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We try: Fisher Price Rainforest Friends Cradle ‘n Swing:

Fisher Price has thought of everything for baby and parent in putting together this cradle 'n swing.
By Cara Stinson
Date: January 06 2014
Editor Rating:
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Lucky me! I got to try this cradle ‘n swing from Fisher Price or rather my 4.5 month old son did.

The first thing I noticed about it is its appearance. It’s a ‘happy’ look – light, colourful with happy, smiling faces of the three ‘rainforest friends’.

There really isn’t anything negative to say about this product. It’s great functionality is that it is both a cradle and a swing and works equally well in either format – rocking from head-to-toe or side-to-side. In summary, it has something for baby’s visual and auditory development and has many features that are practical and helpful for the baby and parent.

Here are the good points as I see them:

  • it’s easy to assemble and fold away.
  • it swings both side-to-side and head-to-toe and has six speeds that automatically adjust as your baby grows. You can choose a combination of how you want it to swing, the speed and the music you/baby wants.
  • the music that comes with it is a good variety – 16 tunes in total plus rainforest sounds - and those rainforest sounds really help put him to sleep.
  • the seat has three positions and two reclining positions.
  • it has three plush detachable happy monkeys that swing around within a canopy that opens and closes, with a mirrored globe that allows baby to see all around. My little boy found this entertaining and stimulating.
  • I haven’t needed to clean it yet, but it’s easy to remove the seat pad and stick it in the washing machine.
  • it has a snack tray.
  • a very big plus – it doesn’t need batteries, just plug it in! However, there is a battery option if you’re not near an electrical outlet.

Overall

My baby boy loves it – and I do too. I wish I had something similar for my toddler when she was a baby. If you can afford it, at under $200, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it. You will get lots of use from it.

Five stars.

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