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Tippitoes Rocco Rocking horse

Submitted by on September 11, 2009 – 3:45 pmNo Comment

“This Tippitoes Rocking Horse does look and feels like something from an older, elegant era, but the constant lifting on and off that might be necessary with a smaller child could become a little tiresome!”

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Price £39.99

*****

Initial thoughts: Classic, simple design; strong and assembled in ‘minutes at most’ (according to the manufacturer.) Although the Rocco Rocking Horse comes flat-packed with a bag of screws and a sheet of instructions, this lovely toy does look and feels like something from an older, elegant era.

We liked: The sturdy frame and the robust, toddler-proof construction. It’s well-designed and simple, and does what any rocking horse should do – it rocks! (And no, that isn’t always the case, believe me!) The wood veneer finish would indeed ‘grace any nursery or living room’.

We weren’t so keen: On the height. The instructions clearly state it isn’t suitable for children over 24 months, yet the overall size means that only an older toddler is likely to be able to use it safely. This may reduce it’s useful life. Being fairly tall, Charlie can clamber on and off with ease. But the constant lifting on and off that might be necessary with a smaller child could become a little tiresome!

Overall: A toy full of fun and a lovely piece of furniture to boot.

[By Tim – Bringing Up Charlie]

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