If you have a little girl or boy that loves to take care of their babies, then this toy is one to add to your Santa List for sure. We were sent the Step2 Love & Care Deluxe Nursery [free for review purposes] and from the moment it arrived until now – it’s been in used every single day!
The Step2 Love & Care Deluxe Nursery has 4 main areas of play – the High Chair and sink for feeding baby, the Bed with moving mobile, the Cabinet space for well, you know, cramming a bunch of random toys in and opening and closing 20 times before play can start, and the Washing Machine!
Before we get right down to the Nursery and examine just how cute it is – let me share this, if Santa is planning on bringing this adorable toy on Christmas Eve – you might want to plan ahead for about a 20-30 minute Assembly process.
The Assembly is quite easy, and only requires a screwdriver, it just takes a bit of time to get the 3 main pieces of the Nursery put together. Now that it’s together – take a closer look!
The bottom half of the Love & Care Deluxe Nursery offers quite a bit of storage space for little ones. It comes with the adorable yellow storage baskets and a set of 3 doll-size hangers as an Accessory Set also. I would love to say that the girls keep their Nursery neat and tidy like I keep the house *ahem*, but the baskets often end up like this…
In fact, when it was time for me to take these pictures, we had to search over the playroom for 10 minutes to find them. Those yellow baskets are one of the most popular parts of the Deluxe Nursery – right behind the Washing Machine!
The girls are just starting to really enjoy helping me with household chores and one they love to help me with is transferring clothes into the washer. So to have the washer included with the nursery, just tickled them. The door opens and the blue clothes washer knob turns and clicks.
Heading back up to the top of the Nursery, you’ll see the real working mobile that helps lull your baby to sleep in the adorable baby bed/changing area.
And the high chair is ready when the baby is ready to wake up from that 5 seconds of restful sleep!
It’s one of those toys that has so many different options of play, that your children won’t grow tired of it easily. This is one thing that I absolutely love about Step2 toys – you’ll often find their items have multiple uses and ways to play – keeping your child entertained and keeping their imagination active!
I will say that this toy is relatively small to have so many options packed into it, but it’s not so small that both of my girls can’t easily play at the same time.
The Love & Care Deluxe Nursery is recommended for ages 2 & up and my girls – at 4 1/2 and 3 fit it quite nicely. The Nursery’s Dimensions are: 37.25″ H x 10.00″ x W 31.50″ D.
The Love & Care Deluxe Nursery is currently out of stock on Step2.com – it’s apparent we aren’t the only family that loves it – but is expected to return to stock very soon. If you’re looking to purchase in time for Christmas, I’ve seen it available on both Amazon.com and ToysRUs.com. True story – I told a girlfriend that the girls loved this Nursery and played it with it so often and she told me that her daughter practically climbed the shelves at Sam’s Club to try to play with it – so check your local Sam’s Club for it too!