As far back as I can remember, my favorite baby toy was my rocking horse. Nowadays the rocking horse is still one of the biggest sellers. But I’m not surprised. Rocking horses have been the much loved baby toy for centuries. The advent of the rocking horse came from man’s love of the horse. A strong, proud beautiful animal that has been immortalized with a children’s toy.
The Rocking Horse Toy – A Timeless Classic
The rocking horse toy is a timeless classic that’s been said that it’s origins come from ancient Egypt. Through differing needs of children and evolving building techniques we have the baby toy we see today.
Let’s just talk about purchasing a toy for your child and not talk about antiques or a collectors’ item.
Spring Rocking Horse Toy:
Though technically not a rocking horse. This horse is suspended on springs instead of rockers or a rounded base. This type of toy is better described as a bouncing horse. I think you know what I mean if you see one. You will find that a spring rocking horse would be best suited for children at least two years old. A baby or toddler will have a hard time mounting and may not be coordinated enough to stay safely atop the saddle. This seems to be a popular Spring Rocking Horse.
Plush Rocking Horse Toy:
A plush rocking horse was my choice for my baby. My daughter is 3 1/2 now but at the time of this writing she was only 10 months old and I had to hang on to her. The most popular ones are still the plush rocking horses but you can also get rocking sheep, rocking elephants, dogs, cats, ladybugs, frogs or any other plush rocking animal toy you want. My daughter’s toy when you press the ear makes horse sounds and plays music. See for yourself Plush Rocking Horse. The plush rocking horse is quite sturdy and is supported by rockers that are made of wood, metal or plastic. They are available in a variety of sizes, quality and prices. You will find that these horses can cost up to several hundred dollars.
Carousel Rocking Horse Toy:
You’re probably not interested in a Carousel Rocking Horse for your child but I thought that I would mention them anyway. This baby toy comes in several sizes. From small all the way up to extra large for those who are searching for something different and unique.
That’s basically about it. I know that Amazon has has over 300 types of baby toy rocking horses. That’s where I got mine (for my daughter LOL). My wife stepped out and I hear the baby crying over the monitor, gotta go. Talk to you soon.
Do you have a Rocking Horse Toy in your house?
Oh! Forgot to ask. Do you have one in your house? For yourself or your kid? :p