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on November 13, 2014
I had a Fisher-Price doctor kit about twenty years ago, and I loved it. It came in a black, plastic, old-fashioned-style doctor bag, which snapped shut. It had a cast that juuuust fit around a kid's forearm, or a smaller kid's lower leg. It has a stethoscope with which you could hear a heartbeat perfectly, and you could also talk into it for fun. I don't remember the other items that came with it... Regardless...
This one comes in a cheap cloth bag, which is difficult to stuff the bulky stethoscope into. Things will also fall out of it and spill out of it since the top is closed only by a small piece of Velcro. The plastic "band-aid" that comes with it fits around no one's arm, mine is too big and the kids' are too small. The syringe and otoscope are fine, nothing to report there. The blood pressure cuff is absolutely huge, it almost fits around my thigh! How is that for a child?? The stethoscope is impossible to hear anything out of, due to poor construction. It is also impossible to hear anything out of because the ear pieces are gigantic-- they do not even fit in my ears. I understand not wanting small objects in a child's ear, but the size of these things is obscene.
There are better items out there, many at the same cost or slightly more, and some even cost less. I've seen them online and also in toy magazines. My advice is to check out those first.