Age Range: 3 years+
Manufacturer’s Description: Dottie ‘Doc’ McStuffins, a six year old girl, ‘fixes’ toys, with a little help from her stuffed animal friends, Stuffy, Hallie, Lambie and Chilly. Dottie’s Eye Doctor Bag Play set includes everything you need to be an eye doctor! This play set includes 3 pairs of play glasses, an eye drops bottle, an ophthalmoscope, an eye patch, a head torch and stickers. This set comes in a handy sparkly carry case to keep all your equipment in and carry it to your next patient so you can help patients on the go! Set up your own eye clinic today!
Rating: (3/5 stars)
Review: Georgie’s best friend is a big Doc McStuffins fan, so when we got send this kit to review we knew that we immediately had to ask Sophie over for a play date to give it a thorough testing.
This toy comes with a hard plastic carry case “just like Doc McStuffins’s!” into which you can fit the rest of the set. You get an eyepatch, a head band with detachable head torch, eye dropper, ophthalmoscope (the thing you look into someone’s eye with!), some stickers, and a glasses frame with three interchangeable fronts.
The bag was a little bit hard to open for the two girls, but they did manage it, and at least it means it won’t swing open when you carry it around by the handle.
The girls were quick to unpack the set and were delighted with it’s rather glittery contents. Sophie’s Mum and I were immediately given eye checks and Karen was given some eyedrops, followed by a pair of star glasses after presumably failing her eye tests.
The interchangeable glasses are quite a good idea but not executed brilliantly; our two three year olds both found it a bit tricky to put the fronts on themselves as you have to line them up quite carefully, and then they didn’t stay on too well.
The designs are really fun though, with a lilac stars frame, a flowery blue circular frames, and a pink heart frame, giving you a nice selection to choose from. I think Homily looks rather good in the blue pair, don’t you?
The eye patch seemed to be a good fit for Georgie (though she wouldn’t keep it on long enough for a photo), but I think the head torch band was a bit tight; she had a bit of trouble getting it on and seemed uncomfortable with it on.
Sophie, the big Doc McStuffins fan, was delighted with the kit and knew exactly what she needed to do with what. She was extremely happy to go home with her very own Doc McStuffins bag clutched in her hand – and despite some quality concerns with the design of the set, that smile is worth a few stars alone.
At £19.99 I think this set is a tiny bit pricey for what you get, and I do have some concerns with how easy it was for the girls to use some of it, so I give this 3 stars.