If you’re having trouble deciding between the Fisher Price My Little Lamb Cradle Swing and the Bright Starts Ingenuity Cradle and Sway, I might be able to help. Both cradle swings have several things in common, however there are a few unique features that set them apart.
Both the Bright Starts Ingenuity and the My Little Lamb Swing offer 2 swinging motions, head to toe, and side to side. Both cradle swings also offer 6 speeds, 2 position recline, safety restraints, removable snack trays, and both have a maximum weight recommendation of 25 pounds. Both the Bright Starts Ingenuity and the My Little Lamb Swing are battery operational only, and have removable and washable seat pads.
The Bright Starts Ingenuity offers a total of 10 melodies and nature sounds, along with volume control. The My Little Lamb Swing offers 10 melodies, plus 3 nature sounds, also with volume control. The Bright Starts Ingenuity offers a pivoting toy mobile that moves with the swing, whereas the My Little Lamb Swing offers a motorized toy mobile that spins and has a large dome mirror in the center. This Fisher Price Swing also offers a toy bead bar attached to the snack tray for even more entertainment, whereas the Bright Starts Ingenuity only offers two soft toys that hook and dangle from its snack tray. As far as toys and entertainment go, I believe the My Little Lamb Swing comes out ahead, but when it comes to swing features, the Bright Starts Ingenuity offers more. For instance, the Bright Starts Swing offers a swing timer with 3 settings, 30, 45, or 60 minutes. It also offers TrueSpeed Technology, which means that regardless of what your little one weighs, it will always maintain the designated swing speed. Some cradle swings slow down, or speed up depending on the weight added to the seat, but not this one. Also, the Bright Starts Ingenuity is energy efficient as well. By only powering on when the swing is in the forward motion, and powering off in the backward motion, it will run on the same set of batteries for over a year.
As for reviews, the My Little Lamb Swing has more with higher customer satisfaction. With 203 reviewers out of 275 reviewers rating it 4 to 5 starts, with 5 being the max, that’s 74% customer satisfaction. The Bright Starts Ingenuity only had a total of 17 reviews, with 11 rating it 4 to 5 stars, that’s 65% customer satisfaction. Keep in mind that the Bright Starts Ingenuity is relatively new to the market, and hasn’t been around anywhere near as long as the My Little Lamb Swing has.
If you compare the Fisher Price Open Top Rainforest Cradle Swing with the Fisher Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle n Swing you’ll find several similarities, however, there are a few key differences that may help you decide.
Both the Snugabunny Swing and the Rainforest Swing offer two motions, side to side cradle, and head to toe swinging motions. Both cradle swings also offer a 2 position recline, 6 speeds, and a 3-point restraint for safety. Both the Rainforest Swing and the Snugabunny Swing are battery operational, and offer an AC adapter. Also, they both offer overhead toy mobiles with hanging toys that spin, removable and washable seat pads, have a maximum weight limit of 25 pounds, and fold for storage.
The Snugabunny Swing offers 8 different melodies, 4 relaxing, and 4 entertaining, as well as 2 nature sounds, with volume control. The Rainforest Swing offers 12 volume controlled songs, both playful and calming, plus the toy mobile fold’s up for easy access to the seat, making loading and unloading your little one a breeze. Both offer removable infant head rests, but the Snugabunny Swing also comes with removable side support and a micro plush boa, plus extra soft fiber fill and a deeper seat.
The only other difference is price. The Rainforest Swing lists for $144.99, whereas the Snugabunny Swing lists for $164.99. However, currently at Amazon.com, both cradle swings are on sale, the Rainforest Swing for $105.00, and the Snugabunny Swing for $126.97. So why is the Snugabunny more expensive? Well it could be that it’s a newer model, plus it offers a deeper seat with an extra soft fiber fill. Plus it also comes with a little toy bunny.
As for reviews, the Snugabunny Swing had less reviews, but with a better percentage of customer satisfaction. With 95 out of 109 reviewers rating it 4 to 5 stars, with 5 being the max. That’s 87% customer satisfaction. The Rainforest Swing did not do quite as well, with 170 out of 246 reviewers rating it 4 to 5 stars, that’s 70% customer satisfaction. The biggest complaints were about the swing speeds. A couple reviewers stated that the Snugabunny Swing was too fast, whereas the Rainforest Swing was too slow, and to some, also too loud.
If you’re still undecided, check out the full reviews listed below.
The Bright Starts Ingenuity Swing is an energy efficient, multi-directional baby swing that offers TrueSpeed Technology. So what does that mean? By only powering on when the seat swings forward and then powering off when the seat swings backward, the Bright Starts Ingenuity Swing will run on one set of batteries for over one year! This Bright Starts Swing also offers TrueSpeed Technology, which means that regardless of the size and weight of your baby it will maintain the same swing speed. Simply choose one of the 6 swing speeds, and the Bright Starts Ingenuity will automatically recognize your baby’s weight and maintain the speed. You also have the option of setting a swing timer with 3 settings, 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Also, the Bright Starts Ingenuity seat rotates 180 degrees and offers both the traditional head-to-toe swing motion as well as the side-to-side cradle motion.
Did I mention how quiet it is? It’s whisper-quiet, and it also offers two recline positions, as well as removable cushioned head support. So, not only will your little one be comfortable in the Bright Starts Ingenuity, but also entertained with ten melodies and nature sounds including volume control, and two soft toys as well as a pivoting toy mobile. Ingenuity Features Include:
2 Swing motions – Head-to-toe, and side-to-side cradle
As far as reviews go, the Bright Starts Ingenuity Swing did pretty good. The most loved features were the battery savings/energy efficiency, the fact that it’s whisper-quiet, the swing timer, and the gently swing speeds. In fact, one reviewer claimed that the silence was deafening. Another reviewer stated that the Ingenuity’s swing timer was a life saver, aka sleep saver. Aside from a couple problematic swings that stopped working and were replaced, the only complaints I found were that it has a very wide base, and takes up quite a bit of space. Also, several reviewers complained that the Ingenuity’s toy mobile was useless because it does not move on its own. Aside from that, most seemed pretty satisfied with the Bright Starts Ingenuity Swing. A couple reviewers even stated that they thought this was “The BEST Baby Swing ever made”, and that they “could not live without it”. See for yourself what reviewers had to say in the Customer Feedback section below, or check out the comparison reviews listed at the bottom of this page.
TrueSpeed Technology recognized Baby’s weight and maintains speed
Battery Life – last for over a year
Swing timer with 3 settings
6 Gently Swing Speeds
Wide base takes up a lot of space
Toy Mobile does not move on it’s own
5-point harness does not work when Baby is swaddled – most swings are designed the same way
Excellent Swing! – April 26, 2011
By reading teacher (Phoenix, AZ USA)
We initially purchased another swing before our son arrived– we wanted something compact and easily moved– but we realized quickly that those features are overrated in a swing for home use. True, the Bright Starts Ingenuity Swing DOES take up a lot of space– it has a large footprint– but it works so well, it is worth it!
Why we love it:
*Easy to assemble
*Very well-constructed and sturdy
*Neutral and easy to clean fabric
*Bolster supports baby’s head well and cradles baby’s sides so he feels secure
*Rocking motion is smooth and speed is excellent
*Lullabies and nature sounds are very soothing and help keep baby asleep
*Is very energy efficient– we use it often and have had it for two months without a battery change
*Five point harness is very secure while still being comfortable for baby
The only drawback (and it is minor) is that the shoulder straps for the safety harness are a bit difficult to adjust. They can only be loosened or tightened from the back of the seat, which is low enough that it requires you to sit or lay on the floor to adjust the straps.
This review is from: Bright Starts Ingenuity Cradle and Sway Swing, Bella Vista – See Original
AWESOME SWING – November 24, 2011
By C. Bauman,
I got this swing when my colicy 2 month old baby would not sleep. My daughter is now 16 months and 23 lbs and still loves this swing. She fits in great, the straps are even a little loose, and it still swings as long as the batteries are not dead. I have only replaced the batteries 3 times in 13 months. I think that is pretty good. I would suggest this swing to anyone!!
This review is from: Bright Starts Ingenuity Cradle and Sway Swing, Bella Vista – See Original
Fisher Price is the leading manufacturer of some of the best cradle swings. So it’s no surprise if you’re having trouble deciding between a couple. For instance, if you happen to be comparing the Fisher Price Papasan Cradle Swing with the Fisher Price Zen Collection Cradle Swing, you might have a tough time deciding. Let me help you make an educated decision.
First let’s look at what they have in common. Both the Papasan Cradle Swing and the Zen Collection Cradle Swing offer 2 swinging motions, side-to-side and head-to-toe, 6 soothing speeds, 3-point restraint, and a comfy seat with 2 reclining positions. Both the Zen Collection and Papasan Cradle Swings are battery operational and come with an AC adapter to plug into the wall. Both also have a max weight capacity of 25 pounds.
Features –As for the differences, the Papasan Cradle Swing offers 16 different songs, both daytime and nighttime modes, whereas the Zen Collection Cradle Swing offers 14 classical and lullaby style songs along with 2 sound effect tracks. The Papasan Cradle Swing comes with a removable tray and toy bead bar, rotating mobile, tailored sheer canopy, and overhead light show that projects onto the canopy.The Zen Collection Cradle Swing comes in beautiful rich colors with wood accents, and offers an overhead mobile that moves with the swing, machine washable attached blankets and pillow, as well as a removable infant seat that you can carry around the house with you.
Reviews – As for reviews, the Fisher Price Papasan Cradle Swing is definitely the most popular, with 1,079 out of 1,307 reviewers giving it 4 to 5 stars out of 5. Most love it, and even stated that they couldn’t live without it. There were a few complaints, most were older, that said they had a defective motor. However, Fisher Price was quick to replace any bad parts. The Fisher Price Zen Collection Cradle Swing had 128 out of 171 reviewers give it 4 to 5 stars, stating that their most loved feature was the removable infant seat. One reviewer stated that when her daughter fell asleep, she would frequently remove the seat and carry her around the house while she did housework. The only real complaints that I found were that the assembly instructions were hard to follow, and that the swing took up quite a bit of space, but most Cradle Swings do.
The Fisher Price Papasan Cradle Swing is about $22.00 dollars cheaper and it comes with a rotating mobile, removable toy tray, and overhead light show. On the other side of the fence, the Fisher Price Zen Collection Cradle Swing is more expensive, but you also get a beautiful, richly colored swing with wood accents, and a removable infant seat that can be easily carried from room to room. Now you have to decide which features are more important to you. If you’re still undecided, take a look at the following links for FULL reviews.
Are you looking for the best portable baby swing? Are you having a hard time deciding between the Bright Starts Comfort & Harmony Swing and the Fisher Price Space Saver Swing? If so, I may be able to help.
First of all, let’s take a look at what they have in common. Both the Bright Starts Comfort & Harmony, and Fisher Price Space Saver are small lightweight portable baby swings. Both baby swings offer soft cushioned seats with 2 recline positions, and 5-point child safety harness’s. Both also offer removable, washable seat pads, detachable toy bars, require 4 C batteries, and have a weight max capacity of 25 pounds.
Features – Now let’s take a look at the differences. The Bright Starts Comfort & Harmony Swing offers a removable head support, and a cushioned foot pillow. The Fisher Price Space Saver Swing offers a deeper seat that locks into a stationary seat with calming vibrations. The Bright Starts Comfort & Harmony Swing offers 6 swing speeds with a swing timer that has 3 settings (15, 30, and 45 min), as well as 6 melodies with volume control and automatic shut-off. The Fisher Price Space Saver Swing offers 5 swing speeds, and 7 songs.
Reviews – 26 out of 34 reviewers rated the Fisher Price Space Saver Swing 4 to 5 stars, with 5 being the max, stating that they loved the size and the simplicity of it. There were a few complaints that it was too low to the ground, and mixed feelings about the swing speeds being too fast or too slow. The Bright Starts Comfort & Harmony Swing had more reviews, with 88 out of 109 reviewers rating it 4 to 5 stars, and stating that they also loved the size and how easy it was to move from room to room. The only complaints I found were that it automatically shuts off after 1 hour.
The Bright Starts Comfort & Harmony Portable Swing is about $23.00 dollars cheaper, offers more seat padding and head support, and an additional swing speed and swing timer, plus an automatic shut-off for the music. On the other end of the spectrum, we have the Fisher Price Space Saver Swing that costs more but also offers an additional tune, and a deeper seat that locks into a stationary seat with calming vibrations. So in the end, would you rather have a swing timer or a stationary seat with vibrations? If you’re still undecided take a look at the links below for FULL reviews.
When it comes to finding the best baby swing for your little one, sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming with all of the options available. If you just happen to be stuck between the 4Moms Mamaroo and the Graco Sweet Peace Newborn Soother, I might be able to help you decide.
First of all, let’s take a look at some of the similarities. Both of these baby swings are designed to mimic a Mothers natural movements to sooth and calm a newborn. Both offer reclining seats and soothing tunes. Both the Mamaroo and the Graco Sweet Peace have safety restraints to keep your little one secure, and have a maximum weight limit of 25 pounds. Both also offer an MP3/Ipod hook-up, AC adapters to plug into the wall, and the seat pads are removable and washable.
As for the differences, the Mamaroo offers a removable toy mobile with three toy balls, whereas the Graco Sweet Peace offers an adjustable canopy with hanging toys and a toy bar with a mirror. Also, the Mamaroo offers 5 unique motions such as, car ride, kangaroo, tree swing, rock-a-bye, and ocean wave, as well as 5 different speeds. The Graco Sweet Peace offers 4 different cradling swing positions and 6 speeds that change the motion. The Mamaroo comes with 5 nature sounds, and the option to hook up your MP3 player, whereas the Graco Sweet Peace comes with 15 songs and sounds, including low frequency sounds such as a mothers heart beat, nature sounds, quality music, and also has the option of MP3 player hook-up.
Another nice feature that the Graco Sweet Peace offers is a removable seat, which can then be used as a little rocker with 2 speeds of vibrations, much like a car seat. Speaking of car seats, the Graco Sweet Peace tower also allows for car seat hook-ups, in other words, if you’ve just returned home and your little one is fast asleep in his/her Graco car seat, you can attach the car seat to the tower and it functions just like the seat.
In conclusion, the 4Moms Mamaroo offers more unique motions, however it does cost more. The Graco Sweet Peace is cheaper but only offers mainly cradle motions, but with different seating positions, as well as more music options including white noise, and the vibrating option. Personally, I like the Graco Sweet Peace Newborn Soother. It’s better priced, better reviewed, and offers more soothing options. If you’re still unsure, check out the video demonstration and review links listed below.
All I can say is, WOW! The Fisher Price Zen Collection Cradle Swing takes Cradle Swings to the next level! With its beautiful earthy colors, and rich wood accents, it makes any room in your home feel warm. The soft fabrics surround your Baby in comfort and warmth. The Fisher Price Zen Collection Cradle Swing offers 2 swinging motions with 6 speeds, as well as 14 soothing songs and 2 sound effects. The most unique feature of this cradle swing is the removable infant seat, so you can take your baby with you wherever you go. The Zen Collection Swing also offers a 3 point restraint for safety, as well as a 2 position recline for comfort. Features and Specifications:
2 Swinging motions – head to toe and side to side cradle motion
3-point restraint for safety
2 position reclining seat
Removable infant seat
Overhead mobile with three patterned characters
14 Songs – Classical and lullaby style to Zen-like orchestration
2 Sound effect tracks
Soft fabric – Seat pad, pillow, and attached blankets are all machine washable
Plugs into the wall or battery operated (Requires 4 D batteries, not included)
Max weight – 25 pounds
Zen Collection Dimensions – Approx. 30” L x 36” W x 44” H
As far as reviews go, the Fisher Price Zen Collection Cradle Swing did awesome! 128 out of 171 customers gave it 4 to 5 stars, with 5 being the max. The most loved feature, aside from the looks, was the removable infant seat. One reviewer stated that when her Baby fell asleep she could easily move her from room to room with her. The only real complaints were that the set-up instructions were lacking, and it was somewhat confusing. Also, it takes up quite a bit of space, but in all actuality the Zen Collection Cradle Swing is no bigger than any other cradle swing. See what current owners have to say about their Fisher Price Zen Collection Cradle Swing below. Customer Feedback:
Great Swing!, August 7, 2011
I bought the Zen Collection Swing about two years ago now and still absolutely love it! My 22 month old daughter used it daily until she outgrew it and now our 9 month old daughter uses it every day (she is small for her age so she still fits in it well). I absolutely love the looks of the Zen Collection swing and I don’t mind that it’s been in my living room or bedroom for basically the last two years. The built in blanket is actually a great feature and they both always look(ed) very comfortable in the swing. The music it plays is very relaxing and both girls love(ed) the mobile. It is built very well and has withstood two babies very well!
This review is from: Fisher-Price Zen Collection Cradle Swing– See Original
One of the best baby items I own!, April 19, 2011
By Kel, (Garden City, MI)
We really love the Zen Collection swing and have found it to be such a sanity saver!
The stationary mobile is cute without being too “baby.” It swings out of the way when moving baby in and out of swing which is nice. My son loves to stare at it, but I know some people think it is not stimulating enough.
The overall design and color pattern of the Zen Collection swing is so nice. It looks great in my living room without screaming “I am an obnoxiously colored piece of baby stuff.” The attached blanket is one of my favorite features, I can keep him cozy and don’t have to worry about him pulling the blanket over his head. The fabric and padding are very plush and my little guy zonks out pretty quickly after I put him in it.
The music is very calming, it is “Zen” versions of classical lullabies and some nature noises. I find we both “Zen out” when it is playing.
I will be honest, I have never removed the infant seat from the swing because I have a tiny house and a heavy baby. But it is a nice feature I would probably take advantage of if my circumstances were different.
All in all, I love the Zen Collection swing. My baby takes great naps in it which is worth any amount of money!
The Fisher Price My Little Lamb Swing offers 3 seat positions, the traditional head to toe swing either facing left or right, and the cradle sided to side motion. It also offers 6 different swing speeds, and 10 tunes, 5 soothing, and 5 entertaining. The My Little Lamb Swing seat is plush, made from soft fabrics that surround your baby, giving him/her a sense of comfort and security. The seat also includes two reclining positions, as well as a safety restraint. In addition to safety and comfort, the My Little Lamb Swing offers an overhead motorized mobile with a large dome mirror and soft lambs that entertain from above. The seat pad is removable and machine washable, plus the My Little Lamb Swing also offers a removable snack tray with toy bead bar, and the frame folds for storage.
Features and Specifications:
3 Seat positions, head to toe facing right, head to toe facing left, and cradle swing.
6 Swing speeds & volume control
10 Tunes – 5 soothing and 5 entertaining
3 Nature sound effects
Motorized mobile with large dome mirror and hanging clouds, soft lambs.
Plush seat includes a removable and washable seat pad
As far as reviews go, the Fisher Price My Little Lamb Swing did pretty well. 75% of the reviewers rated it 4 to 5 stars, with 5 being the max. The biggest complaint was that it didn’t come with an AC adapter, and only runs on batteries. So depending on how often you use it, the batteries can get expensive. A few also complained that the My Little Lamb Swing was too loud, but most also said that their Baby didn’t seem to mind. Although there were a few complaints, no product is perfect. 75% of the reviewers absolutely loved their Fisher Price My Little Lamb Swing, stating that they couldn’t live without it. See customer feedback below.
The Cradle N Swing is a LIFESAVER!! April 28, 2011
By Linda Key (Athens, GA)
The Fisher Price My Little Lamb Swing was given to us by a relative who had used it for their daughter. Even though their daughter had grown out of it by 6 months, they did have great luck with it and told me I had to give it a try. Boy am I glad I did!!
My daughter only slept 7 to 8 hours a day for the entire first month of her life because of reflux. We were on the verge of going insane. Then we got the My Little Lamb Swing, and ALL THAT CHANGED! The gentle rocking helped her to go to sleep and stay asleep. When I watch her, I realize that the swing makes it impossible for her to stay focused on any object, so her eyelids just get tired and slowly shut!! When she wakes up from reflux pains (or any other small discomfort), the My Little Lamb Swing is also able to rock her back to sleep! Now she has gotten a lot more sleep, her reflux has gotten so much better as well!! We used this item for all her day time naps and most of her night time naps from the time she was 1 month to 2 months. She is 2.5 months now and we are weaning her off of it a bit so she doesn’t develop a crutch, and she seems to be ready for the transition, which pleasantly surprised me. Now we use it for about half of her daily sleep.
With that being said, let me explain the ins and outs of this swing based on my personal experience:
The My Little Lamb Swing can withstand heavy usage – we work it day and night, and so far it still looks like new and works the same as when we got it. It is easy to use and assemble – we got it used without instructions and we put it together no problems. Also, the manual is available on line if you really need it. It takes 4 size D batteries, and has no AC adapter option. With brand new Duracell Coppertop D batteries, the swing lasted a month and a half of heavy use.
AS FAR AS PEOPLE’S COMPLAINS ABOUT THE NOISES, HERE’S WHAT I’VE FOUND THAT HELPS:
There are two types of noises coming out of this swing, one is the motor noise, which can’t be eliminated, the other is the squeaky or tapping noise coming out of the legs, which can be avoided. The motor noise can be minimized by turning on the swing before you start pushing it as someone else had previously mentioned. Still, this noise is quite annoying to me – I can’t sleep with it. But it seems to put the baby right to sleep! Now the leg noise. I find that the legs need to be spread apart ALMOST as far as they would go. This ensures stability and stops the legs from coming off the floor. If your swing’s legs are coming off the floor when the swing is in motion, SPREAD THE LEGS FURTHER APART! The other thing that causes this noise is uneven floors or having one leg on carpet and one on hardwood. You most likely won’t have this noise at all if you use this swing on carpet.
Another great thing about the My Little Lamb Swing is that it’s very easy to operate. The swing has a dial which controls on, off and 6 different speeds, a switch to turn on the mobile, and another slider for the music and sounds. In my opinion, the “6 speeds” is somewhat a false advertisement. All 6 speeds are quite similar, and the fastest speed seems to be quite wearing on the batteries. I also don’t see anyone ever needing a higher speed than the slowest – it’s plenty fast enough. The songs and sounds don’t do anything for my baby. The mobile captivates her – she likes staring at them from time to time. This swing has two positions, one in a reclined seating position, which is GREAT for reflux babies, the other is a flat position designed for sleeping. The My Little Lamb Swing is advertised as swinging in 3 ways, when assembled the seat swings left and right, but you can also turn the seat basket to the left or to the right, which swings the baby similar to if you were rocking her in your arms. Turning left or right gives you the same type of swinging really, just a different scenery for the baby. Do be careful with this type of swinging – when the baby is in the flat position, the swing swooshes the baby up so much that her head is a bit lower than her feet, which can cause spit-up.
The My Little Lamb Swing is very stable. When correctly assembled, I don’t see the swing having any possibility of falling over. I also appreciate the two-leg design. It allows you to step very close to the swing without the possibility of tripping over one of the legs – great for klutzes like myself. I also love how the swing looks. The material is very soft and I’m sure comfortable – or my baby wouldn’t fall asleep so quick in it. When you place your baby in the swing, it looks like she has big lamb ears – absolutely adorable! I also like the size of the My Little Lamb Swing. It can be fit through standard door frames without taking anything apart. It’s light enough that even I can move it, albeit a bit clumsily. The swing can be fit in an economy vehicle by taking off the legs, which does not require any tools.
Does a great job of what it’s supposed to do, which to me is rock your baby to sleep
Looks totally adorable
Stable, high quality
Easy to move or transport
No power adapter option – 4 D batteries only
When I put my baby in the swing, the animals from the mobile like to brush over her face which tends to wake her up
If you want to buckle your baby, you can’t swaddle her
This review is from: Fisher Price My Little Lamb Swing
The Graco Lovin Hugs Swing comes with a curved frame, designed to mimic a mother’s arms, as well as six different speeds, and four reclining positions. Also included, 10 classical songs and 5 nature sounds to keep your little one entertained and soothed. The innovative, hammock-style seat is complete with removable body support and infant head support, providing comfort and a perfect fit. This Graco Swing is designed with an open top, therefore allowing for easy access to your baby. Also included, a one-hand flip-tray, engaging mobile with toys for visual stimulation, and a 30-minute timer feature with three settings for automatic shut-off.
Features and Specifications:
Curved frame mimics a mother’s arms
Removable body support, and infant head support
5-point adjustable child safety harness
Open top for easy access to baby
Machine washable seat pad
Easy entry tray
4 reclining positions
Mobile with toys, does not require additional batteries
10 classical songs and 5 nature sounds
6 different speeds
Option of AC plug-in or battery operation (D Batteries, not included)
30-minute timer with three settings for automatic shut-off
As far as reviews go, the Graco Lovin Hugs Swing did okay. 37 out of 62 reviewers rated it 4 to 5 stars, with 5 being the max. There were some complaints that the motor seized up, but other than that, most seemed pretty satisfied with their purchase. Customer Feedback:
Lovin Hug is a must have baby item,November 30, 2010
We have two of these swings – the “Devon” pattern, and the plug-in “Happy Day Pooh”. The Devon is now 3 years old and the motor is starting to go, but it was used every day for about a year and a half, naps and bedtime. It’s now living at the grandparents’ house as a back up.
The Pooh patten is the exact same swing, but with the wonderful addition of being a plug-in (can use batteries too). Our newest baby does not sleep well flat, and the while the recline on this swing is deep it is upright enough to keep him happy.
Best: 5 point harness, deep recline and multiple positions, 6 speeds from barely moving to warp (though as the baby gets heavier, all the speeds slow down), timer, soft seat.
Worst: nature sounds and music are horrible, loud motor (but my boys liked the click-clack), large footprint, when baby is heavier it eats batteries.
Overall, this cannot be beat..
Sooths our twins,March 8, 2010
By Scot R. Looker “Scot”, (Boonton, NJ USA)
The swing is instrumental in soothing our twins. I will put one in it while I take care of the other, then switch. It’s a great swing. My daughter loves the mobile. It has different speeds for swinging, which is great since my daughter is very sensitive and swing slower than my son. It has music right and nature sounds on the unit, with volume control. It is a little difficult to buckle them in, especially when they are crying, but it is very secure once they are in. Never used the swaddling accessory. The batteries last a long time. I have only changed them once since we’ve began using it (3 months). We use it every day. It is quiet when the music is off. The seat is adjustable. The straps are adjustable.
The Graco Sweet Peace Newborn Soothing Center is designed to mimic a mothers motion, touch, sight, sound, and sent. It offers multiple seating, cradling, and reclining positions, two speeds of soothing vibrations, low frequency sounds or white noise, such as a mothers heart beat, and calming womb sounds, as well as high quality music and nature sounds. The Graco Sweet Peace also offers an MP3 plug in, so you can listen to anything you’d like, plus it also has an adjustable canopy with a built in mirror and hanging soft toys for entertainment. In addition, the Graco Sweet Peace Soothing Center can be used with any Graco Infant car seat. Simply remove the seat from the frame, and put the car seat on. Graco Sweet Peace Features & Specifications:
As for reviews, 124 out of 163 reviewers rated it 4 to 5 stars, with 5 being the max. Most loved the Graco Sweet Peace Soother and stated that they couldn’t live without it. There were a few complaints that the motor was too loud, however several others stated that they could barely hear it. It’s also a bit big and heavy and takes up some space, but then again, most swings do. All in all, most people loved their Graco Sweet Peace Soother, and would recommend it to anyone. View customer feedback below. Customer Feedback:
still works and using with #2,May 22, 2011
I bought this Graco Swing 3 years ago for my first son. He had to be swung a certain way.. and the Graco Sweat Peace Soothing Center was the only thing I could find that would mimic the motion he liked. We used it with our first and now with our 2nd baby boy who is now 4 months old, and it’s still working like the day we brought it home. I also have another open top swing that was given to me, the motor sounds the same on either one. So I would not say that it is any noisier than any other baby swing.
~I loved the fact that it had an outlet for the wall, because If I had to change batteries, I would have only used it till the first set went dead.
~that you can put the seat in any position
~I love that I can put the car seat in it when we get home I don’t have A) another contraption for that and B) just leave the car seat on the ground where he would more than likely just wake up since he was not moving anymore.
~it has variation of sound levels. I read other reviews that said it was pretty much loud or louder.. which on mine the plus and menus button goes up to the loudest and then the more you push the menus it goes down in volume like you would expect (not sure if this is because mine is an older model from 2008)
~the choices of music.. you have your mp3 station, soothing sounds, softer music, and then a choice of the more upbeat music which my son prefers
~it also has a spot to attach a binky so they won’t fall on the floor
~the toys on it are something that my first son got bored of fairly fast. so I usually just put something else on the theater that he would actually play and chew on (the teether was too big for my son to even begin to put in his mouth
~the toys on the canopy are just put on with Velcro, and they don’t stay.
~it is a bit heavy and hard to move around, (but at the same time which is a pro it’s sturdy)
~the swaddle.. both my son’s were too big for it! my 1st I can understand he was over 9 pounds at birth, but my 2nd was only 7 pounds and 19 inches long, so for him to be too big for it, I would have to say it was probably made for a preemie. Unless I just don’t know how to wrap in a swaddle blanket.
All in All I would recommend the Graco Sweet Peace Soother to anyone (which I have) and I will be using it for future children as long as the motor holds up which it has been still working great, so I don’t see an issue with that
Great swing!,April 17, 2011
We really love the Graco Sweet Peace for a few reasons:
1. Control over the speed and direction of the swing… fits whatever mood our son is in.
2. The music options are wonderful! Real music with real sounding instruments, instead of chimey tunes that repeat. Also, each option plays enough pieces of music on a rotation that it doesn’t drive the adults in the house crazy.
3. We love that it has the iPod connection for when we get tired of the pre-programmed music.
4. It’s great that it fits the Graco car seat as well as the seat that comes with it.
5. The vibration setting is great.
6. Graco Sweet Peace plugs in… I don’t want to think of how many batteries we’d have gone through already.
I took off one star because:
1. I wish it reclined a little more. Although you can adjust the recline from sitting up to mostly lying down, I wish it reclined to an almost totally lying down position. Sometimes when my son falls asleep in it he scrunches down and gets uncomfortable, which wakes him up.
2. I wish the canopy came a little further down. It stops right over his head, where it doesn’t really block much sun, and he can’t really see the toys.