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Fisher Price Infant To Toddler Rocker
Member Name: taramorg23
Fisher Price Infant To Toddler Rocker
Advantages: Grows with your little one!
Disadvantages: Doesn't look very comfy or reclined in newborn mode!
When I was expecting my daughter I bought a Fisher Price Precious Planets Bouncer which at the time cost £65 which I thought was very expensive however it has been a godsend and my daughter loves it, she was using it everyday however at the start of the month she reached the maximum weight for the chair which was 9kg or about 20lb. For about two weeks we really struggled with where to sit her, she has a Bumbo which she can escape from and although she can sit up confidently at times she gets fed up and will fall over if we put her on the floor. I looked at various things like rings and little chairs when I came across this rocker. It costs £45 currently in Toys-r-us. This rocker is a little different to the one we had previously in that it is designed to go from baby stage to toddler stage. It holds a maximum weight of 18kg or 40lb so I am confident my daughter will get her use out of it.
The rocker comes in a small box which will fit easily into your car. It doesn't weigh a lot so it is easy to move from the car to the house. You do need to assemble it, I didn't do this part I let my partner do it nd it took him about 10 minutes to construct it. The rocker has a bright green frame and blue rubber feet to stop it from slipping (ideal on my laminate flooring) the cover of the rocker is predominantly bright blue it is covered in pictures of animals including an elephant and a lion as well as various letters of the alphabet. The front of the rocker has a button which activates the vibrate mode and requires 1 X D battery.
The rocker is designed to grow with your child through various phases, my daughter is almost 8 months so we haven't used the newborn mode. When the seat is in newborn mode it is reclined quite far back to make a comfy seat for your newborn. There is also extra padding around the head area to make your baby more comfy this can easily be removed later. You can make the seat more upright as your child grows to enable them to see more of their surrounding environment. I have to say looking at the seat in this mode and comparing it to our previous seat I didn't think that it looked as suitable for a newborn. The is also a toy bar that can be attached to the seat it includes an elephant with a letter E and lion with a letter L and a tortoise with a letter T. This can be clipped on and off when the rocker is used in the earlier stages. Your baby can be secured into the chair using a lap belt until you decide to remove this feature from the chair. You can also secure the chair in a fixed position simply by clicking two buttons on the side.
As I said above my daughter was older when we got this chair and able to sit up unaided so I put it into the upright postion straight away. This is done by adjusting a starp at the back which brings the seat higher. I have left the straps in as my daughter is still young and I worry about her tipping forward. She loves sitting in this seat and will confidently rock herself by swinging her legs. She hasn't shown any interest in the toys which to be honest are quite boring her other bouncer plays music and has flashing lights whereas this just has a few dangling toys, they would be more suited to a younger baby who would bat at them. The rocker feels pretty sturdy and what I really like about it is it can be fixed into a stationary mode. Sometimes we do eat our tea in the living room and in her previous chair she would bounce happily away making feeding her impossible in this chair she doesn't have that option. Eventually I will take the strap off the chair and once she is mobile she will be able to get herself in and out. The rocker also has a vibrate function which is said to mimic the motion of the car, this is a hit with my daughter as she had it on her other chair and she likes it on when she is napping in the chair.
I would definately recommend this, I do think it is better suited to older babies rather than newborns as it doesn't recline as much as other bouncers. However if you did buy this from birth you could save yourself a lot of money. In our case this will be worth every penny as my daughter already loves to sit in it. The rocker is also light so I can easily take it upstair to sit her in while I get on with the housework, it is also useful to take to relatives houses so she can sit in it and play.
This gets 5 out of 5 from me, I would recommend it as it will last a good couple of years.
Summary: A great solution to the problem of where to sit my daughter!
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