The Graco DuetSoothe Swing and Rocker offers your baby 3 seating positions. With this feature, you can position your little one so that he or she sways side-to-side or swings front-to-back. You can customize it to how you want it to work.
One of the cool features about this swing is that it doesn't take up a lot of room like some of the floor swings do. You can carry the Graco DuetSoothe Swing and Rocker from room to room easily. It has a built in carrying handle that will make it easy to pick up and carry.
This swing gives you the option of how you'd like to power it up. You can use the batteries when you are away from a power outlet, or connect it to a wall outlet when you are near one. The plug option is a good way to save on batteries when electric is available.
Vibration is a cool feature of this swing that was added to help your baby relax. There are two speed settings so that you can find just the right vibration that he or she likes.
This seat is made roomy and deep for comfort. For sounds, you can choose from 10 melodies and 5 nature sounds. Another entertaining feature is the mobile that has 3 soft toys that your baby can look at. For safety, a 5 point harness keeps your little one secure.
The recommended weight capacity is 5.5 to 30 pounds for the multi-direction swing and 25 pounds for the rocker. The swing itself weighs 17.9 pounds with dimensions of 30.8 x 24.5 x 36 inches.
Best Features of The Product
- Several Seating Options
- Weight Capacity Of 50 Pounds
Most Talked About Features
As of this writing, the Graco DuetSoothe Swing and Rocker had 542 customer reviews and 117 answered questions left on Amazon. I've read through the customer responses and also the answered questions and then condensed the results into this report. I hope that this helps you in choosing a baby swing.
I was not seeing any safety issues with this seat. Here is a positive comment I found on safety of the Graco DuetSoothe Swing and Rocker,
"This swing is soft, comfy, and safe. The seat is removable and can be used as just a baby seat or a rocking seat. The size is pretty compact."
Ease of Installation
Putting this swing together seemed to not be an issue with parents. Here is one comment about the installation,
"Super easy to put together..I'm a 5 foot tall woman and I did it myself with children in tow in under 15 minutes. Instructions were common sense and easy to follow."
This swing scored high with parents in the area durability. One mom commented that she had 3 kids who all had different swings, and how the Graco DuetSoothe Swing and Rocker was the best of them all. She explained,
"This swing is far and away the best of the bunch and actually does what it advertises. This thing is a beast and has even survived my 3 year old trying to swing from it."
Ease of Cleaning
Parents liked that the seat was machine washable. As parents can confess to, babies can spill and throw up without any notice.
With dimensions of 30.8 x 24.5 x 36 inches and a weight of 17.9 pounds, this swing is easier to transport than some of the larger swings.
The size of this swing is about in the middle compared to other swings. Some are much larger, but there are some that are smaller. The actual dimension are 30.8 x 24.5 x 36 inches and a weight of 17.9 pounds.
The only negative feature I could find was that this swing has a clicking sound that was annoying to some of the parents. I watched the video and wondered how it affected babies in the long run to hear this noise.
One parent summed up what a lot of others were saying about the features. I will quote her here,
"This baby swing works great, and has some great features. It has a newborn insert that makes it very cozy for a smaller baby. It can go side-to-side, or turn either way to go back-and-forth (this is handy if you want baby to face you, or turn away from a sunny window, or whatever). There's also a vibration feature if your baby likes that. There are several nature sound options, as well as several classical music options, all of which are pleasant to listen to. The seat can remove from the swing to become a little rocker. I wasn't sure we would use this feature, but it turned out to be a lifesaver!"
The Graco DuetSoothe Swing and Rocker seems to be a great little swing. Parents liked it. Aside from the clicking sound it can make when swinging for too long, all of the other features scored well with parents. It's nice that you can plug it in or use the batteries when away from electricity. This baby swing is a bit smaller than some of the other swings on the market. The size makes it easier to transport either from room to room or to another out of house location. If you are looking for a middle of the road baby swing at a great price, I'd say you can't go wrong with the Graco DuetSoothe Swing and Rocker.
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