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07-04-2007, 08:57 PM
I''s current obsession with all things doll and doll-house related, I''m not totally convinced about the calico critters in the first place, although DD did have a chance to play with some today and had an enormous meltdown when it was time to leave. They just seem awfully tiny (and easily lost!)
07-05-2007, 12:38 AM
DD has a dollhouse that looks very similar (I think it was made by Melissa and Doug, but it''s not a big fan of dolls so these are perfect since she loves anything animal. They''re doable. I wouldn''re too small.
Not sure I helped there! The Calico Critters sure are cute!
07-05-2007, 07:33 AM
We have a PT house and I have thought about getting some Calico Critters to inhabit it because I think DD would love them. I think they would work in the house. She''s her favorite part! :D
07-06-2007, 08:59 AM
We are getting DD the Ryan''s Room backyard treehouse set, so I''s hard to say which she''ll buy one set of each and see which she plays with more!
07-06-2007, 10:03 AM
OK, good to know you think they''ll work doesn''s a while before Christmas. I can waffle for months! ;)
07-06-2007, 10:14 AM
That''s Room over Plan Toys? They look really similar, but the RR house is twice the price. Is it significantly bigger? I know practically nothing about doll houses, I just saw the PT one at a local children''s a great idea & that they will work together.
07-06-2007, 10:01 PM
I also planned to get dd a CC Family with her dollhouse. She is just way more into animals than people dolls. I think it''s open layout the best. I don''t really care for either one. The CC are very small and my DD has a hard time managing their clothes. But she is very into taking clothes on and off her dolls. They are adorable though.
I may be the one that complains about the layout of the Plan dollhouse. My DD has a hard time getting things in and out of the house. Also, the front "doors" that slide are always falling off the track. We also have a lot of the Plan furniture and it has splintered and cracked a great deal. I have not been impressed at all with the quality of the Plan stuff I have.
When DD does use the dollhouse, she will use pretty much any doll or toy figure with it: CC, Little People, FP Loving Family dolls (I actually like these the best), Sweet Streets dolls, Polly Pockets, Papo figures, etc.
If I had to do it all again, I would get something like the FP Loving Family dollhouse or the FP My First Dollhouse. They don''t think it is a great doll house to buy for a little one. The clothes are nearly impossible for her to get on and when she takes them off she usually ends up ripping something. I packed it away for awhile and when she is older I''s Terrace doll house. Honestly, I have to say that I doubt the kids care about scale as much as we do. I know I really had to work past that. And even if the scale is off now, the Plan doll house will go with other dolls later unlike the Calico Critter doll houses.
I know how you feel about the Calico Critters. But my DD just loves them too. I had to drag her away from them for over 1.5 years before I finally bought her a family last month.
We are going to buy the calico critter storage box for now. It runs about $25 and it not only stores dolls and furniture but has two "rooms". It is basically a cardboard box but the storage and portability will come in handy both now and later, especially since her birthday isn''t bought DD a doll house so I am totally talking out of my a** right now. However my current plan is to buy the Fisher Price My First Doll House for her sometime this year. She'll play with that for a few years and when she is old enough I think I will go with the Ryans Room Home is Where The Heart is doll house. I have seen it IRL and really like the open layout where you could play on all sides. I also think the RR Sunshine Manor is tdf adorable! Of course, by the time DD is 5 there might be a totally new and better option out there. :)
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