A Little Bird Told Me…..
I’m struggling to think of presents for Moo Moo. She is quite happy playing with all the toys we bought for Doodle and many of the toys she has are still current models. I am a lover of traditional toys so when we were approached by Little Bird Told Me we jumped at the chance to review one of their items. The toddlers group we attend has several Little Bird Told Me items such as their playmat- www.littlebirdtoldme.co.uk/shop/baby-play-mats.aspx. We were asked to choose an item to review and I selected the Softly Snail Infant Rocker http://www.littlebirdtoldme.co.uk/shop/rocking-animals.aspx I had always wanted one of these for Doodle when she was smaller but never got round to getting her one. There was great excitement in our house when it arrived. Moo Moo was interested from the minute we unwrapped the box. This is usually where babies attention stays, with the box and packaging! Not this time. The rocker involved minimum assembly- some screws and an Allen Key secured the wooden rocking legs and the foot rests. I must say I was quite proud of my assembly skills. The rocker we chose was a beautiful pastel coloured snail. The rocker has a large and easily accessible seat which Moo Moo was happy and content to sit in. The seat is around 26 cm tall which makes it easy for babies to clamber on, but not too high that parents fear bumps and bruises if they were to fall off. Moo Moo’s attention was mainly focused on the smaller rattle caterpillar which lives in the rocker snails shell. It was fascinating to watch her pull the rattle out of the small window every time I hid it in the secret compartment, which would also provide useful storage for small baby toys. The rocker also featured lots of tactile parts which squeak and crinkle- we are still finding new surprises which has held Moo Moo’s attention. This is a gift any child would treasure and is something I’m happy to display in her room, not something you can say for most of the primary coloured flashing and noisy baby toys we all accumulate! When I had first thought of getting a rocker I thought they would be large and bulky and take up lots of room. I was wrong! The rocker measures 64 x 35 x 50cm and is light enough that it’s easy to move but sturdy enough to with stand a growing baby. This rocker retails at £85 but I think this is a toy that will be a favourite for years to come making it a sound investment. The Bear family were given this rocker for free in exchange for our review. The views expressed are entirely our own, mine and Moo Moo’s, and we’re not influenced by anyone else.