Rated 3 out of 5 by 26
Rated 1 out of 5 by JesiErin So sad
I bought this swing because the motor on my snugabunny swing (it was the older version where the buttons are on the front, not the side) went out, but my kid loved that swing and this was the newer model. I bought it and after a day of use the motor started making a grinding noise that made me think the legs where not adjusted right, but there was no fixing it. I took it back and bought another swing, thinking it was a fluke..... same thing happened. I love and miss the snugabunny swing and just by looking at the two, you can tell that the monkey swing is made with cheaper materials and not as great quality. So sad....
August 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ali324 Motor issues
We have had this swing since April 2015 and have had to get a replacement motor once already and now that motor us going out. It does not swing as fast anymore and the music cracks. My son is only 13 pounds so it can't be his weight.
August 9, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by DSouth Loud starting noise
It's a comfy swing and while it's running, it's usually really good at keeping my little one asleep. We use it multiple times during the day. My complaint, and it's a large enough one to have me shopping for a new swing, is that when we turn it on the motor makes a loud grinding sound. I usually have it swinging already before I turn on the power so it shouldn't have a large resistance to starting the motor, but still.
The noise is loud enough to usually wake up my child, meaning that I have to go through a 5-15 min routine to get her back to sleep before laying her down in it.This is incredibly frustating when you have worked so hard to get an infant to fall asleep in the first place! And to have it happen multiple times each and every single day!
I've tried turning it on when the swing is in different position on its swing, turning it on and getting it started while I'm still holding my child so that I can immediately soothe her when the loud noise wakes her up, and it's just not what I imaged when I first bought such a pricey swing. For the money I paid, it shouldn't have to be such a battle to use each and every single time. And, to be clear, we've only started using the swing about 2 weeks ago. It was bought brand new in the store, so it shouldn't have such problems.
I would definitely recommend a different swing. This one looks great, but it's not worth it.
August 9, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by KrystalLS Scares my child
I was very excited for my daughter to be able to use this product because of the great reviews we received about it from friends and family. However, upon use I must say I'm incredibly disappointed. From the first use out of the box it made an awful noise on startup, like the motor is going out or something. It's an awful grinding noise almost, like the gears could be grinding together trying to force the basket to swing. The noise scares my daughter. Its hard for my daughter to find this "fun" or for it to "hold her interest" when the terrible noise it makes terrifies her and causes her to scream and cry. Also, from the very few times we have used it I've noticed it doesn't swing at a steady pace. One minute it'll be swinging at one speed and then I'll look back over a minute later and it's going considerably slower or faster. The product looks nice, but sadly the only feature that actually works how it should is the music/sound. Overall, I'm just not impressed with the product.
July 30, 2015