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best affordable swings

Posted by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 3:05 PM
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I was planning on getting this elephant Graco one, but reviews were very mixed, some saying that it's motor doesn't last long or is too loud. I started looking at the snugabunny one(with the little birds) and it seems to have more positive reviews, but still some complaining of the motor dying a few months after having it. Anyone know what's best? Not something that's over 140 preferrably.

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by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 3:05 PM
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DACIA79
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 3:11 PM
There's always a risk I would order from a place with a long return policy like Diapers.com or BabyEarth the return is 365 days on products or Babies r us has a replacement plan that would be worth buying.

Good luck
daydreamer86
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 4:57 PM
$30 bright starts portable swings at walmart. I love bright starts products
mem82
by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 5:01 PM

I've had this one and a Fisher Price swing. Both were good.

Quoting daydreamer86:

$30 bright starts portable swings at walmart. I love bright starts products


Beautifulmom513
by Bronze Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 5:03 PM

this is the swing I have for my daughter. its the fisher price luv u zoo swing. it cost about $100 at walmart and target. I bought mine used for $75. but my daughter has been using it daily for a good 6 months now and it still works perfectly. she loves it.

notjstanothrmom
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 5:04 PM
I bought a used Graco Sweetpeace in Elephanta brand new looking for $80.
ImNotKarl
by on Jun. 17, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Bright Starts portable swings are the bomb, and they are SUPER cheap. My son's was a hand-me-down from his cousin, who used it daily for months, and then my son got it and used it daily at nap time for about 7 months, and it still functioned perfectly and was quiet, so I passed it on to a friend of mine that needed one for her baby.

With this baby we're getting another one. The Bright Starts Ingenuity portable swing. It's like, $45. It has awesome reviews. You can order it from places that have a return or replacement policy. They have full-sized swings, too, but they are a bit more expensive, around $150.

shortcake82418
by Bronze Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 5:17 PM

do the portable ones rock as high or well as the big ones?

Bethbeth
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2013 at 5:26 PM

all swing are notorious for having crappy motors that will die at some point.

We got a used Luv U Zoo swing like the one pictured above and the motor died. We bought a new one, same kind, and used it a long time with our twins.

I would totally recommend getting one that plugs in. It will cost a little more, but will you save way more on buying batteries. Plus it stinks to run out of batteries at 3am when your baby can't sleep.

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