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Consider Going Back To The Traditional Rocking Horse As Gift For A Child

Aug 17, 2007
Rocking horses still rock. This traditional gift has sustained popularity for hundreds of years literally, despite the light flashing and noise blurting games of today. Historically the rocking horse has sustained the test of time. Consider how often you see pictures of it in old photographs with children. Additionally, well kept horses have become family keepsakes, passed down from generation to generation

Consumers must consider a variety of details when purchasing a rocking horse, starting with the child for whom they are buying. The size of the child matters first as far as safety on the horse is concerned. Consider a toy of suitable height and width. Buying a horse too big or too small would result in just a pitiful sight.

Can you imagine the three year old opening and then trying to ride the horse built for a six year old? The child should be able to mount the horse with ease. Toy companies can help a consumer determine which horse to purchase by suggesting suitable ages for products. Also, a consumer can compare the height of the seat from the floor to the inseam of the child. Consumers should also consider how and if the horse can grow with the child. Will the child continue to ride it for the next couple of years, or will he abandon it within the first few months?Consider the kid when you buy the horse.

The consumer should also consider where the horse will go once he's gotten it home. Rocking horses might seemingly take up little space, but once a child begins putting that toy into action, it grows in size. Consumers should carefully consider which room has enough space to accommodate the wooden horse. He should find a place where the horse will not collide with other toys and yet a place where he can quickly stow the horse in a spot to put it away. The careful parent will want to keep the horse far away from the stairs and from yielding areas like throw rugs that will make the horse unstable.

Rocking horses literally come in all shapes and sizes. The standard wooden horse might not be the best bet considering both the child receiving the rocking horse and the space where the consumer will put the horse. Wooden rocking horses, plush rocking horses, rocking vehicles and even rocking animals fill shelves in toy stores and pages on Internet toy sites. The doting grandparent might want to select a toy that complements the child's room or that piques the child's interest, like a race car for a fast moving toddler. The consumer should also consider if more than one child in the family will use the toy, and thus acquiesce to a more neutral horse, like the traditional rocking horse. Finally, the consumer will want to consider if he'd like the toy to become a family keepsake or even a toy, which will decorate the home.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as Wooden Rocking Horses at http://www.rockinghorseplus.com
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