Product Name: Rio Rocker
Price Range: ££££
At a glance
The Concord Rio rocker is a stylish contemporary baby rocker. It’s sleek aluminium and beech wood design allows it to fit in with any modern home.
German company Concord state they live by 5 company values. Those being Usability, simplicity, personality, quality and service. Without being able to comment on service, the concord Rio demonstrates the first 4 without any problem.
Concord have clearly taken the time to think what really matters in a baby rocker for the baby and importantly the parent. In line with their values the rocker is easy to use and highly functional, it looks stylish and solid, is of a high production standard and clearly sets itself apart from the plastic rocker brigade.
The Rio is available in a wide range of colour schemes. You can choose which rocker suits your taste or best fits your home decor .
It comes with some nice functionality that makes life that little bit easier when looking after baby.
Firstly it can be folded flat for storage and transportation. It folds down from 76 x 49 x 66 cm when open, down to 73 x 49 x 20 cm when closed. The Rio weighs in at 4.1 kg and has a very nice feature of carry straps for moving the rocker about.
In order to keep your baby entertained it comes with a toy bar that has 3 soft toys a Baby Chick an elephant and a fish. Another added bonus is that the position of the toy bar is adjustable to what suits best.
You can stop the Rio from rocking by applying the fold out wedge on the runners. This immobilises the rocker when needed.
The recline position of the rocker can be adjusted which is a great feature along with the adjustable toy bar then you can make your little one as comfortable as possible. The Rio also comes with a padded insert for smaller babies in addition to the already well padded seat, so all in all the concord Rio scores highly in comfort.
Your child is secured in place by a very nice 3 point harness which is more like a racing car seat belt system than a baby seat harness. A very nice touch is the child lock that prevents little fingers trying to open it.
Ease of Cleaning
You’ll find cleaning a fairly easy task since the detachable seat and small baby insert are both fully machine washable. The frame can easily be wiped down with a damp cloth and non abrasive detergent.
Ease of Assembly
The Concord Rio comes ready assembled with the exception of attaching the toy bar which is easily clicked into place. To fold out the chair you pull the locking lever at the back of the rocker and lift it until the rocker clicks into the upright position.
Age Range and Usage
The Concord Rio rocker can be used from birth up to the age of 6 months which is roughly up to a maximum weight of 9 kg or 20 lbs. Getting 6 months of use out of this rocker for your baby, before they become too big for it is pretty much the average. See Baby Rocker Comparison Table.
Value for Money
In looking at value for money, a great place to start is to consider the price you are paying against how long you will get usage out of the rocker.
At the time of writing the cost of this rocker coming in at almost £119 puts it in the upper end of the price range (££££ on the comparison table) which is between £80 and £120’s. As indicated on the age range you should get at least 6 months usage out of the product and so, simply put, a cost of £119 for 6 months gives you a usage cost per month of £19.83 which is a very high usage cost per month score.
- Quality look & feel
- Folds flat
- Carry handles
- Toy bar included
What to watch out for:
- High price tag
- No music or vibrate
The Concord Rio is definitely a high quality baby rocker. It is easy to use and can be folded up for storage or transport. This makes it great to take with you for visiting grandparents and family. The stylish look and feel sets the Rio apart from many of its competitors and it can fit easily into the decor of any contemporary living room. Whilst it comes with a high price tag you get a lot of rocker for your money and this is a superb baby rocker.