We bought Fisher Price Newborn to Toddler Rocker for Devansh when he was around 5 months old. I chanced upon it in a store when we had gone shopping for his clothes and some toys. Kalpesh and I immediately fell in love with it; buying this rocker was a unanimous decision. And I must say that it’s been an absolutely value-for-money experience.
When we got the rocker home, its fan club kept on increasing. Initially, when the elders in the house saw the chair their expressions said Mukta and Kalpesh have lost it; they keep spending so much. (I must admit though that we did go berserk shopping for Devansh especially in his first year.) However, when they saw Devansh sitting on the rocker, they became converts within 5 minutes. As soon as we sat him on the rocker, he grabbed the colorful gorilla and hippo toys hanging from the bar. Babies at that age love using their hands to touch and feel objects. He was also fascinated by the sound they made.
This is why I loved the rocker/toddler chair
Usability from new-born to toddler stage
The rocker can be converted to a stationary chair as the baby grows up to be a toddler. For me, this prolonged period of usability is what made it a complete value-for-money product. Besides making Devansh sleep in this rocker when he was a baby, I have also used it as a feeding chair for him as a toddler. I fed him his meals in the chair till he was almost two-and-a-half years old. The adjustment from rocker to chair is really simple. You just need to pull out the kickstand that locks the rocking movement.
Adjustable position for the backrest
You can keep the baby in reclining or upright position. As recommended, I seated Devansh in reclining position till he could sit up unassisted. I let him sit in upright position after he had proper upper body control and could sit on his own without our help. Changing the position of the backrest from reclining to upright was super easy. I just needed to fasten the the belt that was behind the backrest.
Removable bar arm with fun toys
The rocker has a detachable bar arm with two toys hanging on it. Devansh would first bat at the gorilla and hippo toys for some time, and then grip the ring-shaped handles attached to the toys and shake them as vigorously as his tiny hands would assist. He loved the sounds the toys made. I later removed the toy bar arm when I converted it to a stationary chair for him as a toddler.
Soothing vibrations and gentle rocking movements
When Devansh wouldn’t sleep easily, we used to rock him in the rocker till he slept off and then transfer him to the bed. You can also turn on the vibrator if you need to go away from the rocker for some time. Gentle rocking and vibrating movements help soothe babies and make them fall asleep.
Adjustable Safety straps
I cannot overemphasize how useful this feature has been. When Devansh was a baby, the straps would ensure he didn’t fall off. When I converted it to a stationary chair to feed him his meals, the straps made sure he couldn’t run away from me. At two plus though he realized he could run away with the chair even if he was strapped in. So as soon as he decided he was done eating, he would run with the chair, straps and all.Should you go for it?If you are reading this section, then you haven’t read what I have written above. :-p On a serious note though, I would totally recommend this rocker to all new moms. I found it useful for almost two years. It’s a bit on the expensive side but it’s pretty sturdy as compared to the other lower priced ones. So definitely worth the investment. I would say go for it. 🙂 You can buy this Fisher Price rocker on Amazon.in