Friday, September 26, 2008

Fisher Price Infant to Toddler Rocker

I borrowed a traditional baby bouncer from my friend when I had Chandler, so I wanted one of my own with Rowan. My mom said she would buy us a bouncer and ended up getting us this Infant to Toddler Rocker made by Fisher Price. I wasn't sure how much I would like it since it didn't bounce like a normal bouncer.

Pros: This is a versatile rocker you can use from birth, up until 40 lbs. Chandler, who is almost 3 and 31 lbs sits in it and it is very sturdy. It has a recline position, or a stopper/kickstand that keeps it from rocking. This is great for infants who can't support their head as it lays them back. There is also a toybar with 3 animals for baby to look at and play with. The two toys on the sides have spinning balls in them with rattles. These two toys are a hard plastic. The toy in the middle has a handle to pull. When pulled it plays Old McDonald, and is a soft teething toy. The toybar is removable and so are the individual toys which is a nice plus. One thing that I'm glad this rocker had was the vibrating feature. It takes 2 D batteries. As baby gets older and is able to support their head, you can put the kickstand back so the chair will rock. The back part of the seat also has 2 recline positions. As your child gets older and enters the toddler stage, this is the perfect little chair for reading books or watching television. I like that Chandler can sit in it and I don't have to worry about him breaking it. It has a nice hard metal frame. The cover is also easy to take off and washes up nice in the washing machine.

Cons: The seat of this chair is made up of a hard wood. I don't think it would be extremely comfortable but neither of my boys have seemed to mind. The vibrating is very subtle on this chair thus making it easy to forget to turn it off. I've wasted a lot of batteries by forgetting to turn it off and just leave the batteries out now. I wish the toy bar were a little more interactive. Although I like the rocking feature, I miss the bounce of traditional bouncy seats. Also, if you take this out of recline position when baby is still learning to support their head, they tend to throw themselves forward.

The Bottom Line: A good alternative to a bouncy seat that will grow with your child

Price: $31.00

Where to Buy: Amazon

Rating: OK


Holly Mayer said...

We have this and Arora slept in it for the first 2 months til she would sleep lying flat. Sh never liked sitting in it but now loves using it to climb up on.

Holly Mayer said...

We need a new car seat soon what do you suggest?

tiff snedaker said...

Holly - I posted on your blog :)