5.00 rating Great for very young infants by E.S., Pittsburgh, PA on January 1, 2004
I definitely recommend this swing to other parents. We used it constantly and it held up great and kept my baby happy -- which kept me sane.
4.00 rating This parents relief! by Lieberman, WA on January 1, 2004
The smart response swing was easy to assemble. Once assembled, it provided a sturdy swing with a smooth swinging motion powered by 4 D batteries. We used the swing with our baby from newborn until 6 months. It provided us a lot of relief and was the most helpful product we had at helping our baby to sleep. We felt the swing provided a safe place for our baby to sleep and relax. It also provided the baby's parents with some time to rest and get chores done. The better features of this swing are the seat itself. It was a good fit for our baby and has a removable, washable cover. The seat tilts to three different positions. On each side of the seat is a basket that holds toys and binkies. The swing also had some soothing melodies. The downside of this swing is it burns through 4 D batteries every couple weeks. We did not use the seat tray as our baby lost interest in the swing before the tray would be of use. We also did not feel the smart response worked well. This feature is suppose to de-activate and activate the swinging motion depending on noise from your baby. We always found when it quit swinging our baby woke up. This feature is optional and we quit using it. Overall, a swing is a must for parents with a new baby. We would recommend this swing besides the smart response option.
3.00 rating Probably as good as any other swing by Brooke, IN on January 1, 2004
This swing was given to us as a gift for my baby shower. I had never used any other swing before, so I didn't know what to compare it to, but I read about its smart response and was pretty impressed. When the baby came I used the smart response feature, and was a little disappointed. The swing is supposed to stop when the baby has been quiet for a period of time and then it starts up again when the baby cries. It does work but it takes a lot of crying to get the swing moving again. By that time my baby was always crying so hard I would have to take him out and rock him myself. The swing also has a function where you can make it swing continuously. This feature worked well for both of my children. I was able to set this and they would stay content for a good while. I began to use this feature only and never bother with the smart response feature. I really did like the volume control on this swing. Anything from annoyingly loud, to silent. I also like the open top. You don't have to worry about bumping your child when you put them in or take them out, and there is no special twisting or turning to try to get a sleeping baby in. I am not happy with the speed setting on this swing. It I don't feel like moving the setting changes the pace of the swing at all. If it does alter the speed it is so minimal that you would never notice. Overall, I think this swing is nice, but the smart response feature is nothing special. You would probably be smart to look for a similar swing without the smart response and maybe a lower price tag.
3.00 rating Smart Non-Response... by Adelaide on January 1, 2004
I was given this swing at a baby shower. I had originally registered for a windup swing to save on batteries- but since I was given 12 D batteries with the swing- I figured I wouldn’t worry about it. Upon reading the box I was pretty excited- the features included with this swing seemed phenomenal!!! Fast forward to the day we bring our daughter home. The first thing we did was to put her in her swing. She was indifferent to it in the beginning, but now she loves it. There were a few nights when she slept the entire night in that swing. (This may or may not be a good thing…) The problem, however, is that none of the features have seemed to work as touted on the box. Great swing for swinging sake, just don’t count on the features.
3.00 rating Smart Response isn't too bright by Liz, PA on January 1, 2004
My baby loves this swing great nap time place for her but as far as if she makes a noise does it start up again. I tried it on the highest sensitivity and it still would not come on. The main reason for my purchase of this swing was so it would automatically come on. I'm now wishing I purchased the cradle two way swing. This is still a great swing just don't have your heart set on the smart response feature.