When I had my oldest I had the aquarium swing which burned through batteries like nobody's business. Seven years later I unexpectedly found out I was having a little girl and picked up this swing. I love it. She used it every night when she first came home from the hospital. The appearance is so sweet and I never had any problems with the motor or anything else that others have complained of. The lights and sounds were a little much for her but she was quite content to just swing and sleep in there. I loved, loved, loved.
OH MY GOD!! This is the best thing in the world for letting me get things done around the house! I’ve tried bouncy chairs, music boxes, you name it, I’ve tried it. This works the best. The baby is 2 months old and I just got one of these. I wish I’d had it from birth. If she is not hungry or “dirty”, this is a great way to keep her happy whist I get things done that I can’t do with her in my arms. I don’t suggest leaving your baby in this all the time or you’ll have a very “sedate” child but if you need an hour or so to clean or make dinner, this is the swing for you (and baby). The only thing I would add is a small fan to keep the air moving around the child. Love it!