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Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing in Waterloo

Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing in WaterlooThis is my office…not much but it is where I spend my free moments so that I can get some sanity through my blog. I come in here in the early mornings when I am the only one awake, I come in here when the kids are taking naps, and I spend a lot of time here after the kids go to sleep for the night.

I have some new furniture in here lately though because with the arrival of baby #4, Cyrus has been keeping me company in his new Graco glider. I will be the first to admit that I am finding it hard to concentrate on work with such a cute (and quiet) little distraction in my sights.

Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing in Waterloo

With four kids you would think that I would have some experience with swings/gliders but I will let you in on a secret, we never really went that route. I owned a swing with my first born for about 5 days but found the swinging to be almost violent so it was quickly donated to the woman’s shelter. Maybe not the best route but I am glad we got the chance to review this beauty because it has been a game changer.

The last month of my pregnancy had me literally in a plank position and I couldn’t sit at all let alone in front of the computer for hours at a time. Now that little man has been born I need to get back to work but I am not ready to let him out of my sight.

This is where this glider comes into play. With me working for long periods of time I want him to be happy and preferably napping for as long as possible. When I place my little man into the seat he doesn’t even budge because the soft plush seat is also super cozy. It provides him with comfort and security which is so important when they are fresh out of the womb (and beyond).

Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing in Waterloo

It provides 2 different gentle vibrations, 6 different stages of swinging so that you can find one that suits baby, and there is also a great selection of 10 different melodies and 5 nature sounds with different volume controls. Currently the #2 choice leaves my little man happily swinging for 4 hours or so which is more than enough time for me to squeeze some work in.

With four kids there is A LOT of stuff in my house. No matter how much I always said my home would not be overrun with kids’ stuff, I lied. Toys are everywhere and this glider is compact and fits beautifully in a quiet corner in my office or when I want little man in the living room he gets his own little corner without taking up to much space. The little toy bar is removable and we are currently not using it because my toddler fell in love with it and won’t let her brother have it. Who am I to say no?

Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing in Waterloo

Did I mention that the glider is portable? I choose to plug mine in with the provided cord because of how long we use it (testament to its greatness) but if I wanted to bring it out with me to the front of the house or backyard it takes batteries

Right now with Mr. Man so small I choose to have him in a full recline, but with the option to change to one of three different positions with one hand, I am happy to know it can be done while holding baby. Also love the fact that there is a 5 point harness so that my helpful toddler can’t pick up her little brother when her heart desires. Graco recommends that this glider be used for babies 5.5-30 lbs which means you will get some good use from it.Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing in Waterloo

I have four kids, all four need my attention, and I am glad that I have something that mimics my cuddles and rocking for when my three older kids need some mommy love. I am also glad I have something that will give me some time to regain my sanity, which I do through my work.

The glider I have is in the Waterloo design and sold exclusively at Babies R Us.

For more information on the glider or any Graco product make sure you check out there site HERE and make sure you follow them on their Facebook page as they are always posting about their new products and having amazing giveaways where you can win some Graco products for yourself.

I think the biggest struggle when adding more kids to the mix is finding that perfect balance and for now I seem to be in a groove that is working thanks to this Graco Glider.

Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. May 18, 2015 / 12:09 am

    We had one of those “violent” swings. How things have changed in the past five years. My kids would have loved this gliding swing. Maybe I should have another one just to check 😉

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  2. May 18, 2015 / 12:26 am

    When you are ready for another child I will get you one myself 🙂

  3. jamie hall
    June 2, 2015 / 11:49 pm

    wow this swing really is worth checking out

  4. Anne Taylor
    June 5, 2015 / 4:35 pm

    We inherited a swing from another family member for our new grandson and he loves it. I’m sure he would love this one too, it looks a lot smaller than the one we have! Congrats on the new baby!

  5. Jodi Mitrovic
    June 5, 2015 / 8:52 pm

    I picked this up before my little guy was born and he absolutely loves it! I like the 3 recline positions and plug or battery option. It has been a life saver! Great review 🙂

  6. Laurie P
    June 6, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    I’m always amazed at how far these swings have come over the years…this one’s a beauty. My sister and I are considering buying one together as an upcoming shower gift!

  7. Treen Goodwin
    July 6, 2015 / 3:48 pm

    wow would love this swing for my New Granddaughter that’s coming in August , gotta check it out thanks for sharing your awesome review !

  8. July 6, 2015 / 4:34 pm

    Cyrus is so happy in this swing. Whenever we have company they are always commenting on how great it is

  9. kathy downey
    July 6, 2015 / 6:43 pm

    My daughter is talking about getting a swing,I will be telling her about this one,thanks

  10. mrdisco
    July 13, 2015 / 11:26 pm

    that looks like one amazing product

  11. Victoria Ess
    July 14, 2015 / 12:15 am

    This looks amazing!

  12. Judy Cowan
    July 14, 2015 / 2:03 pm

    It looks and sounds like a great swing. Will have to keep it in mind for a baby gift I need to buy shortly.

  13. Darlene Schuller
    July 15, 2015 / 10:29 am

    This is a beautiful swing, my daughter has one similare for my granddaughter. I really love the flow, and after parenting for over 25 years, I can say things sure have changed a ton!!! There are a lot more products to help in the parenting journey now then way back when!

  14. Amy Lovell
    August 11, 2015 / 6:45 am

    Sounds like a great swing. W@ill have to keep in mind for in the future, with my last child the swing took alot of batteries and that only lasted a day if that! So i usuaklly had to tie a string to it to rock it. Fun times!

  15. loriag
    August 24, 2015 / 7:09 pm

    What a cute little one. I love Graco, they make great quality products.

  16. kathy downey
    October 28, 2015 / 4:14 pm

    My daughter told me this is one of the best investments she ever made

  17. Melanie Barclay
    December 5, 2015 / 1:54 pm


  18. January 29, 2016 / 9:59 pm

    This swing looks far more comfortable than the ones we have used the last couple of years and it takes up less precious space. I have had the old swingomatic for my older kids. That was more like a carnival ride lol you didn’t want to wind it up all the way! Getting them out still sleeping was a skill with a low success rate. My favorite was a Graco with jungle sounds but huge on space required . I am loving everything about this version.

  19. kathy downey
    October 8, 2016 / 1:47 pm

    Would love this swing for my New Grandson that’s coming in Feb.

  20. Debbie White Beattie
    December 1, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    Wow this is an awesome baby product. I think it’s way better than a swing although I know many kids that have slept peacefully in a swing too, but I think this would be much more productive