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My kid loves it - but age range is questionable,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: Little Tikes Rocking Puppy (Toy)We have the older version of the Little Tikes rocker, which is a green horse. But in size and concept, they are the same.
We bought my boy the Fisher Price Brilliant Basics horse for Christmas last year - he was 13 months - and he wanted NOTHING to do with it. And it was so tiny, I feared by the time he was into it, he'd be too bog for it. So we took it back. Then recently, maybe two months ago, a friend gave me her old Little Tikes horse... and my boy LOVES it now. (he is 21 1/2 months old)
I think that where these things say ages 1 and up, most kids aren't ready for them by age one. Well at any rate my guy certainly wasn't, and my friend says hers wasn't, either. Admittedly that's a small sample, but... I think it's something that bears considering. One year of age may be too young.
18 months and up might be more accurrate.
My guy will rock and rock on this thing... he's put it to the test, and there have been times I swear it would flip, but it never has.
When my friend comes over with he 4 1/2 year old, though he is big for it, he will still happily get on and ride this thing. So size-wise, I think this will provide you with a lot more use than the FP version.
Simple, all one piece, no batteries, no obnoxious noises, nothing to come off or lose. Very sturdy, very safe.
Overall, we like it a lot. :-)