Top positive review
8 people found this helpful
on April 21, 2008
I got this swing about a month ago, and have been very pleased thus far. My apartment isn't very big, so I LOVE that it combines a bouncy chair and swing in one, so I don't always have those separate items taking up space. My two month old really digs looking up at himself in the overhead mirror. . . but the little monkeys that hang next to it are quite lame in my opinion.
If I had designed the swing, things I would have done differently: I would have made it so the toys on the tray wouldn't interfere with opening the tray fully when removing the child (in the fully reclined position when you go to open the tray, one of the toys hits the side of the swing so you can't open it completely, giving you less room to maneuver the baby in/out). I would also have liked the upper toys and mirror to be on an arm that you could move out of the way when getting the baby out. As it is, it can be a little tricky getting him out especially, without hitting his head on something. It would have been nice if the overhead toys weren't quite so high up for when the baby's in the swing, so he could try to play with them instead of just look at them. Lastly, I don't like that the music cycles through all the different songs. I'd prefer to be able to choose which song/songs to listen to instead of being locked in to having them all play.
Those things aside, I really do love the swing! It runs great, I like the safari themed toys and fabric, and again, I am really pleased with the bouncy chair/swing combo. Having all sorts of options between using the swing and vibration is awesome!! And it's nice that if he's in the swing and I want to bring him with me to another room it's super easy to detach the chair, and it's just as easy to put it back on.
Also, I'm glad that it has a 5 point harness. Currently my boy doesn't move around all that much so it's not so necessary now, but as he gets bigger and more mobile, I like that I'll be able to strap him in securely so I won't worry about him toppling out somehow.