Product Type: ELC Doll
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A mini bedroom for a mini girl
ELC Rosebud House Children's Bedroom Set
Member Name: bush1
ELC Rosebud House Children's Bedroom Set
Advantages: Lots of play potential, reasonable price
Disadvantages: Some small parts to be aware of
As previously written, I really wanted to get my daughter the ELC Rosebud House but it was deemed too big and too expensive so I decided to just get her some of the dolls and then the furniture sets instead that could be stored in a box as needed. She later got a much smaller dolls house so is now able to play with her dolls in her house. My sister bought her this set when she was 28 months.
---About the range:
The Early Learning Centre Rosebud Children's Bedroom Set is part of the Rosebud range available from ELC. All of the range are in the main colours of pink and white making them more suitab le for girls. The range includes the actual Rosebud dolls house, furniture sets for different rooms, dolls families, pet sets and smaller dolls sets.
---About the set:
The children's bedroom set comprises a cot with bottle and baby; a set of bunk beds with bedding; a toy doll's house; a toy rocking horse and a toy train. The cot is pink and is a small wooden rocking cot with heart detail carved in the ends of it. On one side there is a small hole which a very small white bottle can be placed into - although slightly precariously and there is a small blanket that fits in the bottom of the cot. There is a small baby that fits into the cot who unlike the other dolls in this range has a soft body, arms and legs and just a wooden head. The bunk beds are pink (unlike the picture) and have a matching ladder which hangs over the end of the top bunk so the dolls can get into the bed. There is also bedding for the beds comprising a checkered sheet for each bed and a checkered pillow for each as well.
As well as the beds, there are small toys that your dolls can play with. The first is a blue rocking horse which actually rocks and can fit one of the smaller dolls from the other sets on. There is also a little green train which has an engine and two carriages. These are joined together by string and can be pulled ablong although the wheels don't move. Lastly there is a pretend dolls house which is painted pink and white similar to the Rosebud doll's house itself. It is a solid house so nothing can be opened but is very pretty. Everything matches the other furniture sets and the Rosebud doll's house which can also be purchased.
My daughter already had a couple of sets from this range so recognised the box when we opened it and wanted to put it in her house straight away. Everything came out easily as it is in a box which has pictures of everything on it and the items are then in a cardboard tray with some items in little bags. We started to put it all into her dolls house and even though it is smaller than the ELC one, everything fitted nicely and she was able to play with it. All the items are recognisable to her so she was able to play with them and develop her imaginative play with little encouragement.
She's had the set now for about 2 months and the set is still very much played with. Her favourite thing is the baby and the cot and she loves putting the baby in the cot and rocking it or getting one of the other dolls to play with it. She also loves to shout 'Mummy, Daddy!' as if the baby is calling for them which confuses us a lot as we keep running in to see her and she's playing with her dolls! She also plays a lot with the bunk beds and enjoys putting different dolls to sleep in it as well as occassionally trying to fit the bigger dolls into the cot which is also amusing to watch.
I really love this range of toys and if I had the money and the space I would probably buy an awful lot of it. The colours are lovely for my little girl and the quality is excellent although after about 6 months of rigourous use some of her other sets are starting to have paint chipping off them. I would probably rate this as a very good set to buy although it really does need some other dolls to be able to play with it effectively as you need to be able to put some of them in the beds! It fits nicely into our much smaller house and has a lot of items to encourage imaginative play. The only issues she has when playing with it are that she 'rams' the baby into the cot so she gets stuck and then moans as she can't get her out again. She also doesn't play much with the bedding as it just gets in the way and she is not that interested in it.
This is a very girly set with the colours and my daughter really enjoys playing with it. I would definitely recommend this set as I think it has a reasonable value for money as you get a lot of items in the set. It costs £15 for this set although I managed to get it with 20% off with their Big Birthday Club offers and I feel that you get enough play for your money. This set is fine for my 2 year old daughter, even though the age range is for 3+. Although there are some smallish pieces like the bottle, I feel my daughter is sensible enough at 28 months to play with it, but I am ususally around to watch her anyway. Overall, I think this set will give her a lot of joy for many years.
Summary: Lots of fun for small people
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