We choose the Precious Planet travel swing for our son because we had opted for the Precious Planet line in general and knew that we would be doing lots of traveling to visit grandparents. It worked perfectly. The swing was very easy to assemble and is very safe for our son. The seat cover is removable for easy cleaning, and the colors do not fade when the seat is washed. We have washed the seat cover countless times and it still looks wonderful. It requires 4 size C batteries and goes through them at a moderate pace. I definitely recommend rechargeable batteries for use with this swing. The five speed settings are nice as our son did not enjoy a very big swinging motion when he was very young. The music is nice and has two volume levels. The open top design is nice. It is very easy to remove the toy bar as it just sits in its place with no clips or any type of physical attachment of any kind. It is nice to be able to put him in his swing without worrying about hitting his head. Overall, we are very happy with this swing and would buy it again!