A rocker chair is a reclined seat, designed for a baby, which is mounted on rockers so as to make gentle rocking motions back and forth. Most rocker chairs are safe when used appropriately. But serious injuries can occur if rockers are placed on high surfaces or near curtains and electrical sockets or appliances.
To use rocker chairs in the safest way, parents and carers should be aware of the hazards that can come with rocker chairs.
Babies can suffer serious injuries if a rocker chair falls from a high surface. Similarly, carrying babies around in a rocker can cause them to fall. Babies can also suffer injuries including burns, strangulation and electrocution if using a rocker chair gives them access to potential hazards such as curtains, blinds, heaters or power points.