Reviewers say the Fisher-Price Space Saver Swing & Seat is a solid choice for parents who want a portable swing that doesn't take up valuable space within their home. It also offers a nice bonus: The swing becomes a vibrating seat with the flick of a lock. However, it has limited music and one awkwardly placed hanging toy, and some owners say the speeds seem the same.
Smaller babies may slump. The Fisher-Price Space Saver Swing & Seat has a five-point harness -- a feature parents appreciate -- however, there isn't any special head support for smaller babies, and some parents say their newborns seem to slump. The bucket seat, although deep enough to keep babies secure, is too hard, reviewers say. Fisher-Price recommends the swing for use from birth until babies can sit up unassisted, but the maximum weight capacity is 25 pounds.
Limited features. Parents say the Fisher-Price Space Saver Swing & Seat does its job of either entertaining or soothing baby, but it doesn't have a lot of extras. They like the swing's ability to swing and vibrate, but some reviewers say they find little differentiation in speeds. Quite a few say the hanging plastic toy is boring and too high for babies to enjoy. There are six songs and two volume levels. Because the swing is so low to the ground, some owners complain that it's hard to get a baby in and out. Nearly all praise the swing's small footprint and easy portability.
Solid battery life. The seat pad on the Fisher-Price Space Saver Swing & Seat is removable and machine washable. The swing converts to a vibrating seat when owners use a lock at the bottom of the frame, but some reviewers say it can be difficult to engage and disengage the lock. Though the swing only takes batteries, parents say they last for a decent amount of time under normal usage. The seat height is not adjustable. The swing comes with a one-year limited warranty, and Fisher-Price generally receives good marks for customer service.
The Fisher-Price Space Saver Swing & Seat earns an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars in about 250 reviews on Amazon.com. Owners love the swing's portability, vibration and five-point harness. However, many reviewers say the swing speeds aren't very different, the padding is too thin and the motor is unreliable.
Review: Fisher-Price Space Saver Swing and Seat, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2014
In about 50 reviews, the Fisher-Price Space Saver Swing & Seat earns an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars. Reviewers praise the swing's portability and small footprint, in addition to the vibration mode. Some say the motor quit after minimal use, and many report that the swing is loud.
Review: Fisher-Price - Spacesaver Swing, Luv U Zoo, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of May 2014