Rockit Portable Baby Rocker: Keep Your Baby Asleep When On the Go
One of the first things that new parents learn is that, when their baby can’t sleep, movement is key. This can be achieved whether by rocking your baby in your arms, or in a stroller, or even in the car. That gentle motion generally guarantees at least a few minutes of tranquillity.
Another thing that new parents learn fast is that their little ones wake up as soon as the rocking stops. But what to do when your arms give out or you don’t have the energy to walk around the block for the hundredth time? Worry not, the innovative Rockit baby rocker can be the answer you need.
Designed by three dads, the Rockit is a simple gadget that you attach to the handle of your stroller. Its purpose is to create a gentle vibration that imitates the actual movement of pushing your baby in the stroller. Its soothing rocking motions help to keep your baby sleeping, leaving your hands free to do other things. You can use it at home to give yourself some extra time to get things done before baby wakes up, or you could use the baby rocker when out and about so you can get on with your things with both hands.
This easy to attach accessory clips to the side of your stroller and has a simple on/off control with a 30 minute time and an adjustable speed setting. The features included are:
- Gentle 30 minutes rocking cycle – it comes with a built-in timer that turns off after 30 minutes. You can re-start the timer by simply pressing the on/off button;
- Showerproof – it has been tested and approved for use both inside and outside. Still, you should avoid prolonged exposure to heavy rain;
- Quiet motor with adjustable speed – the motor is very quiet (approx 40 decibels) and the speed can be adjusted to give the perfect gentle rock for your child;
- Clever little bracket – it fits securely to tubes of different shapes and sizes.
How to Fit the Rockit to a Pram or Pushchair?
You can simply click the Rockit into place vertically using the universal bracket that is supplied with the device. The bracket can stay permanently fitted to your pushchair or pram or be removed and repositioned if necessary. You then slot the Rockit in and out of the bracket very quickly and easily.
The universal bracket design fits tubes of all different shapes or sizes, whether they are square, round or oval. You can also buy spare brackets if you would like to fit one to a different stroller, pushchair or buggy. This video shows how easy it is to fit the Rockit.
At What Age Can You Use a Baby Rocker?
The Rockit is safe to use from birth up until around 3 years old. Different tests reported that the vibration level provided by the device closely mimics the normal hand rocking of a pushchair and the subtle yet soothing movement is gentler than a pushchair moving over paving stones.
Can the Rockit be Used on a Cot or Crib?
Like many parents, you probably spent hours in front of the computer looking for the best crib only to find out now that your baby wakes up as soon as you put him to sleep on it. You may be tempted to use your Rockit on your crib to help keep your baby snoozing, but know that the Rockit was designed and tested for pushchair and prams. In order to adhere to the highest safety standard for all their products, the brand doesn’t recommend use on cots, cribs or Moses baskets.
It’s important to understand that the Rockit purpose isn’t to keep a child asleep for an extended period. It’s meant to be a helping hand to soothe a baby and help them drift off to sleep or keep their sleep when the pushchair or pram stops.
How Many Batteries Does Rockit Take?
The Rockit needs 4 AA batteries to work. The batteries tend to last 60 hours when being used vertically at the slowest speed. That’s an hour a day for 2 months. Of course, this applies to good quality Alkaline batteries. Cheap batteries are often only suitable for low-drain items such as remote controls or clocks. Good quality Alkaline batteries will last you much longer. You can also use rechargeable batteries, which can last longer than Alkaline and only cost pennies per charge.
When mounting the Rockit, do it as close to vertical as possible, pointing up with the button on top. If used flat, battery life may be reduced. To improve battery life, try slower speeds, using the ideal on the bottom. Sometimes a slow speed rock is best than a fast one.
Ensuring your baby sleeps is good for his/her health, and also for yours. Rocking your baby to sleep is old wisdom but Rockit is the first to apply portable technology to the trick. It’s sure a helping hand to trips to the cafe, hairdresser, shopping – wherever life takes you!