Pros:PLUG IN!!! shape, stars, mobile- the baby enjoys following after it with his eyes.
Cons:none- I am enjoying this swing!
The Bottom Line: This swing is a great buy for a newborn to 6 month baby!
I remember my first swing (a decade ago) - it was used - in great condition, but it wound up. This meant that the ahhhh time when the baby is calmed down only lasted as long as the swing was wound, but the second it stopped I had to make a mad rush for the swing. Then the blissful silence I was enjoying (or dish washing I wasn't) was interrupted by pitiful wails as I had to run to wind it.
With the next baby or the one after that- came the battery powered swing. It swung for a long time, however it took much longer to get it working once it stopped. You had to find the screwdriver and those expensive D batteries. (And don't let anyone fool you- those cheap ripoffs are not worth that dollar you pay for them!)
Now at last comes the plug in swing- Now as long as the baby isn't hungry, thirsty, teething, hot, cold, or any of those other problems no swing can help- a mother can blissfully enjoy her dish washing (or not). Now as long as a jealous older sibling doesn't unplug it!!!
There are no upgrades to prevent that!
As far as this particular swing- the star lights and mobile are a nice touch. I like the cloth piece but it gets dirty rather easily and it is not easy to clean.