Saturday, January 29, 2011

Fisher Price Infant to Toddler Rocker

For your infant...
We already have a swing (the Fisher Price Open Top Take-Along Rainforest Swing) and a bouncer (the Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Aquarium Bouncer), so for baby #2 we probably won't get any new equipment in this category. BUT, if I were to do it all over again, I'd skip the Ocean Wonders bouncer altogether and get the Fisher Price Infant to Toddler Rocker instead.

In general I'd get the-infant-thing-that-then-turns-into-a-big-kid-thing over the-infant-thing-that-you-then-need-to-replace-with-a-big-kid-thing. We don't think so much about how our infants turn into toddlers when we have our first babies, and we should.

...and for your toddler!
The Infant to Toddler Rocker provides soothing vibrations for your infant and then turns into a really cute rocking chair for your toddler. There's no music (as compared to the Ocean Wonders bouncer), but you can just put on a CD yourself and probably enjoy the music more anyways.

I think Hila would love a little rocking chair like this...but then, when #2 comes along, would she be willing to share it? Probably not. Maybe the solution is to just buy a toddler rocking chair for Hila. This one just looks so comfy. I guess we know what I'll be researching next...

6 comments:

  1. the big kid sitting in what used to be her little infant chair looks a bit disturbing if you ask me...

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  2. We got the Fisher Price Infant to Toddler Rocker as a baby gift and it was perfect! As a baby, our daughter loved being in the chair. Now that she's B"H 2 years old, she uses the chair as a rocker, and will just sit and read her book or watch TV. Interestingly enough, she never liked the vibration as an infant, but enjoys playing with it as a toddler. The only downside is that we'll have to invest in another one as when baby #2 comes along, we don't feel right taking it away from her and giving it to the new baby. After all, it is still her chair!

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  3. We have one and my kids both liked it but they didn't care for the vibration either. I kind of like the bouncy ones (from my experience baby-sitting, kids like the bouncy motion), but my kids had no complaints. I had to take it away because they're always buckling themselves into it and asking me to unbuckle them. It got annoying. They don't actually use it to sit/rock in. They use it to climb on or play "baby."

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  4. We got this for Yonah when he was 4 months old when he tipped out of his bouncer. Because it is a rocker they can lean forward (strapped in) without falling forwards. We've used it from day 1 with Ahuva (left the bouncer at my parent's place) and it is still in use 7 months later, unlike the swing and the bouncer. It also withstands Yonah sitting in it and playing with it, unlike the bouncer, which nearly broke. I really recommend it, it is one of our best baby products!

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  5. I got the 1-2-3 swing which has a chair very much like this that hooks into a swing. Ephraim marginally liked the swing, rarely rocked, but enjoyed sitting in it as a chair until about age 2. Once he was old enough to hold his own bottle, it was his favorite place to sit for a bottle, but he only wanted to sit in it with the kickstand extended. We have another rocking chair and neither kid uses it at all anymore. (K- 3.5, E - 2)

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  6. i indeed have it. i like that you dont have to put it away when the kid reaches 20 pounds but the truth is we didnt use it sooo much after ilana started moving around and stuff anyway. now with ephraim i kinda wish i had a bouncy b/c it has more support. also the vibrator is really weak.

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