As a mom of a 3 year old and almost 9 year old, quality toys are important to me. I noticed that these days, toys are poorly made and simply don`t last. Yet, their prices are still rather expensive. I don`t know about you, but if I`m going to spend the money for a toy, I want it to be good quality and hopefully last until my child is tired of it, if not longer. Well, that`s exactly the quality you can expect with RockABye rockers.
Rockabye is first and foremost the designer of the CUTEST ROCKERS IN THE WORLD!! Anyone can see that by looking at our rockers but what many people don’t know is that we are also the manufacturer of what we believe is the highest quality rocker on the market. We make rockers and only rockers, because we want to be the best. We do not want to be like so many others that make so many different types of products and never master any of them.
We are also the only American made* rocker company. We believe that controlling our production and inspection in our own factory is the only way to insure that our quality is beyond compare. We want to make sure that the rocker you receive is perfect when it comes out of the box**. It costs a little more but when your little one gets their RockAbye rocker and you see the quality first hand, we hope you will agree that it is worth the extra money and the extra effort that goes into each rocker we make. Quality is very important to us but Creativity is the guiding principle of our company. Our teams of designers and quality managers work side by side until we are satisfied that we have created not only the most unique rockers, but rockers that exude a whimsical charm that sets us apart in an industry full of the ordinary.
I received two rockers: Fergie Frog and Owlivia Pink Owl.
About Fergie Frog
Hop along on this whimsical rocking frog! Brightly colored and full of hidden activities like rattles in his orange toes, musical Fergie features endless fun. Located on the back of the head, baby will find 4 shaped buttons that activate original songs that teach ABC’s, 1-10, colors, shapes and more. Complete with a sturdy padded seat, natural wooden base, and easy grip wooden handles, Fergie is sure to be baby’s favorite! Fergie has a strong hardwood board built into his leaf seat and secured to the rocker base to offer added support for the little frog rider to help keep him from falling off the back when riding.
About Owlivia Pink Owl
The most requested design we have ever had is an owl rocker. We loved the idea so much we are designing two. Owliver Green and his sister Owlivia Pink, the owl rockers. Owlivia is the oldest twin so she gets to come out first. She has hidden squeekers and educational and fun songs too. The four original songs are operated by pushing the four shapes. These great original songs teach ABC’s, 123’s, colors and more. Another great feature…The middle leaf on the back of the stump has a strong hardwood board built into it and secured to the rocker base, to offer added support for the riders back and to make it more like a chair with a back to sit in.
The rockers average 24”L x 12”W x 17”H in their shipping box, so the actual size is slightly smaller than that to fit in our box. They are designed for children ages 9 months and up. They accommodate children up to 80 pounds. Both my son and daughter actually really enjoyed playing on these. Of course, my son, which is my 3-year-old, loved these a lot more. Not only are the rockers colorful, bright, sturdy, and well constructed; but they are also educational. I didn`t realize it immediately, but each rocker has buttons on the heads of each character. When you pressed the buttons, each plays a different sounds/songs that help teach ABC’s, numbers 1-10, colors, and shapes. As an added bonus, on the owl, if you squeeze the ear, it squeaks! This feature is in both ears. However, this does not apply to the frog rocker.
While my daughter, the 9-year-old, is a bit to big size wise to ride the rocker comfortably, it fully supported her weight and showed no signs of breaking while she rocked back and forth next to her brother. So I am very happy about that.
As far as the construction and materials go - these are made very well. Everything is constructed and sewn well. No signs of rips or breaking - even after a lot of rough use before I began making my review post. The wood is very strong and smooth. No splinter, no splitting and no signs of cracking under the pressure of my childrens weight.While I do not recommend allowing rough play on these, just for safety reasons, from what I`ve noticed with my children is that these do hold up very well in the event it does happen.
Overall, the RockABye rockers are amazing. I think they are adorable! My children love them. Best of all, when they arrive, they are already assembled! They are definitely well worth the investment and something I can highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun, unique and educational gift. Plus, you can choose to have them personalized as well!