Not soothing for baby at all. Essentially useless
Let me start off by saying that, no, I did not purchase this item. This was given to us as a gift. Had we purchased it, I'd be asking for my money back. So, what's the problem? It started malfunctioning about a month ago. My baby is roughly five months old now, so we got a total of four months of problem-free usage out of this item. There are two problems. First, it doesn't matter what speed setting I set this thing on, after a minute or two of running, it reverts to full speed. There are 6 speed settings, 1 through 6. The 6 setting is too fast, in my opinion. 3 and 4 are just about right. Nevertheless, it will always eventually end up at full speed. This wouldn't be so bad if there weren't another problem. When this glider runs at any speed higher than 3 or 4, it makes a racket, squealing. clicking, and chirping with each swing. It's loud enough to be heard in the other room, and certainly too loud for a sleeping baby. We end up just leaving the glider off because it's essentially unusable. I haven't read any of the other reviews, but I'll bet if we are experiencing this problem, there's probably more out there. Spend your money elsewhere. This item is not worth it. I think it would be if it worked right, but it doesn't. Not for us, anyway.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.