Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing Review 2017

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Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing Review 2017

Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing Review 2017
Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing Review 2017

As a parent, the comfort of your baby is the first priority in mind. Do you want your baby to enjoy and experience the same rocking and cuddling that you give on the nursery rocking chair? If yes the Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing is the right item for you. In using the gliding swing, as a parent, you get to do your chores, and at the same time, your little one rests in swing seat enjoying rocking. It is an elegant and stylish gliding swing that is suitable when the baby is a few months old. This is due to its weight restriction.

The gliding swing can hold a maximum of 20 pounds. It is made of metal and plastic. With dimensions: 30.8″L, 24.5″W, 36.0″H.

Features of the Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing

Gliding speeds

The Graco Glider LX is a swing that rocks the baby back and forth. The back and forth motion soothes the baby the same way the child would be comforted if the mother was rocking and cuddling it to sleep. The key feature of the swing is its gliding speeds. The swing has six gliding speeds options to choose from according to the mood of the baby. It has two vibration settings vibrations.

Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing - Compact Infant Swings
Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing – Compact Infant Swings

Sounds and Melodies

This gliding baby swing has ten classic melodies and five nature sounds that are for soothing the baby. One can choose the song and sound that suits the situation and mood of the baby.

Apart from having music and sound, this gliding swing comes with toys for amusing the little one. The two toys are attached on a movable bar. One can push the bar aside so as to get your little one. Also, the toys are fluffy and are readily available for the baby.

The Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing also has two vibration settings to keep the baby relaxed. One can choose the setting one prefers according to the mood and situation of the baby.

Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing - Gliding Baby Swings
Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing – Gliding Baby Swings

The swing has a plush seat that the baby settles in comfortably.  The seat is lined with soft fabric that will not irritate the skin of your little one. The seat can be reclined in three different positions depending on the baby’s mood and your preference. Also, the swing has a head support that is cozy. There are straps on the swing to hold the baby in the swing seat.

Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing Manufacture Video

This swing is small in size which allows it to be placed comfortable in any room of the house. While using the swing one has the option of using batteries or plugging it into a wall outlet.

It has a timer for keeping the glider on for as long as you wish. In return, the battery charge can be conserved for a longer time.

The swing is steady on the ground. The steadiness is made possible by the five-point harness. It is an important feature to ensure the safety of the baby and give a parent peace of mind as they go about their work while the baby rests on the swing.

Pros and cons of the Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing

Pros

  • Putting together this gliding swing is easy. It takes a short period.
  • The fabric on the swing can be removed and put back on, either for laundry purposes or any other reason one may have.
  • It is small in size. Hence it can fit in any room of the house.
  • The swing is portable due to its light in weight
  • Once the baby has outgrown the maximum weight and it can no longer swing, it can be used just a seat for the baby to rest.
  • It comes in various colors.
  • The gliding swing looks attractive.
  • It doesn’t make any sound while the baby swings in it.
  • It is sturdy.
Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing
Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing

Cons

  • The weight restriction is a bummer for sure
  • The vibration setting is separate and requires batteries to operate.
  • It does not have a cover, for example, a net to protect the baby from dust or flying insects.

Customer reviews about the Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing

The Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing got a total of about 660+ customer reviews. There was a mixture of good and bad reviews.

Some of the good reviews include :

  • The swing occupies a small space. To quote a customer, “This model is a space saver”.
  • Another good review was that the seat was spacious allowing the baby to stay comfortable. The customer said, “It truly does simulate a nursery glider. The seat is also roomy and seems to sit a little deeper than a typical bouncer”.
  • Another good review was that it was a good item worth its price.
  • It rocks the baby to sleep in a short period of time.
  • The music, sound, vibration and reclining options was features that were generally loved by a good number of customers.
  • The sturdiness of the gliding swing was a factor that received good reviews. In addition to it, the steadiness of the gliding swing on the ground also received good reviews.
  • The reclining options of the swing seat was a great feature that got good reviews. one customer can be quoted saying, “The height of the seat can be adjusted”.

The bad reviews it got include :

  • The music is screechy and a bit loud. They would wish the volume could be turned down further for the comfort of the baby. The nature sounds were also a bit harsh for the baby.
  • The adjustable bar that holds the two toys is flimsy. The toys fall off easily
  • The weight restriction was a bummer for several customers. One complained that the swing could not move despite the fact that the baby had not reached the maximum weight of the swing. Another customer stated that they had to help the swing start running.
  • One customer also says that after the use of the swing for two weeks the volume of the nature sounds grew louder. Also, the classical music was not as smooth as claimed to be.
  • Weight imbalance while the baby was on the swing was an issue too.

The music and nature sounds was a widespread concern among several customers. Despite the bad reviews about the music and sounds, some customers found them working perfectly for them.

Conclusion

The Grace Glider LX Gliding Swing is an excellent choice for a gliding swing. It soothes and amuses the baby in any mood that he/she could be in. This is made possible by the gliding speeds, ten classical music and five nature sounds, three reclining positions options, adjustable toy bar and the coziness of the swing seat. It is of a fair price, occupies less space by a margin of 40% compared to other swings, it is portable and last, but not least the safety of your baby is not compromised at any given time.

All these factors and features lead me to acknowledge that the Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing is among the best swings out there and I would recommend it to other parents.

 

 

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