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The best rocking horses for toddlers

Almost all toddlers love a rocking horse - or other rocking animal - and these toys are a traditional favourite in the nursery. A good rocking horse can last for years, and be passed down from one child to siblings and then on to friends and family too. 

A rocking horse can be a gateway to all sorts of adventures for a creative, imaginitive child; plus, they're great for developing physical skills and balance, plus they are a huge boost of confidence for little ones learning to rock and roll. 

What sort of rocking horse are you thinking of investing in? Would you like a traditional wooden rocking horse that will take pride of place in your living room, or a smaller, fabric horse that is more suitable for smaller children? 

Here are our favourite rocking horses that you can buy today: 

A traditional rocking horse that will make a real talking point in your living room, and will be a toy to cherish for generations.

Simple and cute, this fabric horse has a padded frame to keep your little one comfy on their adventures, it's a real classic. 

Includes a plush doll inside a pocket on the side of the horse – we love the unique design of this fabric rocking horse.

Simplistic and stylish, personalise this wooden rocking horse for your little one and make a really unique birthday present. 

If you want something a bit different to a horse, then why not an Alpaca? They’re right on trend and certainly not traditional.

OK so it's definitely not a horse, but instead it's a fabulous hairy mammoth and how can we resist?! You can personalise your mammoth too, to make it extra special. 

An outdoor toy for the garden that your little one will love, this plastic rocking horse toy will give hours of fun in the summer.

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  • Author: Sophie Knight Sophie Knight
  • Job Title: Contributing Editor

Sophie is a journalist and mum of one, and previously edited before moving on to write about family cars for - now Sophie is Commercial Content Editor for M&B, Closer, Heat, Empire, Yours, Garden News, and 

She is passionate about raising awareness around postnatal depression and is a Mental Health First Aider.

Sophie studied History at the University of Sheffield and has been in journalism for 16 years. 

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