Best Baby Swing 2017 – Buyer’s Guide [ Recommendations & Reviews ]
Before your baby is born, it’s hard to imagine there will ever be a time that you want to put them down, and in fact, once they are born you will relish those sweet, snuggly moments with your baby. The reality is that there are times when your baby cannot be calmed by even the most internet-famous method. There will also be times that you need just a few minutes to make a cup of coffee or fold the laundry. For those times, you will want to consider only the best baby swing!
You’re in luck! I’ve put together this review of the Top Ten (yes, ten!) baby swings on the market today. I’ve also made a buyer’s guide to help you build confidence that you can select the best baby swing for your family.
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Different Types of Baby Swings
Depending on the usage, there are three basic types of baby swings
- Full size baby Swing
- Portable baby swing
- Glider baby swing
Each of these types has three key parts to them:
- Seat – To support the baby
- Frame – To hold the entire swing to the ground and ensure stability to the structure
- Motor (if you buy a motorized baby swing) – to provide the swinging motion
- Full Size Baby Swings
- Portable Baby Swings
- Baby Gliders
A full size baby swing is large, and occupy a lot of space. It can be a bit difficult to move around, but it provides the best swinging motion to your baby.
The motor in the full size swings are at the top of the swing and provide a great variety of swinging motions to the baby. The full size swings can be used from birth till up to eight months, and often accommodate older babies, as compared to the other two types of swings.
Due to their large frame, they are very sturdy and have the benefit of being hard to knock over. However, these swings do have the disadvantage of occupying a lot of space and can be very expensive.
Travel swings or portable baby swings are much smaller in size and more compact, making them easy to take around while travelling.
The motor is usually located at the side of the swing, and since they are smaller in size, the baby can use the swing for a lesser time period as compared to the full size swing.
The swing has the advantage of being light weight and can be battery operated as well, (the whole point of being portable!) and do not require a power cord for operation.
- The disadvantage of this type of baby swing is that it has comparatively smaller swing arc and has lesser height, which means a taller baby can find its legs touching the ground instead of dangling.
Baby gliders have similar features to a baby swing, but they have a to and fro motion which stimulates the gliding motion of the nursery glider chair.
The motion of the glider is very smooth, unlike that of a swing which can be jerky in the start. The soothing gliding motion of the glider makes it very comfortable for the baby to sleep in it.
Best Baby Swing 2017 - The Ultimate List
You may be wondering if there is a big difference between baby swings and you are already asking the right question! Yes, there are several subtle and not-so-subtle difference between each of these ten swings.
I found my favorite, and I’ll share my choice with you a little later, but before I launch into the full product review, I wanted to show you my quick comparison chart.
Ingenuity ConvertMe Ridgedale Swing-2-Seat
9 x 21.5 x 22 in
4 D batteries/ 24 hours
4moms, mamaRoo, Baby Swing, Grey Classic
9.2 x 26.2 x 22.5 in
Fisher-Price Papasan Cradle Swing, Starlight
25.5 x 13.8 x 15 in
Less than 48 months
4moms, rockaRoo, Baby Swing, Grey Classic
29.6 x 16.5 x 27.5 in
Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing, Abbington
30 x 31 x 38 in
Rechargable Batteries/ 4 hours
Less than 24 months
Comfort & Harmony Cozy Kingdom Portable Swing
6 x 20.1 x 21.2 in
4 C batteries/ 3 hours
Less than 24 months
Fisher-Price My Little Snugabear Cradle 'N Swing
15 x 30 x 12.5 in
Bright Starts Itsy Bitsy Jungle Portable Swing
14.2 x 5 x 22 in
4 C batteries
Less than 12 months
Graco Glider Lite LX Gliding Swing, Zuba
26 x 27 x 28 in
4 D batteries/ 4 hours
Less than 5 years
Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper
29.5 x 18.7 x 30.3 in
Rechargeable Batteries/ 100 hours
Less than 12 months
You will want to consult the buyer’s guide at the end of this post before making your own selection, but before I share the guide, I wanted to give you a quick review of all 10 products in our comparison chart. I want you to make the best choice for your family and buy only the best baby swing on the market.
So what did I find when reviewing each of these 10 products? Here it is:
Best Full Sized Swing
#1) Ingenuity ConvertMe Ridgedale Swing – The Best Baby Swing for the Handy Mom
Like the Comfort and Harmony Cozy Kingdom portable swing, the ConvertMe Ridgedale swing packs up nicely for storage or travel.
- Word of warning though – it can be difficult to assemble!
I’m not the handiest person I know but I have been able to assemble most of our baby items by myself. I try to look for gadgets that help me keep that reputation.
Like many of the other swings, this sleek, gray swing has 5 swing speeds and vibration which is pretty standard for swings. When it comes to these types of features, you have to find what works best for your baby.There are 8 melodies and 3 nature sounds pre-recorded which leaves a little to be desired when some swings, like the Graco Simple Sway, feature up to 15 pre-recorded sounds and songs.
But if your baby is used to the soothing sounds in your home or the low hum of a fan, you may not need the variety offered by other brands.This swing is a bargain for the price. You may be thinking that the battery-powered swings are a hard bargain since you’ll be spending your savings on batteries but this wing comes with hybrid batteries that last even longer.
One downside to a great value purchase is that there can be some inconsistency with quality. For example, several moms I know who purchased this swing because of its great price found it to be poor quality and one mom even said the swing motor was too weak for her baby. I think it’s safe to say, the results may vary from one purchaser to the next.
I hate to see a great product like this not make the top of my list but unfortunately it just doesn’t fit into the luxury models or the value category.
- Folds for storing or travel
- Hybrid batteries last longer
- Great value
- Inconsistent quality
- Difficult assembly
#2) 4moms, mamaRoo, Baby Swing, Grey Classic - The Technology Lover
I have to start with just two words about this swing: Bluetooth enabled. What?! It’s true.
The sound and motion features on the 4moms mama can be controlled from your Bluetooth enabled device such as a smartphone. Now, you should never leave your baby unattended in a swing for more than just a few seconds; it can be nice to make a quick adjustment to your swing without too much fuss.
Although this swing only comes with a measly 4 pre-recorded sounds, it does have an MP3 plugin available which means you can play any music you already own. This is a winner for me since we have a large and still growing library of lullaby albums on my iPod.It gets even better.
4moms has put some research into their swing and developed 5 specific motions for their swing: car ride, kangaroo, tree swing, rock-a-bye, and the wave. Cute names, right? But the science behind them is simple. The swing is attempting with each unique motion to recreate some of the same movements we make when comforting our babies. Brilliant!
If you are curious about the 5 different motions with the mamaRoo swing, take less than 10 minutes to watch this overview and review video I found on YouTube. This mama is great at explaining everything she loves (and doesn’t love) about the mamaRoo. There must be a downside, right? Yes, it’s expensive. Not many moms will find this swing a great value at over $200 on Amazon. Still, if you are a technology lover, you might be willing to fork-over that price for a little convenience.
This swing is the luxury car of baby swings. They’ve thought of everything! The only downside to the high-tech features is that it comes with a lofty price tag. I like technology but not that much! That’s why this swing made it as a finalist but did not get my full recommendation.
- Bluetooth enabled
- Compatible with smart phone
- 5 unique motions available
- Plug in only
- Can be a bit bulky
#3) Fisher-Price Papasan Cradle Swing, Starlight – Love the Snugabear but Wanted More
Now, we find ourselves looking at another Fisher-Price swing. The Papasan Cradle Swing features a side-to-side and forwards and backwards swing motion and 6 different swing speeds just like the My Little Snugabear Cradle ‘N Swing. What this swing does have that sets it apart from most on the market are two bead bars which are removable. These bars give your baby something to reach out and touch as their minds explode with curiosity.
There are 16 pre-recorded songs and sounds that specifically target baby’s needs during sleep time and awake time. In addition to these wakeful songs and sounds, this swing also has a starry night globe overhead to project on the swing’s canopy.
One safety feature that may be of interest to you is the 3-point harness instead of the standard 5-point harness. In no way does this difference make this swing less safe but if you are more comfortable with the 5-point harness, it’s important that you know this up front.
The price point on this swing is a little high considering it only has a few additional features above its comparison group. Another thing to consider with this swing and the high-tech 4moms mamaRoo is that with more technology and functions, the risk of defects is higher.
This swing takes the value and features of the Fisher-Price Snugabear Cradle ‘N Swing to the next level. The big downside for me is the 3-point harness.
- Bead bars and starry projections for discovery
- Sleep and awake pre-recordings
- Rechargeable batteries
- 3-point harness
#4) 4moms, RockaRoo, Baby Swing, Grey Classic – for the Mom Who Wants Technology On a Dime
4moms makes our list again with the rockaRoo, the cheaper, less flashy brother to the mamaRoo. This swing just might be the value you are looking for if the mamaRoo is just too expensive for your budget.
The 4moms rockaRoo baby swing features the most common, front to back motion of a glider. A lot of babies prefer this movement because it mimics the same motion of the glider in their room.
This swing is also noticeably smaller than most that are on the market. If you are an apartment dweller, you may want to give this swing a second look. It is a third of the size of regular swings without sacrificing most of the standard features of a swing.
The rockaRoo also has 5 speeds for its gliding motion and the MP3 plugin to play your music when the device is on, similar to the mamaRoo. Unfortunately, the sound and motion features are not compatible with smart devices.
If you’re torn between the mamaRoo and the rockaRoo, check out this great comparison video I found on YouTube. Seeing the motions may help you decide what’s right for your baby!
I would love to see what this swing could be if 4moms gave it just a few more features from it’s more expensive, luxury model, the mamaRoo.
- Great value
- Smaller footprint
- MP3 plugin
- Only one motion
- No pre-recorded songs/sounds
Best Portable Baby Swing
#5) Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing, Abbington – The Best Swing for the Fast-Growing Baby
Graco is known for great baby products, and if you are already a fan, their 4-star Amazon rating for the Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing might sway you to purchase one for your baby. Let’s take a look at some of the best features.
First, the Graco Simple Sway has a smaller frame than most swings on the market which makes it a great fit for almost any home or apartment. The swing features 6 speeds and vibration to help make your baby’s swing time enjoyable.
The toy mobile is adorable, but it also serves a great purpose. 15 pre-recorded songs and nature recordings are sure to make your baby coo with delight!
For all of you interested in the safety features, this swing does have a 5-point harness with added head support for your infant. Now other reviews have mentioned the head support just isn’t enough. You may find yourself adjusting and re-adjusting your infant’s head if you set the swing on high speed.
Finally, the Graco Simple Sway is safety tested and recommended for babies up to 30 lbs. I know what you’re thinking. Did she say 30 lbs? Yes, I did. This fun fact makes this swing our “The Best Swing for the Fast-Growing Baby” out of those tested.
The Graco Simple Sway baby swing is a no-brainer if you want to use the swing for as long as possible. You just can’t beat this all-inclusive swing with the maximum weight of 30 lbs!
- Small and lightweight
- Songs and sounds
- Safety rated up to 30 lbs
- Noisy when operated manually
- Not enough head support
#6) Comfort & Harmony Cozy Kingdom Portable Swing – Perfect for the On-the-Go Mom
One of my favorite features of the Cozy Kingdom is that it folds for easy storage or car travel. If you are planning a long trip to visit family that is far away during your baby’s first few months of life, having a swing with you can be a life saver. That’s why the folding feature is such a big win!
This swing also boasts about the WhisperQuiet technology that reduces the noise made by some of the other swings on the market. If you have a baby with super-sensitive ears, this might be a winner for you. Also, there are six pre-recorded songs with volume control to make your baby’s experience customizable.
The Cozy Kingdom only goes up to 19 lbs per the product description which put it in the lowers end of the market on weight. The box notes the swing may not be suitable for babies older than 4 months, but the weight limit may come before the 4-month mark depending on the birth weight of your baby.
Also, there are only two options for seating, and they can be extreme. Your baby is either sitting up or laying almost flat. Neither of these downsides may be a deal-breaker for you, but they are worth considering.
Although this swing has its faults, you really can’t beat its portability if you anticipate taking your swing wherever you go.
- Lost-cost, high value
- Quiet mechanism
- Folds for storing or travel
- Low maximum weight
- Two seat positions
#7) Fisher-Price My Little Snugabear Cradle 'N Swing – The Swing for the Mom Who Wants It All (At a Great Value)
Fisher-Price pulls out all the stops with My Little Snugabear Cradle ‘N Swing. This swing features two swing motions, six different swing speeds, and an adorable mobile. That’s not all! It gets better.
The swing has a two-position recline with three adjustable seat positions – right-facing, center, left facing. The amount of customization available in this swing would make even the pickiest mama happy. It’s also one of the few swings on the market that use a 120-volt AC adapter (to plug into your wall) when you are at home but switches to battery operated on the go.
So where is the bitter in all of this sweet deal? Well, it starts with the maximum weight limit of only 15 lbs. My sweet baby was already at 16+ lbs by the time he was four months old making this swing irrelevant too soon.
Another common complaint? The swing is just too noisy. The motor that operates the swing can be described as “grinding” when it starts up. The good news is that Fisher-Price customer service has been known to quickly send a replacement motor if there is any concern about effectiveness or safety.
If this swing could boost its sustainability for higher maximum weight, it would be a remarkable option. As it is, it remains a great product by a great brand. Fisher-Price has an excellent reputation for customer service.
- Battery and Electric Cord
- Multiple seating options
- Top rated customer service
- Low-maximum weight
- Noisy motor
#8) Bright Starts Itsy Bitsy Jungle Portable Swing – Great at Cheap Price
The Bright Starts Itsy Bitsy Jungle portable swing is a true contender even as a newer product on the market. It already has a great rating on Amazon and some neat features.
So how is this swing different than all the others?
For starters, this swing has weight-sensing technology so that even as your child grows, the swinging motion never changes. This consistency is great for babies who often thrive on consistency, especially at resting or nap times.
This swing is also slightly taller to make it easier to make adjustments, check on the baby, or return a paci. It’s also nice for lowering baby into and raising baby out of the swing. If you are a taller mama, this could save your back a little extra strain every day. Anything that can be done to reduce the already considerable strain on your body is a good thing!
Some have a complaint that the seat fabric is too flexible and baby may hang too low in the swing. I’m not sure if this is an actual design flaw or if those who reported these results had low-weight infants. Either way, always be sure that your baby is in a good, safe position in the swing you choose.
Also, the 6 pre-recorded melodies play at two volumes – loud and louder. If you are not interested in the sound function of your swing, this may not matter, but if you are, it could be a nuisance. I never rely on the songs played by the swing simply because I get so tired of hearing the same songs over and over. I prefer to use the songs on my iPod.
Although this swing is heavy compared to some, its features are great and the value is evident. There are a few swings that do certain things a little better than this product from Bright Starts, but none can match its all-in-one value.
- Weight-sensing technology
- Folds for storing and travel
- Higher profile
- Weighs almost 20 lbs
- Reported flimsy seat
- Insufficient volume adjustment
Best Glider Swing
#9) Graco Glider Lite LX Gliding Swing, Zuba – The Best Baby Glider for the On-the-Go Mom
Graco is such a great baby brand that they have two swings in our review of the best baby swings on the market. So how does the Glider Lite LX fare against the competition? Let’s find out!
The Glider Lite LX comes with many of the standard features you’ll find in other swings such as cushy head support, 6 gliding speeds and pre-recorded melodies and nature sounds. The difference is in the name. This swing is a glider. If you and your baby are used to snuggling in the nursery glider, your baby may prefer the gentle motion of this swing over others.
What also makes it a great buy is the lightweight, portable nature. You can move the swing easily within your home or take it on the go. Just how light are we talking about? The Graco Simple Sway weighs in at 19 lbs, but the Glide Lite LX is only 12.1 lbs.
Also unlike the Simple Sway swing, this one only goes up to 25 lbs maximum weight, but that is still on the high end of the spectrum.Another downside is the lack of adjustability in the seating. With so many other swings on our list features multiple seating or reclining positions, it’s hard to justify this buy even at a great price.
This lightweight swing is pretty amazing. I loved using a glider with my babies, so the gliding motion has a great draw. Ultimately, it just didn’t have the special something I was looking.
- Gliding motion
- Lightweight (12.1 lbs)
- Limited adjustability
- Does not vibrate
#10) Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper – Looking for More Than a Swing?
While Tiny Love may not be as common a brand as Fisher Price or Graco, but this product still gets a place on our review because of its 4-star Amazon rating and value. The Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper, as it names suggests, is not necessarily a swing. It’s a seat that converts to the rocker with three reclining positions.
Unlike the other products in our review, the rocker converts to a full, lay-flat option for baby’s sleep. If you are a mom who is all about all-in-one solutions, this might be the swing for you. Perhaps because of the lay-flat feature, this rocker does not have the best rocking motion.
Like the Graco Glider Lite LX, this rocker is extremely lightweight at only 11.5 lbs. It’s not what I would call portable, but it certainly is easy to move from room to room if necessary.
This rocker doesn’t quite cut it as the rocker or as a bed. Because it’s trying to be too many solutions to too many problems, it doesn’t come through on its promises. I was disappointed in this one.
- Lay-flat feature for sleep
- Not enough rocking motion
- Minimal features
- Firm pad
I told you earlier in this post that I would share my favorite of the top ten and by now, you are probably dying to know!
Well, it was a tough decision, but when it came down to it, the top two for me were the Bright Starts Itsy Bitsy Jungle portable swing and the 4moms mamaRoo baby swing. Both had excellent features, but the Fisher-Price Papasan Cradle Swing, Starlight swing came out on top because of its price.
If the 4moms rockaRoo had a few more features or the smart device technology at the same price point, it would be a significant contender. We’ll have to keep our eyes open for improvements in the next product launch from this great company.
I know you didn’t come to this post just to find out what my recommendation is. You want to know how to buy your baby swing with confidence. That is the reason I developed the buyer’s guide.
Before you buy a baby swing, you should know how to buy the best baby swing for your family. When you pick the right swing, it can be your best friend in the first year of raising your baby. Not all swings are the same, but there are some standard features that you should be on the lookout.
I have put together this buyer's guide so that you’ll know the 7 things to consider for when buying a swing and the all-important standard safety features. Since a baby swing can cost anywhere from $50-$250, I hope this guide gives you buying confidence for your next purchase.
Before I dive into the 7 things to consider when buying a baby swing, I want to take a moment to answer a more important question:
Why Should You Consider Buying a Baby swing?
Maybe your home is already starting to look like a daycare with all of the items you’ve purchased for baby, or maybe you have a tight budget and want to cut out unnecessary expenditures. Either way, you are already thinking about whether a baby swing is right for you.
When my first baby was born, I thought a baby swing was all about cozy comfort for my little one. It came across as a luxury item in my book. After all, a baby has a bed and my arms to snuggle. Why would he need a swing too?
- The reality is that sometimes your baby needs the gentle comfort of a baby swing to lull them to sleep. Often, your baby swing will give you a much-needed break from rocking and swaying. Giving your baby a few moments in the swing allows you to make a cup of coffee or fold the laundry.
You may even find that the gentle rocking or swaying work wonders for your cranky baby and that’s nothing to feel guilty!
Even the best baby swing is no substitute for human contact, but it’s a comforting alternative for a few moments a day.Now, that you understand the benefits of a baby swing, you are probably wondering what you should be looking for in the best baby swing for your wee one.
I’ve compiled a list for you!
The 7 Things to Consider When Buying a Baby Swing
- Easy to Clean
- Power Source
Safety is always your top concern when it comes to items for your baby. Pay careful attention to the weight limits on each swing as they can vary from 15 lbs to 30 lbs.
You’ll also want to note whether the swings you are considering has a 3- or 5-point harness. Obviously, a 5-point harness is safer for a newborn baby, and you’ll be comfortable with all of the bucklings after a few rounds with a car seat.
Any time you spend your money on a product, you want to know that it’s made with the best quality and will be a great return on your investment.
A great quality swing will be sturdy and made from the best material.
You may notice that swings which are touted as being portable may feel a little less sturdy than others, but this is not always a sign of poor quality.
Your baby deserves every comfort you can provide. So when you are looking for a baby swing, be sure to take note of the materials used and any added cushion provided.
One of the products I reviewed for this post, the Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper, is known for being the extra firm which could be a deal-breaker.
On the other hand, the Fisher-Price Papasan Cradle Swing is a plush swing that snuggles your baby with added cushion.
Every swing is different in terms of the motion it provides and most offers varying speeds. Similarly, every baby is different and may prefer one motion over another.
You will notice that the product reviews above use different terms to describe the varying motions: swing, sway, glide, and rock. Not only do swings differ in motion and speed, but they also come with pre-recorded sounds and songs.
These sounds can provide a soft cover for household sounds or mimic some of the sweet lullabies your baby is used to hearing from you. If you are interested in the sounds and songs feature, be sure to find a swing that gives you volume control.
If you have a finicky baby, you probably want to look for a product with multiple settings to customize it to his liking.
Even if you don’t plan to move your swing outside the four walls of your home, you will still want to make sure your choice isn’t heavy or cumbersome when moved.
I found that even though my baby swing stayed primarily in the living room of our home, I often moved it in and out of the way.
Thankfully, my swing was a lightweight version, but some of the products above can weigh up to 20 lbs. If you happen to find a swing you love that also folds to store or travel, you have hit the jackpot!
This one is easy. Babies are messy. Most swings come with an easily removable cover that is machine washable.
Before you buy, check to be sure you will be able to clean up those inevitable baby messes easily.
Swings operate three different ways: battery, power cord, or a combination of both. If portability is of upmost importance to you, a battery-powered swing is going to be best for you.
Try to find one that uses rechargeable or hybrid batteries. Keep in mind; batteries can get expensive.
If conservation or cost-effectiveness, you should consider either a power cord operated or combination swing. You can stay plugged into the wall for most of its use but easily switch to battery power if you’re moving the swing around.
Keep in mind that if you have frequent or sudden power outages, a battery backup feature could mean uninterrupted sleep for your baby. I can speak from experience on that!
What is The Difference between Baby Swings, Bouncers, and Jumpers?
- A bouncer is a simple seat on a frame in which a baby can be placed from birth till the age of 6 months. It is usually used only till the age of six months until the baby starts to sit up on her/his own.
- The bouncer is used to keep a newborn in an inclined position to support its head and with its bouncing movements (either battery operated or bouncing as the baby moves) can help sooth a newborn baby.
- A bouncer has relatively lesser flexibility since it moves slightly when it is pushed or when the baby kicks it as the baby grows older.
- A bouncer can have additional features like toys hanging from the frame to entertain the infant or with some music.
A baby jumper is a seat attached to an elastic strap wherein the baby sits on the seat and uses the toes to get off the ground and jump. The baby jumpers use this up and down movement of the baby to give a feeling of bouncing up and down and many people believe that this movement is beneficial for the baby’s leg muscles.
The baby jumper is usually used when the baby’s head is stabilized and the baby can support the head without any support. Basically, a baby jumper bounces up and down when the baby kicks the floor.
Usually, a baby jumper comes in three types:
- A stationary jumper which has no additional entertainment except for the baby jumping up and down.
- A stationary activity jumper which comes with additional entertainment like a variety of toys.
- A doorway jumper is made up of a seat attached to a bungee like cable, and the seat is suspended via straps. There is clamp to attach the jumper to the doorway frame.
In short, the difference between a jumper, bouncer and a swing is as follows:
- Swings: They swing back and forth without the baby needing to move and can be battery operated
- Bouncers: Bounce depending on the baby’s movements and can also be battery operated.
- Jumpers: Move the baby up and down with the help of the baby’s legs jumping up and down.
Safety Considerations for Baby Swings
Because safety is our upmost concern for our babies, I don’t want to go without sharing these important safety tips for using a baby swing. Please, be sure you’ve read them thoroughly and that you consult the instructions and safety guidelines for the swing you purchase.
- Never leave your baby alone in a swing. Safety measures on these products are no replacement for your observation and care.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents avoid using swings for baby sleep too often as it can result in the flattening of your baby’s still-soft head. Swings are for periodic rest and your baby’s gentle active time and not for regular sleep.
- Loose toys or pieces are a choking hazard for baby. Be sure everything is secured in its place before using a swing for your baby.
- Use the most reclined position for your baby through the 4 months to prevent slouching and limit the risk of suffocation.
As a parent, despite reading reviews, there are often questions which arise in our minds before we buy the baby swing.
Can I let my baby sleep in the baby swing?
A baby swing is not designed for night sleep and can be dangerous for a baby’s back. While it fine to use the baby swing to lull the baby to sleep or even let the baby take small naps in the swing, prolonged stay in the swing is not advised. The American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines state that it is not recommended to keep a baby sleeping in the baby swing for a long time.
Till what age can my baby use the baby swing?
Usually a baby swing can be used up to 6 months, and 8 months, if it is a full size one for some babies. It must be noted that baby swings are dependent on the weight of the baby and not the age, and so some babies may cross the weight limit earlier. A baby swing is very safe for a new born, as well, as long as the seat is in a reclining position and offers support to the baby’s head.
What is the weight limit which a baby swing can hold?
Most baby swings with metal frames can hold babies up to 10 pounds and more, while the plastic ones may hold lower weight.
How much space will my baby swing take?
If space is an issue in your house, buy a portable baby swing, which occupies less space, can be carried around and can be easily folded and kept on the side.
All baby swings have motors. Does the sound disturb the baby?
Most good quality baby swings come with silent motors, taking into consideration the sensitive ears of the baby. While a swing may develop some creaks, these can be removed by oiling the frame. A good quality baby swing will not have any sound coming from the motor which will disturb the baby.
How easy is it to assemble a baby swing?
All baby swings come with a set of instructions, which are easy to understand. Assembling a baby swing is very easy and often there are videos available online for specific brands which teach how swings can be assembled.
Are the swinging motions jerky and will they harm my baby?
This is one question which every parent has, and the answer is no, mostly all swings have a smooth motion which is comforting to the baby. Unless the swing has some defect in it, the smooth motion of the swing is loved by all babies.
Considering how many amazing swings are currently on the market, it should come as no surprise that our comparison group has 10 great swings to review. I put together this list with every type of mom in mind, and I hope you found my reviews helpful.
There is something for everyone! But in the end, my pick, the Fisher-Price Papasan Cradle, Starlight swing, is still my favorite. You just can’t beat a swing that has (almost) everything at a great price!