Detailed ReviewManufacturer's Description
Made of thick, durable plastic, this ride on toy has a rounded bottom lined with silicone suction cups that make a popping noise as it moves. The toy is rounded, not just curved, so it can rock back and forth as well as side to side.
Silicone grips on the handles add stability for both hands and feet.
Dimensions: 28 x 11.5 x 7.5 inches
Weight Limit is 110 lbs.
Children can sit or stand on the toy, rocking in multiple directions. Some children may prefer to sit and wobble in the toy, while others may stand and use it like a single-person seesaw with a leg on either end. Check out the video above to see how it might be used.
It may seem strange to see the words “active” and “stationary” put together, but that’s exactly what this type of toy provides. Active play that stays in one place gives kids a way to burn off extra energy while keeping to a small space. Great for those bad weather days or when a large yard isn’t available.
Rocking in the toy while sitting helps children learn the fundamental dynamics of balance and improves some of their core strength. Once they feel confident, they can get up on their feet and challenge their coordination while furthering improving their core strength and lower body control. As with any toy that engages in balance and coordination, this toy will help with body awareness and movement control.
Silicone suction cups along the bottom provide a very entertaining popping noise, similar to that of popping bubble wrap. Most users do not describe the sound as being loud enough to disturb others in the house or become annoying. However, a few users did describe the sound as “terribly annoying,” so please be mindful of what sounds certain children or surrounding adults may be particularly sensitive to before purchasing.
In addition to making sound, the suction cups provide a bit of stability to the toy. This helps reduce the chance for injury while children are still learning how to properly balance. We see this toy as a kind of precursor to a skateboard. It doesn’t use the same types of pushing movements but there are similarities in the muscles needed.
Meant for only hard surfaces, the toy will continues to function as a means to challenge balance while on carpet, but the suction cups won’t make any popping sound or provide any traction. There is a greater chance of children injuring themselves while on carpet, since the toy may slip out from under a standing child.
The manufacturer recommends this toy for ages 3 and up, though we feel this is a bit of an overreach. The weight limit is 110 lbs, so most older teens and adults are disqualified right there. Most users have reported younger children from the ages of 3-6 years old getting the most enjoyment from this toy, while children older than that seem to play with it when they want to show up the younger kids.
We found no difference in how the toy is used by girls or boys. So long as the child is willing to have an introspective focus and explore how their body can move, the toy will likely suit them.
Additional colors can be found below:
Pink with Green Suction Cups
Blue with Green Suction Cups
- Wipe down with damp cloth and warm soapy water
- Hose off outside
For more in-depth information on how to clean toys, please see our blogs, The Cleaning Guide for Toys.
Parts and Pieces
All necessary parts and pieces are included.
Concerns regarding the possibility of a child falling from this toy have been made. However, we have found no reports of significant injury due to use of this toy. We have heard of a few scraped knees from falling, but nothing any more serious than what is risked with walking down a sidewalk.
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