Tested and Reviewed: Bright Starts Infant To Toddler Rocker

A versatile rocker that adapts to my child's growth, providing entertainment and comfort for both of my babies and allowing me to complete tasks hands-free.

Bright Starts Infant To Toddler Rocker Review

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  • Ultra-soft seat pad
  • Non-skid feet and a five-point harness for safety
  • Suitable for use by both young babies and toddlers
  • Vibrating feature
  • Machine washable


  • It may be difficult to store due to its bulkiness
  • The toy bar could be longer

Review Summary

Our thorough evaluation of the Bright Starts Infant to Toddler Rocker left us impressed by its versatility and functionality for babies of all ages. Not only did our 2-month-old infant enjoy the soothing rocking motions, but our 2-year-old toddler also loved spending time on this versatile piece of gear. Equipped with a removable toy bar, multiple adjustable positions, and different rocking settings, it's no wonder this rocker has quickly become a go-to option in the Australian market for parents and caregivers alike.

Overall Rating: 

Ease of Use

Ease of Cleaning

Build Quality




Upon first inspection, we were impressed by the quality construction of the Bright Starts Infant To Toddler Rocker. The base is designed to be sturdy and durable, capable of supporting the weight of both of our babies, ranging from my newborn to my older toddler weighing 12kg. In fact, this rocker can accommodate a toddler up to 18kg. Even when our toddler gets extra excited and swings back and forth like a monkey, I can see that the rocker holds her weight securely and doesn't seem flimsy!

Moreover, the rocker is equipped with a premium soft and plush seat cushion. Bright Starts offers a variety of vibrant and playful designs for this particular rocker, and we currently have the Playful Parade theme. However, I am aware that there are additional options available, including the Safari Blast and a special Mickey Mouse design for Disney fans.

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On top of that, the seat and toy bar of the rocker feature eye-catching and playful colours that quickly grab the attention of our kids. The added convenience of the removable seat and toy bar makes cleaning a breeze for me. The rocker is also equipped with a 5-point harness and slip-resistant feet for added safety, which are essential features to consider when choosing a good bouncer or rocker.

Key Functions 

The Bright Starts Infant To Toddler Rocker has two modes of operation: rocking and stationary. Switching between the modes is straightforward and can be done by adjusting the kickstand located near the rear leg. This rocker also has a convenient one-button vibrating function.

My younger baby loves the vibrations for some solo playtime, chatting and giggling away. Meanwhile, my toddler loves to rock back and forth in the rocking mode, getting all excited! And when it's time for some quiet time, the rocker transforms into a comfortable chair - perfect for reading and relaxing.

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Stationary Mode

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Rocking Mode

Additionally, this rocker offers two adjustable recline positions to accommodate the different needs of babies in different ages and needs. The first position is a near-flat recline, perfect for newborns, and the second is a slightly more upright position that is ideal for infants and toddlers.

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Upright position

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Near-flat recline position

My favourite features

The assembly of this rocker is a breeze thanks to its simple and straightforward instructions. In no time, we were able to put it together and our kids were already enjoying it.

We love the comfort and adjustability of the well-padded seat, with multiple shoulder slots that fit our growing children securely with the seat belt. This rocker offers a longer lifespan compared to the Fisher Price Baby's bouncer we've previously reviewed.

As a mother of two kids, I am familiar with the difficulties of caring for them while making sure they are safe and clean. This rocker helps ease the task, as the seat cover is removable and can be conveniently machine washed along with other toys during routine cleaning. One thing less to worry about! The detachable toy bar and frame can also be easily cleaned using mild soap and a damp cloth. Though, it would be even more convenient if the toy bar was machine washable as well.

Some Flaws 

One of the significant drawbacks that we have found is the limited length of the toy bar, which positions the attached toys too close to our baby's face (as seen in the picture) especially when the rocker is reclined nearly flat. Perhaps the only benefit of this is that the baby can easily reach the dangling toys, but I personally would have preferred a longer toy bar so it would be better for his eyesight. As a result, I often remove the toy bar and provide him with alternative toys to play with.

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The Bright Stars rocker weighs less than 2 kg and can be easily lifted with one hand. However, it is too bulky for our liking. It takes up significant space when not in use as it cannot be folded. For better storage, I recommend the Fisher Price Deluxe Infant to Toddler Rocker which has more features and can be folded nearly flat. However, this convenience comes at a higher price.


In conclusion, the Bright Starts Infant to Toddler Rocker is an excellent value and versatile baby product. It offers a comfortable and secure place for my children to relax and play, allowing me to get things done around the house.

I am overall very satisfied with the rocker and have no complaints except for the short toy bar. Nevertheless, it is still a durable and long-lasting seat that will serve my children from infancy to toddlerhood.