Graco SnugGlider Swing holds SnugRide Infant Car Seat
I bought this glider after reading these reviews. The price is good --about 2/3 the price of most other swings-- and it can be folded down and put away. I live in a one bedroom apartment so that was especially nice. My little guy likes his swing. It's a safe place to put him when I make his bottle. I like being able to pop him onto the swing when we come home from a car ride because he is sleeping.
The swing takes 4 C batteries -- so far I've used it for about a month and haven't needed more batteries.
The vibration and sound features take 2 AA batteries.
-Small, lightweight, compact.
-Vibration soothes baby
-The swing speed control is a dial. Off/slow/fast. Because the weight of your baby effects the motion (as it would in any swing) I have to turn up the dial 3 times to get a short swing (for my newborn) and there's not much more dial to go for "full speed." It makes me wonder how long (up to what baby weight) it will still work.
-The swing mechanism makes a pretty loud clicking noise, typical of swings but it may annoy you and there are quieter swings available
-No AC plug in
-Controls in awkward spot
-Sound feature is limited just on/off
None of these cons are a big deal to me, however, if you want a swing with more features that also holds a Graco car seat try: Graco Sweet Peace Soother Swing, Cuddly Bear
though this one is almost 3x as expensive.
Parent tip: If you want your baby to fall asleep in the swing try to only put them in it when they're calm so they think of it as a restful place.