Rock-a-bye, baby! I can’t think of anything a baby loves more than being rocked! One of the coolest baby swings on the market today is the Grace Glider Elite Baby Swing. Ideal for a baby shower gift; the swing is soft, soothing, and satisfying. Read on to learn about a few pros and cons of the product according to myself and some other moms who have put it to the test.
The Grace Glider Elite Baby Swing costs about $179.99. I was lucky enough to receive it from two of my friends as a baby shower gift. But, the swing is sold at major retailers like Target, Babies R Us, and Bye Bye Baby; so coupons can be applied or it can easily be added to a registry. Therefore, paying full price is not likelihood.
It’s claim to fame is that is cuddles and soothes the baby exactly the same way as you would if you were holding them in your soft, nursery glider or rocker. It can hold a baby who weighs as little as five pounds, or as much as 30 pounds.
- Its swing seat is removable and can double as a bouncer. So, you can move the baby room to room with you if you are cooking and cleaning; rather than leaving it in the swing in another room, out of clear sight.
- It is compact and uses about 40% less space than other traditional rockers.
- Runs plugged in or solely on battery power.
- Has a plush seat that has removable inserts to use when your baby is small and eliminate as they grow and need less support.
- It vibrates on two-speed settings; which has been show to help an upset baby relax.
- It has six gliding speeds to adjust to your baby’s mood or preference.
- It plays 10 classical songs, as well as 5 nature sounds for entertainment and stimulation purposes.
- Comes with a five-point harness to secure your baby in tightly.
- Gender neutral design.
- Motor difficulties. Some moms who have purchased this swing have had difficulty with the swing being ultra-slow. After realizing it needed a new motor, they had to call the company to ask for a replacement part.
- Difficult to clean. With all the little nooks and crannies; the swing can be a challenge to clean thoroughly and properly.
- It works best on a hard surface. So, placing it on carpet is not ideal; which is actually stated in the user manual.
- The music plays loudly. Even when set in the lowest setting; the swing’s music tends to be on the loud side which can be upsetting to babies who are sensitive to stimulation.
- Wobbly Bouncer. When the seat is taken out of the swing and used on its own, it tends to be a little on the wobbly and bouncy side. This can be problematic as your baby grows and starts to become more active than an infant.
Overall, the swing is a great product that impressed me with all of its bells and whistles. My son loved it and enjoyed taking his afternoon naps in it. He used it for several months though, so it can be an expensive purchase for such a short amount of time; but I received it as a gift, so I was ok with that. Be sure to consider the pros and cons before making this big purchase!