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BEST SWING EVER! 4 KIDS LATER, STILL MY FAVORITE!!!!!,
This review is from: Graco Sweet Peace Soother Swing, Cuddly Bear (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Baby Product)
I can not say enough positive things about this swing!!!!! I got the Sweet Peace Swing as a baby shower gift for my son, who is now 3 1/2 years old. We used it all the time for him, especially to put him to sleep when he was younger. The music always soothed him and the rocking back and forth knocked him right out. It was our savior when we needed to sleep. One of the best things about it is that the round seat comes out and you can put your car seat (we used graco)right in it. This helped when my husband and I were getting ready to go out, we could get him ready, put him in, turn it on, and finish getting ready ourselves and he would be good to go. Same thing when he wasn't a good sleeper we could take him for a car ride, then bring him in, set the car seat in the frame, & the rocking would keep him asleep, thus we got to sleep! When I found out I was having twins (they are 23 months apart from my son and now 16 months old) I almost bought a second swing. Thankfully I had a friend who had the exact same swing, so she lent me hers (saving us the extra money, but it would have been worth it). When my girls were small I would even swaddle them in the round seat facing each other and they would sleep in it forever. In 3 1/2 years I have never found one thing I didn't like about this swing, and I'm picky. Our last addition to the family is due in 2 more months and I am looking forward to taking it out & knowing that it will be my extra pair of hands. PS My son (now 34 pounds) has even climbed in it from time to time, although I wouldn't recommend it, and it hasn't broken, so I would say it's incredibly durable as well. Another cool thing about the swing is the ipod compatibility, to play your music on the swing's speakers. I hooked it into my iphone on Pandora a few times, but mostly just preferred the sounds that came on the swing so much that I didn't use it often. Definitely a cool bonus feature. Did I mention that I love this swing?
My baby...ahem toddler, who is now 14 months old still uses the sound machine for EVERY single nap & bedtime. The seat has been stored away. I used the swinging mechanism (with her swaddled) to put & keep her asleep until she was 7 months old. My "older" kids, then 2 years old twins & then 4 year old son managed to break the swinging mechanism due to too much horseplay on it, they put WAY too much weight on it constantly (they would hop in for rides). I didn't correct them because they were having fun and I knew I had gotten my money's worth out of it! 4 1/2 years later though & I still use the sound machine every day, most days it goes 24/7 with the rainforest noise!