It took Lilly 3 months to learn that the Fisher Price swing wasn't so bad. Even then, she was very particular about when she would let us put her in it and she made it known if we made a mistake in our timing. Therefore, I have only 1 picture of her in the swing. She seemed gigantic to me at the time.
Little did I know my 8 month old would discover the swing stored away in the loft 5 months later and find it more fun than barrel of monkeys! Perhaps she was not so gigantic at 3 months old after all!
Signs that your infant is too big for the swing:
1. The entire frame sinks a good half inch into the carpet when you place her in the seat. (But mom giggles in delight at how excited she is to have reunited with her long lost friend.)
2. She reaches out and grabs the frame, pulls herself to a complete stop and hangs suspended in mid-air laughing. (And mom laughs in amazement, encouraging the monkey business.)
3. She finally notices and is interested in the non-moving, non-singing, non-flashing, and previously worthless mobile and attempts standing in the swing to reach it. (I am not kidding.)
4. Her head extends above the back of the seat. And her feet are larger than every other child's feet in the entire nursery, but she's able to use those feet to kick frantically, coming in handy for #'s 5 and 6.
5. The swing stops... swinging, while the motor keeps grinding away, trying its best to move.
6. The batteries eventually give out, leaving her, at first, embarrassed
and then impatient
and, in the end, a little let down.
After the swing pooped out on us, we practiced standing
Is this not Matt's child?!?!?
And, as an added bonus, she laughed so hard I was finally able to snap not one, but TWO pictures of her EIGHT pearly whites!