is no pain with her spring loaded syringe!). We have all been sat with bandages around our foreheads, plasters on our arms and legs and our arms in slings due to the play that has taken place with this set. It's been great fun for all the family with a few extra purchase it has been very interactive.
My little girl adores role play toys so when I noticed this peppa pig case going for a few pound on play.com I had to get it. Not only would she love to play doctor, but it had her favourite character all over it. In the set you receive a number of different items including Stethoscope, Syringe, Thermometer, and Tweezers etc. There are a lot of pieces, and they are all the perfect size for a young child to use. I would say an age range of three years plus is sensible, as even small hands can use the pieces easily. My five year old son is also able to use it so it is not too small that it will be grown out of quickly.
There is nothing particular interactive with this set. They are just pieces of plastic but this does not bother my daughter as it means she can use her imagination more. The blood pressure monitor does need to be pumped while in use, so there is something for little one to do. My daughter loved all of the pieces in the set as they are the better known doctor's items. Especially as I was pregnant at the time of her receiving the set, so she was excited she could give me checkups too. She asked about the different pieces and what they do so she really was getting to learn about things as she went on.
I was a little worried when we first opened this pack as the parts all looked like they were made of really cheap plastic. I was sure that some were going to be broken within a few hours. I checked there were no loose pieces and found all was ok. This set has really surprised me durability wise. We had owned the set since Christmas 2010. Now we do not have all the pieces as some have become lost along the way, but half the set is remaining and each piece is still perfect. With the amount of use from three children this is really some test. There are scratches and creases on the set, but that is only cosmetic and it does not make it look scruffy at all.
The case is perfect for storing the pieces away for this set, but my daughter does find it hard to put all the items back in to the box. As time has gone she has lost a few pieces, so it fits better now but at first it all needed to be put in carefully. This ended up being half the fun for my daughter taking the pieces out and arranging them neatly back into the case. The case has lasted very well too. I was surprised after the amount of times it was dropped by the doctor it was still in full working order. The mouth mirror was a nice addition to the set. My son recently had to have a wobbly tooth taken out at the dentist, and he was happy for them to do it as it was just like in this set. Amazing how a toy can have such an effect on a child.
This toy is perfect for pushing the imagination. My little girl loves that she can play doctor, and she always checks we are all ok. She uses this with other toys to build doctors surgery and just generally play doctor. The pieces are all made from bright colours so are very attractive to any child. We had ours in purple and pink colour, but this did not stop my sons from playing with it. They love this set nearly as much as my little girl so it does receive a huge amount of use. There are enough pieces to hold little ones interest, and really is great fun to use.
I would recommend this set to anyone. We have found it has been well loved, and it has only received reduced use since Christmas as my little girl received a doc Mcstuffin's doctor's kit. After 2 years use it has received hours of play, and despite my first impressions has lasted amazingly well. I was lucky to find mine on sale for around £4, but they are available on Amazon for around £10. There is also a newer version available which looks interesting and more colour neutral. If your child likes role play toys, then they will love this. It helps to be a peppa pig fan but that is not a necessity.
My grandchildren have this Peppa Pig doctors case and although they love it it is a little flimsy so maybe not the best quality in the world. Children don't seem to mind these details though and they are quite happy with it!
It only cost £5 at the time so it was a good little buy.
You get a plastic case which fastens a little like a lunch box and has a picture of Peppa Pig dressed as a nurse. Inside the case are various medical instruments including a bowl, syringe, mirror, scissors, blood pressure cuff and stethescope.
The syringe has a little spring that you push back and forth which my grandchildren seem to love the most! The scissors are just pretend, they don't cut anything, the blood pressure cuff can be fastened using Velcro but doesn't actually puff up. It is all just pretend and the children love it.
I think it's all a little flimsy, the bowl got a bit sticky and I washed it and it took away the picture on it so be warned! The things are not all that robust compared to other medical sets which I think is a bit of a disappointment really as children love this with it having Peppa Pig on.
My grandchildren however are not disappointed in it at all! They play with this for hours pretending to be doctors and patients. They have learnt what the instruments do and I think it has helped them to understand what happens at the doctors and to be less afraid of going so it is useful for things like that.
In all I think that this captures children's imaginations and because it has Peppa on it is pleasing. It is more for girls as it's rather pink. It isn't the best quality though so it gets 3 stars from me.
My daughter received a huge amount of presents for her second birthday last November, mainly toys! One of the toys she received and still plays with regularly is this Peppa Pig Medical case.
The case itself is made from a thin yet durable red plastic. I say thin, but it isn't exactly paper thin, it's just thinner than I expected, however it withstands rough and vigorous play without any problems. My daughter has been known to stand and jump on it and it hasn't bent in any way. There are two carry handles that are made from the same thin plastic. The case stays together with a clip that folds over the join in the two halves.
Inside the case are seven medical accessories, tweezers, scissors, a dentist mirror, an operating tray, needle, stethoscope and blood pressure taker. Forgive me lack of knowledge on the names of things, I'm not that medical minded! Each piece has a baby blue and pink theme to it so each piece matches the rest of the set. These all fit inside the medical case but getting everything back in is quite difficult and it was a skill I mastered with time because it is like a bit of a jigsaw puzzle as it only just squeezes in.
The majority of the pieces within the case are made from a nice quality plastic. The tweezers, scissors, dentist mirror, operating tray and needle are all of a great quality and despite having the set over a year now are still in fantastic the condition. The only sign of wear and tear is a bit of scratching on the mirror part of the dentists mirror where my daughter has had it in her mouth. The stethoscope and blood pressure taker aren't as good as the other items in terms of quality as they both have a soft plastic tube in the middle which is all creased from where it's been bent to fit back into the medical case. Most of the items feature a design of Peppa Pig of some sort but they are mostly small to fit on the pieces nicely. I wouldn't say Peppa features heavily on the entire set, I'm not sure my daughter would notice if it was Peppa Pig or not.
This set gets played with quite often even after having it for so long. My daughter often takes her dollies to the doctors to get checked over. When I'm feeling poorly I get the full doctor treatment too! The blood pressure taker has a small amount of Velcro on it to keep it in place on your arm, when my daughter takes my blood pressure she has to put it around my wrist as it won't fit on my upper arm but when I take hers it fits on her arm perfectly. Most of the pieces of the set get used apart from the tray thing (I guess it's an operating tray?!) which gets used more during food type role play. The scissors get used for cutting different dolls hair instead of medical related things which makes sense.
After a quick Google search, I can see that this medical case is available to purchase from Amazon for £12.99. It looks like there is a newer version available to buy too but that one is more expensive.
I'd definitely recommend the Peppa Pig medical case for any toddler. Most of it is made to a good standard apart from the plastic tubes on a couple of items, but the poor quality of them is more down to having to bend them to fit them into the case so perhaps the case could have been made slightly bigger. My daughter still gets great enjoyment playing with this thirteen months since receiving it, we can't say that about many of her toys!