With all the gift cards we got for Babies R Us, my Sweetheart and I bought the Graco Duo Two-in-One Swing/Bouncer. We liked that it could plug into the wall (not just eat batteries), that it offered both a swing *and* bouncer function and saw some good reviews. Plus, we liked the design (Dempsey) as it was more understated than some of the others.
Tonight, he finally got around to assembling it. Ot, rather, trying to assemble it. Epic FAIL. After over an hour of cursing and struggling, he had hardly anything done. After some measurement and comparing, we realized that the pieces could not fit together because the angle of pieces on one side were different from those on the other side. We couldn't get everything back in the box nice and neat, but all the pieces are gathered together (in the box and a paper bag) and we will take it back tomorrow. (And, oh! How I pity the poor person who will face MH's wrath - he's still steaming and muttering about it, several hours later!)
I searched for assembly issues with this swing on-line and did find a few references to people who had sinmilar issues putting it together, so I do not think this was one renegade faulty swing; plus, my Sweetheart is a Steelworker and usually very handy and putting things together. Sigh.
So my question is, what swing/bouncer do you love? Looks like we'll be stuck getting the sing from Babies R Us since I am sure we will get store credit back. We prefer something that gives us the option to plug it in... beyond that, I guess we're pretty flexible at this point. (And, since I was due today, I am assuming we'll have time to do all this running around tomorrow but who knows what will happen?)
I sincerely appreciate any recommendations/advice!