One of the most popular swings on the market, the Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle 'n Swing wins praise for its plush fabric and ability to let babies swing side to side or back and forth. Reviewers also love that they can plug in the swing, and say the neutral design isn't an eyesore. However, some say the slowest speed is too fast for newborns, and many owners report trouble with the motor.
Supportive, with a few minor qualms. The Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle 'n Swing has a five-point harness, and the plush padding, which includes a head support pillow, offers plenty of support for small babies, reviewers say. The seat can be reclined to promote sleep or adjusted so babies are more upright. Most owners say the swing was easy to assemble, but others say the process was time consuming. Some also complain that even the slowest speed is too fast for newborns, and others say the legs can shift while the swing is in motion. Fisher-Price says the swing is suitable from birth until babies become more active and try to climb out. The maximum weight capacity is 25 pounds.
Soothing and versatile. Reviewers love the ability to easily turn the Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle 'n Swing's seat to face three separate directions. Babies can swing either side to side or front to back. The included mobile features pastel leaves, hanging birds and a mirrored dome that parents say aren't overstimulating when they're trying to soothe a cranky baby. Parents also like the four sound options, which offer subtle music and nature sounds such as chirping birds and water. There are several volume settings. Nearly all owners say the swing seems comfortable and soft, but many complain that it is a space hog that isn't portable. The legs fold for easier storage.
Motor may pose issues. The Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle 'n Swing's padding is machine washable, but a few reviewers note that it can be tricky to remove. The swing does not convert into any other type of seat, and, as with most baby swings, parents say the lifespan is limited -- most babies outgrow it by 5 months or so. The swing takes four D batteries, but most owners say they prefer AC power. Many owners report that the motor stopped working, sometimes after very limited use. Fisher-Price offered to replace faulty motors, but the part was often on back order, making for a frustrating wait, especially considering the swing's short useful life. The swing comes with a one-year limited warranty.
Review Credibility: Very Good The Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle 'n Swing earns 4.3 out of 5 stars in more than 700 reviews on Amazon.com. Owners say the fabric is plush, and they love the ability to plug in the swing. They praise the neutral colors, subtle music and sounds and ability to turn the seat in multiple directions. However, many reviewers complain that the motor dies easily, and while Fisher-Price offered to send a new one, it was on back order for many. Others say the swing's legs can shift when it's rocking and complain that the slowest setting is still too fast.
Review: Fisher-Price Cradle 'N Swing, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of March 2013
Review Credibility: Very Good The Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle 'n Swing earns 3.9 out of 5 stars in nearly 600 reviews on ToysRUs.com. Reviewers praise the smooth motion, ease of assembly, roomy seat and comfort for baby. However, many complain that the motor died after minimal use, while others say the swing can be squeaky and has too limited a lifespan.
Review: Fisher-Price Cradle Swing -- My Little Snug-a-Bunny, Contributors to ToysRUs.com, As of March 2013
Review Credibility: Very Good In a helpful video review, Laurie Leahey of Time to Play praises the Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle 'n Swing for its soft cushion, mirrored mobile, easily adjustable seat and recline, and four sound options. However, she says the swing does take up a lot of floor space, despite the fact that the legs fold for storage. She also notes assembly will take most parents at least a half hour.
Review: My Little Snugabunny Cradle n Swing from Fisher-Price, Laurie Leahey, June 21, 2012
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