I'm debating swing/hammock, which swing, etc., too. I have loved the idea of hammocks and the Nova one looks awesome. But my babies have ALL loved the FP cradle swings. We got a the papasan one with DS3 and then sold it in a garage sale a year and a half ago. I sold it knowing that *IF* we got pg again that there were ones I liked better out there. But the gorgeous Dwell Studio one that Target sells is getting really awful reviews.
The Zen Collection looks nice, and I like the idea of being able to pick up baby to take with me (dare I confess to having picked up a whole swing to move it before?
), but the chair base on the swing just looks bizarre to me.
So while I love the idea of a hammock, I'm not sure if it will help the baby as much as a swing would. Sigh. I dunno. If I had tons of money I would buy it all.
But I would definitely want the stand with the hammock, which does make it quite pricey. I just don't know if baby will like one over the other, ya know?