When I was pregnant, in a car boot sale we bought this Cosatto Snoozi Jolly Jelly Bouncer for £5. We were thinking of buying something with more features but this very simple bouncer was such a bargain that I couldn't resist. New it costs £20-25, available in most shops and online stores.
Bright, colourful bouncer for babies with two soft detachable toys on a removable padded toy bar.
Soft padded fabric cover easily removable. Toys and cover are washable.
Available designs: Lazi Daisi (pink colours; toys: butterfly and bird, so more suitable for a girl) and Jolly Jelly (red, yellow, green, blue stripes; toys: blue and red teddy bears, so suitable for boys and girls).
Suitable from birth.
Not musical or vibrating.
Dimensions: (H)54 x (W)52 x (D)70cm
We put our baby girl into this bouncer soon after the birth. But she wasn't fond of it at all. She was too small to play with toys and I saw that the bouncer was too big for her. It was obvious that my little girl wasn't comfortable in it - the supporting belts were too high and she looked so small and helpless there...
As there were no use of this bouncer, I wanted to throw it out or give into a charity shop, but somehow didn't. Instead, we bought a more expensive bouncer from Fisher Price with calming vibrations. We used this one for a few months. It seemed fine but she stopped enjoying time in it. Especially vibrations - she used to start crying if somebody turned them on. Our baby was 5 or 6 months old then. We were thinking what to do and decided to give Cosatto Snoozi Bouncer one more try! I was so surprised that our girl liked and still likes it very much this time!!!
The thing is that now when she is bigger, she:
- likes to play with those attachable toys (pleasure for me - I need to pick them up and attach again all day long). I put even more toys on that bar,
- very actively moves her legs - hits the bouncer and it is rocking,
- can look around and reach for everything,
- likes to scratch that brightly coloured cover,
- loves just sitting because she hates lying on a bed.
Well I love this Cosatto Bouncer too. It's very sturdy so now I can safely leave my baby for a while alone and eat smth or surf internet for a few minutes. One more advantage - it's very light and easy to move around. I have washed the cover and toys but colours haven't faded, so it's really good quality product!
The most important thing actually is that now I see my baby happy and having fun every time she is in the Bouncer!!!
Well, the supporting belts could be attached higher. Because now when my baby stretches legs she hits the frame. Of course it's covered but anyway.... I just put a blanket that it was safer.
To my opinion, babies don't need very advanced toys. The more simple the toy is - the better. Our experience with these bouncers proved that.
Of course this Cosatto Snoozi Bouncer is not perfect, but which toy is? It's a very simple, colourful Bouncer that didn't work for our girl first months but is perfect now. For other babies it may be suitable from birth.
All babies are different, just as parents' expectations. But this Bouncer is a cheap option to keep your baby busy and happy!
Also posted on ciao.co.uk under the same name.