When I found out I was pregnant I knew I would need a swing. I have always heard how handy they were. It required some online and in-store research. Then I found this swing. It caught my eye right away with the bright and vibrant colors. After we purchased it my husband was anxious to get it put together. It didn't take as long as what he was expecting. Maybe 30 minutes and it was complete. Of course like most swings it takes up a good amount of space and it isn't very portable. Especially in the middle of the night when we are just trying to get the baby to sleep somewhere.
At first my son didn't care for the swing at all. As he got a little older he became more fond of it. The base has a wide stance for a greater stability. The bucket seat is cushioned well. It has 2 recline positions but I wished it had one more. My son likes to sit up a little more than the position allows. It does recline far enough back for a newborn though. The seat swings from side to side or front to back. This is one of the best features of the swing.
It is the ocean theme so there are 4 stuffed colorful fish hanging from the mobiles globe on the swing above the seat. The globe lights up into 3 different colors and has swimming fish in it. There are several settings to this swing. There are 6 swing speeds, 8 different songs and 3 aquatic sounds. You can use the swing without the mobile. You can use the mobile without the swing. These are great features when noise and lights disturb your baby or keeps them up because they are nosey like my 4 month old.
It is battery powered and requires 4 D batteries. We haven't had to replace the batteries yet. However we don't use the swing that often. We may use it 1-2 hours a day.
One thing I dont like is that the lights and music only stay on approximately 5 minutes. This was a problem at first because just when my baby was about asleep the music would go off and he would start screaming. Another thing I dont like is that the seat doesnt have a 5 point harness. Overall I do like this swing.