We also used ours immediately!
I think we started using ours around 4-6 weeks. Our is a "back and forth" not a cradle or side to side swing, so he needed some head control before we could actually turn it on. Prior to that we would let him sleep in it
Baby #3 due July 6 2013
When I had one, we used it right away. I didn't get one for the past two babies because they don't fit in them after the first two or three months!
Krystal & Donovan - 12/2/06
Reagan - 10/2/02
Maximus - 3/10/05
Liberty - 12/11/08
My angel in Heaven 1/7/13
i like to use it immediately. Its kind of a safe place for the baby away from the running kids that throw things and such. Plus it reclines a lot. I dont think i make it swing unless baby is fussy. I really dont want baby to rely on rocking and swinging as a way to get to sleep.
♥ Amanda ♥
♥ Mom to: Jesse 16, Jacob 5, Ethan 3, Eli 2, & baby Andrew ♥