Nobsi

Handmade Rocking Toys. Born from the vision of a mother

21 Sales On Etsy since 2019

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Nobsi

Handmade Rocking Toys. Born from the vision of a mother

21 Sales

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Last updated on Dec 5, 2019

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About Nobsi

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On Etsy since 2019

From midwife to rocking toy artisan – the story behind children’s rocking toys and Nobsi

My name is Anna-Liisa, I am a housewife, mother, midwife and artisan creator of the rocking toys.

After university graduation, I started working at a hospital as a midwife. I love my job a lot and have always looked for my “own thing”.

I got the idea of making wooden rocking toys when I saw a picture of a child’s swing on the internet, its potential sparked my creative attention as the implementation wasn’t as great as I would have liked.

The idea started nicely, I started imagining how I would like to see the rocking toy evolve, what styles of rocking toy would suit our home.

Before the Rocking Toy creation I had other activities and hobbies for example, I took a massage course, also tried sewing, but the creative feeling I now is completely different – I just knew in an instant that I have to start making the Rocking Toy.

At first, I had quite a few thoughts about the design and I created the first sketches on paper.

Over time, my designs have developed their own identity and today I have created my own brand thanks to the support of my husband, family and friends – Nobsi.

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    My name is Anna-Liisa, I am a housewife, mother, midwife and artisan creator of the rocking toys.

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Last updated on Dec 5, 2019
Frequently asked questions
What age are the rocking toy designed for?

There is no compulsory age limit for the rocking toy, however, it has carrying capacity of 50 kg maximum.

An infant can be placed on the rocking toy with a blanket to be gently rocked by the parent. In general, the rocking toy is suitable for children aged 1 year and above.

Our experience shows that children start interacting with the rocking toy as soon as they start crawling around.

The rocking toy is also suitable for an older child (6+ years), who can use it for different balancing exercises.

We would like to emphasise that small children who are at risk of falling should use the rocking toy under parental guidance or supervision of an appropriate adult.

Can the rocking toy fall over?

The rocking toy has a low and oval-shape which means that the centre gravity is in the middle, plus there are stopping elements at ends of every rocker (the BIRDIE has beak and tail, JUMBO has protruding trunk part), please see pictures or videos for more detail:
https://youtu.be/mdrqqqLy_Mg

Can the rocking toy be used outdoors?

Our rocking toys are made from sustainable damp-proof birch plywood for indoor use. With dry weather the rocking toy can be used outdoors but it should not be left out in the rain, wet or damp conditions.

What material are the rocking toys made of?

Material: Sustainable damp-proof birch plywood (suitable for indoor use). Birch is a stable wood that does not swell, shrink or crack. Birch is durable with great strength and excellent in appearance.

Wholesale availability

Please contact us by email: info@mynobsi.com

Are the finishing materials child-friendly?

The birch wood slats are child-freindly water-based Caparol colours that are certified for use with children’s toys (certificate ref: EN 71-3).

The sides of the rockers are child-friendly using water-based Tikkurila Kiva varnish which is certified for use with children’s wooden toys (certificate ref: VTT-C-11735-15-16).

Sizing details

Height – 39cm
Width – 41cm
Length – 89 (BIRDIE), 97cm (JUMBO)
The weight of the rocking toy – 4kg
Carrying capacity – up to 50kg