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Melissa and Doug Fold And Go Mini Doll House Review - The Perfect "Starter Dollhouse" For Your Two To Six Year Old.

Updated on December 17, 2009

My First Barbie - Doesn't This Take You Back?

For those of us old enough to remember, there was a time when "My First Barbie" was on every young girls wish-list.

Perfect for the young girl looking for her "starter" Barbie doll; I was more than thrilled when I held this iconic doll in my hands for the very first time.

Looking back, I remember spending hours on end with my sister; styling my First Barbie doll's hair and creating makeshift clothes for her imaginary social occasions.

Fast Forward to the present, and in my search for a great toy that would encourage my toddlers imagination and creativity much like my First Barbie doll did for me, I had my mind set on a wooden Melissa and Doug deluxe wooden furnished doll house.

In addition to being furnished, this cute doll house was in strict compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and seemed to be the perfect gift idea for my little ones.

However, considering the size and price, I decided that a "starter" dollhouse would be the perfect fit for my two darling lovelies. Just right for small spaces, little hands, but big imaginations, I opted for the Melissa and Doug Fold and Go Mini Dollhouse.

Also compliant with Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), this mini wooden dollhouse weighs only 2 pounds (about 3 or 4 with the pieces inside) and measures in at 10.2 x 7.5 x 13.5 inches.

In addition to the two flexible wooden play figures (one male one female), this just-right wooden dollhouse comes equipped with eleven pieces of wooden furniture, a wooden flat screen television set (what wooden guy-doll wouldn't love that), opens for easy access and folds for convenient storage, and possesses handles for carrying ease.

Painted in pink with gray-blue shingles, this adorable wooden dollhouse is put together extremely well inside and out. Since the pieces are made entirely from wood (excluding the hair and clothes on the wooden figures), there is no concern over loose/loosening screws or toxic plastics.

A closer look will tell the keen observer how much time and patience was put into each piece, ensuring the safety of the child playing with it.

Meticulous detail has even been given to the edges of each piece (they posses rounded smooth corners rather than sharp hard edges) to prevent accidental injury.

In addition, the pieces are simple and not overly decorated to allow your child's imagination to shine through.

Purchased from Amazon.com for a little under $30; this wooden miniature fold and go doll house is well worth the money spent by moms and dads, in search for the perfect "starter" wooden dollhouse for their little ones - my toddlers haven't stopped playing with it since.

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    • Veronica Allen profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Allen 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you profitsbase.

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      profitsbase 

      7 years ago from Nigeria

      Hi Veronica,

      Keep it up. This is a nice Hub.

    • Veronica Allen profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Allen 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Stephanie, you could try the amazon website or go directly to the Melissa and Doug website to see if they have any replacement furniture for the house. I hope this helps.

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      Stephanie  

      7 years ago

      I just purchased the fold and go wooden dollhouse on craiglist with no furniture. I am having a serious problem finding furniture that will fit in the dollhouse. Does anyone have any suggestions for me.

    • Veronica Allen profile imageAUTHOR

      Veronica Allen 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you Hello, hello and BkCreative for stopping by.

      BkCreative - I've made a conscientious decision to choose toys that are not only fun, educational, and inspires creativity, but that is safe as well. Thank you so much for getting that - I really wanted that point to stand out to other parents/grandparents and gaurdians. Fun play should be safe play - is my motto.

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      BkCreative 

      8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I'm so glad you also talked about all that mattered - the safety of the product, the compliance, smooth edges, - everything! We can no longer go out and just buy a product for our children - they can no doubt be a life-threatening danger - which is horrific but true.

      And a folding doll house? Great - everything can travel or be put away.

      Thanks for such a great informative and timely hub!

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for a lovely hub and a lovely collection put together.

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