When Kay was born, there was one baby equipment that I had wanted to get for her (actually, and for me too). And that's the Fisher-Price's Newborn to Toddler Rocker. Well, there were others too but this was the one that I always went to check it out at the baby department when we go shopping.
I like the fact that it is so versatile and can be converted from a rocker to a chair as baby grows. Also, that it can be used for both sleep time and when she's awake. Yes, I do like my investment to give good returns. *accountant's grin*
As I read more about this rocker, I begin to find a few more interesting facts about it. It has 3 sleep features ie low profile frame, calming vibrations (it is very gentle actually) and rocking motions. Don't worry, babies can be placed in this rocker while they sleep as there is strap and buckle to keep them from falling. Having said that, do note that it is still important to keep an eye on them while they sleep, which is not too difficult as you can always bring the rocker with you.
When they are awake, there is the toy bar to stimulate visual, auditory and eye-hand coordination. And when it's meal time, you can also place baby in it and feed him/her and at the same time, bond with baby. In case you were wondering, the seat angle can be adjusted to suit the activities eg to lower when baby sleeps and to prop it up when baby is awake. With so many features, it is not surprising why I was aiming at this rocker for so long ya :-D
Well, I guess power of attraction worked here. Last weekend, we gotten hold of one unit and boy, were my kids happy. They excitedly helped me fixed it up.
Here's Zen testing the almost fixed rocker. The picture is slightly blurred because he is rocking it and refused to stop for pictures. Oh and I think he had the vibration on at the same time too! He sure was having lots of fun with it. He's proof that this rocker is meant for newborn to toddler to preschooler!
Zen being the good koh-koh, helping to fix the toy bar while Kay was taking her turn at sitting on it. And yes, Zen managed to fix the toy bar. Good job, Zen!
Oh, the seat cover is machine washable, which is real good news for me for my toddler is at the stage where she is learning to be (read: insisting) independent when it comes to meals. In fact, she did spill her lunch which was pasta (the corn in the picture was pre-lunch snack) and erm... also wet it too, all within a period of 5 minutes. Am in the middle of potty training her (and not so successful from the look of it... hehehe) . Luckily the seat is easy to clean.