I bought this for my granddaughter who was using a remote control to check my heartbeat, look into my ears, and the temp on my forehead. This kit is perfect for her. She plays with it everyday.
Arrives by Monday, Oct 28
2 - 4 Years
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16.50 x 2.50 x 11.00 Inches
Fisher price consistently produces top quality toys that are fun and educational. Their medical kit is one example of a great learning toy. My older son played with the older version of this kit and loved it. After opening the package of this newer version, I was pleasantly surprised to see some terrific updates, and a few things that stayed the same. The stethoscope and blood pressure cuff mainly stayed the same. My boys love squeezing the cuff to take my blood pressure, and it is easy for them to put on and take off. The stethoscope continues to have the large ear pieces so this way the kids can't stick anything into their ears for safety and hygenic reasons. The new bag is slightly smaller, but still has the Velcro closures to hold everything inside. The only downside of the white fabric is the fact that it can easily get dirty. The older teal fabric stayed cleaner. The otoscope was made slightly smaller, but with a better design. It's not as clunky as the older model. The syringe works the same with the spring action, but the round plastic ball thing at the end of it was removed. Personally, I think it's safer without the ball at the end. It really wasn't necessary. Perhaps the two best improvements are the new thermometer and band aid. The old thermometer was oral, and the new one can be used as either an ear or temporal thermometer. It was gross to me when my kids (or their friends) would try to put the thermometer in their mouth. Yuck! Now that there is the ear/temporal everyone can play safely and hygenically. The other one is the new band aid color. Our older set came with a “peach” band aid, the new set comes with a nice coordinating light blue band aid. As a beautifully diverse country, we have people with many different skin tones. As an American of Eastern European descent, my skin tone is olive -the “peach” band aid looked silly on my and my kids). Now that they have included a nice blue color, the band aid actually looks really cool and not mismatched. It's inclusive to everyone. My kids (and I) really enjoy playing doctor with their old and new set. We all highly recommend this purchase, especially with the updates that have been made. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
I bought 2 of these medical kits for my twin 3 year old grandsons for Christmas. They both like them very much and use them in play with adults and stuffed animals who are 'ill'. The pressure cuff gauge from one set spins a lot better than the one from the other set. The stethoscopes are a bit awkward to use and are not very flexible. The tubing keeps coming out of the earpiece part on both stethoscopes from both kits but it is minor. The boys enjoy the temperature monitor that is very realistic to them. I think it is a great kit with a good number of pieces for the price. Both kits have held up well with occasional use for 7 months and I expect they will last for a long time.
My 3 year old grandson loves it! I have 2 suggestions for improvement. Make the doctor bag larger as little ones have trouble getting the stethoscope in the bag and closing the velcro. Also make the tubing on the stethoscope more flexible as it is too stiff and it falls out of his ears when listening to someone`s chest .
We purchased this for my son for his third birthday. He loves it but I have one major diappointment. We've had it for less than 24 hours and the paint is already chipping off the syringe, you can even see them trapped in the enclosed part. Even my son noticed and wanted to know why his toy was broken already and of course that was his favorite part of the kit.
The stethescope is too firm to use, it doesn't stay on the ears and when you move the bottom to check a heartbeat it falls off your ears too. It really frustrates my kid. It doesn't lay straight it is bent permanently from packaging and not flexible. The rest of the items are fine.
Everything is great except the stethoscope. False advertising when Fisher Price states in the picture thmmp thmmp. I thought it actually made the sound which is the reason why I bought it. My LO is afraid of the real ones. Thought this would help her understand the meaning of them. And no, you can't hear a real heart beat in it either.