Sometimes a product is launched that is so obviously needed you can't quite believe it has only come along now. The new Rockit Baby Rocker from BabyStyle is one of those.
What parent hasn't stood pushing the pram to and fro in a stationary queue or their own living room, scared to stop in case it wakes their sleeping baby? Who hasn't tried (and usually failed) to rock a pushchair rhythmically with their foot because they need both hands to prepare food, finish a job or tend to another child?
We all know that desperate rush to get out of the house and get the buggy moving before an over-tired little one reaches the point of no return. And surely we're not the only ones who have found ourselves lovingly rolling an empty set of wheels back and forth, the habit has become so engrained!
There's no doubt that movement is the perfect lullaby, but it's not always practical to be continually on the go. The Rockit attaches to any make of pram or pushchair and gently rocks it, giving you the freedom to get on with other things while your baby slumbers happily.
Its soft, steady vibration has been scientifically tested as comparable with the normal rocking of a pushchair by hand, and is smoother than a pram's ride over paving stones. A straightforward dial controls the speed so you can get it just right, and the Rockit is suitable from birth. It will automatically switch off after half an hour of soothing motion.
The bracket is quick and easy to attach to the vast majority of pushchairs, whatever the handle shape, out of reach of curious fingers and can be left permanently in position. The Rockit itself just slides and clicks into place. Around the length of your hand, it will fit without hassle into most bags or covered baskets, ready when required.
The unit is showerproof so can be used outside as well as indoors, helping to keep your baby content while you push your toddler on the swings, play with your older child or hang up the washing and do a bit of gardening!
Powered by four AA batteries, which will keep the Rockit going for up to 60 hours, the motor is quiet enough to turn on in a cafe or restaurant so you can enjoy catching up with friends or a few minutes to yourself with your little one settled peacefully by your side.