Rockit portable stroller rocker review – An easy way to soothe a fussy baby

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REVIEW – I just had my first child a few months ago and as every parent knows sometimes it’s impossible to set the child down without them screaming. Many babies love to be rocked or bounced but sometimes you don’t have a spare hand or you are just plain tired of it. My baby absolutely hates being still but he loves going for walks or a car ride. I’ve been struggling to replicate the feeling of movement while being stationary without constantly being hands on. When I heard about the Rockit, I was very intrigued. A portable device that will wiggle and vibrate the stroller without me intervening would allow me to be able to make dinner without my baby serenading me in the background.

What is it?

The Rockit is a vibrating device that attaches to a stroller to help soothe a child.

What’s in the box?

  • Rockit
  • Universal bracket
  • Charging cable
  • Instruction manual

Design and features

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The Rockit device itself is really pretty simple. It only has two parts, the actual vibrating Rockit device and the mounting bracket.

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The back of the Rockit has a notch that slides into the bracket and a silicone flap that covers the charging port. The cover on the charging port means that the Rockit is sprinkle proof so a light rain or a spilled coffee won’t ruin it. It’s not completely waterproof though so don’t go swimming with it. It also slides on and off the bracket easily so you can easily recharge it.

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The controls are simple. The nose cone doubles as the on-off button while the speed knob is on the bottom.

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Installation of the bracket is also quite simple. Just loop the bracket around the stroller handle then tighten the nut until tight. There is no need to wrench down on the bracket but it does need to be tight enough that it won’t rotate. The instructions did say to tuck in the end of the bracket strap but I couldn’t figure out where to tuck it in so I left it hanging.

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The bracket without the Rockit attached is pretty unobtrusive which is nice. It means you aren’t likely to catch it on anything or accidentally hit someone with it. The slot for the Rockit rotates and needs to be adjusted so the Rockit points upwards. This allows for optimal vibration and rocking.

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When attached the Rockit only sticks out about 4 inches from the stroller. It also has an auto shut-off timer of one hour but that’s long enough to get a few chores done or have dinner without holding the baby. It is nearly silent when operating and the only noise is a rhythmic whir which is soothing in its own way.

This thing has been a God send for my little baby. Half the time he will go right to sleep once it’s turned on, the other half of the time he will happily lay in the stroller occupying himself with his hands and feet. It did take a few uses for him to get used to it so if it doesn’t help the first couple of tries, don’t give up. I love that it’s rechargeable, I don’t have to keep batteries on hand for it and I’m able to charge it on the go if it dies. So far the battery life has been really good but I don’t normally use it for the full hour every time and I do keep it charged and ready to go. The fact it’s portable is also amazing. It’s super easy to use at Grandma’s house or when we go out for dinner somewhere. When baby gets fussy, it’s super convenient to slip into the bracket and turn on.

What I like

  • Rechargeable
  • Portable
  • WORKS!

What I’d change

  • Change USB micro to USB C

Final thoughts

The Rockit has been a lifesaver for me. It has allowed me a few minutes of hands-free peace and quiet. While it isn’t a miracle worker, it works about 75% of the time for me and that is enough. I absolutely recommend it to anyone who has a baby who loves constant motion or hates to be set down. The quiet, discreet operation makes it perfect for public spaces as well as home use. While it doesn’t change diapers, it is definitely a great helping hand for any parent.

Price: $69.95
Where to buy: Rockit and Amazon
Source: The sample of this product was provided by Rockit

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