If ever I’m asked what is needed when you’re planning for a baby, the first thing out of my mouth will be a bouncer seat. But, not just any bouncer seat. In fact, one I’m about to tell you about I love so much, we’ve purchased it THREE times!
It all started with Zadey.
If I told you that we went crazy shopping, and planning for her arrival, it would have been an understatement. We bought more things, and clothes for that little girl than one child could ever use. And I bought varieties of the same item, just because.
However, I only bought one bouncer, and it would be the only one we ever needed.
To be honest, I have never had experience with any bouncer seat to know why I needed one with Zadey. It was a baby item, I purchased. Little thought went into making this purchase.
What I chose for her was the Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker.
At the time, the only reason the decision was made for this particular bouncer seat, was because it could grow with her and be used for a long time.
And without a doubt, use it for a long time we did…
It wasn’t until Zadey was 2 years old that we moved on from her Fisher-Price Rocker. But, until then, she used it for everything. To watch her videos, play on, pretend to read, a backdrop for photos, and a place to climb. Wherever Zadey was, so was her rocker.
Preparing for Twins
Because of our experience with Zadey’s rocker, there was no doubt what I would purchase when along came twins… Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker.
Already, with the boys approaching 5 months in the next couple of days, we have gotten our monies worth out of purchasing two more rockers!
What I loved even more with the boys, is that when they came home from the hospital at 1 week old, they were so tiny they could snuggle together in a single rocker. The sight made me beam, and still today I grin from ear to ear just thinking about my boys snuggled together, sleeping.
Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker Selling Points
Unlike other standard bouncer seats that limit the size, the infant-to-toddler rocker allows for babies to really grow and use it for an extended period of time. Yes, it says this in the name. But think about this more in depth. Many bouncer seats are built to snuggle around a very young newborn or infant. But quickly they will grow out of that when a bouncer seat could still be used. This means you’ve made a $40 to $60 purchase, depending on the bouncer seat, that will only be used for a few short months.
The Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker will last all of infancy, and right into the toddler phase.
Stationary, or Rocker
Your rocker doesn’t have to rock. With use of a simple kick stand, it becomes a stationary seat that allows for a very comfortable, reclined baby.
The back of the seat is adjustable, reclined or sitting up. I use both positions for my infants, and the sitting more upright position with my toddler.
Just like those other bouncer seats, the Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker includes a soothing vibration. And unlike the other seats, you won’t be replacing the batteries once a week — even with continued use.
Removable Toy Bar
In those first few months, there is little need for dangling toys in front of your baby. This toy bar is removable and done, quick and easy. Squeeze and gone.
In those months of spit up, explosive diapers, and all the gross that comes with baby… washable is required! Simple unsnap from the frame, and you’re ready to machine wash this seat! Hang to dry.
We purchased our seats at Target for $39.99 each. Beat that price! Especially if you need to buy two of them at the same time!
So many uses…
Yes, it’s a bouncer chair.
Yes, it’s a toddler chair.
Yes, it’s entertainment.
It’s an awesome first high chair!
All of my kids have taken their first bites of food in their Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker.
The Twin Factor
As I previously mentioned, tiny twins can absolutely share this rocker. If you’re like me, you’ll appreciate another spot for your twins to spend time together and bond.
It’s very affordable, and for me that played a factor in all my twin purchases as I had to buy two of everything! The price you would spend on two rockers, you could easy spend on one bouncer seat. And you won’t get nearly the amount of use out of it as you will the rocker.
Is this right for twins, YES!