I think it's worth a shot, just make sure you look at the weight limits on them and try to shoot for one that you could use longer. Also, many stores have second hand ones that clean up nice (as short of a time that these are used, why buy a new one if you can help it??). My son likes his, not all the time, but it does give me a nice break for a bit to clean and so forth, get things done. I like the idea of the papasan swing, too, but I would worry that you couldn't use it for long. It also doesn't vibrate (not sure if that would matter to you or not). Good luck!