Graco SweetPeace Newborn Soothing Center
This was a perfect gift for any newborn. This is how BuyBuyBaby describes it...The Graco® Sweetpeace™ Soothing Center nurtures and calms your baby by recreating many of the sensations experienced in the womb. It has sound, rocking motion and cuddle hug features. Sounds include a simulated heart beat, white noise and underwater sounds in addition to sleepy songs for quiet time and upbeat songs for alert time. To simulate the touch experienced of the womb, the Sweetpeace™ features an integrated swaddle blanket plus a 5-point harness for ventral pressure. With four different seating positions, three recline positions and six speeds, the options for soothing your baby are almost endless. The removable seat can become a carrier or floor rocker and the frame is fully compatible with Graco® infant car seats. Also features MP3 plug-in connection, adjustable canopy with removable soft Beebear toy, adjustable mirror and teether. Two-speed vibration requires one D battery which is not included. Measures 36" H x 34" W x 30" D. Model 1G00SWP.
One specific thing we were looking for in a swing was the option to plug it in so we wouldn't have to spend a fortune on batteries. We only found about 3 swings on the market with this feature and one of those was specifically for a girl(we have a boy) so that one was automatically out. The sweetpeace was the more expensive of the two options we had left, but after long debate we decided to splurge and we are soooo glad we did. The music is great, not annoying at all. The swinging movement is much more natural than any other swing I have ever seen. It slows down, sometimes it even stops, and then starts right back up soothing my baby to sleep every time! This thing was a life saver for those nights that he just could not sleep, which meant I could not sleep LOL. Some of the features seem like a little overkill, but my husband thinks it is great. I would definitely recommend this swing to any soon to be parents!