If you’re looking for a Baby Swing that is small and portable, you may be considering the Fisher Price Space Saver Swing. I would like to also suggest the Fisher Price Infant-To-Toddler Rocker, which is not exactly a baby swing, but I do believe that it is just as good as a baby swing, if not better. Let’s compare these two baby swing/seats side by side, and see what they have to offer.
The reason I chose to compare these two fisher price swing/seats is because both the space saver swing and the infant-to-toddler rocker are small, and extremely portable. So if you’re looking for something that you can easy throw in the car and take to Grandma’s house, both of these would definitely. Both the Infant-To-Toddler Rocker and the space saver swing offer stationary seats that lock into place, as well as calming vibrations. Both also offer 2 position reclines, deep seats with safety restraints, and hanging toys. Both the Fisher Price Infant-To-Toddler Rocker and the Space Saver Swing offer a removable, washable seat pad, and require batteries.
First things first, the Fisher Price Infant-To-Toddler Rocker only rocks, it does not swing. It is not powered by a motor, you must gently rock it yourself. The batteries it requires are for the calming vibrations. The Fisher Price Space Saver Swing is completely battery operated, swings on its own, and offers 5 swing speeds, along with 7 songs. So now you might be asking yourself, why would anyone get the manual rocker over the automatic swing? Well, the Space Saver Swing can only be used up to 25 pounds, whereas the Fisher Price Infant-To-Toddler Rocker is designed to be used all the way up to 40 pounds. You see, the seat back grows and adjusts with your child, offering 3 infant stages, and 1 toddler stage. Through the infant stages, the toy bar and toys detach, and then can be reattached in other places to give your little one a more hands on experience. As Baby grows the seat adjusts more and more upright, until finally, in the toddler stage, your little one can use the seat as their own personal rocker, and rock themselves.
As far as reviews go, the Fisher Price Infant-To-Toddler Rocker was definitely the most popular, with 460 out of 549 reviewers rating it 4 to 5 stars, with 5 being the max. In other words, 84% of the reviewers were extremely satisfied. The Fisher Price Space Saver Swing did pretty good, although not near as popular as the rocker, with 32 out of 42 reviewers rating it 4 to 5 stars.
If you’re still undecided, check out the full reviews and video demonstrations listed below.
The Fisher Price Infant-To-Toddler Rocker is designed to grow with your baby through several stages. With three infant stages, and an additional toddler stage, this Fisher Price Rocker will last for years. In the beginning is serves as an infant soother, with the seat in the reclined position along with calming vibrations and Mom’s gentle rocking. The Fisher Price Infant-To-Toddler Rocker also offers a detachable toy bar with colorful toys, which is also present in the beginning. In stage 2 the toys from the toy bar can be attached to the seat itself, therefore Baby can grasp and chew on them when he or she pleases. In the third stage, the toy bar is reattached, the seat is adjusted upright, and your Baby can bat an play. The Fisher Price Infant-To-Toddler Rocker also offers a kickstand, which locks it into place to keep it from rocking, either during feeding time, or sleep time. In the last stage, your toddler can use it as a rocking chair, custom fit for his or her size. With a maximum weight limit of 40 pounds, the Fisher Price Infant-To-Toddler Rocker will definitely last a long time.
The Fisher Price Infant-To-Toddler Rocker had awesome reviews. In fact, that’s what first caught my attention. 446 out of 533 reviewers rated it 4 to 5 stars, not only does that mean that people are buying it, but people really seem to love it. After reading through many of the reviews I found that most of the reviewers loved it so much they purchased an additional one for Grandma and Grandpa’s house. There were a few negative reviews, but after researching this product a bit more I realized that their problems were based off of improper usage. First of all, the Fisher Price Infant-To-Toddler Rocker comes with some guidelines which state “Use the upright position only when your child has developed enough upper body control to sit without leaning forward”. So, don’t put it in the upright position until your child is ready, or else the swing may tip over forward. Other than that, most absolutley loved it, and would recommend it to anyone. See for yourself what some of the reviewers are saying about their Fisher Price Infant-To-Toddler Rocker below.
The best $30 we spent, August 18, 2011
We bought this chair when our baby was 10 days old. We have used it every day and she is now 5 months old. When she was tiny, it was a lovely safe place to put her down. She liked the vibrations and sometimes we would rock her with our foot. She would watch the butterflies and seemed stimulated by the mobile. By the time she was about two and a half months old she would kick her feet and make the mobile swing and the chair rock. Now at five months she is pulling the musical part of the mobile and playing the song. She rocks it on her own and seems indifferent about the vibrations.
I have taken this chair everywhere. It is great on vacation because she has a place to rest. We have taken it to family parties and when we put the kick stand out she naps in the chair. It is sturdy; it is constantly moving from the living room to the backyard in our house. It is easy to clean; the fabric comes off and is washable in the washing machine.
I highly recommend this chair. My husband and I keep telling people it was the best $30 we spent.
This review is from: Fisher-Price Infant-To-Toddler Rocker
Used correctly, this seat is perfect!,
By S.Neary, (Florida)
I’ve been reading the reviews about people putting their babies in this in the rocking position, and that’s entirely too early for this feature to be used. The rocker part is for when the child is old enough to reach the floor with his/her own legs. You wouldn’t put a child in an adult rocking chair and you shouldn’t use the rocking feature of this chair for babies either. It’s for the toddler stage. I’ve had this rocker for 6+ years and none of my 3 children have ever fallen out because they’ve never been put in by themselves in the rocker mode.
This review is from: Fisher Price Infant-To-Toddler Rocker
I wish I could have given 10 stars!!,
By Jenn “Baileys Mommy” (Newark, DE USA)
I loooooooooove this chair! My daughter is now 2 and I have to say that I have probably used this chair everyday since she was born. As an infant chair, the soft vibrating action always kept her comfortable and calm. Never had an issue with the chair tipping when she got to be about 7 or 8 months, as i did with our “bouncer” chair. She uses the chair now in the rocking position as her everyday seat to put on her shoes, watch a movie or read a book. I would recommend this product to anyone who was looking for a vibrating chair for their baby. The fact that I know this is one item that I will be able to use for some time to come is just the icing on the cake! 10 stars for this one!!
This review is from: Fisher-Price Infant-To-Toddler Rocker