When Ethan was hardly 2 months old, Pete went to the States for a short business trip and brought back, among others, a Fisher Price infant-to-toddler-rocker. This little chair had a toy bar attached to it with 3 toys dangling from it: a pig, a lamb and a cow, which played Old McDonald’s when its tail was pulled. That’s not all, it also came with a vibration mode which supposedly helps baby relax. We loved the chair and so did Ethan… it helped him practise his batting and hitting skills (he would punch at the toys when he was lying down on the chair and excitedly play with the rattles) and I remember we were absolutely thrilled the very first time he pulled that cow’s tail and made music! Well, this toy has certainly transcended time, and it is a really useful toy, because we still use it. Yup….up till today….
At a few months’ old, Ethan used this chair just to relax and pass time looking and playing with the toys (this was before he learnt how to roll over):
Then when he could cruise, this was one of his favorite items to cruise around:
Sometimes (actually we still do) we put him in the chair to have a short nap:
Now, he has mastered the art of climbing on top of the chair all on his own and down again. And finally he has also learnt how to enjoy the rocker function too!
Here’s to a toy that absolutely RAWKS!