it took us a little while before we tried out the swing. it wasnt because we didnt trust it, its just that we never wanted to put him down! finally though, we figured we would give it a try. the first time we set him in there he just about got lost- he's so tiny! he wasnt quite sure what to make of it right away, but there were soft blankets in there, so he got pretty comfy pretty quickly. we've been putting him in there a little bit each day to get him accustomed to it and less reliant on his mom and dad holding him all the time. after all, when i go back to work he's going to have to spend more time in it. as the days go on he is getting more and more comfortable in it and now doesnt put up a fuss at all.