“ Brand: Mamas & Papas / Type: Rocking Horses „
We bought Pollyanna for our daughter's first Christmas. We purchased it from Asda for £45 - the RRP is £75! Although Pollyanna is cute, I'm not sure I'd have paid that much, £45 seems a much fairer price. Pollyanna is a small rocking horse, measuring 41cm x 52cm x 30cm and fits beautifully in her small nursery.
Pollyanna comes with rocking parts detached, they are wooden and tighten on easily with a screwdriver. Then she's ready to go for a ride! The recommended age group is 12 months+ although we started using it (supervised) from 6 months. I feel twelve months is about right, but I don't think our daughter will use it fully until around 18 months - now at 11 months she can only sit on it when we place her on and hold her, rocking it as we do and she definitely can't use it for herself or know what it's purpose is. I think we bought it too early as she never showed any interest in Pollyanna at all at first although she has started to be more interested in it now.
Pollyanna has a mane which is my daughter's favourite part to tug on as it has crinkle material inside it. There's also a similar style tail that she likes although she can't play with that while sat on. There's a squeaker in one ear that my daughter loves as she seems drawn to anything with a squeak noise at the moment! She continuously presses it! The rocker has a bell inside that sounds as it's rocked although I don't really see the point of that. There are two wooden handles to hold on at the head but she doesn't bother with those because she's not realised what they are for yet.
Pollyanna has a cute face and is mostly baby pink in colour with a darker pink trim for her saddle and reins that are just stitched in. The seat has pretty flowers all over it. There are no safety straps to hold my daughter in place so we always have to hold her on.
Pollyanna is quite padded making it comfy to sit on. Although the baby pink colour looks lovely it's difficult to keep clean as for the most part the rocker is fabric. It's so light it's been hard to get stains out from where my daughter's been slightly sick.
I love Pollyanna in her nursery, she brightens up the room and looks beautiful. I just wish there was a few more activities to investigate as I feel it's quite limited as to what my daughter can do, it's a case of rocking back and forth with a couple of small things to keep her entertained. I know considering it is a rocking horse that may sound strange but I think they could have added more small activities across the front section. I rate it 4 stars in total.
Colourful and textured toy. Soft padded integral seat covered in luxurious velour. Solid wood frame with handgrips and footrests for support. Develops their motor skills. Helps with their social and emotional development. Helps with their physical development. Improves their hand-eye coordination. Improves their visual development. Improves their sound awareness. General information: Size H66, W51, D34cm. Weight 3100g. 1 player. For ages 12 months and over. WARNING(S): To be used under the direct supervision of an adult.