The Graco Lovin' Hug is a standard swing that rocks in only one direction; back and forth. The Lovin' Hug takes a back seat to the ultra popular Fisher-Price line of cradle swings that rock in two directions; back and forth and side to side. However, the Lovin' Hug costs significantly less than the Fisher-Price cradle swings, and it is the recipient of many positive reviews. The Lovin' Hug has a few standout features. It includes a five-point harness (a safety feature that full-size Fisher-Price swings do not come with). The harness makes it less likely that active babies will tip forward or shift around. Parents also appreciate that this swing has a weight limit of up to 30 pounds, rather than the industry standard of 25 pounds. Reviewers across the board note the same drawbacks; the unit's nature sounds can get distorted and its noisy motor can irritate baby.
We found a great professional review for the Graco Lovin' Hug in "Baby Bargains," a top baby gear book. A plentiful number of user written reviews for the Lovin' Hug swing can also be found at Amazon.com and Target.com. ExpoTV.com also features a few video reviews posted by parents.
1. Baby Bargains
The authors of "Baby Bargains," Denise and Alan Fields, rate and review hundreds of baby products. They review three baby swings: a standard swing, a cradle swing and a luxury swing. They take hundreds of parent reviews and feedback into account before making their recommendations.
Review: Baby Bargains, Denise and Alan Fields, Eighth edition, 2009
A good number of contributors give the Graco Lovin' Hug above average ratings (4 out of 5 stars), citing the product's wallet-friendly price and how much their babies love the swing. Still, several users say its motor is noisy.
Review: Graco Lovin' Hug Swing Little Wonders, Contributors to Target.com
The Graco Lovin' Hug gets 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 50 reviewers. Reviews here are extremely positive; most don't mention the problems cited in other user reviews such as noisy motors and distorted nature sounds.
Review: Graco Lovin' Hug Swing, Contributors to Viewpoints.com
ExpoTV.com is a site where consumers can rate and post video reviews of the products they own. There are only a few reviews for the Graco Lovin' Hug and almost all are entirely positive. Parents posting video about this particular swing enthusiastically highlight even the most basic components. However, the videos do provide good instructions on how to use the swing.
Review: Graco Lovin' Hug Easy Entry Open Top Swing, Contributors to ExpoTV.com