Baby Swings

A baby swing can be a godsend if you have a baby that likes constant motion. It can work wonders by soothing a fussy baby, lulling the baby to sleep or entertaining the baby. On the other hand, it can end up being a waste of space if your baby is not a fan of the constant motion. Some babies just simply do not like baby swings but you will never know until your baby starts using it.

Before buying a swing read about the types and features of swings and decide which is most important to you. Keep in mind that you may find some features necessary or not but your baby may care for other things. Keep your receipt for your swing in case you need to exchange it or buy the swing after the baby is born.

Types of swings:

  • Full size swing – indoor use, hard to move around, can be used from birth to 25-30 lbs, large – comes in standard and luxury
  • Travel swing – sits low to the ground, easy to move from room to room or take in the car, smaller, cheaper, only swings back and forth
  • Battery operated or plug-in (wind-up swings are no longer available)
  • Frame – sturdy with strong posts, wide base, ability to fold or dismantle for easy storage
  • Seat cover – plush padding, washable padding, removable infant head support
  • Reclining seat – reclines with 3 settings allows you to find the most comfortable position for your baby
  • Seat heights – lower position for more active babies and higher position for newborns – not needed but an option
  • Speeds – more than 4 speeds is enough (some swings have up to 8 and that is overkill)
  • Entertainment – mobiles, toy bars, trays, lights and sounds (with volume control) are all options
  • Open top and flip out tray – makes it easier to take baby in and out of seat
  • Convertibility – some double as a swing and bouncy seat, some allow you to take out the seat and move┬áthe┬ábaby from room to room
  • Multiple swing motions – back and forth, side to side, up and down, vibrations
  • Harness – 3 or 5 point options
  1. Fisher Price Starlight Papasan Cradle Swing
  2. Graco Lovin’ Hug Infant Swing
  3. Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Deep Blue Sea Space Saver Swing & Seat
  4. mamaRoo Infant Seat