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Fisher-Price Medical Kit
Fisher-Price Medical Kit
We took the existing Medical Kit made it even better!
We addressed Mom's #1 complaint by updating the doctor's bag to a softgoods version that easily fits all of the pieces inside!
In addition, we updated the color palette to be bright and fun for preschoolers!
We made the stethoscope even better because now it really works! Kids will really hear their heart beating when they listen through the scope!
Pieces include stethoscope, blood pressure cuff with "working" pump, otoscope, thermometer, syringe, bandage play piece and softgoods bag.
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141 of 145 found the following review helpful:
Nice first doctor kitJun 25, 2008
I bought this kit for my toddler after reading reviews of other similar kits not made by Fisher-Price. I was mostly swayed by the brand and the "working stethoscope" promise. The kit is well-made and durable, with no sharp plastic edges or anything that looks like it could come off and become a choking hazard. The stethoscope does conduct sound, however you really need to press it to someone's chest to hear the heartbeat faintly. I will get a real stethoscope somewhere at a pharmacy to supplement this. Otherwise, all the other tools are fun to use and educational. For anyone considering a start up doctor kit, I recommend buying from a trusted brand so you know the items are of good quality with no unfinished seams/edges or the like.
38 of 42 found the following review helpful:
Great pretend play!Sep 08, 2008
By J. Bailey
I bought this for my 3 1/2 year old for Christmas and it's great! When I use the blood pressure cuff, I gently squeeze his arm around the cuff so he understands how blood pressure is taken. This came in handy since he was rushed to ER last week with a bougt of croup! He'd never had his blood pressure taken before and I was able to explain that it was just like in his doctor kit. I think this is a great way to get kids comfortable with these tools so they don't fear the doctor.
132 of 160 found the following review helpful:
Would not buy this againNov 25, 2008
First I'm not sure why this is [...] bucks on Amazon, you'll be even more disappointed if you get it for THAT price. Paying the $[...] at Target will make you feel a bit better when you realize it's not that nice so at least you didn't pay to much for it. My toddler likes it but I'll tell you the cons I see from it.
1) It says it has a real working stethescope. Like the other reviewers here, to say it's a "working" one is stretching it, it's hard to hear the heart through it. The worst part though is that having it on your ears to wear actually is uncomfortable. My daughter said it hurts to wear.
2) The blood pressure tool was kinda funny, it secures closed with velcro that is so far apart that it was very loose on my husband! It literally falls off my child. So we added more velcro to it.
3) The bag is closed with one small square of velcro allowing the tools to topple over when you toss the bag into the toy bin or if the child spills it.
And all that from a brand I expected more from. Hmmm. I'm currently looking at a nicer set from Target made by "Parents" company, it has more tools and a real latching doctors box.
17 of 19 found the following review helpful:
Brings back fond memories...Jan 10, 2010
My 1 yr old and 3 yr old LOVE it! They are constantly taking our temperatures and giving us shots. And my 3 yr old always brings me the band aid if she thinks I'm hurt. It's my understanding that the blood pressure cuff is intentionally big/loose... i.e. there is less risk of kids getting hurt with a loose cuff vs. a tight fitting one. As for the complaints about the stethoscope...I've put it on and it's really not bad. Neither of my kids have complained about any kind of discomfort. As for it not working well...come on people- IT'S A TOY! It works well enough for good child play time and that's all it needs to do. If you want something more functional- get something "cheap" at a medical supply store.
7 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Fun for pretend playApr 07, 2009
By Sarah R. Symonds
My 2 year old daughter got this for her birthday and loves it! She's playing with it as I type this. I think it is great for not only pretend play, but for learning purposes. She loves to give fake shots, and uses the odoscope to look in mommy and daddys ears.
She went to the dr. last week for her well visit and is now imitating what the dr. was doing using her toys. I think it is a great imaginary play toy. You can't expect these things to work like the real ones, 1) because they're toys and 2) because it was less than $20. It's a toy!
I would buy this as a gift for others too.
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