Silver Cross Halo Rocker Review
When the delivery of my new Silver Cross Halo Rocker arrived, I’ll be honest, I really wasn’t expecting much. Despite being pregnant with baby number three I have never bought a decent rocker chair for either of my children, they both had to make do with cheap bouncy chairs.
First of all I loved the design on the box – it had a photo of two children doing typically what children do with a large box, sitting in it pretending they were pirates on a ship.
I’m 34 weeks pregnant and baby doesn’t even have the luxury of his or her own room this time, so there wasn’t much point me getting the rocker out as I had nowhere to put it yet. I couldn’t resist having a peek though, and opened the box, prepared to have to assemble the rocker and then take it all down again for storage. I was impressed as I dragged out a huge durable silver carry bag, which was very easy to carry and not as heavy as it looked. To my delight I zipped open the bag and was surprised to discover that the rocker needed no complicated assembling – the legs just clicked into place and the hood just clicked up. I thought the hood was a wonderful idea to help nosy babies settle down to sleep.
I have the Parchment design and the colours are gorgeously stylish, with a well padded oh so soft newborn insert. The design is very modern and contemporary, a relief at last to have something that looks good in my living room rather than bright animal or teddy bear prints!
Although I didn’t need the easy to read instructions for putting the rocker up they will come in handy for reference when taking the covers off to wash. Luckily they come in a handy keep-safe folder.
The rocker also features four ‘rock stoppers’ to keep it in a stationary position, a zip-off hood, a well padded secure 5 point harness (very useful when you’re a baby with two rather boisterous elder siblings!), and the hood incorporates a fantastic carry handle to move baby from room to room with you.
I also noticed that the rocker is good size for a growing baby and will last until baby is sitting up unaided.
The Halo rocker rocks beautifully smoothly, it looks gorgeous and comfortable, it comes in modern colours, and is very user (read tired sleep deprived parent!) friendly. The legs and hood just click and fold down again for storage, and the rocker slides easily back into the carry bag.
Having no expectations of the rocker whatsoever, I fell in love with it straightaway and now I have seen and played with it, despite being very expensive I would definitely have spent the extra money to buy it myself. I can’t wait for my baby to arrive and try it out, let’s hope he/she loves it just as much as I do!
Jake is Here! Review Update…
Well, my brand new baby boy Jake is now a week old and I’m emerging from the fog of sleepless nights and dirty nappies to report back on the gorgeous Silver Cross Halo rocker. I initially loved the rocker and was curious as to whether my baby would too. Jake went in the rocker as soon as we got home from hospital – after being passed around his brother and sister for cuddles of course! I found it a little difficult to strap him in properly, but only due to him still being all new and curled up like a frog. Even so he seemed content to be in the rocker.
Jakey is now just over a week old and has been in the rocker for daytime naps and just general awake time, every day. My opinion of the rocker has not changed at all – and Jake loves it too. The newborn insert is so sumptuously soft and cosy, and the straps are well padded too. Jake looks so comfy in there sleeping or watching the world go by. I’ve found the hood and carry handle to be a great features because I can just click the hood up and carry Jake into the garden with me while I hang out the washing and the hood protects him from the sun.
All in all, still a resounding ‘We love it!’ from Jake and I!