Hape Rock A Bye Cradle for Dolls – Review

The Hape Rock A Bye Cradle is a toy that will appeal to every young child that loves to play with dolls. Hape, a German toy company, have created this gorgeous, high quality wooden Rock A Bye Cradle to rock your dolls to sleep in that I’m sure will be the envy of any little girl.

This beautifully crafted cradle is made from wood with painted end panels.  It comes flat packed in five pieces that require minimal assembly to create a sturdy, made to last toy.  The wood has a really smooth finish which reflects the high standards from Hape.

Cradle1The cradle is aimed at children aged 3+, and is a toy that encourages imaginative play, creativity and role playing.  It also helps to boost social skills through communication and cooperation with others.

My two children aged 5 and 2 (almost 3) have had hours of fun with this already.  Using it along with a dolls pram they have taken dolls for walks then brought them back to feed them and rock them to sleep.  They done some great role playing, being a family with their babies and although at times they have wanted to do the same thing at the same time with the cradle, they have had to learn to share and cooperate with each other.

Cradle2The cradle comes with an included pillow and quilt/mattress in a pretty pink, which have added to the play value.  There are also some lovely details in the little plastic rattle rings on the bars of the cradle for dolly to play with and also the ability to rock the cradle from side to side.

Please watch our short video of the Rock A Bye Cradle from Hape:

This is a beautiful toy, that I’d highly recommend.  The Rock A Bye Cradle from Hape would be a hit with any little girl. (oh and boy – Mister B loved feeding his doll a bottle then tucking her in the cradle for a sleep).

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.

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