East Coast Nursery Rest and Play Swing
East Coast Nursery
Rest and Play Swing
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The East Coast Nursery Rest and Play Swing is a stylish baby swing that will rock your baby from birth to around 6 months. With tunes and vibrations to encourage slumber, it’s a novel bit of kit but takes up lots of space and isn’t the smoothest of operators.
The East Coast Nursery Rest and Play Swing is designed to gently ease your baby into the land of nod and give you a little hands-free time.
Suitable for babies from birth to 6 months, or around 9kg/20lb, it features a cushioned seat with adjustable 3-point harness, a toy bar with three soft toys, a 2-position reclining seat, plus a choice of six tunes and six swing speeds. There’s even a remote control that operates and adjusts the speed, music and volume.
The swing sits in a triangular frame that forms the supporting legs and the toy bar arches over the swing and rotates 360 degrees.
What we love
At £85, the East Coast Nursery Rest and Play Swing is pretty good value for money for a swing with so many features. The rotating toy bar and tunes will entertain your baby whilst you have a well-deserved break. The ability to operate the swing with a remote control means that you can really put your feet up.
For babies past the newborn phase, the seat is well padded and comfy. What’s more, the cover can be taken off and machine-washed – a savoir if you use it when you’re weaning.
The colour scheme is on trend and it feels sturdy.
What to watch out for
Whilst I can see the appeal of the East Coast Nursery Rest and Play Swing for babies older than a newborn, I’m not convinced that it’s suitable for babies from birth. Two-week-old Poppy looked uncomfortable and was swamped by the size of the seat. Her head lolled forwards and to the side and the straps, even at their smallest setting, were too big.
Rather than smoothly rocking Poppy to sleep, the swing tended to jolt back and forward, especially on the slower settings.
The Rest and Play swing does fold up, which is useful. Nevertheless, the triangular frame takes up a lot of floor space and this means that it isn’t easy to transport from room to room, so if you’re tight on space it might not be the best option.
Also, you might not have ‘C’ batteries lying round the house, so make sure you buy some.
Who is the East Coast Nursery Rest and Play Swing best for?
Parents of babies past the newborn phase but younger than 6 months, who have the space for a large swing.
The East Coast Nursery Rest and Play Swing is a sturdy swing that has many high-tech functions to entertain and calm your baby. However, it’s very large and the rocking feature could be smoother.