Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing Product Review

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The Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing soothes with a gentle motion similar to that of cuddling and comforting your baby in a nursery glider. The frame design uses 40% less space than other leading baby swing brands.  This makes it nice for people who don't have a lot of extra living space.  For powering this swing, you can plug it in or use batteries.  The vibration has two speed settings to keep your baby relaxed.  This swing was made to be roomy and have a plush body support system with three recline positions.  The maximum weight capacity is 30 pounds.

The swing features a timer mode.  This will help you keep the glider on just as long as you need it, without wasting your battery life when it doesn't need to be on.  The Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing is made for babies who are 5.5 to 30 pounds. The swing itself weighs 17.89 pounds.

Best Features of The Product 

  • Small and Compact
  • Safe
  • Durable

Most Talked About Features

As of this writing there were 757 customer reviews and 148 answered questions left on Amazon.  I've read through the reviews and answered questions and then condensed the results here.  I hope that this helps make your baby swing shopping experience a bit easier.


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The Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing has a 5 point harness system to keep your baby in place.  A parent here commented on this safety feature,

"Our baby loves this swing! It has safety straps to keep him in there nice and safe. The chair is able to sit up or recline back if needed. I like that this swing sits up higher so our dogs aren't able to get to his face because they love to give him kisses. The speeds and music are easily adjustable."


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The comments reflected that this swing is durable.  Here is just one of the comments, 

"Very happy, truly impressed with this Graco Glider LX. It was quite easy to put together, impressively durable, and well made. Very high quality glider swing! The motor is quite impressive, very powerful! My son is 12 lbs and uses only the first speed setting. It's well made and very cute."  


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The  Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing is one of the lower priced baby swings on the market.  Overall, parents commented positively on the price.  Here is what one said,

"This is a great swing for the price and offers a lot of features in a more compact footprint than any other swing I have found."  

Ease of Assembly

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Unfortunately, this swing did not score too well with parents in the ease of assembly.  Here are two comments I found from frustrated parents,

"I found that the instructions were horrible and some of the "pre-assembled" parts were put together wrong which made the instructions make absolutely no sense. Once I figured out that the pre-assembled parts were put together backwards, it went together pretty smoothly." 

And another, 

"I am happy with the Gliding Swing. It meets all of my expectations, but the directions for assembly were absolutely horrendous. To begin with, the parts were not identified or labeled. No more parts than it required, the amount of time expended was unacceptable."


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There were a lot of comments on how nice and compact this swing was sized.  But there were just as many comments that said even though it was compact, it was not very easy to pick up and carry. So this baby swing might fit well in a smaller house, but not be the best baby swing to use if you will be traveling and transporting it often. 


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Parents liked that the swing speeds can be adjusted.  It seems like a common practice is to start a swing on low speeds when babies are infants and then increase the speeds as they grow older.  Here is what one parent said about this swing's speed, 

"The gliding motion on this swing is very smooth and I usually set the speed at about 2.  Sometimes I start at 3 and then gradually decrease it to 1.  He's approximately 13 lbs and it still glides with no problems."

Another feature that many parents liked, was that this swing sits up higher than some of the other low floor swings. It also takes up less space.  Here is one parent who commented on these features,

"The swing itself takes up much less room than a typical baby swing but still sits up higher."

My Conclusion 

The Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing is a popular baby swing for good reason.  It is compact so it takes up less space than some of the larger swings.  The price is low compared to other baby swings.  It is safe and has a 5 point harness system.  This appears to be a very durable swing.  One of the only complaints I found throughout the reviews was that it was hard to put together. Though most that commented that it was hard to assemble, still liked this swing. I hope my review helps you as you look to purchase a baby swing for your child. 

For more information, check out our Top 10 Baby Swings Of 2018.


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