My son's 5.5 weeks old and we've been using this since he was a week. We don't usually use the music or vibrate functions, but they may become more useful if he gets fussier. He loves the swing. and it soothes him right away. It is helpful to give it a little nudge to help built momentum faster. We haven't had any issues with the battery.
There are only 2 things I would change
1.The hippos are ugly. We cut them off and made a loop to hang other toys.
2. It's a little difficult to move with one hand and a squirmy baby in the other. But what isn't?
Kyz Jan 4,2013
5 of 5 stars
I LOVE IT JUST AS MUCH AS MY 2 MONTH OLD BABY GIRL!!!
Got it for Christmas! The fabric is nice and gender neutral for our boy/girl twins! It swings great! it sits really low to the ground which is what we wanted and it is compact. I only wish it folded in half to be stored since our space is limited. We wanted it low to the ground for our small dogs to look in on the baby. They would end up tipping the taller one or messing the swing mechanism up. Now all they do is walk by and look in.
My daughter loves it when we put her in the swing. The swinging motion calms her & she often falls asleep in it. The fact that it's portable makes things so much easier when we go over to a friend's house.
The Fisher Price Swing n Seat Forest Fun is a great option for those wanting/needing a smaller option to a full size swing. It's also great for those wanting to keep from having too many bulky baby things since it serves the function of a swing and a bouncy seat. Since it is small, this is a great option for easily moving around the house from room to room, and it's compact enough to take with you on vacation or to visit grandma. The vibration feature has been great at calming our fussy baby to sleep and I like the multiple speed options. I do wish that it had a more interactive or more lower hanging overhead toy though! I agree that an additional padding around the head area would have been a nice feature, but you can get good use from an infant snuzzler added to it. Fabric is great, easy to wipe down but still soft, and I love the forest animals theme! Cute and gender neutral.
I highly recommend the Fisher Price Swing N Seat Forest Fun for families with new babies. This travel swing is a life saver in soothing my newborn son who at times can be fussy. My favorite feature with this product is that it has many settings and speeds that can be used depending on the mood of the baby. Additionally, the vibrations are nice to calm baby and aid in putting him right to sleep. Assembly of the swing was simple and the directions very easy to follow. The swing is space friendly and is easy to move around the house. I am able to move it upstairs when needed or back to our family room on the main level with no trouble. The only suggestions I might make for improving this product would be for it to include an insert to secure the baby's head a bit more and possibly for the hanging toy to be a bit more interactive or to hang in a way so baby can get a better look. Overall, this is a wonderful product for baby, and I would suggest its purchase to new parents.
I like that it's portable. We used it for my granddaughter to be able to move around from room to room and stay in a swing or bouncy seat. Came in handy for feeding the baby also. Very easy to put together. If my daughter could do it, anyone can! Cute pattern, good for a boy or girl. We never really did much with the vibrations or music. Batteries never last long enough in these types of things.