I received this product as a gift for my second child, and to be honest, at first I didn't quite know what to do with it. It wasn't until we realized we could use this item in lieu of our pack-n-play AND baby bouncy seat - since it acted as both - that I found its true value. We put it in our office/nursery for the baby to sleep in at night and for me to put him in during the day when I'm working on the computer. It really de-cluttered that room since we were able to put the pack-n-play AND bouncy seat away. I do wish it had an automatic rocker instead of me having to manually rock it, and I'm still adjusting to the fact that its "play" position sits pretty upright, and sometimes my 3-month old slumps to one side or another because he can't support himself very well yet, but I think he likes that he can see us better since he's propped up, instead of lying down. It is not quite as supportive in its sitting position as a basic infant bouncy seat. It is adorable though! I like how it is neutral colors but is not boring or dull looking. It is good quality and will probably last us for at least a few more children. It was fairly easy to assemble, it took my husband less than 30 minutes, and he HATES assembling things. Our baby sleeps pretty well in it - he likes sleeping on his side, and this allows him to do that as well as sleep on his back. For the price, it's pretty comparable to other quality bassinets I have seen, and it is certainly less expensive than our pack-n-play, so I would strongly consider buying it instead of the infant seat PLUS the pack-n-play if I were considering this purchase for a first baby. For the space it saves though, it is wonderful.
Over all I liked this item. However, it was VERY difficult to put together and the directions were not much help. I was also sad to find out if I wanted to rock my baby I had to manually rock him not just flip a switch like I had hoped.
Some of the things I liked about this item was once its put together its easy to use. I love the fact I can use AA batteries which we always have on hand rather than the D batteries that are only purchased for baby items. I also like the fact I can open the battery compartment with knife and not have to got get a tiny screw driver, just makes things easier! Its a great item to purchase because its a multipurpose item a baby can sleep in it as well as sit and look at the world.
We have enjoyed the Baby Sleep Cocoon. It has been a great seat for our almost 3 month old. I love that it easily goes from an upright seat, down to a bed. My little one enjoys watching everything that is happening in the house, and the seat is very portable so we can easily bring it from room to room.
The only issues we have had are putting it together, which was extremely challenging. Also, the seatback only sits at one level, and so my son tips from one side to the next. It will be better when he gets bigger.