The product I am reviewing is the Fisher-Price Starlight Papasan Cradle Swing. As a frequent baby-sitter for many years before I became a mom, I already knew the wonderful things that swings could be. I also knew that standard swings weren't all that great for newborns and didn't look very comfortable to actually nap in because of the seat structure and because the recline never seemed reclined enough. When I came across the FP Starlight swing though, I just knew it had to be great. The seat looked so comfy and supportive to little necks and the recline and features were incredible. Have I mentioned that it plugs in! No worries about batteries (you do have the option though) and no loud winding while the baby is sleeping. When Reagan was very tiny, I would put a nice cushy blanket in the seat, lay her in it, turn on the lights and music and she would instantly be soothed. Another nice feature is the swing can position to swing front to back or side to side. We used the side to side motion most often.
Looking a bit uncomfortable in a standard swing:
Looking much more comfortable in the Fisher-Price Starlight Papasan Swing:
She loved to swing in this swing and watch the light show, listen to the many musical options and watch the mobile circle above her head. The fact that she could be fully reclined with her neck completely supported was the best feature for me. I have since loaned it to a family member for when her daughter was born and will be loaning it to a good friend once her baby is born in October. The swing is just THAT wonderful!
I remember sitting for hours just watching her nap in her swing because she looked so cozy and content. I never felt bad for placing her there because she was safely snuggled with wonderful music and her little eyes would look at the stars and the mobile in complete wonder until she drifted off to sleep. I have heard other moms say that their babies did not enjoy being in their standard swings very much. I bet their babies would have thought much differently if they'd had one of these great swings to enjoy.
Look how happy she is!
We used this swing for a very long time. :-)
Here are the official stats from Fisher-Price:
The comfy-cozy papasan seat and head support cradle baby in cushy comfort as he swings in a side-to-side or front-to-back swinging motion. A sweet little canopy surrounds baby and sways along with the cradle swing’s motion while 8 delightful songs entertain. Baby can also watch stars float all around as they spin overhead. When it’s nap time, mom can play different music—8 additional lullabies and sounds to calm and soothe baby. And with the flick of a switch, there’s a magical starry night light show that projects onto the canopy! Perfect for helping baby float off to dreamland! The cradle features 6 soothing swing speeds and a 2-position reclining seat. Volume control.
Maximum weight: 25 lbs. (11.3 kg)
I highly recommend this swing to any expectant or new mom!
Disclaimer: This opinion is my own. I wrote this review without the request of the company. They have not contacted me in any way nor did they supply me with any products.
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