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Old Sep 30th, 2017, 12:36 PM   1
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Dollhouses


It's DD1's birthday soon - she's going to be 5 - and OH and I have decided to get her a dollhouse.

We find that the toys that she plays the most with are the ones that she can play with DD2 - so the dollhouse has be large enough for at least 2 kids to play at the same time.

It has to have furniture included and ideally in wood.

So we limited our choices to these two

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hape-HAP-E3...pe+dolls+house

or

https://www.amazon.co.uk/KidKraft-65...words=kidkraft

I really like this one too but it's too big

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sturdy-Kidk...raft+dollhouse

I really like the Hape as its all in wood, quite simple and open on all sides - but I get the feeling that DD1 would prefer the Majestic Mansion.

What do you think?



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Old Sep 30th, 2017, 13:30 PM   2
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I really like the Hape one as well. Being open sided I think it would be easier for them to play with together as well.
I also love the ones below as well though 😀


https://www.preciouslittleone.com/pr...CABEgJ43PD_BwE

http://www.babipur.co.uk/plan-toys-c...SABEgI3c_D_BwE

https://www.tesco.com/direct/melissa...&source=others

I love these, especially the top one. I wish my DS was interested enough for me to buy one. I'm not sure if any come with furniture but this pack of furniture is pretty cheap to buy separately.
https://direct.asda.com/george/toys-...SABEgI-jfD_BwE

Asda also do a wooden dolls house that matches the furniture if you were looking for a cheaper house option as well.



 
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Old Sep 30th, 2017, 14:05 PM   3
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My dd1 had a kid kraft one very similar to the second one you posted. She loved it, it was solid (my then 1yr old toddler could climb inside on the second floor!) and it is perfect size for barbie type dolls. I would go for that, I don't particularly like the first one if I'm being honest x



 
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Personally, I like the Kid Kraft one better. It just looks more exciting and colorful to me.



 
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Old Oct 2nd, 2017, 08:56 AM   5
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I'd go Kid Kraft - I know the other would be great for just now but it won't be long before she's outgrown it, I think the Kid Kraft will last her far longer.



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Old Oct 2nd, 2017, 18:00 PM   6
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Ooh I love the Hape one!



 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2017, 01:38 AM   7
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I like the second one as it’s more traditional but having looked through all the links above can now appreciate that an open style one will be more suitable for children to play with. Tough choice!



 
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The choice was easier last week when the price for the kidkraft was less (damn you Amazon). I am hoping to fund part of the doll house with amazon gift vouchers.

Having given it some thought, I think I will get the kidkraft one - the main reason being that as it is quite an investment, I would like her get her a house that she will play with the longest (who would have thought that doll houses were so expensive).

The other kidkraft one is good too as it's a cross between the two - but it's a bit too expensive - OH might make up the difference though.



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Old Oct 4th, 2017, 06:43 AM   9
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I'd go for Kid Kraft also!



 
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Old Oct 4th, 2017, 17:07 PM   10
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OK last question.

OH is in two minds... one is "OMG they're so expensive.. when I was their age I had nothing but dirt to play with (or something along those lines)"

other line of thought is " well we're going to have 3 girls, might as well invest in something that will hold out"..

In other words he is no help at all.

That said, do you think I should get a cheaper kidkraft one
https://www.amazon.fr/KidKraft-Maiso...kraft+savannah
and maybe invest in one of those articulated yoga barbies - I even found one that looks like me if I was 7 inches taller and not pregnant.

Or get the the doll house I want and wait until xmas for the barbies (so I can get one for each DD).???

I do find all these toys really expensive which is why I'm a bit stressed but when I look at the toys of my friend's kids I realised that in comparison we have a lot of crappy little cheap toys that the girls don't really play with. So we decided we should up our toy game and try and buy toys with a longer playlife even if we have to spend a bit more. This is the first test of our resolution.



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