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34 Must-Have Animal Rocking Toys (That Aren’t Horses)

You know children love animal rocking toys. We had rocking horses when we were kids, and now we can give our kids even more. From ladybugs to dinosaurs, there’s an entire menagerie of critters designed to delight tots. Plush bodies or hand-built wooden rockers, these are sure to be treasured for years.

Rocking horses have evolved into animal rocking toys available in a wild variety of jungle critters, bugs, reptiles, and even dinosaurs.

Rockabye Knight's Horse Play & Rock Ride On

Rockabye Knight's Horse Play & Rock Ride On

Imagination is the fuel of child’s play. Rockabye’s ride and rock horse is more than another toy: it’s designed to foster imaginary play. Outfitted with “armor” this grand steed is ready to lead your little knight to victorious conquest over ye olde neighborhood dragons. Or relax with the included original educational songs.

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DanyBaby Rocking Plush Dinosaur Chair

DanyBaby Rocking Plush Dinosaur Chair

DanyBaby has an adorable dinosaur rocking chair that will delight even the youngest paleontologist. This extra-comfy plush toy serves as an adorable nursery accessory on its own, and it’s sure to be a child’s favorite rocker for several years. The simulated animal sound effects add to its charm.

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Rockabye Honey Bear Rocker Ride On

Rockabye Honey Bear Rocker Ride On

When your busy little bee wants to rock, this little bear is a honey of a ride. It’s “unbearably” cute! If you’re looking for a luxurious plush animal rocking toy that’s not just another horse, you’re in the right place. Adorable educational songs play along and teach basics while your youngster rocks.

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DanyBaby Rocking Plush Elephant

DanyBaby Rocking Plush Elephant

From the time your tot can sit up, around six months or so, let the amazing DanyBaby elephant rocker cradle your precious bundle in a super-soft plush rocking toy. Seat belt for added safety as you and your sweet child relax with the music and experience the world from a seated position.

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Rockabye Petals the Fawn Rocker Ride On

Rockabye Petals the Fawn Rocker Ride On

Petals the Fawn is perhaps the “deerest” ride-on toy you’ll ever see. It’sa lovely new design to update a classic childhood favorite. Four educational songs are built-in for your little rider to enjoy. Plush fabric body, hidden squeakers, and crinkles surprise and delight babies from nine months to three years of age.

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Happy Trails Tiger Plush Rocking Animal Ride On

Happy Trails Tiger Plush Rocking Animal Ride On

Animal rocking toys have so many designs, and they’re much more than the old-fashioned rocking horse our grandparents had as children. This fierce rocking tiger is perfect for the little adventurer (up to eighty pounds) for a make-believe wild safari. It features a plush body and hardwood rockers for years of action.

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Little Bird Told Me Lambert Rocking Animal Ride On

Little Bird Told Me Lambert Rocking Animal Ride On

Lambert the Lamb is the cutest, cuddliest ride-on toy ever! Your toddler “wool” love this plushy rocker with crinkles in the tail and ears for added sensory stimulus. Generations of babies have grown up learning to balance and play pretend with rocking toys. Now, we can choose more than just another horse.

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DanyBaby Rocking Animal Ride On Rocking Plush Panda

DanyBaby Rocking Animal Ride On Rocking Plush Panda

Pandas are so cute and snuggly, it’s no wonder everyone loves them. DanyBaby’s rocking panda is adorable in a signature black-and-white pattern which complements any nursery decor. Your youngster will love pretending to scale Mount Everest on their own giant panda! Designed to be luxurious and sturdy for years of rideable fun.

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Rockabye Bitsy Bird Rocker Ride On

Rockabye Bitsy Bird Rocker Ride On

We don’t actually rock our babies on the tree top, but rocking is a universal way to give and seek comfort. This adorable Bitsy Bird ride on toy from Rockabye is ideal for older babies who want a little autonomy but still love to rock. It’s the cutest birdie in the nursery.

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Rockabye Owlivia Pink Owl Rocker

Rockabye Owlivia Pink Owl Rocker

“Whooooo” wouldn’t love this adorable rocking owl? Brilliant pink Owlivia will brighten up your nursery, and with four songs about letters, numbers, shapes, and colors, baby will grow more brilliant, too. Whether you’re choosing a ride-on for your child or as a gift, Owlivia will be a treasure for years to come.

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Linzy Plush Bear Rocker

Linzy Plush Bear Rocker

Any nursery would be the perfect setting for this plush rocking bear. It’s designed to cuddle your tot in a sweet teddy bear hug, and let them rock around the clock! What could be better than a cushy teddy bear to ride on? It makes a great shower gift, too.

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Rocking Plush Dragon

Rocking Plush Dragon

What could possibly be cooler than an animal rocking toy? A dragon rocking toy, of course! The cute little wings, contrasting scales, and multi-colored claws are positively delightful. Fun sound effects make the ride more exciting and spark the imagination. Rocking toys help babies develop balance and strengthen little muscles.

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Labebe Child Rocking Fox

Labebe Child Rocking Fox

Here’s a bright orange fox that’s too adorable for words. It’s a plushy, it’s a ride-on, it’s perfect for any nursery! Whether you’re looking to complement a woodsy theme or just want to add a splash of color to the usual menagerie, then here’s a unique toy that really fits the bill.

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Best Choice Products Cow Animal Rocker

Best Choice Products Cow Animal Rocker

How now, brown cow. Your little farmer will love this cow as a rocking ride-on, and you will love that it easily converts to a rolling rider as your toddler grows. Factor in mooing sounds, and you’ve got a rocking, rolling good time. Corralling your young’un for bedtime just got more challenging.

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Rockabye Buzzy Bee Rocker

Rockabye Buzzy Bee Rocker

Here’s a honey of a ride on toy for your busy little bee. You know you don’t want to “bumble” around with a ho-hum rocker when you can generate buzz with this adorable buzzy bee. The wings make a cozy little seat, and four buttons play educational songs to stimulate baby’s playtime.

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Happy Trails Zebra Plush Rocking Animal Ride On

Happy Trails Zebra Plush Rocking Animal Ride On

Rocking horses have been favorite toys for generations of youngsters, and today’s kids love them, too. However, when you get can something more exciting than just another horse, why wouldn’t you? This plushy zebra ride-on is traditional and contemporary at the same time. It’s a win-win situation for any lucky little tyke.

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Rockabye Flutter Butterfly Rocker Ride On

Rockabye Flutter Butterfly Rocker Ride On

In a world of amazing ride-on toys, Rockabye now has a charming Flutter Butterfly. It’s the same quality craftsmanship you’ve come to expect from Rockabye, complete with the four primary songs to stimulate learning while your little one flies away in throes of butterfly pleasure. The colorful plush fabrics complement every nursery.

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Toy Rocking Moose Plush

Toy Rocking Moose Plush

The Happy Trails moose is not your average rocking horse toy. It’s as big as — well, a MOOSE. The larger size is great for boys and girls up to about four years of age. Because rocking toys aren’t just for infants! This ride keeps going as long as your tot wants.

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Happy Trails Giraffe Plush Rocking Animal

Happy Trails Giraffe Plush Rocking Animal

Are you willing to stick your neck out for a unique animal rocking toy? How far will your imagination stretch to find the perfect gift? Happy Trails has the answer to your dilemma — it’s a giraffe! Plushy, yet sturdy enough for kiddos up to 80 pounds, let your tot’s safari adventure begin.

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Wonderworld Rocking Raffy Rocking Horse

Wonderworld Rocking Raffy Rocking Horse

The Wonderworld Raffy is more than a ride-on toy. It has a backrest to support a younger rider, then as your infant grows stronger, it can be removed. Jingle horns and crinkle ears add to the fun. When the child has outgrown the rocker, remove the base for a standalone cuddly giraffe.

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Felix The Rocking Fox

Felix The Rocking Fox

Felix the Fox is fond of frolicking through the forest of fun and fantasy, fraternizing with fairies! Or maybe he’ll encourage your youngster to go on a daring make-believe foxy adventure. Perhaps, they’ll rock gently through a quiet English garden. Imagination has no bounds, and this rocking fox will delight every child.

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Rockabye Fergie Frog Rocker

Rockabye Fergie Frog Rocker

Fergie the Frog may not go a-courting, but there’s no doubt Fergie will win the heart of the lucky tyke who gets this adorable rocking froggy. Babies from nine months of age will love the four-song feature that teaches letters, numbers, colors, and shapes. Fergie will be a nursery favorite for years.

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Trademark Happy Trails Giraffe Plush Rocking Animal

Trademark Happy Trails Giraffe Plush Rocking Animal

Maybe you’re looking for an animal rocking toy to add to your zoo or jungle-themed nursery. How can you resist this plushy giraffe ride on toy? Let your little one’s imagination reach for the tallest branches and scan the furthest horizon as the magic of pretend play carries them to the savanna.

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Livebest Baby Plush Rabbit Rocking Horse

Livebest Baby Plush Rabbit Rocking Horse

Shhhh, this adorable plush bunny is sleeping while gently rocking your infant in a soothing rhythm to transition from more active play to relaxing time. As baby grows, bunny still rocks, or can convert to a rolling rabbit ride on toy. It’s sure to be a nursery treasure for years.

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Rockabye Buckee Beaver Rocker Ride On

Rockabye Buckee Beaver Rocker Ride On

How cute is Buckee Beaver? From the log seat to the log in front, you can imagine Buckee has been industrious! You won’t need a dam built in your nursery so your youngster can just enjoy riding this plush critter. Four educational songs are included to make playtime a fun learning experience.

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Rockabye Fossil Dinosaur Rocker

Rockabye Fossil Dinosaur Rocker

Who says animal rocking toys can’t be prehistoric? Rockabye presents this adorable blue fossil dinosaur that’s sure to delight parents and kids alike. Four educational songs are built in for added fun as tots from nine months of age fall in love with this cheerful triceratops. Supports children up to 80 pounds.

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Peach Tree Elephant Style Riding Rocker

Peach Tree Elephant Style Riding Rocker

It rocks, it has sound effects, and a seat belt for added security. AND it’s an elephant! What could be more enchanting? Whether your toddler is an up-and-coming explorer traversing imaginary Alps or a would-be circus ringmaster, this adorable ride-on toy will spark imaginary play and entertain him or her for hours.

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Happy Trails Rocking Kali The Kangaroo & Little Joey

Happy Trails Rocking Kali The Kangaroo & Little Joey

We’re “hoppy” to introduce Rocking Kali the Kangaroo and Little Joey. Because everyone knows baby ‘roos ride in their mama’s pouch. Your child won’t need a pouch when Kali is around. She’s always eager to have a young rider on her back. Recommended for toddlers two years and up, supports 80 pounds.

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Linzy Plush Giraffe Rocker Collection with Nursery Rhymes

Linzy Plush Giraffe Rocker Collection with Nursery Rhymes

Animal rocking toys get cuter every year. They’re not simple wooden horses these days, but soft plushies from throughout the animal kingdom. This adorable giraffe is more than a rocker — it converts to a riding toy in seconds, and plays three nursery tunes. Babies twelve months and up will love it.

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Henrietta the Rocking Hippo

Henrietta the Rocking Hippo

You’ll never see anything more adorable than Henrietta the Rocking Hippo. She’s a plushie rocker who’s clad in a lovely shade of purple, sporting a gingham saddle and socks! This beautiful creature will accentuate any nursery decor. She’s sure to be well-loved as she carries your tot into adventures fueled by imagination.

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Rockabye Beatrice Bunny Play & Rock Ride-On Rocker

Rockabye Beatrice Bunny Play & Rock Ride-On Rocker

Featuring a plush body, and four educational songs, Beatrice Bunny pulls a cute basket and seems to be beckoning, “Hop on! We don’t want to be late for the Easter Parade.” She’s so charming, your baby will want to ride every day of the year. Sturdy construction supports up to eighty pounds.

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Toddler Rocking Animal Cow Toy

Toddler Rocking Animal Cow Toy

Moooooooo-ve over, rocking horse. There’s a new cow in town. In eye-catching black and white, this adorable ride on toy will delight your little buckaroo. Whether imagination takes them to the rodeo, a wild west cattle drive, or just a jaunt around the family farm, your lucky tyke will be “udderly” thrilled.

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Happy Trails Rocking Lucy The Ladybug Ride On

Happy Trails Rocking Lucy The Ladybug Ride On

Rocking Lucy the Ladybug is loveable in brilliant red and black, and the perfect accent piece for any nursery. She has a soft plush body and is ready for riders up to 80 pounds. Kids have always loved rocking horses, and now we have so many other animals from which to choose.

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Happy Trails Lion Plush Rocking Animal Ride On

Happy Trails Lion Plush Rocking Animal Ride On

A child born under the sign of Leo would think this ride-on toy lion was made for them. Or maybe you’re shopping for a jungle-themed nursery or a unique piece for a play zoo. This sturdy ride-on will be a favorite for years. Supports kids up to 80 pounds, and we’re not “lion”!

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4 Creative Diy Animal Rocking Toys

Diy Plush Dog Rocker (Restoration Hardware Hack)

Diy Plush Dog Rocker (Restoration Hardware Hack)

So you love the idea of a fancy plush animal rocking toy, but you don’t want to pay three figures at the high-end retailer? Here’s a DIY tutorial that will result in a customized ride-on with a thrift store rocking horse base. You’ll have a one-of-a-kind rocking toy, and save money besides.

Diy Rocking Rhino

Diy Rocking Rhino

What an adorable idea. Here’s a step-by-step do-it-yourself tutorial to build a beautiful ride-on rhino. Talk about a labor of love! This is the perfect project for a zoo-themed baby shower or birthday. Or just build it because you can, and you know a child who will be amazed to receive it.

Rocking Elephant Plans

Rocking Elephant Plans

Woodworkers delight in crafting unique pieces, and children love rocking horse toys. When you combine these two concepts, you can make a sweet elephant ride-on for toddlers. Built with care and given with love, this is certain to be a treasure in the nursery today, and a cherished heirloom in the future.

Diy Kids Rocking Horse Dog

Diy Kids Rocking Horse Dog

DIY animal rocking toys are favorites for kids of all ages. Here’s a clever tutorial to take your skills in the shop into the heart of the nursery. A customized man’s best friend silhouette is mounted on rockers and fitted with a seat for an adorable doggy to delight your favorite toddler.
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