The Fisher-Price papasan cradle swing features a 2-position seat that cradles baby in a comfortable soft nest-like feeling place to rest. There are two music selections and two sounds of nature sound effects (crickets and bullfrogs) that baby can listen to as the swing rocks. There are 16 songs in total with 8 of them being the soothing type. There are two swinging modes – cradle or swing and there are 6 speeds to choose from when in these modes. No one has to worry about baby, as he/she swings safe and secure in the 3-point restraint. Parents appreciate that the swing folds and stores easily. One feature that sets this swing apart is that the mobile can be used without the swing being in motion, and can be used with or without music.
Fisher-Price Papasan Cradle Swing Features and Specifications
- It measures 40″ x 28.5″ x 41″
- It weighs 18.5 pounds
- It has a maximum weight recommendation of 25 pounds
- It requires 4 D batteries
- It has a 2-position seat that is composed of comfy, cozy fabric and geometry for a nest-like feel
- It has two music modes and sound effects
- It has 16 songs in total, which includes 8 daytime songs and 8 nighttime soothing songs as well as two long play sounds
- It has 3 point restraint to keep baby safe and secure
- It has a frame that is easy to fold for storage
- It has 6 soothing speeds that work in cradle or swing mode
Fisher-Price Papasan Cradle Swing Review
Fisher-Price designed this swing to be both baby and parent friendly in that it has the main purpose of providing comfort and soothing swinging motions for baby while at the same time assuring parents of how safe and supportive baby is while swinging. Safety features include the 3-point harness system and sturdy steel frame. Comfort is given to the baby through a seat that is made to be soft, cozy and fashioned much like a bird’s nest. This unique papasan seat is also removable and machine-washable. The swing can accommodate babies from birth to 25 pounds. Users can use four “D” batteries to power the swing or plug it in to any standard wall outlet.
One feature sets it apart from other swings and that is the canopy over the swing that surrounds the baby and gives baby that safe and secure feeling; while watching stars float, dance and spin over the baby’s head on the canopy. Users will receive the canopy, AC adaptor to plug in the swing and the Papasan swing inside the purchased box. There is a snack tray with beads that parents can remove for very young babies. The canopy is removable for those wishing to remove it at some point. Reviewers really like the built-in headrest for newborns and the side-to-side motion of the cradle is just what newborns need to fall asleep.
The swing although it folds, really does not get much smaller and can be a problem for storing it. When moving it through a doorway, one of the legs must be folded in order for the swing to fit through the door.
The Fisher-Price papasan cradle swing is highly recommended for its unique ability to cradle a baby in comfort, soothe it with music, lights and movement all while giving parents the assurance that baby is safe, secure and comfortable while using it.