I’m such a fan of rocking horses for kids – they really add a special finishing touch to a child’s nursery or bedroom, plus, until they fuel an interest in riding the real thing.
If you’re thinking of buying a child a rocking horse this Christmas, then this Janod Caramel Rocking Horse (£99, from Toyella) ticks all the boxes – it has a simple but stylish ergonomic design and it’s beautifully made and although it comes flat-packed, it’s easy to put together. It can be used for children as young as 12 months old by utilising the protective ring that comes with the horse, which ensures little ones remain safe and secure on the horse as it rocks, and it’s suitable for children up to four years.
As your children become more mobile and their balance improves the supporting ring can be easily removed. Thankfully for those of us who have wooden floors, the rockers have rubber stoppers that cushion and limit the children’s rock while protecting flooring. It’s a lovely modern toy with a traditional look and feel and I think any child would be absolutely delighted to find it under the tree at Christmas.
*I’ve teamed up with Toyella to give you the chance to win one of these beautiful rocking horses. To enter, all you have to do is leave your answer to the following question by the closing date, 11.59pm on November 18. The winner will be chosen using a random number generator, and the usual The Mum Blog competition rules apply.
Q: Who would you give the rocking horse to if you won it?
Thank you to everyone who entered. The winner chosen at random is Erin Johnson. Erin if you could email me your details via the blog I’ll arrange for your prize to be sent to you.
Hi Liz! WOW! Amazing! Thank you so much. Address coming over to you shortly
It looks lovely and I would give it to my 16 month old little boy Thomas
I would give it to my little boy – Maxwell 🙂
I would give it to my Son Calum. Every time he sees a horse he clicks his tongue so as you say, it would really fuel his interest in riding the real thing xx
It would be for my son Sebastian!
I’d give it to my nieces daughter (so my great niece?) as she is named after her late great grandmother who always wanted a rocking horse – even when she was in her 80s!
I would give it to my beautiful niece xx
My niece would love this!
My friends little boy and girl
My little boy, he’d love this
Another who would give it to her niece, there seems to be lots of nice Auntie’s here!
My daughter 🙂 she would love it. Thank you for the giveaway
My daughter would love this 🙂
my friends little boy
I would give it to my three grand-children to share and have lots of fun with.
I would give it to my baby girl who would love this!
My Niece Olivia 🙂
My friend to give to her grandaughter
for my grandchildren
My daughter, Olivia
my niece who i havent seen in 6 months
My Baby Bella.
I would save this for my grandchild who is due soon 🙂
i would give it to my grandson , x
I would give it to my Granddaughter
I would give it to my niece as she is just 18 months old and it would be ideal for her at Christmas.
My little niece
This would be fabulous for our little boy, who is due very soon! x
oh i love this 🙂 would love to give it to my daughter Eloise, she would love it!! thankyou for the chance xx
I would love to give this to my niece Grace. She if the first girl in our family after four boys and deserves a treat after playing with all the boys toys!
my neice would recieve this lovely rocking horse x
I would give this to my 14 month old daughter Cara. She would absolutely love this!
I would give the rocking horse to my nephew Kian – he would love it!
My daughter x
My son Freddie.
I would give it to my niece for Christmas…It’s gorgeous!
My youngest !
My Daughter 🙂 I had a rocking horse as a little girl but it got broken as it’s so old. Be nice to start a new tradition with this one
My beautiful son Bryn
To my niece 🙂
My 2 year old son. He currently has a babies rocking dinosaur that he has only recently started using, but he is too enthusiastic and has gone over the top several times. He needs a rocking toy for older children.
Aww what a lovely rocking horse!
I’d have to give this to my horse obsessed toddler 🙂 … Or one of my 6 nieces and nephews!!!
Emma x (@beachpebble)
My daughter! She’s just at the stage where rocking toys (including the kind you get in playgrounds) are starting to become fun not terrifyingly unsteady…
Both my brother and sister had little girls this year so I’d probably give it to my mum so she can entertain them when they pop down 🙂
Lovely giveaway! Thank you! I would give it to my baby niece who will be celebrating her first Christmas this year!