Fisher-Price Zen Collection Cradle Swing
“The baby swing was magical,” says Rachel S. Rohde, MD, a mom of one daughter, an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, and an orthopaedic upper-extremity surgeon with Michigan Orthopaedic Institute, P.C., in Southfield, MI. “We received one from my brother and sister-in-law, who had used it for their little girls. My baby loved it so much that we bought another one to put upstairs. My daughter likes the swing with the rotating birds, the music, and the mirror in the mobile above her head.’
“The swing that we bought was the Fisher-Price Zen Collection Cradle Swing. It can be plugged into the power outlet, and the seat is removable, so it can be used as a portable seat as well. The mobile above the seat is not as amusing as the one on the other swing we have, but my baby still likes to chat with the little animals.
“The sounds are a little more soothing (even for us) than those of most of the swings, but the swing makes a noise somewhat like a metronome, which likely lulls the baby, but not so much the parents, to sleep!
“I would put my baby in the swing when I was showering or doing chores and sometimes when she needed a nap but didn’t seem to realize it. The swings kept her calm and entertained like nothing else—until the exersaucer.”
You can buy the Zen Collection Cradle Swing for around $145 online.