I want to preface my review by saying that I didn't rate this swing on durability, since I've only been using it a week. I registered for the Fisher Price Rainforest swing, mainly because in all of my review reading and comparison shopping, it was the *only* swing that specifically stated that it came with an AC adapter, and I didn't want one that only ran off of batteries. That would have been a tragedy in the making! However, at the time that I created the registry, the Luv U Zoo swing wasn't an available product. It seems that mid-way through my pregnancy, a lot of things changed; new products came out, old products became unavailable in stores. The morning of my shower, my best friend called and asked if I would mind having the Luv U Zoo swing instead of the Rainforest swing, since it was available in stores and the Rainforest one wasn't. I had never even heard of this swing! It sat in the box for 2 months, I didn't want to set it up only to have the cat claim it as hers, so I ended up putting it together on my own 2 weeks after having a c-section with complications. It was incredibly easy, nothing to it! It came with an allen wrench and that was the only thing that was needed. The instructions were clear and concise, I didn't find anything confusing about it. I did put the cart before the horse and put the seat cover on the seat before I came to it in the directions, so I had to go back and attach the elastic loops correctly. My Little One loves his swing! We mainly use the "swing" mode. I tried the cradle mode, but he seemed a little afraid of that. I love the quality of the fabric, it seems durable. I like that the padding comes off and can be put into the washing machine, though we haven't had to do that just yet! Yes, you can hear the motor, but I don't think it's too terribly noisy. I've only been a mother for just under 3 weeks, but in my (limited) experience, a newborn doesn't need perfect quiet. The music and mobile go off after a time, seems to me to be about 15 minutes or so, and if you turn them on at the same time, they go off at the same time. The swing continues to swing until you turn it off, though. My little sweetie enjoys watching the mobile and I like the mirrored dome, I think that he will enjoy watching all of the wildly animated faces he makes, once he can focus a little better! I like the music, and so does he. It's mellow and chipper at the same time. I like that it has a volume control. It plays "Beautiful Dreamer", "Bah Bah Black Sheep" and "London Bridge", among others. We haven't tried out the nature sounds yet, I played a lot of music for him before he was born, so he really enjoys the music. It is a little difficult getting him in and out of the swing without bumping into the mobile. You'd think that the engineers at Fisher Price would be able to figure out a way of swinging the seat to the side to avoid this. All in all, I am very pleased with this swing, and so is he. That's all that matters!
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