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      08.04.2013 12:24
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      Great for baby's who do not like sitting still

      Our little boy hates sitting still..not that i'm surprised as he used to kick the life out of me every time I sat still while he was in the womb and has now cries if you sit with him for too long even now. When we realised this after he was a few weeks old we brought him a bouncy chair that vibrates thinking the soft vibration would be enough to keep him happy. Unfortunately Riley had other ideas and even with us bouncing the chair slightly and the vibrate on full he would still grizzle. So when a friend was clearing out her baby items as offered us a baby swing we thought it would be worth trying and haven't looked back since.

      The Rainforest Open Top Take-Along Swing is from Fisher Price so you know your getting a good quality item from a trusted brand. It has a colourful bucket seat that has a good quality lap belt to hold little one in. The seat is green in colour and shows a rainforest design. The frame is silver with an off-white set of handles and controls at the top. In addition to this you are also supplied with an attachment arm that clips onto the chair like a mobile in that shape of a branch. From this dangle a bright red frog and a colourful toucan. This swivels round to let you pick baby out of the chair as well which I thought was a nice touch.

      The swing itself is designed to be suitable from birth to 9kg. It has 5 speed settings and plays 7 songs which you can select to be quiet or loud. The tunes themselves are irritating in my opinion and our baby seems to dislike them as well so we never use these but I am sure other children would like them. The 5 speed settings go from a very low swing, which is great for getting them off to sleep to fast which we find far to violent for our baby who is still quite small, but I can imagine that as your baby grows you may need the higher settings as the baby weighs the swing down.

      The bucket seat keeps baby comfortable but secure and is also machine washable which all parents know is a necessity. The swing movement is fluid and quite and gentle in it motion. The frame is quite basic which I was disappointed didn't look nicer as the frame is a basic grey industrial colour but it is easy to assemble and take apart if required. As for the ability to take the swing along with you this is very easy. 2 buttons on the handles at the top draw the legs of the frame together and the seat folds up making it easy to carry and space-saving.

      The Swing retails at £70 from Argos and Mothercare and although we got this second hand for free it effectiveness means that if it happens to wear out or break I would be more than happy to spend that to get a new one as it really has been a lifesaver to us. Our baby will sit in this and look at the mobile for ages freeing us up to do housework, have a rest or simply have a break. It also is great for rocking him to sleep.

      Couldn't recommend one more

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        18.09.2012 17:10
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        Expensive piece of kit which was not worth it in my opinion

        We bought the fisher price take along swing for our baby as we have bought and loved a few other items in the rainforest range. We have had this for around four months now.

        The Product
        This swing has five different speed settings and seven different songs with a volume control (options are high and low) It takes 4 C batteries to work these. It has a rainforest design, being predominantly green with cartoonish images of various rainforest animals printed on it. The frame is silver and the controls are cream and blue.

        There is a bar above baby's head which is a large plastic leaf from which hangs stuffed animals, a toucan and a monkey. This bar can be swung out of the way for easy access to the baby. The seat is soft fabric and has a three point harness to hold baby in. The swing is suitable from birth till 9kg. It retails around £70.

        The review
        We bought this to match with the rest of the equipment we had purchased (the playmat and a bouncer) and love it's bright and eyecatching design. It's suitable for both boys and girls and ideal if like us, you bought this before found out the sex of the baby. It was really easy to put together and the instructions were very easy to follow.

        The swing has five different speeds but I haven't noticed much of a difference between them. The heavier a baby, the swing is supposed to compensate and swing slower but even with our 14 pound son, I still find even on the lowest setting, it is still really fast. I find it looks like it is really violent and my son doesn't seem to enjoy it. I assumed at first this was because he was small and when he grew, the swing would be less harsh but this doesn't seem to have happened. It is still very erratic and he will not sit in it for more than a few minutes at a time.

        the swing is suitable from birth but when my son was newborn he looked hunched in this and the seat was to upright for him. He wasn't a small baby at 8 pounds so I can't imagine any smaller babies would be very secure looking in this. The harness is good for older babies but I would have preferred a five point harness when he was smaller.

        This swing is quite expensive at full retail price for what it is. Luckily we managed to get it at a discount (almost half price) but even at this price I wouldn't say it was worth it. I think there are better swings out there in this price range. In my house it has now been relegated to the cupboard and my son much prefers the cheaper bouncer.

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        04.03.2012 14:10
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        A complete must have for all new parents

        Another quality piece of baby equipment from fisher price.

        This is a must have for all new parents! I put my little girl in this at about two weeks old and she immediately loved it. We put it on a gently setting and put the music on with it and within minutes she was asleep where she remained for ages. It was used regularly and the batteries seemed to last for what felt like ever but I believe we replced them at about six months which wasnt bad for the amount we used it.

        The swing plays a number of different songs that are all very relaxing for baby, they swing has five different speeds which can be adjusted according to how your baby reacts. As our little girl got older we turned them up and she loved going at full speed!

        The swing has three different soft cuddly animals which hang off a tree, they can be reached as your baby gets older and this gives them an extra stimuli.

        The swing can be brought at an expense but we got ours second hand for £10 I loved it and sold it on for £10. I wpould probably pay about £30 for it secondhand but not sure I would buy it new for £60 as the baby can not go in this for very long and you can get some in amazing condition much cheaper but if you have the money or someone wants to buy it then definately get one.

        A friend had one for her baby with colic and it really relaxed her baby and appeared to help which gave her the opportunity to get some rest.

        The swing comes with straps so your baby is safe on the swing as long as they cant gt out, as they get older and bigger they will need supervision but upto six months I found it to be very safe and I could get on with jobs knowing she was safe and sound enjoying herself.

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        29.05.2011 10:27

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        Excellent choice of swing!

        When my daughter was born I didn't even think about buying a swing as we had a bouncer but the girls in my work bought the Fisher Price take along Rainforest Swing. My daughter absolutley loved this and was always very comfortable in this! It's bright and colourful and not heavy and bulky! We have a caravan so it was handy to take away with us as it doesn't take up alot if room! Once mh daughter was too big (we used it til she was about 6 months) I gave it to my sister for my niece! She wasn't the best of sleepers and my sister would use this to settle the baby! I would recommend this to any new parent and to be honest once we had this swing we never really used the bouncer! Great colours, various different settings and sounds! Probably the best gift we received! X

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        08.03.2011 07:30
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        Brilliant for babies who won't sleep in their bed, gives mums a break.

        We inherited this swinging chair from my sister in law for our most recent addition (now 6 months). She had used it for both her children and absolutely swore by it. To look at it's a nice looking piece of equipment, not massively bulky like some swings I have seen, nice bright colours and the little creatures hanging from the leaf are adorable. The swinging speed is adjustable to suit the weight of the baby and you can have the tunes playing on high or low (or not atall!). The seat has straps in it to keep wriggly little ones in one place. The legs fold down to make the seat easily transportable (although it is still quite large and not exactly portable if you only had a small vehicle). We started using this from the minute we bought the baby home and I have to say she took to it straight away. In the first few weeks we would try in vain to get her to nap in my Moses basket but other than on my husband or myself this swing was the only place she would happily sleep. She never woke up crying either as she was absolutely fascinated by the hanging creatures, particularly the frog! This was absolutely invaluable to me when my husband went back to work as it meant she could be put down to sleep while I looked after her big brother, got on with other tasks. To begin with we had the swing speed on low and gradually increased this as she got heavier. She stopped using it at about five months when she was starting to sit up by herself. By this stage she was taking daytime naps in her cot and the chair no longer engaged her like it did when she was younger. It has now gone into the attic but will most definately be coming down again for baby no.3.

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        11.11.2010 19:22
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        An ideal battery operated swing to calm a baby

        My first baby related review, I'm quite excited!! A few weeks before I had my daughter my sister in law asked whether there was anything we wanted for the new arrival, upon thinking about it and coming out with "I don't really know" she said that when her daughter was born one item which was a godsend for many months was a swinging chair and she advised that if I wanted she would buy us one as a gift. We then promptly went into the nearest Argos and had a browse through the catalogue and finally decided on the Fisher Price Rainforest Open Top Swing. I chose it for a few reasons:-

        1. It was a reasonable price compared to a few others
        2. It was brightly coloured and had a lovely canopy with items hanging down
        3. It has gentle music
        4. It has different swing settings

        Now my daughter is here I've finally put it together and she despite being only 13 days old has been using it for the past two days for when she is awake and looking around. I'd rather have her sitting up slightly than flat on her back!

        ** What it is **

        The Fisher Price Rainforest Open Top Swing is a little chair which is attached to a frame which is battery operated and has 5 different speed settings which will rock the baby. The speed settings are marked on the one side of the frame as is the music levels (you can have two different volumes). It has a lovely palm tree canopy which can be swivelled around so it hangs the plush toucan and frog toy over the baby or it can be moved to the side which is needed when you are either putting the baby in or taking the baby out. The canopy simply slots into the frame of the chair and can be removed should you not want it.

        The seat as a 3 point restraint which holds the child securely in place, the strap which holds the baby in place is nicely padded and is the same colourful fabric as the chair. The chair is lovely and padded ideal for a baby and is rainforest themed with animals and palm leaves printed on the fabric. The chair is soft to the touch and is certainly a good size to accommodate the growing baby.

        The Rainforest Open Top Swing is designed to be folded up easily and transported to wherever you are taking your baby. There are two buttons at either side of the frame which you simply just press in and fold it up, remembering to fold up the fabric seat as well! At the top of the frame it has convenient carry handles which make it easy to transport.

        ** What does it help do **

        The swinging motion of the chair is meant to sooth and together with the calming music this all helps towards relaxing the baby. The restraint also offers a bit of security but I find that because the chair is quite deep the baby feels more secure.

        The toucan and frog together with the leaf canopy provide visual stimulation for the baby (helped largely by the bright colours). Watching the rainforest animals move in and out of the baby's sight also helps with visual tracing skills. The rainforest themed music and sound effects help stimulate the baby's auditory skills. So apart from relaxing the baby they are also picking up on skills which for me was important when choosing a baby swing.

        ** Putting it together **

        As my other half was out when my sister in law bought this I decided that I wanted it up straight away so it was something we didn't have to think about when our daughter was here. The instructions come in a large booklet which gives detailed, large diagrams as to how to put it all together. Most of the pieces come whole, the frame just simply needs putting together and a few screws being put in place. You are certainly not faced with a box full of parts which was a concern of mine! I managed to put the whole thing together in around 10 minutes which for me I thought was quite impressive. The instructions are certainly helpful and it helps that the pictures are large enough to see what goes where! Just remember to have a screwdriver handy.

        ** Swing Settings & Music **

        There are five swing settings and the switch can be found on the right handside on the frame. Number 5 is the quickest and 1 is the slowest but to be honest I can't see much difference between 3 and 5! Obviously lighter the baby the chair with swing quicker and as they get heavier then using number 3, 4 or 5 won't seem as quick! Currently with my daughter only being so light we have only used it on level 1 which seems perfectly fine for her and she seems to cope with it without any problems as she is generally asleep in it within minutes!

        The music as I said is a mixture of rainforest sounds and gentle lullabies. The music has two volume settings (these can be found above the swing settings). We have only used the first volume setting as this is enough for her and enough for us to not drive us mad! There are 7 interchanging lullabies and sounds and are actually quite relaxing to listen to.

        ** My Opinion **

        I have only been using it for a few days but my daughter seems to settle really well into it, no tears have been shed so far! Even though her vision isn't focused yet she certainly has started to look around. The rocking motion hasn't upset her and she drifts off to sleep within a few minutes of being put into the chair and will quite happily spend quite some time in the chair. I think it helps that the chair itself is so padded and comfortable for her and it is reclined just enough so she can stretch out without being too upright and uncomfortable.

        I think the swing settings are bit odd as there seems to be no difference from 3 to 5 but this may be because she is so light she won't make much of an impact on a higher swing setting so hopefully as she gets heavier there will be some distinction. I can't complain about the music as its gentle and calming without being annoying!

        ** Useful Information **

        * The seat and the plush toucan and frog are washable but it is recommended that they are handwashed.

        * The chair can be used from birth onwards but up to a maximum weight of 25 lbs (11.3kg).

        * The swing requires 4 "C" (LR14) batteries which are not included and will need to be purchased separately.

        ** Price and Availability **

        My sister in law paid £69.95 for this swing in Argos (Oct 2010) which even though I thought was initially expensive the swing itself seems to made of good quality materials and it feels sturdy. Hopefully my daughter will be getting many months of use.

        It is currently available at Tesco Direct at a similar price. I think it would be worth searching around before buying it to see whether a better deal could be had.

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          27.10.2010 07:12

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          A nice swing and perfect it your baby takes to it well but mine did not

          I bought this chair thinking my baby would love it but that was not the case.

          I really liked this swing and still think it is a good one but I think it all depends on the baby whether they will like it or not.

          I paid about £35 for this which I think is a reasonable price as it is a nice size that folds up easily so is easy to store and it also moves backwards and forwards and plays fainforest music. The music is one of the best thigns about it as it is very soothing and tranquil and makes a nice changed compared to lots of music that you get on kids toys. It reallu does sound like you are in the rainforest.

          I also like this swing because of the little animals attached to it as they are soft and bright. The colour of the swing is also very good because it is a nice green colour and is suitable for both boys and girls.

          It is easy to get your baby in and out of as well because the arm with the animals on moves to the side so you can easily pop your baby in and strap them in.

          When I first put my baby in this swing he did nothing but scream and didn't start to like it until he was about 3 months old. This swing only lasted him until he was 5 months old as he would lean right forward in it and it would stop swinging so he had to stop using it.

          It is a nice swing but obviously ours did not get much use but I think if your baby likes it then it is worth the money. It is very good quality and feels very sturdy so you could use it for every baby if you buy it for your first as I definately think it will last well and the price is good for what you get.

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          27.08.2010 23:02
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          Fisher Price Rainforest Take Along Swing Chair

          I received this swing as a present from a family member and to be honest it took my daughter a while to get used to it. The first time I put her into it she cried until I took her out. Now she is older and heavier it doesn't swing as rough and she likes it better.

          **PRODUCT**

          It is a chair which is a hammock style that swings backwards and forwards when you press the button. It will play 7 different songs and has different speeds to swing at. You have 5 different speeds you can have the chair swinging at.

          When the child is younger you will probably have it only on the first settings as it will swing quite rough. As you child puts on weight it will swing less and you can choose the faster speeds if you wish. This will all depend on whether your child likes it swinging fast or not.

          One problem is that you can not chose the song they play in a loop. To be honest it all sounds like the same music to me you don't really notice it changing. It isn't annoying music just relaxing and it can soothe my daughter when she is tired and she quite often falls asleep in this chair.

          A good thing is that if you don't want the music to play you can turn it off. Also you can have it playing either quietly or loudly. If you are like myself you will chose the quiet option every time.

          Fisher price makes the chair and it has an open top so you can put your baby into and take them out easily. This is a handy feature that means you are not moving into awkward positions to get your child. It also is a good thing as because the chair swings it can be quite hard to get your child into the chair as it is like a hammock. I have to say though once I have successfully put my daughter into the chair she looks very comfortable. In fact she often falls asleep in it.

          There is a mobile which you can move across with two soft toys hanging from it. The two toys are very cute and bright to look at. I often find my daughter talking away to them in sheer delight.

          The toys are suspended by cord so they hang just above your child from a plastic leaf. One of the toys is a parrot with a bright coloured beak that is several colours. The other toy is a red spotty frog looking creature. These toys are not easily pulled off so you don't need to worry about the safety of your child.

          **LOOKS**

          The chair of the swing is lovely looking and its mostly green leaves that are all mixed into together so it looks like a jungle background. There is a picture of a red frog on the left and a cat looking thing that is striped black and white. A blue and orange butterfly is flying around.

          A headrest is built into the chair which you can move to the other side if you don't wish your child to use. I find it provides my daughter with a comfy place to rest her head. You have to strap your child in and this goes around the child's waist.

          The chair is attached to a metal frame which can be folded in two to make it smaller. There are two handles to make it easier for you to carry it. This leaves it more portable for you so if you want to take it to another room you can do so easily. Its not overly light to carry in fact its heavy enough but I suppose it needs to be to support a swinging chair. The chair will fold up enough to put it into your car.

          **MY OPINION**

          My daughter is over 3 months and she likes this chair now. At the start she was too light to use the swinging part of the chair as it scared her. Now she is heavier and the swinging part isn't as rough she likes it better.

          She loves to just sit and talk to the soft toys above her head. The swinging part of the chair she likes but I don't always put it on. Quite often it makes her just fall asleep.

          The swinging part of the swing can be fast even on the slowest part and after a few minutes when it gets going it can get faster and then I have to turn it off as my daughter starts to cry. Other children may love this is really all will depend on the child.

          I have another chair which is made by Fisher Price and it will vibrate and to be honest I think my daughter likes it better and it only cost £45 you can see my review if you want further information on it. It is called the Fisher Price Infant to Toddler Rocker and I have written a review on it. This chair will last longer than the swing.

          The swing you can use until your child is 20lbs which is approximately 6 months which is a downside to me as it costs £60.00 brand new unused from Amazon and I think this is expensive.

          She always looks very comfortable in the swing. My daughter will relax in the swing but looks rather scared when it swings too fast and I don't really think it is worth the money. I don't think I would have spend the money myself on it. It is still a good product though and really just all depends on your child.

          You will need to make sure to put batteries into this product as it will not play music or swing without it. I have to say it is easy to put batteries in and you will not have to replace them all the time.

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          16.08.2010 18:11
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          We purchased this swing chair for my sister-in-law when she had her new baby, ultimately our nephew and I have to say I am absolutely gutted this was not about when we had our daughter! We purchased this for £64.99 from Argos. It is quite a bit of money but I think it is definately worth it.

          This swing chair is suitable from birth and for babies weighing up to 9kg. It has 7 musical tunes, 5 different speeds for swinging, volume control and a harness strap so you can strap your baby in.

          The swing is suspended from a metal frame which does look like the frame of a swing. It is suspended with metal bars which allow it to swing. The seat is made from really padded material and it looks really comfortable. It actually must be more than comfortable as my nephew always ended up falling asleep in it! It is brightly coloured with a rainforest theme for the design of the fabric. The best part about it (according to my sister-in-law) is that all of the seat cover comes off with velcro and is machine washable. She said it comes up like new and I have seen it since we purchased it for my nephew and it does look brand new still regardless of the fact that he uses it all the time.

          The tunes that the swing plays are all different and fun. They all have a rainforest/tropical feel to them.

          There is an activity bar at the top of the swing with a plush toucan and frog which your baby can bat and pull at as they swing. My nephew always used to squeal with laughter whenever he tried to grab it as he passed and usually missed.

          My sister-in-law tends to leave it up when it is not in use as she says it is quite bulky to store.

          The only thing I did not like about this is that the safety harness is only around the bottom half of your baby. It doesn't have anything for them to put their arms into like a pram would. My nephew tended to put his arms out and stretch to grab the toys and I always worry about him falling out. He never does but it is still a possibilty and one that should be rethought by Fisher Price I think.

          My nephew loves it. If he is tired, the swinging motion sends him to sleep. The swinging motion has 5 speeds but be warned, the lighter your baby, the faster the swinging will be and the heavier your baby, the slower it will be if that makes sense.

          All in all, a great product for babies that aren't quite active yet. I do wish it had been available when my daughter when she was little. Be aware that this does eat the batteries. My sister-in-law is forever buying them. I do think there should be a rechargable capability, especially for the price.

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          12.04.2010 20:29
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          As a first time mam life would of been harder with my baby if i didnt have this swing it was fab! I love the rainforest design its so bright and colourful. The swing collasped very easy and was very light weigh it went with my son every saturday to Grandmas house. With different speed settings and melodies for baby to listen to it would be impossible for them not to fall alseep. I think the hanging toys encouraged my son to focus he very quickly tried to reach out for them. The cover comes off easily and washed lovely wasnt too thick which meant it dries quickly. Like most fisher price things it was on the pricey side but in comparsion to others seemed the best to me. My son stopped using this chair when he was about 8 months, when he went into it it would creak. When i was finished i sold this on ebay and recieved a reasonable amount back for it, i would recommened buying from boots, when i shopped around everywhere seemed to be the same price but atleast you get some boots points!

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          My daughter likes it but might not suit all of them

          I recently had a baby, this is now my third child and have had many weird and wonderful contraptions for them as babies. My son had less due to being a single parent and my second child never had the swinging chair which was to my dissapointment. I was asked what I would like for her and found out when she was 5 months old that the grandparents wouldn't buy it because they thought it was a waste of money the least they could have done was tell me so I could have bought it.

          My third daughter however managed to be given one by a family member of mine because her daughter did not like it. Luckly my daughter loves it and I think it is very jazzy too.

          This stands to about knee height with two metal legs one at the front and one at the back. It has two handles that attach the legs together and also hold the swing in place. The one handle has a music button and speed button on it. The music can be played in two different volume levels and will play a range of soft gentil songs for the baby. The speed levels are from 1 to 5, number 1 is more than enough up until your child is 5 months then because they are heavier then number 2 to 3 is better.

          I never had any instructions with mine to tell me what weight or age this would go up to but I will take my daughter out of hers between 7 to 8 months because she will be too big and heavy for it.

          What I like the most about this chair is the colours. It is mostly green with a jungle design on the seat with clouds, monkeys and leaves. There is a head cushion that is attached to a piece of velcro for extra comfort for the child. It has a strong support that fits between the childs legs and two secure straps with clips on that clip into the support to ensure that your child is safe in the chair. There is also a large green leaf above the childs head that is attached to the swinging part of the chair, there are supposed to be some soft toys that are to dangle from the leaf i think but I never had these given to me when I got the chair.

          This takes 4 c size batteries that are easy to fit by removing two screws from the side plate and are very secure once the side plate is fitted back together. When it is switched on it swings very well. At first it seems like it is going quite slow which is deceiving but it does gain speed quickly. I have had to replace the batteries twice in 3 months which is not bad to be honest because my daughter is in it almost all day to go to sleep and if she is unsettled it helps her relax and drop off.

          This also has a safety feature to stop it from moving accross the floor if knocked which is that it has two pieces of rubber on each leg to give it some grip which makes it much better for woden flooring. The other useful thing about this is that it is a take along swing. There are two yellow buttons each side that can be pressed in and you can push the legs together to fold it up. This is ok if you have a car walking and carrying it would be very difficult and if you do have a car it will take up at least half of your boot space so if you are in need of taking a pushchair and have no back seat space like us you will not be able to take it with you.

          Although you might not be able to take this with you to certain places I would definatly buy one if I had anymore children and wish I had had one with my others. My daughter is relaxed and safe and gets alot of fun and enjoyment out of this. My other children do not take much notice of it so they don't tend to fuss around her. It is very safe and secure and is easy to store in a cupboard when folded. If you are planning on having more than one child I would buy one but I will say that not every child likes them.

          They do seem a bit pricey at £70 in toys r us and other retailers are selling them for the same ammount. I would say they would definately be worth it if you are planning on a few children so more use would be made of it or if you are going to be donating it to family or friends after you have used it to help them.

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            17.12.2009 10:25
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            Nice swing for younger babies that aren't that active yet

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            Different Speed Settings, when baby is smaller though the fastest setting seems quite fast because there is less weight on the swing. The heavier the baby is, the slower it will go.

            Simple to put together with instructions, and I found it easy to fold up. Not just to 'take along' they suggest, which was useful when going to Grandma's, but also just to fold it up and put it away as with baby things everywhere there never seem enough space left to move! (So when my son doesn't use it, I fold it up and put it under the stairs.)

            It's also machine washable which is great because my son loves to have a rusk now whilst he swings away, goodness - these get everywhere, it goes into a sucked, creamy, crumbly mess everywhere! But quickly unvelcro the washable seat pad, throw it in he washing machine ( I tend to put a few of his things in at the same time, like teddies and washable toys) and it's as good as new!

            It has a removable padded headrest that attaches by velcro and can be washed also.

            The music is nice and soothing, and there are two dangly toys that hang above on a palm tree, all in all it's a very nice design. I'd say it is suitable or boys and girls, perhaps edging more towards boys though.

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            Something I don't like about this, is that it doesn't have a harness / arm straps that go across your babies chest and keeps them secure. Itjust holds them in at the bottom instead, which is ok for litte babies but my son likes to pull himself forward and grab at the dangly animals...I really feel they need to rethink this.

            Another thing, it eats batteries! We have got through so many that I'd advise anyone buying this to buy a rechargable battery charger. What I'd like to see on baby products like this, is a battery pack fitted in the battery compartment of the product that you can recharge by plugging an adapter leae into it and plugging other end into the wall socket whilst the baby isn't using it for an hour...so it's charged up for it's next use. I know this technology is available as I have something similar on my Wii Fit Balance Board.

            All in all, a nice looking swing that is easy to put together and fold up...but eats batteries! and I have concerns over the secureness for wriggly babies!

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            15.10.2009 15:48
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            Brilliant buy baby swing

            As a third time mum I can honestly say that this is by far the best childcare product that I have brought.
            It is in a bright green colour and comes complete with two rainforest detatchable toys that baby can play with.
            The swing has 5 speeds and 2 levels of volume for the music. My daughter is now five months old and we have used this swing every day since we brought it. The gentle rocking action of the chair helps her to settle off to sleep. I personally find it useful as it is light and can easily be carried from room to room whilst you do your jobs.
            I have two other young children and feel that my daughter is safe from being picked up by them whilst she is strapped into the swing.
            The only downside to this swing is that it doesn't fold down as small as shown on the box. But is still transportable. I would highly reccommend anyone with a young baby to buy this product.

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            12.08.2009 00:46
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            A little bit pricey but certainly worth it.

            My sister bought this before her son was born it cost around £30 from a friend. The retail price is £69.99 which is worth every penny. Unfortunately when my sister had her son he was 2 weeks early and only weigh 5.6 so was too small to go in it until he was 2 months old.

            The swing has a sturdy frame, does not take up a lot of space and is really easy to set up and fold away. The seat is well padded and has an insert for newborns that supports their head and back. It has a three way safety harness to make sure baby is securely fastened in.

            The swing has 5 different rocking motions from slow to a fast rock. It has a few different songs to choose from so baby won't get bored of hearing the same thing. There is an arch that hangs over the swing with a leaf design and two cuddly toys that are great for amusing baby.

            I was amazed at just how much my nephew liked it, 9 times out of 10 he would fall asleep within 30minutes of being in the swing. He loves the rocking motion and loves to grab the two toys above him.

            The material on the seat is very easy to wipe clean with a baby wipe or a damp cloth, easy.

            So before you go out and buy a swing take a trip down to toys r us and see for your self exactly how good this swing is. You won't be disappointed.

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            09.06.2009 18:35

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            Overall a good swing

            This Fisher Price swing was bought for me as a present. I put my little girl in it a couple days after she was born however I think she was too light as when you put it on the first level to swing automatically it was too rough. Now she has grown a bit the swing is about right. So although it says its ok from birth I would say it would be suitable from 9lb.

            The swing comes with five swing settings each a little stronger. The swing plays music to help soothe the little ones to sleep, there are 2 volume levels for this.

            The chair was easy to assemble and it folds up so it can be taken with you.

            The cover of this chair is in a soft material which I found wipes clean quite easily as we have had a few accidents on it.

            The cost of this swing is around £70 depending on where you get it from. I think we will get our use out of it but I do feel it is a little expensive.

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        • Product Details

          Go for a swing in the rainforest! From Fisher Price, the Rainforest Take Along Swing is a cute and fun place for intrepid little explorers to relax. As babies lie back in the supportive and comfortable swing, they can bat at the frog and toucan plush on the mobile bar and listen to 7 rainforest songs.