Fisher Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker Review
- 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
- 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.
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.
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 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
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 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
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.