The swing of the future has arrived. But is it worth it? Here’s what I think…
3 out of 5 Wine Glass Rating
What it is:
A very 21st century swing… for the modern mom. “It moves like you do” according to the description. Designed to mimic the movements of the parent. Providing 5 settings of movement to sway your baby left to right, up and down, all around… there’s even a car seat movement option… genius. Plus those fun little ball hanging thingamajigs are fun for your new baby to stare at and eventually grab. It’s really thought of everything.
Why I used it:
Borrowed from my sister (thank you!). When you have a baby that’s difficult to sooth you have no fewer than 5 swing-like objects in your house at a given time.
It’s genius… in theory. You see this in the store and think “I would LOVE to have an adult size version of this. It would be so relaxing.” And therefor believe it is also relaxing for your baby. I’ve heard great stories about babies loving this but mine… eh. I think he has fallen asleep in it only twice and I can’t remember a time he was in it for more than 20 minutes. Although it “moves like you do” there’s no replacement for the warm hug of a parent.
I really wish it was true that the more you spend on a product the better it is because if that were true, this would be a magical swing. Coming in at a whopping $229+ one would have high hopes for it. But I wouldn’t recommend this swing. Kent had no preference to the MamaRoo over the $20 swing I found at a consignment store. I’ve gotta say though, it is a really nice looking swing. And you will no doubt have the coolest, most modern looking swing. Which makes you the coolest, most modern looking mom? So there’s that…