I never had a product like this before. When I had my daughter I only had a car seat and I would have to rock her all the time to keep her quiet. whether it was in the car seat or with me in a rocking chair, but when my mom bought this swing I had a big relief. I can finally do all the things I need to around the house and it is light enough to carry to any room I need to. The soothing rocking sound and the rocking motion rocks her to sleep instantly. This product is a keep for as long as she can sit in it and also for future uses too.