Perfect for Granny’s house
We Just Bought this travel swing-because the baby will spend sometime with us we thought we could use a small swing, not some big Swing (like you could travel with that!) the pad seem comfy for baby! like anything makes a baby happy! we have a EB playpen! and this swing! that basicually what we need and we got huggies gift pack for our house! about bats! why dont you go out and buy some when you need some! its alot cheaper! anyways both EB and Swing was easy set up, and we havent taken them down,as far as we know this play yard and swing will suit us just fine! i hope you read the manual! to make sure all parts there!! best swing and play yard!! 😉 we love them so FAR! the best thing about the travel yard and travel swing is perfect for us! specially in the first few years! i always had hand-me down swings and play yards! but this is a great buy! we got these cheaper at toy r us!! on sale! 100.00 bucks for EB and i think about 30 bucks for the travel swing! oh yeah by the way the people that does not think to set up a travel yard isnt easy YOU just have to make sure its locked! we also bought the link-a-doos at target for 12 dollars…good luck! my nephew loves this swing and he’ll sit in it at 11months old and baby #2 is due in aug!! so we’ll be using this swing again for granny’s house!
Not for our little one
Our daughter, now 7 weeks old, has yet to warm up to this swing. There isn’t anything fundamentally wrong with the swing; it is what it is. Our daughter just doesn’t like it. The motor isn’t particularly powerful, the music isn’t very soothing, and I don’t think she feels secure being so close to the floor.
This is a great swing, it is very portable and light, it stores away nicely, and my daughter loves it. It has several speeds and the music lowers. If space is an issue…this is a great choice.
nice & portable
I love this swing. My friend let me borrow her link a doo swing and my daughter loved it. She liked to bat at the toys and look at herself in the mirror. The music was a plus as well. It lulled her to sleep while we were at my friends house. I also like that it is portable and has an open top like the jack and jill version.(That one doesn’t have music though) The motor on this swing works great. I put it on the third setting and it swung her just fine. My daughter was almost 18 1/2 lbs at the time. I have also tried the deluxe version but I hated the bar that went across the top. My husband bumped our daughters head on that a few times. The link a doo is a good portable swing to take from room to room or house to house.(so is the jack and jill version)I am going to buy this for my friends when they have children.
Serves its purpose
Our 7 week old son loves his big swing, so we bought the Link-a-Doos travel swing for trips. I experienced the same problem with the seat as stated in other reviews–Our son’s whole body seemed to slowly slouch over. However, we discovered that if you tilt the seat prior to putting your child in it (to where it sort of cradles them), then the slouching problem is solved. At only 7 weeks, our son can still enjoy this swing despite the lack of support in the seat. One other issue we seem to have though is the arm with the toys. It does not stay positioned very well and tends to swing into my son’s face. We tend not to use it–which is okay for my son b/c he simply likes to swing–But for those of you looking to entertain your children with this, you may want to check out the store model before purchasing.
I Love this swing!
My son sits in this swing fine he doesn’t stay in it as long as his bouncer but I think that has to do with the motion, he can’t handle that much motion. But he doesnt flop forward and the low setting is just right for him. He really likes the music. I put him in this swing on day 2 that we had him home. Out of all the swings I like this one the most because it has little toys that attach to the sides and a mirror to look at you can even buy more links and linkadoo toys and change out the toys that it came with. It is soo interchangeable with other Fisher Price toys. I wouldn’t trade this swing for anything and it folds up real compact and is easy to fold and store!
Easy to fold and use. I take to my son’s daycare so that he can use his own swing and I can take it home with us. It is sturdy and very soft.
My baby is almost 3 months old now, and we bought this swing when she was about 3 weeks old. I like that it’s small and doesn’t take up much room in our small apartment.But my baby has never been that impressed with it. She doesn’t seem interested in the toys or the music, so when we put her in it awake, she will usually cry to get back out within 10 minutes. She has recently started checking herself out in the mirror, though, so maybe she’ll learn to like it still.However, I still love it for napping. She sleeps in it quite comfortably for her morning nap every day.
I love it…but
It’s a great swing…but my daughter scream when I sit her in there.Maybe when she’s bigger…(hopefully)
this bought me a full nights sleep at 6 weeks!
we bought this for our daughter when i became too tired to deal with her nighttime awakenings. she has reflux and needed to be upright, but didnt sleep well in her infant seat. she liked to have the movement of the swing, and the take along version was perfect to put in our room, and later, into her crib (with the rails up) to get her used to sleeping in the crib before actually laying ehr down in there.
Like it – don’t love it
I wanted a swing with a hood – and for some reason it has started squeaking after only a few months – but I do like the small size and that it is low to the ground. I took all of the toys off.
I received the Graco swingomatic swing for my baby shower, it didn’t turn out to be as good as I thought. He hated the swing. I wanted somewhere to be able to put him while I did all my chores and somewhere for him to sit and watch his videos (since he hates his bouncy seat). I went and bought the linkadoos take along swing when my son was about two months. It was very easy to put together. It has a very colorful pattern and two toys that hang from the sides, that my son finds very entertaining. He has little “chats” with the little kitty and doggy toys. It’s great that the toys are removable, we take them off and take them places with us. The flower mirror my son really loves too. The music it plays is a little annoying, but it has two volume settings. I love the fact that it has so many different speeds. The padding is simple to take off and washes very nicely. I even put it in the dryer and it looks as good as the day I got it. The only problem is, my son is getting too big for it.My son is now almost six months old. Unfortuately, he does not sleep through the night. He wakes up and will not go back to sleep in his crib. The only place he will go back to sleep is in this swing. It is also the only place he will take a nap. He’s a little big for it. I don’t know what I will do when he just can’t fit in it anymore. I love this swing it has saved my life! We have gotten our moneys worth out of this swing!!
I have really loved this swing – my daughter is 3 months old – I have been able to take it with me easily, as it folds up nicely & isn’t too heavy. Our swings motor has been fine, I actually don’t even put it on the fast speed, as it is really fast. I have no complaints about this product & highly recommend it.
What a life saver
I did not register for this swing. I regisered for the Clarion swing, Spectaor swing and the Fisher Price ocean craddle swing. In addition to those swings. My friend bought me 2 of the Linkadoos take alongs. What a life saver they have been. Right after the twins were born we were in the process of moving into our new home but were not spending nights their till 2 weeks after the babies were born. So the first 2 weeks we spent moving in and getting everything in place. These swings came in so handy. Since we were staying in a small condo we did not have the room for 3 full size swings so when we brought the babies home we used these swings instead. When the twins would come along to the new house we would just fold up the swings and bring them along . Now that we are in our house we still use the swings. I actualy used these swings a lot outside this summer. I also can quick pick them up and carry them downstairs or up stairs. My husband has also taken both of the children down to work with him while hes doing his paper work at the police station and put them in the swings, they love it! With him being a cop sometimes they dont get to see their daddy so he takes any spare mins he can get with them. Its better than just having them sit in their carseats for an hour. We love our other swings also, but they arent as mobile as these are. We have 2 labs in the house and yes we do use caution when our children are in the swings, all of the swings. These swings seem to keep the babies attention longer than the others do. I think its because of the bright colors on the toys. The only reason i gave this 4 stars is because its a little more flimys than the other normal size swings. Yes you do have to use a little extra caution when placing baby in the swing because it is smaller. When the babies were 2 months old we travled to TX and brought the swings along with us. Easy to fly with! We have used these swings for almost 6 months now and they kids still love them!
Danger please read
I received this swing as a shower gift. My son was born weighing about 5.5 pounds so we put a neck supports in the swing he seemed to love it lulled him to sleep and the swing is easy to store. I was ready to give it a 5 star review until today. He is now 6 weeks old and weighs a little over 9 pounds, he can’t hold his head up for extended periods of time and he isn’t incredible active. He was napping in the swing while I did dishes, I heard him make a little noise so I turned around…much to my horror he was hanging sideways out of the swing! He was buckled in, and I was using one of those head support things. I feel that this is a safety issue, if you have this swing or get this swing please don’t ever take your eyes off of your baby, I was in the same room just with my back to him. Luckily my baby was fine I was more shaken up that he was in fact he was still asleep. I have read other reviews and I know other people have had the same problem. ** This is the first and (at this time) the only review I have written
Perfect baby swing
This swing is softer than most large baby swings. It plays music and has a volume switch, which is nice.My son loves the swat at the toys and grab them.We live in a small house, and this swing takes up a third of the space that the big swing we have took. My favorite aspect of this swing is that I take it to the gym and put my son in it while I run on the treadmill for an hour. It’s very very portable. It also still swings him very well at any of it’s 6 speeds and he’s 15 pounds. This toy was a GREAT buy.
The best for less and those with limited room
I didnt register for this swing but after not getting a swing at my shower I picked this one up because it wasnt too costly. I absolutely love it though. My house if overcrowded with baby stuff since I have twins and a toddler and teh fact that I can fold this up when not in use is great. One twin hates the music and teh other loves it and I love that I can turn the music on or off depending on who is in the swing. I take it with me whenever I take the kids to grandma’s and its easy to carry along and set up.