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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on 9 March 2009
I bought this for my newborn baby who cannot settle without being held - the swing has been a total godsend. I discovered my 5 week old doesn't like vibration (after I spent money on a vibrating cot!) so struggled with what type of bouncer/swing to get. He likes to be on the move and seems to fall asleep when his gran swings him side to side so we thought this swing my help get him sleeping - and it does! My husband thought this was going to be a waste of good money as it is quite expensive compared to some of the bouncers out there but we both agree that it has been so useful - at last I can have dinner without having to eat it with one hand as we can put him down and let the swing lull him to sleep - I can even leave him in it to get a quick shower. Sometimes when he isn't sleepy he does get bored with it but it does keep him occupied for a short period of time which is still better than nothing!
The pendulum motion of the seat is slightly noisy but you soon get used to it. Also, my 5 week old isn't yet interested in the mobile, I actually think it scares him a bit, but that can be folded out of the way and the swinging action rocks him off to sleep happily. We have used this every day since we got it and are so glad we did- I would definitely recommend this to anyone especially those with a newborn.
UPDATE: Our son is now nearly 7 months old and we are still using this swing on a daily basis, several times a day (we have it in front of the tv), and the batteries have yet to be changed! Fantastic!