Love this swing. Used it with my first, and am now using it with my second. We've had no issues in the 3+ years that we've had it. A few things I love about this swing and rocker is that it can be plugged in so no more going through tons of batteries! The seat can be rotated to face the side so that it swings front to back as well as side to side. It has like 5 or 6 music settings (mostly classical) and nature, heartbeat, white noise sounds. This was essential for us as it helps drown out the other noises around the baby when he/she is napping so they don't get startled by other noise. The other thing that is great about it is that you can take the swing off the base and it turns into a rocker, and this allows you to take the baby with you around the house (same floor). I do this a lot especially when the baby is not quite ready to sit up on their own. This swing gets so much use for the first 5 months at least! Afterwards it starts to dwindle since the baby likes to be out and play.