After our second son not only burnt out the motor in our cradle swing, but also outgrew it … we got rid of it. There was really nothing more we could use it for and at that point in time we weren’t planning anymore children. EVER.
Even my electronically savvy husband took apart and put back together the motor in hopes of it getting fixed. No dice!
So around Christmas time we scored a good deal on a swing and bouncer combo, which I had requested be put together before Addie was born. Never happened.
So this weekend with a screaming one-month-old and at a complete loss, I took on the swing and put it together.
Before I got started I posted a picture of the box on my Facebook page with the caption:
“I am woman hear me roar… Building Addie’s swing!”
Got some comical comments, because if you know me, you also know the swing had to be thoroughly checked out before the baby was allowed to take her first swing to make sure it wasn’t going to collapse the second I put her in it. I just have two left hands… and I am right-handed!
So after about 45 minutes, a screw driver, and help from my husband to tighten one bolt… I did it! I built the swing all on my own, and even better… got Addie to sleep in it! While we have survived the first 5 weeks of her life without it thus far, there is no way I want to survive the next 6 months without it. Especially if she is going to be as content and quiet as she is in it.
Only down side? I need to officially purchase stock in batteries now because I was stupid enough to buy a swing that doesn’t come with an AC adapter. FAIL!
And a cute little video…
Here are more ideas on How to Soothe Your Fussy Baby!