Fisher Price Fold 'N Stow Swing Review

Updated April 30, 2014
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Fisher Price Fold 'N Stow Swing
Bottom Line

Parents couldn't be happier with the Fisher-Price Fold 'N Stow Swing, which earns top marks for its small footprint and ability to fold flat for storage or travel. The six speed settings, two seat-recline positions and comfortable seat fabric soothe baby, reviewers say. However, it is battery operated only and the lowest swing setting causes concern for parents of newborns or small infants.

Safety

A-plus for safety. The Fisher-Price Fold 'N Stow Swing is easy to assemble, but some reviewers note that it doesn't seem as sturdy as full-size swings. Parents of newborns and small babies agree that the lowest speed setting may be too fast, but some temporarily fixed the issue by draping a blanket over the baby's legs, thus slowing its momentum. All owners love the secure five-point harness, which they say adjusts to fit various sizes. The maximum weight limit is 25 pounds, although Fisher-Price recommends halting use when the baby can sit up unassisted.

ProsFolds flat, Easy to assemble, Excellent sound qualityConsBattery operation only, Low speed seems fast for infant, Mobile isn't interactive

Performance

Soothing, yet small. The Fisher-Price Fold 'N Stow Swing may be small, but it earns praise from parents for its many features and its soothing abilities. The six speed settings, two seat-recline positions and 10 sound options are just enough to do the job, and the sound quality is reported as better than on most swings. Most parents agree that the mobile is boring and unnecessary. Easy to move from room to room, owners say it makes an ideal travel swing or is a great choice to leave at a grandparent's home.

Durability

Tried and true. Reviewers of the Fisher-Price Fold 'N Stow Swing have no complaints over motors giving out, unlike owners of full-size swings. Some parents report that once assembled the frame seems unsteady, but the swing has a one-year limited warranty and Fisher-Price's customer service receives praise for immediate action in addressing owners' concerns. The seat cover is easy to remove and is machine washable. It comes with a one-year, limited warranty.

Our Sources

1. Amazon.com

Fisher-Price Fold 'n Stow Swing, Adorable Animals, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2014

The Fisher-Price Fold 'N Stow Swing earns 4.1 out of 5 stars in about 25 reviews on Amazon.com. Reviewers praise its easy assembly, ability to fold flat, small footprint and good sound quality. However, owners wish there was an AC power option, and some find the lowest speed is still too fast.

2. Walmart.com

Fisher-Price - Fold Flat Swing, Woodsy Friends, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of May 2014

The Fisher-Price Fold 'N Stow Swing earns 4.5 out of 5 stars in more than 30 reviews on Walmart.com. Many reviewers note how lightweight and portable it is, but love how well it soothes baby to sleep. Parents praise the quality of the music and sound, but find the lowest speed setting too fast.

3. RealMomsRealReviews.com

Fisher-Price Adorable Animals Fold 'n Stow Swing, "Marble", Jan. 5, 2013

The reviewer enjoyed the cute design, pleasant music and easy assembly of the Fisher-Price Fold 'N Stow Swing. She praises the ability to fold the swing flat for storage as the big sell, and says that she has "recommended it to all the moms ... on the move or short on space."

4. SheKnows.com

Best Baby Swings on a Budget, Editors of SheKnows.com, Not Dated

As part of a roundup of the best baby swings on a budget, the editors of SheKnows.com note the swing's ability to fold flat as the top feature, plus they enjoy the music, speed options and two recline positions. The short mention does not note any cons or compare the swing to others.