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.
A 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.
And 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.