I received this swing at my baby shower and was so excited to get it home so I could put it together! It is very cute and bright, and I love the music. Our baby is now 3 months old and not only does she love to swing in it, she loves to just stare at it from a distance.
When we first put her in it, she was only about 2 weeks old. When we turned the swing on the 1st setting, it swung so fast that I was afraid it would make her sick! I would just turn the music on and gently swing her by hand. Now that she is bigger and weighs more, the 1st setting swings at a perfect speed. It has a total of 5 swinging speeds, so we can always turn it up for more power once she gets bigger.
It plays about 5 different songs, all with a jungle-type twist on the melody. The songs are mostly slow and easy so the baby can easily fall asleep. It has 2 volume settings, but I always keep it on the lower setting.
My baby loves to watch the frog and toucan that hang from a big leaf in front of her. They, and the seat of the swing, are so colorful that it just catches her eye and she doesn't want to look away. Sometimes I just turn the swing on and let her watch it while I hold her because she likes it so much!
This is a "Take-along" travel swing. I thought this would be great because it says it folds up for easy travel. It was very easy to assemble, but does not really fold up very well. The only thing that folds are the legs, and even those only come a little closer together. It really doesn't save much room or make it easier to carry at all. But overall it is small and light, so it is easy to carry around even without folding it up.
Update On Mar 10, 2009: Thanks to one of the members on Shared Reviews, it was brought to my attention that this swing may have been recalled. I looked it up and found out that the 2007 model of this swing was recalled, but new ones are perfectly safe. They redesigned the swing a little and even changed the pattern on the fabric for newer ones. For more information, and to see if you have one of these swings that was recalled, click on the link below.