Home    Subscribe    Contact    Login

Ikea Duktig Play Kitchen Review

by Claire Winlow (follow)
Play (88)      Product Review (82)      Toy (13)      Imaginative play (4)     
My son is now three and a half and is the only one of his friends not to have a play kitchen. It was something I thought about buying in the past and then as time went by I thought he might be about to outgrow having one. However, at every play date or when I pick him up from nursery this seems to be the most loved and played with toy. My youngest is also getting to the age where he wants to join in so this Christmas Santa was kind enough to bring a play kitchen down the chimney.



Ikea, kitchen, play, toy, child, toddler


The are numerous play kitchens on the market but the thought of another large piece of gaudy plastic in my house was too much to bare. Cost was also another key consideration. After a little research, we purchased the Duktig play kitchen from IKEA, both the main section and optional extra top section.

What I Love

Simple, classic look in neutral colours.
It's sturdy and feels like it will be able to handle two boys but time will tell.
A good height and size. Two children can comfortably play side by side and it's tall enough for growing kids.
I like the idea of a sink to teach them about washing up.



Ikea, kitchen, play, toy, child, toddler


Cupboards that open and close mean my kitchen cupboards aren't being ransacked as frequently.



Ikea, kitchen, play, toy, child, toddler


Press a simple button and the cooker hob glows. My kids love buttons and lights.



Ikea, kitchen, play, toy, child, toddler


Finally the price is reasonable especially when given as a joint present between two brothers.



Ikea, kitchen, toy



Ikea, kitchen, play, toy, child, toddler
Handy cubby holes for storing play food


The Drawbacks

To be honest, so far there have been very few drawbacks.
Being IKEA, you need to assemble yourself. My husband is well practised in IKEA furniture but it still took him an hour to put together on Christmas Eve.
While I like the neutral colours, it's not so exciting for kids. However you could have fun customising your kitchen.
The top section could potentially make it a bit heavy and possible to tumble. The kitchen comes with a strap to it can be secured to a wall for safety but this makes it a little less flexible for moving about.



#Product Review
#Play
#Toy
#Imaginative Play
I like this Article - 8
[ print friendly ]
Share: email  facebook  twitter
More Articles by Claire Winlow
Once you start getting closer to your due date you'll probably find people start making the same...
528 views
In my opinion make some of the best educational games and puzzles for children
492 views
Before my first son was born, I had grand ideas about decorating his bedroom
233 views
Before you know it, your tiny newborn will be crawling and not long after, becoming a toddler
471 views
Potty training has been a bit hit and miss with my son and I have to admit I did resort to choco...
301 views
Returning to work after my first child was hard work but we quickly settled into a new routine
2 answers
view all articles by Claire Winlow
Articles by Claire Winlow on Other Hubs
Turn an empty plastic milk carton into a colourful patchwork elephant
13 likes
Introducing a straw and paint together made me slightly nervous as my toddler is not always the ...
11 likes
It's easy and cheap to create this sensory experience for pre school children and you'll be surp...
10 likes
ID: 7414
[ Submit a Comment ]
This play kitchen looks great Claire. It's very realistic and most of the plastic ones look really girly. Nice choice.
Trending Articles
If you're looking for cheap baby goods for your baby, here are some excellent stores you can go to t...
9935 views
When the clocks change, or in summer months, it can be difficult if your baby wakes extra early ...
4065 views
One way of cutting the cost of having a baby is to get some of your baby items second hand
8190 views
Most preschoolers love telling jokes but don't always 'get' the punch line or might instead tell...
by Jane
2017 views
Going camping with a baby can be a daunting prospect
by Jane
1883 views
IPads are a great way to keep kids busy on long journeys or while waiting for appointments
by Jane
1531 views
I love crystals and have a few in my collection, so when junior got a Crystal Growing Kit for Christ...
1700 views
My 10 year old daughter has a friend who Iím pretty sure is headed down the road of self-destructi...
189 views
Go to any restaurant in Australia and you'll likely spot an highchair
by Jane
1364 views
If your little one has bad nappy rash, they probably feel totally miserable
4 answers
Categories
Parenting (156)
Play (88)
Tips (47)
Eating (32)
Travel (27)
Safety (23)
Sleep (11)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version