Product Type: ELC baby products
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A fairly ineffectual and overpriced piece of baby paraphanelia
ELC Blosson Farm Sit Me Up Cosy
Member Name: paulie1975
ELC Blosson Farm Sit Me Up Cosy
Advantages: Looks nice
Disadvantages: Hard to store, expensive, pretty ineffective
We bought the sit me up cosy thinking it would prove to be a really useful piece of kit for keeping our baby chilled out and happy whilst allowing us to leave them alone for a few moments. I have to say it wasn't worth the money we paid for it. Having read the reviews on dooyoo, it has had a lot of praise, although I can now appreciate it is a marmite product and I am in the 'don't like' camp on this particular item, which is pretty enough but very expensive for what is essentially a convertible inflated ring with a small mat and a few tiny bug toys on it.
We bought one from Mothercare for £30 seduced by the idea that this was multi-purpose, it is for babies from birth to 12 months and purports to grow with them, so initially it is simply a mat, then you inflate the rabbit/horse thing and it becomes a support behind baby allowing them to sit up, then you inflate the entire apparatus creating an inflatable sofa type thing (although to a much smaller rounder scale), unfortunately for us it hasn't proven particularly effective as any of these things.
In the first instance, we had an activity gym so the item was redundant as a mat, when baby got to a stage where we wanted to encourage them to sit, we found the inflatable backrest was too flimsy and they weren't supported, therefore we weren't confident baby was safe and eventually gave up on it, it is now in its final stages, fully inflated and our little one cries whenever placed within it and the middle sinks even though it is fully inflated, so we have to give it the thumbs down on every level.
It looks fine if a little simplistic with a horse/rabbit head behind it and colourful flower type accessories attached to the mat/ring, it is colourful and should stimulate babies. It is reasonably large when the ring is inflated and really isn't something you can just hide in a cupboard or deflate everytime you've finished using it.
Unfortunately for us, this didn't appeal to our little one at all, they cried whenever they were placed on it, they now use it to climb over to reach plugs etc but that is its only real use, the idea of the cosy is a good one but being honest it was one of those things which looked very nice but has fulfilled any real purpose for us.
When we converted the item into the support chair type mechanism our little one kept finding ways to hit their head against the wall and we quickly realised this was a dangerous waste of time, allied to the fact it takes up a large chunk of space in the bedroom we've not been overly impressed with this product.
I'm going to have to be fairly harsh here, as for £30 we have bought many things which our little one adores, this is something which could be useful but as we have a bumbo seat and our little one quickly grasped how to sit unaided we've never really needed to use this to its fullest. For us this was a waste of money, it looks nice enough but is ineffectual and actually was disliked by our baby, it takes up too much space for what it is and if your little one doesn't like being placed in it from a young age you risk wasting £30 which is quite a lot of money.
I wouldn't personally recommend this and can't see any real benefits this has given us except almost bursting a blood vessel in my cheek trying to blow the main ring up. We'll put this down as a bad buy, but I'm sure some people will like it. 2 out of 5 from here
Summary: A fairly ineffectual and overpriced piece of baby paraphanelia
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