Swing recommendations?

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 12:49am

I am looking to buy a new baby swing.

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 9:07am
I haven't used any of the ones that are low to the ground, but I recommend that you get one that has the "traditional" type movement....you know, the front to back swinging motion.

The swing we have is the one from DS1, and it was the fourth one we had for him! The first one we replaced because we had bought it used in order to save some money just to make sure he liked the swing (as some babies don't). So once we figured out that he liked it, we gave that one to my niece and bought a brand new one like this:
http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2452297
And it was *maybe* a month and the motor was burned out! So we bought a different one:
http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3692930
I loved this swing, and so did Sean (DS)......but yet again, the dang motor burned out! (And he wasn't in the thing all the time either, and he definitely wasn't over the weight limit, as he is still just 23.5lbs at 2 years!)
So finally, we went with one of the traditional movement types, like this on:
http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11222642

One of the workers at the store also told us that they see lots of returns of the first two due to motor burn-out, and that it is because of the direction of the motion (side to side instead of front to back). Once we got the last one, we didn't have any more problems with the motor or anything else. In fact, it still works perfectly and we'll be using it for the new baby.

Oh, and another suggestion is to get one that you can plug in! Otherwise you will go through a fortune in batteries!


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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 2:40pm
What kind of carseat do you have? Someone gave us a swing but if it doesn't work, I'm thinking about this one

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2583976
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Sat, 11-12-2011 - 1:40am

Thanks Gina!

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Sat, 11-12-2011 - 1:42am

Sunni, I've seen those.

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Sat, 11-12-2011 - 10:01am

We registered for this one based on several friends' recommendations who have used and loved it. It's the Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle & Swing. I don't have first-hand experience with it...yet. :smileyhappy:


https://www.buybuybaby.com/product.asp?BRN=1&sku=17728458&

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Sat, 11-12-2011 - 1:56pm

That looks cute!

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Sat, 11-12-2011 - 3:47pm
I have this one from babies r us. It was 139.99. I mainly wanted it because it goes with the carseat, stroller, and pack n play we have. I also got it because its not too low to the ground. If it was too low my dog Al'ley would use it lol
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Sun, 11-13-2011 - 3:36am

Jayla, that's a cute swing!

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Sun, 11-13-2011 - 6:47am
Is this thing with the swing sets being able to have the wall adaptor new? because I don't recall dd swing being able to work without batteries.
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Sun, 11-13-2011 - 9:27am
Well, the wall adapter thing is relatively new for the swings! And I'm SOOOOOO glad that they are doing that now. When we got ours two years ago, it was hard to find them with the adapters...now it seems like the majority of them have them. Trust me, you will save a fortune on batteries if you get one with the adapter! That was actually one of the criteria when we bought the one we currently have, lol.


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