Friday, November 20, 2009

A Slow Death

Our baby swing died this morning at 5:15am. Lillian had woken up at 4:45 and I was hoping to use it to put her back to sleep. I set her down and turned it on then went to the bathroom. While I was in there I heard the swing take it's last breath, or more literally, make it's last grunt. It had been making funny noises for the past few weeks, but I just thought the batteries were on their way out. And the music had stopped working a while ago, but once again I figured it was related to crappy batteries. At 5:30 this morning when I was using a screw driver to unhinge the back and replace the batteries, I discovered that new batteries were pointless. I jiggled them, rolled them, double & triple checked that I had put them in correctly. The swing didn't budge. Not even a little click came out of it.

To be fair, we did use this swing with Brandt, but I thought we'd get more use out of it. So do I got out and get a new one or suffer through without and hope Lillian learns to sleep without it sooner rather than later?

I'm thinking of this one, because we're not going to get the $150 one that just croaked on us (similar to this one). Any suggestions?

1 comment:

OMIDucky said...

How long do you need the swing? We have a couple that you might be able to borrow.