Sometimes your little one likes being held over your shoulder. Sometimes on your knee. Other times, she wants to be cradled in your arms as you rock her side-to-side or back-and-forth. But for the times you need to put baby down, here's a swing that cradles and swings, soothes and entertains her just the way she likes it! It surrounds her in plush, cozy fabrics and a canopy that cocoons her. The soothing continues with eight tunes and a side-to-side cradle motion, a lot like the way you rock her in your arms. When your little lamb is ready for play, the swinging changes to a back-and-forth motion (because babies love variety) and she's engaged with nature sound tracks and a mobile featuring a mirror, floating clouds and little lambs to entertain her. Includes six soothing swing speeds, little plush friend tethered right to the removable tray, and bead bar. Sturdy steel frame has legs that fold in for storage and portability. Requires 4 D batteries.
The chief difference between the cradle swing and typical swings — and the reason this kind takes up more room and costs more — is the side-to-side cradle swinging motion versus the traditional forward-and-backward motion. The Fisher-Price Cradle Swings do both which is what makes them special. If you find your baby is not comforted by one motion, try the other. Fisher-Price does make traditional swings and they are less expensive so if cost is an issue, you may want to go for the traditional swing.