Fisher Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker Review

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We like

  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Helps develop gross motor skills
  • Has a waist belt that keeps your child firmly in place while they are rocking
  • The kickstand keeps the rocker still for feedings and for when it turns into a toddler seat
  • Reclines for when your child is taking a nap
  • Has a fun jungle/safari design
  • The seat vibrates in order to soothe and relax your child
We don’t like
  • Can be difficult to assemble
  • Does not rock on its own

How it works

The Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker has been praised by many parents for its versatility, its entertainment value, and its affordable price. The rocker is for your child from their infant stage to their toddler stage and the chair changes and grows with your child. The chair begins as a place for your baby to develop their gross motor skills as well as their aural sense, their visual sense, and their sense of touch. The chair is reclinable and is perfect for feedings and can eventually turn into a toddler chair for when your child is older. With so many amenities and the possibility of years of use, they Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker is a definite possibility for the parent who is looking for something to stimulate and entertain their child.

 

Design

Design

The Fisher Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker has a design that allows the rocker to not only be versatile, but also allows the rocker to grow and change with your growing child. The seat pad of the rocker is a safari theme with jungle animals in a variety of colors. The seat also comes with a button that activates a vibration feature. Once pushed the seat of the rocker will begin to vibrate.

Over the seat of the rocker is a bar with three dangling toys for your child to play with. All three are images that your child can bat at or grip onto or pull on as they start to learn how to reach, how to grab, and how to move their arms.

Underneath the seat is the kickstand. When pushed in, the kickstand is not engaged and the rocker is free to rock via the movement of your child’s body or by you rocking the rocker yourself.

When the kickstand is engaged, the rocker cannot move and the rocker turns into a chair where your infant can sit back and feed or take a nap. On either side of the rocker are two buttons that when pushed in at the same time release the back of the rocker so that your baby can recline. The toy bar can also be removed from the rocker so that when the kickstand is engaged, the rocker becomes a toddler seat where your toddler can read and play in their own chair.
Assembly

Assembly

The assembly of the Fisher Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker has been the talk of some parents. Some have found it easy to assemble while others have found it time-consuming and somewhat difficult to assemble. It seems that what it all comes down to is how well a person can put something together.

When you take the rocker out of its box it will come in several pieces. The seat itself is the only thing that is complete. By following the directions, which are pretty straight forward, you will put together all the parts that the seat rests on. Basically, you will be putting together the rocker part.

All the parts screw together and are held firmly in place. The seat will then be attached to the rocking mechanism and the cover will be put onto the seat. The toy bar is assembled last and is easily snapped into the sides of the seat.

Some parents have found it to take no more than thirty minutes to put it together and everything fit fine. Other parents not only had a longer assembly time, but some parents also found that some of the screws and parts did not fit together extremely well and they had to make adjustments to the parts in order to get them all to fit together as indicated. Whether it took a long time to assemble or not, both sets of parents were pleased with the final result and pleased with the product.
The Seat

The Seat

The seat of the Fisher Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker is the part that parents enjoy the most. The seat has a vibration function that helps soothe babies while helping them fall asleep. The vibrating mechanism is easily engaged by simply hitting a button that is located on the front of the seat. The rocker will begin to buzz and if your baby is being fussy or simply enjoying their time in the chair, the buzzing will help soothe them and calm them down while also stimulating some of their senses and stimulating them to be more active and start to reach and grab and become alert while playing.

The seat of the rocker also comes with a seat belt that keeps your child safe and secure while they are rocking and playing in the seat. The seat does not rock on its own, but your child may figure out that by using their own body weight they can rock the rocker themself and that movement may cause them to rock or slide themself out of the seat. To prevent this, there is a safety belt that clips in similar to a safety harness but without the arm straps. The safety belt simply snaps around your child’s waist and then buckles into a buckle that comes up between your baby’s legs.
Cleaning the Seat Pad

Cleaning the Seat Pad

Keeping the Fisher Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker clean is an easy task that requires very little effort. The seat is not meant to be a place for your child to eat, but for infants, it is a great place to lay your child back when they are feeding from their bottle. With that, there is the risk of there being some spillage that may require the seat to be cleaned.

For the most part, you can simply give the seat a spot clean and wipe down with any kind of household wipe or wet paper towel. If there is a diaper spill or something else gets on the seat that requires a deep cleaning, the seat pad can be removed and put in the washing machine and cleaned. Although the seat can also be dried on a low heat setting, it may be more beneficial to air dry the seat cover just to prevent any kind of damage to the fabric or reshaping of the seat cover.
The Toy Bar

The Toy Bar

The toy bar is a great addition to the Fisher Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker. As your infant becomes more alert and more mobile, they will begin to develop their sense of sight and touch and the toy bar is a great place for them to continue to develop those skills.

The toy bar has three items dangling from it. There is a square with the image of a giraffe that hangs from one side. On the other side hangs another square with the image of a lion on it, and in between both squares dangles the shape of an elephant. The purpose of the dangling toys is to give your child the opportunity to bat at the toys as they begin to develop their arm muscles and hand/eye coordination.

On the elephant, there is a button, and when the button is pressed, the elephant will play music that will allow your child to further develop their sense of hearing as the music will allow your child to recognize sounds.

The toy bar is also fully removable from the rocker. When your child gets too big to need the toy bar, you can easily remove it and store it out of the way. When the bar is removed, your older child can easily get in and out of the seat on their own. The removal of the bar also allows the rocker to be turned into a toddler seat and gives your toddler the freedom to get up and down on their own without anything being in their way.
Gross Motor Skills

Gross Motor Skills

One of the biggest investments in the Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker is that it helps with the development of your child. Your child will begin to use the rocker as a small infant that is just beginning to explore their world and the rocker will remain with them up until they are toddlers who are fully mobile and fully developed. The first thing your child will be able to develop is their gross motor skills. By giving your child the opportunity to bat away at their toys, they will develop arm muscles that will help them when they are doing tummy time, learning to crawl, and learning to hold a bottle or sippy cup up to their mouths. The motion of batting at the toys also helps them develop hand/eye coordination. This will help when your child starts to play with other toys and when your child becomes more mobile. Hand/eye coordination will help your child learn to balance as they walk and begin to move. The toys also give your child the opportunity to grab at an object and, therefore, building up their gripping skills.

Gripping skills come in handy throughout your child’s early development especially when they begin to feed themselves with their own spoons and forks. The hand/eye coordination also comes in handy while learning that same task because it will help your child successfully place a full spoon or fork into their mouth.
The Kickstand

The Kickstand

The most versatile feature of the Fisher Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker is the kickstand that allows you to stop the rocker from rocking and turn it into a chair or bassinet style sleeper. The kickstand is located under the front of the seat, and when it is folded away the rocker has full motion to rock back and forth. When the kickstand is pulled out firmly, the rocker can no longer rock as the kickstand serves as a leg to keep the rocker in place. When the kickstand is fully out and the toy bar is removed, the rocker becomes a toddler chair where your toddler can sit and read, eat, or play. In this locked position, the rocker also becomes a kind of bassinet where your little one can rest and nap or feed.
Price

Price

The Fisher Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker is inexpensive and can fit in any parent’s budget. For the low price that the rocker costs, you will get years of enjoyment and use out of it that will make this product an investment for you and your child. Your child also gets so many developmental opportunities by being able to play with and use the different facets of the rocker that the price seems almost like a steal. The rocker, which is super easy to clean and maintain, can last you through several children making this product a long term investment for all of your children that are learning how to grip, hit, and hold.
Conclusion

Conclusion

The Fisher Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker is a great buy that should be considered by all parents who have an infant. Although the rocker is not ideal for newborns, once your child is about two months old they can fully benefit from the features of this rocker. They will be able to work on their motor skills, recognize shapes and colors, and use their bodies to rock themself. The rocker can also be used for feeding time or nap time when the kickstand locks it in place. What’s more, is that the toy bar can be taken off and your toddler can have a place to sit and a space they can make their own. With such a low price and the potential to help your child develop in a healthy way, the Fisher Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker should be considered by all parents who want to purchase something they can get years of use from.
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