“ Manufacturer: Mamas & Papas / Type: Rocking Chair „
Me and my partner bought the mamas and papas duck rocking chair between Jess and Hannah for their first christmas as we could not resist it when we seen it in the shop.
Mamas and papas duck rocker cost us £39.99 but possibly get them cheaper now.
The duck rocker was already built up inside a huge box but was wrapped in plastic.
The duck rocker is made from wood but completely padded with the duck apart from the rocker at the bottom. The duck rocker is a perfect size for babies and toddlers the recommended age is 12 months plus.
The duck is beautiful and good quality, it is padded and velour all over. The ducks beak can be squeezed to make it quack. It is very cuddle. The woodeen handles are quite small and pocking out the side but makes it easy for small children to hold on to. The duck has a small tuft of hair on his head that's furry.
The rocker motion is nice , slow and gentle.
Hannah and jess when sitting on the duck rocker their feet just touched the ground but they had their feet resting on the wooden part of the rocker when playing on it.
Hannah and Jess were 13 moths old when they got the rocker and was able to get on , use it and come back off without falling or hurting themselves so i really feel the recommended age is about right as i had a friends baby in and she let him on and yes he come off and bumped his head on the wooden rocker.
We loved the duck rocket and the girls did not want to part with it so their teddy is sitting on the duck in their bedroom.
It is a lovely addition for any nursery, good quality , kids have had endless fun on it and value for money.
I recommend the mamas and papas duck rocker, makes a nice change from a rocking horse.
This was a gift from my sister in law for our daughter on her first Christmas. I am not sure how much it cost her but I know she purchased it from the Mamas & Papas store in Southampton.
This came in a massive box and was already put together when we got it out which made a nice change as usually everything needs to be put together now. My daughter saw it coming out of the box and she started clapping and kicking her legs with excitement at this giant yellow and green duck.
The duck itself is beautifully made. It is very soft to touch and the only hard bits is the wooden rocker at the bottom and the two handles either side of the ducks head for your baby to hold on to. It is mainly yellow like a duck with an orange beak and feet and green fabric for the seat. The duck has a little tuft of white hair which my daughter preferred to hold over the handles. It also quacks if you squeeze one of its feet if I remember correctly.
My daughter was only six months old when she got this and I think she was a little young even though she was able to sit on it unaided. She looked very tiny in the little seat. This duck does not have any sort of safety harness so you child needs to be really steady to sit on it. I would never leave a child unaided with this rocker though as it is fairly easy for them to fall off and they are too little to be left unaided. The duck isn't overly high from the ground.
My daughter found it difficult to rock herself at first but she eventually got the hang of it. When she couldn't do it, we would gently rock her ourselves and she loved it. She was always squealing with delight when she was on it. The rocking motion was one that was very smooth.
I highly recommend this duck as my daughter had lots of fun with it and it is well made too. It does lose a mark for not having a safety harness to hold a child in the seat.
This rocking duck is a firm hit in my house. I knew it would be, hence pestered grandad to buy it for Christmas - it was a a choice between premium bonds or this - i know what I'd have preferred as a child! It was bought for £40 from Kiddicare - there are a lot in this range, but this seemed to be the cutest gender neutral one.
As soon as we got this out of the box, my daughter was intrigued - in fact she was intrigued even before it was unwrapped due to the sheer size of the box. It is such a lovely yellow colour - she crawled over to it squawking with excitement - and when we pressed the ear to make it quack, even better!
It's nicely padded so is a comfy ride for a little one. My daughter was 10 months old when we got it and on the smaller size of average - a smaller child might be a bit lost in it, and they do need to be able to sit up unaided to use it safely. The rocking motion is quite gentle and it's quite easy for them to propel themselves on it. We've not had any falling off incidents yet, and she's mastered holding on with one hand while grabbing for a toy with the other, but I'm not sure I'd leave the room with her on it!
Only negative is the tuft of white hair, just in grabbing range. My baby loves to pull this out and try and eat it - not ideal, so I'm toying with the idea of cutting it off.
This held novelty value for a few weeks - she'd crawl up to it and make happy noises - although she doesn't do this anymore, she still loves going on it and hearing the quacking and it's been a big hit with all visiting children.