Product Type: Little Tikes Outdoor Toy
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The Cosy Coupe - the most have car for toddlers!
Little Tikes Cosy Coupe
Member Name: claireylulu
Little Tikes Cosy Coupe
Advantages: young children are attracted to them - gives hours of fun
Disadvantages: assembling them is a little difficult
The cosy coupe is the most have car for a toddler. I remember them from when my younger brother was growing up and was reunited with them when my eldest son was 15 months and we went to our local toddler group. It was here I became to realise what a magnet they were to young children. Our small toddler group has two of these cars and all the children have fought over them. Some children became a little obsessive over them! Many of the mums, me included have admitted to buying one in the hope they wouldn't be so obsessive over them at toddler group. It hasn't worked!
Last year I hunted for one of these cars, the thing about them is they are quite expensive. So my hunt for a second hand one began and ended in frustration. It was when looking on Amazon for the 20th time I realised they had been put on offer and I could get a brand new one for not much more than a second hand one. They usually cost about £50, I got mine for £35 I was a very pleased mummy. A year on I have realised they are well worth the high price tag and would be happy to pay £50 for one now.
The cosy coupe has been altered slightly in design over the years just like any real car it has gone curvy and small features have been changed but just like when my brother had one it gives many hours of fun to a young child. The one we have is in the traditional red and yellow colours but as it is a 30th year anniversary car it has a face on the front of the car.
The car is made from strong durable plastic and the only down side to it is assembling the thing. It did come in several pieces and wasn't as straight forward as it looked. We did fine a small hammer was needed at times when some pieces just wouldn't push in. So if it's for a present I would highly recommend assembling it the night before.
As I have mentioned the car has changed over the years making it more fun and safe for small children. I have noticed this myself with the toddler group having the older version ones. The bits they have added do make it even better for child and parent.
The cosy coupe is a fun looking car for any child. It has a door on one side that opens and shuts. Inside there is a small catch to slide across to keep the door shut. This is great when you use the foot plate inside with very young children. My eldest son took a while to manage to slide it across but that could off been because of the stiffness with it being new. Inside there is a black steering wheel that moves round with a red horn that squeaks in the centre of it. There is also a blue ignition key to add to that whole realistic aspect of the car. The addition my son has still has a small storage area on the back but I have noticed this is a lot smaller than the older versions. Still my son is happy with it and finds it perfect for his drink to sit in. On the side of the car is a white round petrol cap that pops open with ease. My son is very fond of pretending to fill his car up just like his daddy does. Another added touch on the new version is for the parents! There is a handle hole making it easier when you're pushing your child about in it. All the features of the car make up the fun children get from the car.
I did mention the footplate ours came with. It is a yellow square plastic piece that fits into the hole of the bottom of the car. It is a little tricky to get in but once you have done it a couple of times you get the hang of it. Now for toddlers who like to use their own legs to power the car it is pointless but for children who are just too small it's great. When we first got it my youngest son was about 10 months old and although it does recommend for children 18 months and up we did now and again push him around in it with the front plate in.
I love this car and couldn't recommend it any more highly but it is the children's reaction that counts the most. My son was so happy when he saw he had one for his back garden. He is outside in it at any opportunity and a year on, 3 years old now he still runs to it first. I can see now my youngest son is 18 months there is going to many fights over it! What child wouldn't love their own version of a car? With the cosy coupe you get style for your child but most of all safety.
Summary: worth every penny