I have three kids. As much as an extra set of arms would be of much help to me, I’d rather have a safe place to put my 5 month old son – within my eyesight – while I tend to my toddler and 7 year old girls.
Especially now that he’s learning to roll over from his back to his tummy, finding a way to keep him entertained and safe is a challenge.
Also, what do you do with your baby when your toddler all of a sudden MUST have your attention? Or your oldest child needs help with her schoolwork? Or you need to wash dishes? Go pee???
Enter my favorite (for two years now)…Fisher-Price Take-Along Swing
* It’s a swing! I haven’t met a baby yet who didn’t like swings.
* The swing has 8 speed settings. So you can choose the lowest setting for your very delicate infant up to the highest for your roller-coaster lovin’ toddler!
* There are 3 interactive settings: 1) Non-stop music, 2) Music with lights, and 3) Child-activated Music, Lights, & other sounds.
* Although it requires batteries, they last almost forever.
* The moving lights capture your child’s attention and helps practice tracking with their eyes.
* Good selection of lullaby music.
* The hanging toys encourage infants to reach out and bop or grab them.
* When set to child-activated mode, it teaches the concept of cause and effect and the lights and sounds reinforces more active play.
* Two buckles and the “crotch” part is wide, soft, and comfy. No wedgies for your baby!
* Folds, stores, and carries easily!
Watch as my son, CJ, shows how the child-activated setting works and keeps him alert!
Here are some more pics:
Doesn’t it look like a great product? What? You were wondering where the CONS were? Well, if I must. I suppose I have to be fair….
* The hanging whale and fish are too far for an infant to actually reach. They are also hard to grab because they are flat.
–> How to remedy: I hang other toys on the whale and fish so my baby can grab and pull to activate the lights and sounds. Easy peasy!
Um….that’s it. I really can’t think of any other cons. =)
I so love this. I’ve taken it to the park, my parent’s house, friend’s house, family gatherings, and up and down the rooms in my house.
Kid tested. Mom approved. (Whose ad line was that? Please let me know, because I forget!)
This post was not endorsed by Fisher-Price. I reviewed this product because I love it!