Push, Rock, Ride: Wishbone Flip

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Aug 202013


As the nurse filled out Sybil’s blue book last Saturday, marking her freshly recorded weight and height on the graph, I thought of how much she had grown. Just six months old yet so much wiser and quite a bit bigger too. A baby may take up little space but before you know it you have a house full of toys to entertain it. Here’s one way to save you a bit of space (and money too!): the 3-in-1 Wishbone Flip.

Created by the talented people behind the Wishbone Balance Bike comes the Wishbone Flip, a clever 3-in-1 designer toy for the youngest ones. At first children can take their first wobbly steps while holding on to the handle bars and pushing the Wishbone Flip around the house. It’s solid, it’s sturdy and won’t just topple over, unlike your child who is still discovering what balance is.

Wishbone Flip ShootA push-toy on one side, kids can also climb on board of the Wishbone Flip and use it as a rocker. There is something incredibly soothing, interesting and just simply peaceful about rocking and kids can never get enough of it. Our little miss 3 in particular, she still hops on to her rocking horse regularly and can easily spend 15 minutes rocking herself while humming her very own version of the sea-saw nursery rhyme. A great tool for kids to learn about motion and how their body gets things moving.

Wishbone Flip RollAnd this is where the ‘flip’ part comes in. The innovative design of the Wishbone Flip allows you to change from rocking to rolling in a flash without the need for tools. One toy, one expense, three uses. Instead of wasting money and room on a separate push toy, rocker and ride-on you can have it all in the shape of this funky piece of design, the Wishbone Flip ($149) which is available in store at Sustainababy.

The facts: The Wishbone Flip is suitable for ages 1 to 5 and can hold up to a very generous 30kg (for comparison: our nearly 5-year old twins weigh 16 and 20kg). The Flip is made with plantation birch wood, plastic, aluminium and steel and weighs just 2.6kg so it is surprisingly lightweight. Obviously it meets current US, EU, Australian and New Zealand safety standards so you can rest assured you are buying a safe, high quality product.

To find out more about the Wishbone Flip and to order online visit www.sustainababy.com.au.

Mar 022012

I remember reading about the Rockabye Baby concept quite some time ago and knowing that the Rockabye Baby albums are extremely popular all over the world I was keen to find out more. Many parents have already gathered a collection of Rockabye Baby titles so there must be something really special about them! In Australia the Rockabye Baby range is being distributed by Mother Hen Products, home to lots of exciting products for baby.

Rockabye Baby offers a brilliant balance between some of the world’s most loved rock songs and sweet lullabies, so you can put your baby to bed to the tunes of your favourite band. Big hits of The Beatles, Madonna, Bob Marley, AC/DC, Queen, The Rolling Stones and many other big bands have been transformed into baby friendly songs that are gentle on their ear drums (and as they are instrumental you don’t have to worry about them listening to inappropriate lyrics either).

As a child I always used to go to bed with music playing and all three of my kids have slept with music on from the minute they came home from hospital. A calming melody is the perfect way to drift off to sleep peacefully, it is not for no reason there are so many musical mobiles available for newborns. If the boring, repetitive, old school nursery rhymes are doing your head in Rockabye Baby might just be what you are looking for.

But babies are not the only ones who like the sound of Rockabye Baby. A few times I witnessed my husband put the CD in the CD player even though the kids were not around and he said he would love to fall asleep to it as it is very relaxing. It looks like Rockabye Baby has a calming effect on the whole family! Our top picks would be U2, The Beatles and Coldplay, but plenty of other titles left to add to our collection.

You can find Rockabye Baby albums ($29.95) at Baby Bunting, Toys’R’Us, selected JB Hifi stores, selected music retailers and gift stores across Australia and online.

To find out more about Rockabye Baby and to browse the different albums visit www.motherhenproducts.com.au.

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