The FALLing For Baby event is winding down, but we’ve still go a few great baby products to tell you about, like the guzzie + Guss Rocker that I’m going to talk about today. *I was sent a rocker free of charge to facilitate this review.*
The guzzie + Guss rocker has taken a classic piece of baby gear, and given it a modern, chic upgrade! There are no “out of the box” pictures for this rocker, because it arrives fully assembled and ready to go. Believe me, I’ve assembled more than my fair share of baby gear over the past couple of years, so the fact that I didn’t even have to insert even one little screw made me very happy! This seat is also so easy to use, although instructions are included, you will not need them.
|Available in 4 fun colors. Photos adapted from guzzie + Guss.|
The guzzie + Guss rocker is actually a rocker and stationary seat. We have used it as both, but generally my kids like using it as a seat. To switch from rocker to stationary seat, you just slide a button on each leg, and move into the desired position.
The guzzie + Guss rocker has 3 levels of seat recline. My son Jacob had colic as a baby, and we found that he did not like to lie flat. The first recline position on this seat is perfect for a young baby, and I know we would have used it a lot during those first few (rough) weeks. Typically at our house now, we use it in the most upright position.
If your baby is anything like mine, he/she will manage to get drool, spit-up, and poop in all the wrong places. This rocker has a seat pad that is super easy to remove for cleaning; just unbuckle in 2 spots and remove from frame. You DO want to hand-wash this cover and allow to air dry, but that’s not a deal breaker for me.
To keep your child safe and secure in this seat there is a 5-point harness. Now, to be honest, I don’t make either of my kids use it anymore when they sit in the seat. Jacob loves the ability to climb in and out all day at his leisure. I did put him in the harness for pictures and shortly after the picture below was taken, he started to get very angry with me for harnessing him. I’m happy to report that he was unable to wiggle out, and he’s pretty good at those type of things!
|As you can see, once your child is older, you can remove the infant insert.|
One of my favorite features of this rocker is that it folds flat for storage. You simply pull the recline lever at the back of the seat, then lower it while releasing the horizontal locking bar from the locking pins. Storing it has been a breeze! I actually slide ours underneath the couch once the kids are in bed.
Overall, I can’t say enough great things about this rocker. The seat is quality made, so I know it will last. I love that it can be used beyond the first couple months of life. It is approved to hold up to 28 pounds, so my son still has a few pounds to go. In a house that is already small, I can put it away quickly and easily, unlike a lot of other baby seats I have used in the past.
Most importantly, my son loves this seat! At times when I have folded it flat, he will pull it out and (although he is only saying a few words) make it perfectly clear that he would like it set up. I can tell that he is proud of the fact he can climb in and out on his own, and he seems rather comfy sitting there! Whether you’re looking for a rocker or stationary seat for your little one, this is one I would highly recommend checking out!
Buy: You can purchase all of this rocker at Amazon.com. It is priced at $119.99.