This is the most quietest and versatile swing we have ever tried or owned. This swing was definitely a mommy sleep saver. You can plug in the swing which saves a ton in batteries. Also, you have the option to swing side to side or back and forth. This was great for our little one. He loved both options and it was great to be able to switch it up on him when he got tired of swinging a particular way. There are also adjustable speeds. I loved the fact that you can take the cover off and wash it. This feature came in handy a couple of times. The cradle is so soft and perfect. Our little one spent countless hours in this swing because he was colicky and this was the only thing that soothed. I'm not kidding when I say the motor is so quiet. We actually received a different swing at our baby shower and after ten minutes that swing began knocking and humming so loud I could hear it across the living room with the TV on. We returned that one immediately. I am so glad I found this Ingenuity swing. I would recommend this swing to anyone and if I ever need another swing, I would buy this one again and again.