Graco Comfy Cove LX Review

Updated April 30, 2014
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Graco Comfy Cove Swing
Bottom Line

Baby swings are typically only in use for a few months, so it makes sense to take a look at the budget-friendly Graco Comfy Cove LX. Reviewers say its soft fabric and deep seat are comfortable for baby, and it has a good number of features. In addition to the LX model, it's available in various configurations and prices depending upon fabric options and features; some models cost as little as $80.

Safety

Straps are contentious. The Graco Comfy Cove LX swing is styled like a cradle swing, with a padded, five-point harness, removable body support, and 30-pound maximum weight limit. Some reviewers note that the length of the straps makes it hard to get baby in and out, plus the padding on the straps falls off easily. There are three seat recline positions, and reviewers report few complaints about assembly, despite somewhat vague instructions.

ProsComfortable seat, Gender-neutral color choices, Higher maximum weightConsAwkward straps, Only takes batteries, Motor life span issues

Performance

Basic swinging motion. There aren't a lot of extras on the Graco Comfy Cove LX swing. For instance, some reviewers are disappointed that the swing only swings front to back, despite the six-speed options. An attached mobile has three hanging toys, but it doesn't rotate, which leaves parents questioning its value. Parents say the swing seems comfortable, the seat is easy to adjust with one hand and the 15 song and sound options soothe baby. The swing is easy to move around, and the legs fold for storage.

Durability

Faulty motor. Reviewers say that the Graco Comfy Cove LX's padding is easy to remove and machine wash. The swing does not convert to a bouncer or any other type of seat, and only runs on battery power, although the 30-minute timer reduces battery drain. The swing has a one-year limited warranty, and many parents find that the motor gives out before the baby reaches the maximum weight limit.

Our Sources

1. Amazon.com

Graco Comfy Cove LX Infant Swing, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2014

The Graco Comfy Cove baby swing earns 4 out of 5 stars in more than 50 reviews on Amazon.com. Many appreciate the soft and comfortable seat, 15 nature sound and song options, and six speed settings. However, reviewers complain about the awkward straps and poor motor quality.

2. Walmart.com

Graco - Comfy Cove LX Swing, Roman, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of May 2014

In more than two dozen reviews, the Graco Comfy Cove LX earns an overall rating of 3.6 stars out of 5. Overall, parents love this swing saying it soothed their babies and was very comfortable. There are a few scattered complaints of the motor failing and the swing not being easy to use.