There are many reasons why you should go for a baby swing. First and foremost, since you will no longer have to continuously hold your baby, you’ll get some hands-free moments.
Furthermore, constant rocking can really tire a baby out. This means that it will be much easier to put your little one to sleep, leaving you time to go around with your business.
In this review, we will talk about the usefulness of Fisher-Price’s My Little Snugabear in entertaining and relaxing your baby.
Every child grows up surrounded by teddy bears. They offer the sensation of safety and protection – since the teddy bear will basically be watching over them. And with the My Little Snugabear, the bear-protection is supreme.
Having a cute design of a teddy bear pillow snuggling your baby, this device is like a toy – but a much more useful one. Thanks to its variety of features, it will keep your baby entertained as you are getting a few extra minutes away to grab a coffee.
Like many other Fisher-Price products, this one also works with two motions to soothe your baby: one going left and right and one going back and forth. The only difference is made by the placement of the seat.
This seat features 6 swinging speeds to choose from, all depending on the preferences of your baby. Furthermore, you have two recline positions – therefore allowing you to adjust for both infants and toddlers.
You have 16 sounds to pick from, including both regular sounds and soothing nature sounds. Furthermore, the owls “flying” above your little one will help entertain and soothe your little one, stimulating their imagination.
To summarize everything, here are a few features that might interest you about the My Little Snugabear:
As you can see, it has everything any standard baby swing is supposed to offer – and then some.
From the moment it arrived, it didn’t take more than half an hour to get it assembled and running. Thanks to its cute and stylish design, it can fit any room – regardless if it’s the baby’s room or the living room.
The average battery life is fairly long – but can be costly in the long run. It can work for approximately 4 hours non-stop, so you might want to opt for rechargeables or an AC adapter. A plug-in feature could have it working all day long.
This baby swing also features a newborn insert that is easily removable and machine washable. This way, if the kid leaves any surprises, it will be easy for you to clean it up.
Since it doesn’t take up that much space, the baby swing is fairly portable. It’s also comfortable enough to be used as a baby bed when you go on a family vacation.
The only problem we noticed is that the rocking power lessened once we placed it on the carpet. For better results, you might want to put it on a wood or tile floor.
Many people claim that the Snugabear is a newborn’s must-have. It is not as noisy as other baby swings, and it will not wake the baby up from their sleep. The fabric is also breathable, so your child should be able to sleep properly at night.
The motor is quiet, and most people appreciate it for its versatility. It can go both left and right and back and forth, depending on your child’s preferences. If your child still refuses to fall asleep, you may play the preset songs or nature sounds.
Some people complained about mold, but according to answers they receive from other users, this was because the baby swing was placed in a humid environment and not taken care of.
To keep things hygienic, you might want to store the swing in a dry place and wash the covers every few days.
Unlike similar units that we reviewed, this one did not start creaking or making loud noises after a while. Regardless of the speed, it would be fairly quiet, and it wouldn’t endanger the sleep of the baby – if you decide to leave them there.
Not a deal breaker, but the Snugabear does not have a built-in battery. Therefore, if you want to make it portable, you have to take money out of your own pockets to buy rechargeable batteries.
Plus, the Snugabear is foldable and you can easily move it from one room to another – but unless you have your own means of transportation, it might be difficult to carry this one around with you.
The Snugabear comes at a fair price that is generally under $100. If you can find it at the local baby shop near you, then you’re all set. However, if you have nowhere to buy it from directly, you might want to try purchasing it online.
In most circumstances, Amazon is a great choice. It usually has the lowest prices on the market, and you may have shipping benefits. For this product, for example, we got free shipping – which is a plus if you live far away from the shipping point.
The Snugabear may have its flaws, but they are certainly not a deal breaker. With proper maintenance, this product will easily keep your child entertained until the moment it tries to climb out.
Since it’s easily adjustable, every baby will love it – regardless of their cradling preferences. It’s quiet, efficient, and definitely recommended for every parent that needs a moment for themselves.