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Review – Rockit Portable Baby Rocker

 

I saw this product very briefly at The Baby Show in May, but I didn’t get to see it in action! I’ve now been lucky enough to get the chance to try out the Rockit for myself to see how good it really is.

What is the Rockit?

It is a baby gadget that is designed to rock and soothe your baby to sleep. Yep, I was shocked by this too and was pretty sceptical before using it for myself.

Key features
    • Safe to use from birth
    • Fits all prams, buggies, pushchairs and strollers
    • Showerproof
    • Quiet motor with adjustable speed
    • Gentle 30 minute cycle
    • Up to 60 hours battery life
      *60 hour battery life measured when Rockit is used vertically at the slowest speed. Takes 4 AA batteries (not included)

Rockit safely soothes your baby

The Rockit uses a gentle rocking motion to safely soothe your baby. Scientific tests show the vibration level closely mimics the normal hand rocking of a pushchair and the subtle yet soothing movement is gentler than a pushchair moving over paving stones.  www.rockitrocker.com

Setting it up

It is very easy to set up and it is attached via the universal bracket that comes in the box. Once the bracket has been mounted, this can be left on the pram and the Rockit just slides and clips into place for easy attachment and removal. You can also buy additional brackets separately (£4.99 each) to attach to any other prams or strollers the baby uses.

Did it work for us?

As Joel has recently been falling asleep too early in the evening and waking in the night after initially sleeping through, we needed to start putting him down for naps. This was a huge challenge. He just wouldn’t nap unless I was holding him, standing up and rocking him to sleep. (He’s a fussy baby that lad when it comes to his comfort!) We weren’t too bothered that he wasn’t napping in the day at first as he was sleeping so well at night, but once that changed I was keen to try this out to see if it would make a difference to his sleep patterns.
I can honestly say that this has made a huge difference and I wouldn’t be without it! I take it everywhere we go and it’s even come in handy in the Dr’s waiting room to keep him content even when he wasn’t sleepy. He was becoming unsettled and whingy, so I popped the Rockit on and spoke to him which settled him straight away. Normally, he’d have just screamed the place down!
Also, he’s now napping 1-2 times in the day with the help of the Rockit and I’m able to get a bit of housework done and have a brew. Winning.
I’ve seen a few negative reviews of the Rockit all saying the same thing, that it rocks the baby too hard. These people clearly haven’t read the instructions of the device. There is a dial located on the bottom of the Rockit to adjust the speed of the motion. Prams/buggies are all different shapes, sizes and weights so the strongest setting on one buggy might rock it very fast if it’s a light one, but on another not as fast because it is heavier. This is what the dial is for! The team behind the Rockit has informed me that they are updating the packaging to make it clear that there is a dial as some people just didn’t see it.

Is it good value?

It has a RRP of £39.99 which I find very good value as I use it multiple times a day and will use it until Joel is no longer in a pram.

Is there anything I’d change?

I would have loved for this to be rechargeable. I like to set it on the stronger rocking motion to start with, then knock it down a bit once Joel is asleep, so that uses up the juice quicker. I’ve bought myself some AA rechargeable batteries and a charger now, so it’s not a massive issue, but would be nice if it was already rechargeable.
I think it would also be nice if it came in a colour that complimented prams a bit better. Most pram frames or handles are black, so I think it would look better if it was also black.

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