The Fisher-Price Rainforest Open-Top Cradle Swing is one of many highly reviewed baby swings from Fisher-Price. Although the entire line of Fisher-Price cradle swings receives excellent reviews from professionals and parents, this swing has some unusual features that make it well suited for certain parents. First, the swing has an open top, which means that the mobile can easily be pushed out of the way for quickly getting baby in and out of the swing. In user reviews, some parents report that having their baby get caught in the mobile of other types of swings really bothered them, and they switched to the Rainforest Open-Top Cradle Swing and are happier. This swing also folds up, making it easy to store.
We found nearly 1,000 highly positive user reviews for the Fisher-Price Rainforest Open-Top Cradle Swing on ToysRUs.com, plus another 100 on Viewpoints.com that echo that feedback. We found more than 40 user reviews for this swing on Diapers.com, and although most are positive, reviewers on this site are slightly more critical than those posting on ToysRUs.com and Viewpoints.com. The baby gear guide at About.com mentions her top three swings in her article " Before You Buy a Baby Swing" but very little info or justification is given as to why she chose the Fisher-Price Rainforest Open-Top Cradle Swing as one of her top picks.
1. Babies 'R' Us
BabiesRUs.com has more than 900 user-written reviews for the Fisher-Price Rainforest Open-Top Cradle Swing. The average rating of all these reviews is 4 out of 5 stars. Reviewer after reviewer praises the swing for its design, two directional swinging capability and open top feature. The only consistent, but sparse, negative mention is that the motor failed after a few months of use, but reviewers say Fisher-Price was quick about sending a replacement.
Review: Fisher-Price Rainforest Open-Top Cradle Swing, Contributors to BabiesRUs.com
Viewpoints.com has more than 100 user written reviews for the Rainforest Cradle Swing, making it a good source for parent opinion behind BabiesRUs.com. Parents echo the praises and complaints of the parents posting on BabiesRUs.com; babies seem to like the multidirectional movements and design of the swing, but there are a few complaints about the durability of the motor.
Review: Fisher-Price Rainforest Cradle Swing Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com
Diapers.com has more than 40 reviews for the Rainforest Open-Top Cradle Swing. However, parents on this site are slightly more critical than those posting reviews on other sites. The swing earns an average of 4 out of 5 stars, with parents citing consistent complaints about the motor failing and about distorted music and nature sounds.
Review: Fisher-Price Rainforest Open-Top Cradle Swing, Contributors to Diapers.com
This article by About.com baby products guide Heather Corley is a general buying guide with tips for choosing the best swing for your baby and lifestyle. Corley chooses three top swings at the end of the article and the Rainforest Open-Top Cradle Swing is one of them -- but no information is given as to how or why she came to decide on these top three swings.(Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Before You Buy a Baby Swing, Heather Corley