10 Best Baby Swings 2017 – Buyer’s Guide and Reviews

That amazing feeling when you hold your baby in your hands for the first time cannot be compared to any kind of happiness in life. Soon, you get busy with the new born, catering to all his/her needs and wants. None of us want our child to be unhappy or cry at any point of their childhood. May be this is the reason why we choose the best out of all the goodies to keep our babies happy and comfortable.

Baby swings are really useful in that way. You can cradle your baby to sleep in no time. However, there are a lot of them in the market today. Our article guides you to find out which of them would be good for your child.​

For your baby’s happy childhood.

For your baby’s happy childhood.

Best Baby Swings 2017 & Reviews

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Model / 

Editor’s Rating

Min-Max Weight

recommendation

Power Source

Age

Recommend

4moms, mamaRoo, Baby Swing

4moms, mamaRoo, Baby Swing

- Min 5 Pounds

- Max 25 Pounds

Electric cord

0+ months

Fisher-Price My Little Lamb Cradle 'n Swing

Fisher-Price My Little Lamb Cradle 'n Swing

- Min 5 Pounds

- Max 25 Pounds

Rechargable Batteries

Less than 12 months

Fisher-Price Papasan Cradle Swing, Starlight

Fisher-Price Papasan Cradle Swing, Starlight

- Max 25 Pounds

Rechargable Batteries

Less than 48 months

Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing, Affinia

Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing, Affinia

- Min 6 Pounds

- Max 20 Pounds

Rechargable Batteries

Less than 24 months

Fisher-Price baby swing

Fisher-Price My Little Snugabear Cradle 'N Swing

- Max 25 Pounds

Rechargable Batteries

Use from birth until child attempts to climb out of product.

Graco Duet Soothe Swing and Rocker

Graco Duet Soothe Swing and Rocker

- Min 4 pounds

- Max 30 Pounds

Rechargable Batteries

Less than 24 months

Comfort & Harmony Cozy Kingdom Portable Swing

Comfort & Harmony Cozy Kingdom Portable Swing

- Min 5.5 Pounds

- Max 19 Pounds

Battery

Less than 24 months

Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing

Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing

-Min 5 pounds

- Max 30 Pounds​

Rechargable Batteries

Less than 24 months

Ingenuity ConvertMe Ridgedale Swing-2-Seat

Ingenuity ConvertMe Ridgedale Swing-2-Seat

-Max 16.98 pounds

Battery

0+ months

Ingenuity Swing 'n Go Portable Baby Swings, Hugs & Hoots

Ingenuity Swing 'n Go Portable Baby Swings, Hugs & Hoots

-Min 6 pounds

- Max 20 Pounds​

Rechargable Batteries

Less than 24 months

4moms, mamaRoo, Baby Swing

4moms, mamaRoo Baby swing sways the way you would have swayed your little one. You have five different options of swinging your child in this swing along with features like car swing and tree swing.

You can also operate it in five different speeds depending on what your child enjoys the most. Additional music options calm your baby don so that he/she can go to sleep. The seat also reclines in many positions. The swing can be managed through Bluetooth as well.

Pros

  • The multiple position options help your baby to lie down, relax or just sit and play.
  • Bluetooth connection can be used to change the motion, sound, speed and volume of the mp3 player in the swing.
  • It is comfortable and swings side to side.

Cons

  • Might not be suitable after the baby reaches a certain age.

Fisher-Price baby swing

Fisher-Price My Little Lamb Cradle is a side to side swing which is soft and snuggly and very soothing for your baby. The cradle cum swing has a variety of inbuilt features like music, positions, sounds and a lot of other things that will surely entertain your kid. When the baby is in the swing, he/she will have lambs and clouds spinning over the head and a mirror globe that helps the baby to see everywhere.

Pros

  • It has a strong base which protects the baby from falling down.
  • The entertainment factors are really good.
  • Can be easily stored and portable.

Cons

  • Overall this swing is good.

Fisher-Price baby swing

Fisher-Price Papasan Cradle Swing, starlight is a comfortable swing with a side to side motion and eight songs to entertain the kids, is one swing every parent would want for his/her baby. It also has stars over the head which spin all the time to soothe the baby and keep him/her engaged. You have a canopy which you can just pull over by one click and the baby gets a star light show projected on the canopy. The swinging positions and speeds can be adjusted and volume can be controlled.

Pros

  • Different lullabies and sounds soothe the baby.
  • Seat can be reclined in two positions.

Cons

  • Might make some noise when started initially without a baby.

Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing, Affinia

Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing works as a substitute for your arms to make the baby fall asleep. These soothing and comforting features takes the baby to his/her own dreamland. The space taken by this swing is pretty less and it can also be used with batteries for convenience. The seat is comfortable with removable supports and vibrations. It comes with music to keep the baby entertained.

Pros

  • Five-point harness for baby’s support.
  • Can be easily operated and cleaned.
  • Portable and easy to store as it takes up lesser space compared to other swings in the market.

Cons

  • It swings in only one direction and not front and back.

Fisher-Price baby swing

Fisher-Price My Little Snugbear Cradle and swing is a kind of auto rock and play sleeper. It will keep your baby asleep in his/her own sweet world throughout the night that too automatically. You get different settings for naptime and night time. It has two auto rock speeds and 12 different songs to soothe your child.

Pros

  • Automatic with combination of two different settings.
  • Rocking motion stimulates baby’s senses and soft texture keeps him/her comfortable.
  • Easy to fold and easy to clean.

Cons

  • Users are a bit doubtful with the age limit of the kids for whom this swing can be used.

Graco Duet Soothe Swing and Rocker

Graco Duet Soothe Swing and Rocker is a combination of a swing and a rocker made to make your baby’s day comfortable and nights soothing. The swing cum rocker gives you the luxury to move the swing from one place to another in the house, keeping your kid comfortable at the same time. You can change the sitting positions and have other entertaining features like music and natural sounds.

Pros

  • It can swing both side by side and back and forth.
  • The swing has three seating positions.
  • You get features like a plug, vibrations and music.

Cons

  • The rocker doesn’t bounce.

Comfort & Harmony Cozy Kingdom Portable Swing

Comfort and harmony Cozy Kingdom Portable swing is made of polyester and has all the features you have been searching in a swing. It can be moved in six speeds as the baby grows gradually. The six melodies soothe your baby and can be shut off automatically. The 2 toy pivots which have foam toy bars make it easily accessible to the kid. It has washable and removable seats and head supports.

Pros

  • Seats can be reclined.
  • It comes with adorable jungle creature miniatures.
  • The music helps to put out all the other noises around the baby.

Cons

  • It doesn’t come with an AC adopter.

Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing

Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing is a small package of great satisfaction to its customers. The side to side credible motion eases your baby and you have options of either plugging it in or using batteries, as you want it. A mobile consisting of 15 songs, 3 soft toys and 5-point harness helps to keep the baby joyful and protected

Pros

  • Six swing speeds.
  • Music to keep the baby entertained.

Cons

  • The swing cannot be folded.

Ingenuity ConvertMe Ridgedale Swing-2-Seat

Ingenuity Convert Me Swing to seat is a swing that can be converted into a seat with soothing vibrations. It has different swing speeds and melodies along with nature melodies to keep your baby happy. It comes with one plush toy and loops to attach more if you want. It can be easily cleaned and stored.

Pros

  • 8 melodies and 5 swing speeds.
  • Unisex and can be used for either a boy or a girl.
  • Can be folded and transported easily.

Cons

  • You can just lock the swing to get a seat. It is not detachable.

Ingenuity Swing 'n Go Portable Baby Swings, Hugs & Hoots

Ingenuity Swing and Go Portable baby swing comes with portable convenience. Suitable for both a boy and a girl, the swing has five different speeds and three timer choices. Eight melodies and three nature sounds soothe the baby to sleep. Easy to clean and store, the swing is perfect for your little one.

Pros

  • Five point harness keeps the baby safe.
  • Can be easily folded and transported.
  • Padded head support and non-slip feet.

Cons

  • The swing doesn’t have a folded case.

Baby Swing Buyer's Guide

Now that you know about a top baby swings, let us think about some other things.

  • Do you really need a baby swing?

Well, infants can be really troublesome at times. With new parenthood, you will take some time to adjust with certain habits they have and their ways. But in the meantime, you cannot really leave your crying baby as that can’t be the solution to not understanding what the baby wants. A swing can soothe the child to sleep. The different toys, music and sounds will keep him/her distracted put it to sleep faster.

Baby swings keep the child protected and as far as working parents are concerned, you can just put your baby in the swing, let them be on their own and do your work comfortably.

  • What are the things you need to consider while going baby swing shopping?

Always trust the reviews and brand name. Go for a product that has many features along with basic things like ease of cleaning them and carrying them with you when you travel. Good amount of music features and entertainment factors matter. Make sure that the swing has different swinging speeds and position adjustment options. It is better to go for swings which move both ways, to and fro and back and forth.

Now let us come to the comfort part. Remember that your child will never fall asleep if the seat is not comfortable. Go for a swing that has soft textured seats along with broad area. Also, make sure of the safety.

A five-point harness and steady legs of the swing is very important to prevent your child from meeting with any accidents. Wider the base, easier to handle and more durable the swing so always go for wider bases. Always go for the products that can be handled very easily. Avoid any complicated features that you won’t be able to decipher.

Babies can be messy. So make sure the product can be easily machine washed and that will not cause any degradation in the cushions or seats. Some of the swings use batteries and others have to be connected to power. Some come with a combination of both.

My personal advice to you would be go for the one with the combination so that in normal days you can use the one you want and prefer but in case of any kind of emergency, you can switch over to the other mode of operating the swing.

When you play the music, be it nature or animal sounds, make sure that you can adjust the volumes and turn it on and off whenever needed. Some swings come with an automatic option of switching it off or with Bluetooth connectivity. You can go for such products ( I recommend: 4moms, mamaRoo, Baby Swing ). Some of you might have a big house and some might own a small apartment. You need to choose your swing in such a way that you have enough space to install it and use it easily

Apart from these, you can make use of the toy pivots given and the extra loops to attach more number of toys but make sure that these pivots are removable so that you can put the baby in and out of the swing easily.

Remember that adjustment of all kind of features are really important for you and your child. So, the more number of features available as far as adjusting different things like volume, vibrations, swinging and rocking are available, the better will be your product as it is different for different kids but then again take care of the quality and see to the fact that you get a warranty and the replacement parts can easily be bought and are available online.

Conclusion

As you experience more and more, you will see that every baby is different from the other. So as a result, their choices will be different. Be it the swinging speed or music, colors or sounds, vibrations or lights, they will have specific tastes. So, keeping other basic things in mind like safety and comfort, you should go for swings which have the most number of features so that you have sufficient number of options to find out what your baby is actually fond of. Baby swings can be good one time investments, though they aren’t that useful once your child grows up, but they are something you need and if you are planning to have more babies in the near future, it is rather a good decision to get one right now.


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