Fisher Price Power Plus Swing
After spending way too much money on a swing that was powering through the batteries we decided we needed a plug in version. The power plus was the only swing we could find that could do this (crazy - we always wonder why and jokingly saw these battery operated swings must have a contract with the battery compainies!). Unfortauntely we couldnt find any new versions of this swing so had to buy second hand. It is more an upright postition swing, would be great for reflux/colic babies! It has a mobile which can be folded back if you dont want to use, and althogh bulky you can fold it up and put in a cupboard or slide under a bed. If my secondhand one ever stops working we will buy a new one - definatley the best baby investment we have made so far!
Absolutely amazing swing. Operates with either batteries or an ac adaptor. 5 point harness. It plays music and swings at different speeds. Cute mobile for baby to look at whilst enjoying the comforting ride of the swing. Folds away for easy storage or travel.
Only con that i could fault with this swing is that it is not appropriate for babies under 4-6 months of age. It doesn't recline enough to support their tiny little heads.
Thank you =)
The feature I love most about this swing is that it operates on power. My other battery operated bouncer eats through batteries which is annoying and expensive. With this swing, you just plug it in and baby can swing as long as she wants. You also have the option of using batteries, but I never have.
The box says it has 10 different song, but it really is just one music setting with a string of music playing over and over again. So you have no option to select a song that your baby loves. For the price I paid (over $200) I expected more features, or at least the ability to select a song, or certain type of songs (e.g. a setting for playing or sleeping).
Another minus is, while there are multiple settings for speed of swing, I could see almost no difference between the lowest or highest setting. The speed & height of swing is a bit too high for my liking, when my baby first started using it, I felt she may tip forward. For my baby, I would have loved a low & soothing swing setting, which isn't possible, even on the lowest setting.
Hope this helps! :)
My sister told me to get a swing as it saved her sanity when her children were young.
When looking I choose this one as it could plug into the main power - I always remember her saying how she was forever buying batteries.
It was fantastic when bub was smaller I would pop her in there and she would be entertained enough for me to eat my dinner or to make my lunch. Bub also had reflux so this seemed to provider her some relief.
It would be great if the chair reclined as when they fall asleep is doesnt look comfortable.
My bub is small for her age so still use the swing - the problem is she now grabs on to the sides and stops it :)
It is a BIG space investor though, it takes up considerable space but most of these things do.
Not bad.. But I probably would invest in one that reclines if I had to purchase another.