Cosatto Hapi Baby Activity Centre

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PRODUCT: Cosatto Hapi Baby Activity Centre (www.cosatto.com)Cosatto Hapi Baby Activity Centre

DESCRIPTION: An activity centre to help encourage baby to walk. Features include lockable walking discs, electronic and musical toy attachments, and 360 degree rotating height adjustable and removable seat. Assembly instructions included. Free 4 year guarantee (UK and Ireland only). Requires 2 x AA 1.5v batteries (not included). Dimensions are H53 x W59 x D75cm. Suitable for children from approximately 6 months upwards (maximum weight 11 kg).

ASSEMBLY: The product requires some assembly prior to use, and clear step-by-step instructions are provided with corresponding diagrams. The parts included are: base, tray, 3 x legs, toy arch, plush toy arch, music tray, 2 x spinner toys, seat ring, seat pad and seat back. The three plastic legs simply lock into the base and the tray clips into place on top. The seat pad and the toy attachments are simply attached via secure fastenings. Note that batteries need to be inserted into the music tray (using a screwdriver) before it is fitted onto the tray. The seat height can be adjusted using the buckle on the rear of the seat pad.

GOOD POINTS: The Hapi Baby Activity Centre is a sturdy and very fun baby activity centre, which provides plenty of visual, auditory and tactile stimulation. The product does require some initial assembly, although this is quick and easy to do using the instructions provided.

The product is decorated in wonderfully bright and vibrant colours to captivate your child, and the seat is extremely well padded (with attractive design), with a seat back to provide a very comfortable support. The seat unit ring itself (i.e. what the seat pad is attached to) can be rotated freely by your child 360 degrees in either direction so that they can access all areas! Note also that the seat unit can be locked into position if required. The seat pad is removable for cleaning with a damp cloth.

The main tray provides a variety of fun and sensory activities for your child to play with, including a lights and sounds music tray (with eight different tunes and an off mode), spinning toys, mirrors, rattles, and plush toy arch with detachable dangling soft toys.

The base unit of the activity centre is slightly wider than the tray unit to provide maximum stability for your child. A great feature of the base are two unique built-in circular rotating discs (referred to as pedals), which your child can use to aid them in learning to walk, i.e. the walking discs will encourage a natural walking action by moving round as your child touches them with their feet. These 'pedals' can also be locked when not in use.

In all, this is a really good quality and durable product for young children, with some excellent and fun features which have many educational and developmental benefits!

BAD POINTS: The product cannot be wheeled around like a standard baby walker. No batteries are included, and battery replacement will be more frequent with heavy use. The seat pad is sponge clean only. The colour scheme may be more suited to girls than boys.

PRICE: Approx. £75

 

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