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Recently we attended a birthday party for five-year-old Izzy. I asked her mom, Sarah, what she is into and she answered, “Playing doctor”. I thought this was hilarious because Izzy has several sibling with special needs and it very used to spending time in hospitals and doctor’s offices with them. It is totally fun to play doctor when your siblings, and not you, are the patient! I did a quick search on Amazon and was disappointed by all the doctor’s kits available:
Why, why, why do they all have to look so fake and cheesy? None of that stuff looks real; especially to a kid who is used to spending time around doctors. Then I remembered when I was getting ready for Apollo’s first heart surgery, I bought him some medical equipment off of Amazon. I decided to make Izzy her very own doctor’s kit using real medical supplies.
Here’s what I included:
Bandaids (Doc McStuffins, of course)
For the same amount of money that I could have bought a toy kit with, I was able to fill a bin (we had this lying around the house) with real medical supplies.
When Izzy opened it she was so excited. She immediately said, “I love it! I am going to play with it everyday”. When she saw the pink stethoscope she said, “I didn’t know they came in pink!”
We are picky in our house about toys, and I loved being able to bring a smile to Izzy’s face with this simple gift.
What is your go-to gift for birthdays? What is the best present your child has ever received? One of Hezekiah’s favorites was a box of plumbing joints and pipes that he could build with!