Fisher-Price absolutely has a wide variety of baby products, and it was no surprise to us that their company came up with several great baby swings, two of them making our list of the top ones.
The Fisher-Price Deluxe Take-along Swing & Seat is a traditional, standing swing that provides comfort, motorized speeds for your baby’s needs and even a motorized mobile at the top to give your newborn something to look at while she is relaxing in her swing.
This product comes with a number of great accessories including different swinging positions, soothing nature sounds and even eight pre-programmed songs that will play for up to twenty minutes at a time without you having to restart them.
If you’re looking for a swing that has everything your baby would need for hours of comfort, then this is a product that you could very much be interested in.
Fisher-Price absolutely has a wide variety of baby products, and it was no surprise to us that their company came up with several great baby swings, two of them making our list of the top ones. This baby swing comes with two swinging motions, both side to side and back to front to mimic rocking and cradling to help your baby fall asleep or relax easier, and to recognize that every baby has a different preference.
We love that Fisher-Price gives you these options with this product. If you have a fussy baby who likes to change direction often to be kept calm, then this swing will really help with both your baby and your arms (bouncing a baby around can be quite tiring).
The Fisher-Price Deluxe Take-along Swing & Seat is an attractive swing that has a comfortable and cute cushion seat that will make your baby feel relaxed surrounded by her exotic friends. Lions, monkeys and elephants hang from the top so she can watch them as the swing moves in one of six different speeds.
If your baby likes to move quickly, then there is the option for that with this product. Conversely, if your baby is easily uncomfortable with fast motion, then you can simply slow it down and play some soothing sounds for her to relax easily in her seat.
The Fisher-Price Deluxe Take-along Swing & Seat is a favorite by one of our tester families, and they had nothing but positive things to say about it:
“We put our son in his swing every day. He is just an infant, only three months old, so he is still unable to sit up or play while in the swing, but he does really enjoy listening to the music it plays and also watching the mobile at the top. We think these added features really add to his learning even at such a young age. He is developing his focus and personal preferences, and we think that is really cool. We also like that we can plug in the swing and let it run for hours without having to worry about dying batteries, but also that if we’re not near an outlet, it will still work with batteries. Having the option is really nice.”
The baby swing is very easy to use, and is easy to convert into different positions for your baby’s comfort. All you have to do is press a button and turn the swing to have your little one facing the direction you (or he) prefers.
It is also easy to clean up for when your baby makes any type of mess in the swing. The Fisher-Price Deluxe Take-along Swing & Seat has an easily removable cushion that can simply be thrown into the washing machine to get rid of food stains or worse, and the rest of the swing is made of plastic which can easily be wiped down and cleaned. If you are worried about your baby swing being very messy and full of germs, then you can relax knowing that this was designed to be simple not only in use but also in clean up.
Another really great feature is the soothing rainforest sounds and the music that the swing can play. We love that Fisher-Price recognizes that babies need both stimulation and distraction, and this swing provides both of those.
The music and sounds both stimulate and soothe your baby when he is in his swing, giving him something to focus on and something to listen to. The mobile is also wonderful for your baby’s stimulation, and even comes with a mirror built in, so your little one can learn to recognize himself or have fun watching lights bounce off of the mirrored surface.
If you want your baby to have a swing that gives him something to focus and help his learning, then we really think that this is a great one for him to spend time in.
Q: Can you clip your baby in safely and comfortably in the swing? A: Yes, the Fisher-Price Deluxe Take-along Swing & Seat has padded lap and shoulder straps to keep your baby in the swing without falling out.
Q: How long can my baby use the swing? A: Fisher-Price recommends up to 25 pounds, but they also state “use from birth until your child attempts to climb out of the product”
Q: Is it easily portable? A: The legs are made of steel and are stable, but also fold so that the swing can be moved from room to room, however it is not portable with the baby inside of the product.
Q: Does anything else come with the product? A: The Fisher-Price Deluxe Take-along Swing & Seat includes an attachable frog toy that your baby can snuggle with while relaxing in the seat.
The Fisher-Price Deluxe Take-along Swing & Seat works on both batteries and a plug, so you have the option to use any power source you prefer. If you want to keep the swing next to an outlet in one room, then you can simply plug it into the wall. If you want to keep the swing close to you in an area without a outlet, then it will run on battery power. This gives you the freedom to place the swing wherever is most convenient for you.
Another of our parents really likes using this swing for her newborn:
“My baby loves to sit in the swing at look at himself in the mirror on the mobile. I don’t know if he is recognizing himself or thinking there is another baby, but he is absolutely fascinated by the mobile. We also like that it is a strong and sturdy product that we can trust to hold our son without falling apart. On top of that, it’s a cute product with cute toys, cute attachments and all around is attractive. It fits in every room, and every time I look at it, it just comes off as cute.”
Some parents did have concerns with the Fisher-Price Deluxe Take-along Swing & Seat, stating that the motor could be loud at times, and that it was frustrating for them even if it didn’t seem to bother their baby very much. They also noticed that if you put the motor on too high, then it could cause the entire set to move across the floor, which made them feel a little bit nervous.
Also, some parents noticed that it was frustrating that there was no option to keep the music running without stop. Some babies would wake up or begin to get fussy if any music would stop, so they found it annoying to have to constantly go back and turn the music back on every twenty minutes.
Even though not every parent loved the Fisher-Price Deluxe Take-along Swing & Seat, we really think it’s a great baby swing! We think that you and your baby will be comfortable with this product in your home and that your entire family will be happy with what Fisher-Price came up with when designing this swing.