Fisher-Price® Discover' n' Grow™ Cradle 'n Swing
Great swing for a great price
The only item we did not have for our baby was a swing, we had EVERYTHING else. We were told by a few people with babies that swings were just "okay" but not worth it. Well our son did not like the many other products we had. After three months, he was put in this same swing at daycare and he loved it, so we ran out an bought this one. He LOVES it and we love it. He enjoys the different speeds and sounds and we love that the seat can turn three different ways. It was also easy to assemble and I love that it has an AC adaptor so we don't have to use more batteries. It's also a cute, fun and bright pattern. You will not be disappointed if you buy this! Wish would we have bought one sooner.
May 27, 2014
I have the previous version of this item (just different pictures) and it was my life line during my first child. We put it away and recently pulled it out again for the second child and after two months the motor died. I was sure we would have to buy another one but needed to save up the money. I was borrowing my cousins and the baby was not happy at all with it (small floor model) he wanted to SWING! not rock. I called Fisher-price just to see what they could do knowing I was a year past the manufactures warranty. I love them! They apologized and sent a whole new motor head free of charge (even shipping) I had it within days, replaced it in minutes and have a happy baby for ever. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!
May 8, 2014
Great For Newborn
I had a floor swing that only did front to back motion and operated on batteries only. I thought this was good enough, but my baby decided she would rather swing side to side. I found this swing and bought it because of it's features and the price was reasonable. It was great while she was little, but once she reached 3-4 months, it started making a lot of creaking noises and it quits swinging sometimes when she leans to one side or if something touches her swing and slows it down, it has a hard time getting back up to speed.
May 3, 2014
Excellent product but get a good one!
I originally bought this swing in January of 2013 for our 4th daughter expected mid February. I unpacked it, set it up, plugged it in and turned it on. No baby to test in it yet but the swing hardly moved. We tried different weights in it and still barely any movement even on the highest speed. So I took it back to the retailer and exchanged it.
It's almost 15 months later and, with almost constant use, the replacement swings just fine. The baby we bought it for still enjoys it (she's 14 months around 24lbs now) as does her new baby sister (2 months old and 8lbs).
I LOVE that it plugs in (had a battery operated one for the first 3 girls and hated constantly changing 'D' batteries.) Both girls love the mirror and mobile. The younger one has just noticed it and is entranced. The music is pleasant and helps all 3 of us relax while the older girls are in school.
Overall, I would say it was one of my better purchases for my girls. I have no complaints. I wish I had it 11 years ago when the older ones were babies.
April 25, 2014
Saved our life!
We love this swing!! Our baby won't sleep on her back so this swing was the answer to our prayers. It's been 3 months now and no matter how fussy our baby is, this always solves the problems. She loves the animals above, especially the mirror on the globe. The only down side is it's a little bit noisy. But since our LO needs noise to fall alseep, this just ended up being a positive. We are buying a 2nd one for the GPs house.
April 1, 2014
Not so good.
This swing worked great for the first 2 months. But, as my child hit the 10 pound mark the swing started to slow down. Now that he is almost 14 pounds, the swing barely moves when I turn the speed all the way up. I have heard from many other parents that this swing tends to have motor issues and I am assuming that is what is happening to this one. :( My son loves it and I really hope that it doesn't quit working.
March 15, 2014
Not worth the money!
I bought this for my son when he was born. The motor lasted a month. I figured it was just a defect since my son only weighed 8 lbs when it stopped working so I bought a new one. The second one did the exact same thing although it lasted for almost 3 months. The weight limit is 25 lbs and my son is only 14 lbs. This swing is a huge waist of money. I would have just asked for a new motor but this is the only place he will sleep so there is no waiting a few days for the part to come in. If this is something you need everyday don't buy it because it won't last.
March 13, 2014