I would honesty would give this ten stars if it were an option, or if there was extra credit I'd give that. My son is seven weeks old and off and on has trouble going to sleep or staying calm, unless he is being held, rocked, walked around, fed. Lately the trouble has been more on than off so I finally decided to try and find something that would rock him for me.
I looked at many different swings and finally decided on this one because it is a brand I trust and the majority of the reviews I read were excellent. I am so happy I bought it! From the minute I put him in the swing and got it going he's been content only fussing when he is hungry now. It is amazing what this swing can do, I'd swear it was magic if I didn't know better!
On to the details. I put it together by myself in under an hour and had no problems at all. The instructions are very clear and detailed with pictures making assembly a snap. The pad for the chair is removable so it can be washed. The toy tray is also removable. I am keeping it off the chair for now because my son is too small to be interested in it and it is easier to get him in and out without the tray there.
The swing goes side to side and if you want it to go back and forth you push a button and turn it. Very smooth motion and much easier than I'd expected.
The seat has two positions; sitting and laying. Very easy to adjust from one to the other.
This model has a mobile that turns and moves the toys up and down. The center of the mobile has a little projection light to give the baby a star show.
There are sixteen songs which include nature sounds all of which are calming and make my son happy.
The swing can run on batteries but I've only used the AC adapter because I don't want to spend that much money on batteries.
I cannot say enough how wonderful this swing is! They should hand these out at the hospital with the baby! If you are thinking about buying a swing stop thinking and order it now!!