When I first registered for a baby I basically saw the full sized swings. In the store they seemed like a decent size. It wasn't until I got it home and assembled did I realize just how large it was. We had to find a spot that we were going to put the swing in our living room. It was quite awkward and took up so much room. However, my son absolutely loved swinging. So there was really no choice but to keep it. By the time my twins came around we knew we need another swing. This time around I had seen many of my friends use the smaller portable swings. They loved them. I was sold! I went and bought two smaller ones. My twins were small babies so they fit in it perfectly. I"m not sure how much use a larger baby would get out of the swing because they are on the smaller size. I loved this product. I was able to move the swings from room to room if I had to and it was able to put out of the way when they were not being used. I could also take it with us outside the house. It easily fit in the back of our SUV. The swing was nice and plush and my babies were nice and cozy. The music was nice and soothing and quite often the swings would rock my twins to sleep. I was very happy and highly recommend over a full size swing.