I've had several babies use this swing, and they all loved it. The music volume options were great, the different speeds for swinging were also great, the timer was also great too. When my first one got too big for it, I used the music as white noise. The second slept in it peacefully (the only place he could sleep since he was colicky and had reflux). The third gets giddy with laughter while she sits in it.
We purchased this swing about five months ago for our baby. It's sturdy and has some nice fixtures and such, but the main problem is that the battery compartment is a piece of junk. I have to smack the battery compartment a number of times each time we put him in the swing to get the thing to start. It's all electronic, so you need to have the batteries working for it to swing/play music. I don't know if it's just our swing or what, but there must be a bad connection. The compartment looks poorly designed, so I imagine others may have trouble also. Overall, not a bad swing when it works, but the battery compartment will drive you absolutely bonkers.
I recieved this swing as a shower gift, and thought it was great because my baby theme was winie the pooh. My son always fell asleep in it, so I was happy. Now that my son is starting to move around (4 mons old) the swing seat slides off the bars and he has almost fell on the floor twice. I have to push the swing back onto the bars each time I use it. I called Graco and they said if hes moving around he shouldnt be in the swing anymore and thats it, nothing to help me with my swing or concerns that their swings might be dangerous.
I recieved this swing as a baby shower gift. My daughter (now 12 weeks old) has been using it since she was 2 weeks, and she loves it. Sometimes it's the only way she'll take a nap. The timer is great because I won't loose track of time and leave her in it too long. The music is great, too, because sometimes it's too quiet in our house and the music helps calm and relax her. Also, the colors aren't too bright so the swing blends in with our livingroom and looks like it belongs.