“ Brand: Mamas & Papas / Age: 2 Years+ / Type: Rocking Horses „
It was my daughters first birthday Sunday and one of the presents we bought her was this rocking pony. She has the pollyanna version which is the same design but in pink rather than brown. This was purchased on sale from Asda for £22 which was a complete bargain and I would be happy to pay the RRP of £50 after seeing this pony in person.
Polyanna is advertised as a pony rather than a horse, she is small and the recommended age is form 12 months+ My daughter was prem and is the size of a 9 months old and she fits perfectly and is able to sit on here unassisted. Pollyanna was very easy to put together. She came fully assembled and the only thing that needed attaching was the rocking base which was done very easily via 4 screws and an allen key. It took 5 minutes from taking out of the box to my daughter playing.
Pollyanna is a pink pony with wooden handles for your child to hold on to and a wooden rocking base. She has a floral saddle and a crinkly tail and crinkly tufts of hair, there is also a squeaker in the ear, Amelia is delighted with this! The pony is very cute and as it's small wont take up much room, it's a lovely addition to Amelia's playroom, also known as my living room. Pollyanna has a small backrest to help with your child's sitting position.
Amelia seems to really enjoy using her as a seat, she's not quite big enough to rock it herself yet but enjoys sitting and watching the world go by. I would absolutely recommend this pony to everyone who's looking for a small rocking horse for a young child. It's easy to assemble, looks absolutely gorgeous and looks to be very hard wearing and durable. The quality is excellent as you would expect form mamas and papas. A full 5 stars from me and Amelia!
Ok, what can i say about Mama's and Papa's Harvey the Rocking Horse? Apart from the fact that its possibly the cutest toy i have ever ever seen!!! To be perfectly honest this wasn't my first choice of rocking horses to get for my daughter, i had seen one somewhere (which i really can't remember now) but i remember it being out of stock so the hunt began for a different one.
On a Christmas shopping trip to Toys R Us, i noticed there was a Mama's and Papa's shop on the retail park so as i'd never been in one before i decided to pop in and have a look, and what was right there at the front of a gorgeous display.....the lovely Harvey!! As soon as i saw him i totally fell in love with him and knew that was what i was going to get instead, and thank goodness the other one was out of stock as this one is so much nicer.
So what is Harvey? Harvey the horse is a soft velour rocking horse with a soft suedette saddle and small supportive backrest. His mane and tail is crinkly fabric which makes a sound like rustling crisp packets (sounds nicer when the child is playing with it, trust me) and press his right ear to hear the William Tell Overture and realistic horse sounds. He has two wooden handles for the child to hold on to for safety when rocking.
Ok, so here are a couple of negatives: The small button in the ear is quite difficult for a child to locate and press and can take a few attempts. Changing the batteries isn't the easiest thing in the world, they are located under the horses "chin" and is a little fiddly to change them. Finally, the lack of foot-rest on the base isn't great, i think for small children there should be somewhere to put their feet and not just on the rocking part as its easy for the child to rock onto their foot - whichh happened to my daughter and there was lots of tears!!
However, the negatives really don't take away from what i think is a brilliant rocking horse, and out of all the ones i've seen in shops, and that friends children have i really think this is an outstanding one and wouldn't change it at all.
The price of the horse is quite expensive at £85.00, but i was extremely lucky to get it when it was on offer at £55 which again is relatively expensive but it is amazing quality and over 18 months down the line it still looks as new even though it is played with on a very regular basis. The recommended age for this rocking horse is 12months+ which i think is pretty ideal although some assistance with getting on may be required. My little girl has had hours and hours of enjoyment from this toy and hopefully long may it continue.