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Old 11-02-2009, 07:18 PM
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Hi,

Wonder if someone could help me

I have twin girls that are going to be 1 in a few weeks. I really want a traditional dolls house for them (for when they are about 3 onwards to play with)-i thought a dolls house would be a good 1st birthday present (and a excuse for me to play with as well!!)

I was looking at the very young dolls houses, but i know when they get a bit older they will get bored. Is the collectors dolls house a good one or even some out of the chldrens dolls houses choices to go for (they will also be playing together with the one), and is it worth buying all furniture seperate?

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks Michelle xx
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:22 PM
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Hi, I may be young but I have some good advice! Because of their age i wouldn't go for a major collectors house! But when my older sister was 4 my grandma got her the Classical dolls house from DHE. It was really good as she was growing up with childrens furniture and now I'm in love with these minatures ( I got a massive house for just 99 + 54 for the basement) from Sue Ryder Care; which is a charity shop that does dolls house things might be worth a look here's the website: Sue Ryder Care Online Shop
Anyway back to my sister she is now 19 and planning to re-do her house with new furniture. So this house was obviously a good choice as it was good for a young child and a 19 yr old that they could then go into DH collecting and become DH finatics!

Hope this Helps!
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:50 PM
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I think you should get the Classical Dolls House as that's one that your kids can grow with...it's not too adult and boring for little kids and yet not something that they will grow out of. If you prefer one out of the junior collection then Orchard House is a good one because it's nice and big, and has a good design scheme that's not too babyish as well. Also with Junior Collection houses you can get a pack with the doll house which also comes with furniture, accessories, and dolls so you don't have to buy them all seperately.
Hope that helped, also I do know I'm a bit young but I <3 doll houses.
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:38 PM
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I always recommend the Classical or Wentworth Court as ideal starter houses Both are nice and sturdy, have no internal doors and the stairs go straight up the middle. The roof is fixed and won't slam down on little fingers and either house will 'grow up' with the child if they go onto serious collecting later on.
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:36 PM
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My niece has the Kenmare dolls house but I think it will be too big for your children at the age that they are now. I would suggest saving the 'big' house until they are about 4 or 5.

The recomended age for DHE dolls houses is three and up, so something such as Cherry Lane Cottage at the ELC, which is for 18 months up, would be better - and a lot cheaper too as it is only 30 and the twins will love it. The product code for the cottage is 116601. Just enter it in the search box on the ELC website. I think that Mothercare sell it as well.
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