I'm a big believer in buying less but buying for forever and that's exactly what this rocking horse is...Little Bird Told Me, a company I already adore for the quality and beautiful designs of their toys.
This is the Softly Snail Activity Fun House! It's a (copied from the website)...
"Brimming with activities and fun surprises, to excite, stimulate and delight! Her antennae rattle and squeak and you can pull her along on her removable wooden wheels. Lift the roof to discover a hidden mirror and discover where Curious Caterpillar lives. Don’t forget to pop a photo behind the door to add a personal ‘peek-a-boo’ touch!"
In conclusion... Little Bird Told Me do beautiful "forever toys". Unless you've married a footballer you probably don't want to fill your whole toy box with this stuff, but what is lovely to have is a few quality staple toys that are your little one's favourites. Staples like a pull along and a rocking horse are perfect additions that you will keep thinking to yourself "I'm so glad I invested in a nice one of those".
Positives of the softly snail are: it grows with your child, made with natural materials, very safe, interactive, has a lot of little extras like the photo slot and caterpillar rattle, it's well made and looks beautiful.
Negatives: the safety break in the cord detaches a little too easily for a more active toddler.
Verdict: recommended, especially as a real "wow" gift for a special occasion.
Check back in a bit... I have a photo post coming with some of my favourites from this weekend's toddler shoots... (Go "Like" my photography page Farlie Photography if you can't wait! It's really growing over there! Eeee! :D)