As you’ll know, from time to time, we get asked to review products which are relevant to me, the kids or our family as a whole and recently I was asked if we’d like to review the Fisher-Price Infant to Toddler Rocker. I’ve never seen or used this product before but, having read a little bit of blurb about it first, I knew that our two little ones would be the perfect candidates to put the rocker through it’s paces.
The Fisher-Price Infant to Toddler Rocker (RRP £59.99) is suitable from birth up to 40lbs (18kgs) and adapts as your child grows. Mabel was the first one in the hot seat using it as an infant rocker.
The rocker has two recline positions; adjusted using the green button located on each side of the seat. When Mabel uses the rocker we ensure the seat is in the most reclined position giving her a great view of the toy bar. Mabel is just starting to show signs of wanting to use her hands and kept moving them towards the brightly coloured toys hanging from the toy bar – hopefully the rocker will further encourage her to get those arms moving! As she’s not quite able to reach them for herself yet, I rattled the toys and she loved listening to the sounds they made.
It was also nice to be able to pop Mabel in the seat knowing she’s safe. Usually, by turning on the vibrating function, I was also able to get a little work done or prep dinner.
As your child grows the rocker can become a stationery chair by unfolding the kickstand located underneath the seat. This safely allows your toddler to climb aboard the bright, comfortable seat and use the rocker as their own special chair. Elsie loved testing the chair out and now we often find her relaxing in it whilst watching her favourite TV shows or ‘reading’ her books just before bedtime.
When Elsie uses the chair we use the more upright recline position for the seat and we also remove the toy bar as she’s a little big to be playing with that now she’s 16 months old.
The only down side we’ve found, and this would only apply if you had children of similar ages to Elsie and Mabel, is that when Mabel has been taken out of the rocker Elsie would sometimes climb in before I’ve unfolded the kickstand to convert it to a stationery chair. Luckily we’ve always managed to stop her before she did herself any damage or tipped the seat up but it’s definitely a consideration if you do have two or more children who are both within the weight limit for the seat.
We’ve really been enjoying using the Fisher-Price Infant to Toddler Rocker. We’ve had it for about three weeks now and can honestly say we’ve used it everyday since. It doesn’t take up a lot of room like many seats and the batteries for the vibrating function are lasting well. I’d definitely recommend this product to friend expecting a baby as I feel you really get your money’s worth with it being usable for such a long time.