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Fisher Price Smart Response swing - anyone have one?

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chonky Sun 30-Jan-05 20:52:22

We're thinking about buying dd one of these, as she bawls if put down for more than 2 seconds, and it really would be useful to have some time to wash up occasionally . However, I'm still sceptical, and was wondering whether anyone has found them useful or are they a complete waste of money?

aloha Sun 30-Jan-05 20:54:42

I've just bought a swing for dd (due next Monday!) as I had a putting down problem with ds. I have never tried one but friends who did have them swore by them. do the cheapest ones I have found. I think, looking back, it would have been a brilliant buy for ds, and you can always flog them afterwards on Ebay!

chonky Sun 30-Jan-05 20:57:44

I'm getting tempted.......My parents just looked after dd for the day and asked what's stopping me (they considered it an essential for dd) ??

aloha Sun 30-Jan-05 20:58:56

they cost less than 40 pounds on kiddicare...tempt, tempt

lockets Sun 30-Jan-05 20:59:23

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chonky Sun 30-Jan-05 21:01:30

I am reaching for my plastic

blueteddy Mon 31-Jan-05 13:37:28

They have the fisher price delux take along swing in Argos, reduced from £59.99 - £29.99!
Dont know if it is the same kind of thing, but it has flashing lights & music.
I have just seen it on there website.

chonky Mon 31-Jan-05 13:39:19

Thanks blueteddy, unfortunately as dd is now 9 months we need the whopping big one that'll take her up to 2 yrs.

blueteddy Mon 31-Jan-05 13:43:18

I didn't realise they did whopping big ones!

Ameriscot2005 Mon 31-Jan-05 13:51:44

I bought the FP Smart Response when I had #5. It was the first time we had a swing, and tbh, I got it because I simply didn't need anything and we received some Babies R Us vouchers from DH's work colleagues.

I was very happy with it. It was great to be able to put DD down when I needed to cook or whatever. FTR, I went through only 2 sets of batteries in the six months that we use it, so it's not expensive to run.

Downsides - it takes up a lot of floor space, and doesn't really free up much when it is folded. It only lasts for a few months.

chonky Mon 31-Jan-05 18:45:09

Ameriscot2005 - when you say it only lasted a few months is that because your babe got bored of it, or because the marketing is really stretching it when they say a 2 yo will fit in it?

Ameriscot2005 Tue 01-Feb-05 06:45:56

The one I had, you had to stop using it when the baby started climbing out. Can't quite remember when that was for us - maybe around 7 months?

I can't imagine a mobile baby wanting to stay in a swing for long, so I think 2 years is probably pushing it, even if the swing is robust enough.

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