Graco Glider LX Review

It’s review time again!

This time I have a Graco Glider LX.

All I can say is that gear has come a long way – even in the short time since I had an infant.

This sucker is quiet, comfy and gives your battery consumption a break.

Have a look at my super slick video to see more.

By the way, I was so busy picking Lego up off the floor that I failed to notice that my outfit made me look about 20lbs heavier than I am (I also should have taken my scarf off and put on some shoes). No matter!!! I am all about the cutting edge info and I promise to wear something more flattering next time.

If you don’t want to watch the video, here is my cheat sheet:


  • The whole thing plugs in so you save on batteries
  • It’s super quiet and has a nice, smooth motion
  • It reclines and sits up for a happy kiddo
  • It’s gender neutral so plenty of kids can use it
  • It’s fairly compact so it doesn’t look like NASA is in your living room
  • Your baby is off the floor and closer to seat height


  • It’s a bit of a bugger to put it together because the instructions are lame (but you only have to do it once)
  • I didn’t find the music any screaming hell, but I didn’t find I used the music on gear much anyway
  • The vibrating feature requires batteries and is a little tricky to get at
  • If you have a lot of floors in your house or think you want to move it around a lot, check out the Elite. The seat detaches to become a bouncer. It’s more expensive, but may be worth it if you want to tote the baby around the house a bit more.

The best price I found right now was on Amazon, but Walmart, Babies R Us and Target carry it too.


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  • I will also chime in and say how much I love this swing/glider. For the first 3 months if my son wasn’t in this he was screaming his head off. Though one thing I did notice is that he out grew it long before 30 lbs. and also the motor couldn’t move the swing once he reach about 15 lbs. I never used the vibration function just because of how much it was a pain to get to the battery compartment for it. To move it, the weight isn’t too much but it is clumsy if you need to move it up and down stairs. But for 3 months of a happy baby this was well worth getting.

  • Duuuude. I had to run right over here once I saw your post in your email so that I could leave a comment declaring my love for this glider!! My chipmunk LOVES it. And that means mommy LOVES it!! It’s not too terribly heavy to pick up and move from one room to another. Although I am half considering buying a second for convenience sake. The fact that you can plug it in is just beyond awesome. We never use the music but chipmunk loves the white noise options. I will say one negative thing. The vibrate option was so strong it made newborn chipmunk go crosseyed. We might try it again once he’s packed on a few more pounds, but for now it’s too scary to use!

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