Best Baby Swing

Best Baby Swing – Our Top 3 For 2019

Baby swings are designed to provide babies with a place where they can be soothed and entertained by rocking motion, colorful toys, and musical tunes. Parents can then enjoy a period of peace and quiet, a luxury especially during the newborn period. Here's our top 3 picks for 2019.

1. Fisher-Price Cradle 'n Swing

Fisher-Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle 'n Swing

​The Cradle ‘n Swing isn’t just your run-of-the-mill baby swing because it offers many learning-based features. Aside from the cradling and swinging motions to soothe your baby, it also has plenty of visual and auditory stimulations.

Weight, size and fit​

The swing can carry up to 25 lbs. of weight, a limitation that should be followed for safety reasons. Your baby can then use it from birth until they become physically able to climb out on his own, perhaps around 9 months. You will find the seat itself to be roomy enough for an average-sized American baby.

Features and advantages​

The seat is made of softgoods fabric, a soft material that will not chafe your baby’s delicate skin, yet can be removed and washed for hygiene purposes; you should regularly clean it since dirt and dust can become a source of skin irritation. You should also regularly check that the baby swing’s components are in good order.

The swing provides several combinations of speed, seat position, and swinging motions; your choices include head-to-toe swing and side-to-side cradle for the swinging motion; recline and upright as well as center, left-facing and right-facing for the seat position; and swing speed from slow to fast (1-6).

You can experiment which settings your baby best responds to, such as reclining position, slow speed, and side-to-side cradle when they want to take a nap.

Fisher-Price toys usually have music to listen to and this baby swing isn’t an exception. You have 3 nature sounds and 10 musical tunes to choose from to soothe, stimulate and entertain your baby.

Your baby will also find the canopy with its plush lamb toys and mirrored globe, as well as the removable tray with its bead bars and rattle toy—sources of entertainment.

Considerations

The swing requires assembly with an Allen wrench and Phillips screwdriver, although many parents say it’s a relatively easy process. You should also be careful when plugging in the AC adapter into an electrical outlet or using used new (i.e., fresh) batteries.

Is this the best baby swing for you?

If you’re looking for a baby swing with the works, then this is a great choice. The Fisher-Price brand may be among the more expensive brands, but its products are usually well worth the money.

2. Comfort & Harmony Cozy Kingdom Portable Swing

Ingenuity Cozy Kingdom Portable Swing

​Parents like the idea of portability in baby products since it means more convenience for their already busy lives—and fully loaded hands, especially when traveling, for that matter.

Weight, size and fit​

The swing can only accommodate an infant up to 9 months or so depending on his size. The roomy seat allows room to wiggle for your baby while still keeping them securely in it. The seat and its head support, both of which are made of plush fabrics, can be removed for washing in a machine.

Features and advantages​

The best baby products grow, so to speak, with the babies who use them, and this is true for the Cozy Kingdom portable swing. As your baby grows, you can let them enjoy the 6 speeds of the swing. This is a good feature since many swings lose their effective swing speeds as the baby becomes heavier.

The portable swing also has several features for soothing and entertaining your baby. These include six melodies, which have volume control and programmable shut-off, and foam bar with two soft toys. You can add toys, too, if you want.

Unlike many baby swings, you will find the Cozy Kingdom as easy to fold and unfold as well as carry around. You can take it when you go to grandma’s house, for example, since it can easily fit into the trunk.

​Considerations

This is a basic swing without the variety of swing motions, seat positions and toys that the Fisher-Price swing has.

Is this the best baby swing for you?

Yes, it can be the best choice if you’re looking for a basic swing that will keep your baby entertained and your wallet intact.

3. Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing

Graco Glider Lite LX Baby Swing, Ripley

​The Graco brand is well-known for their durable, practical and beautiful baby products, from carriers to swings. The Glider LX, with its plastic and metal components, fits in the bill.

Weight, size and fit​

The Glider can be used by a baby weighing between 5.5 and 30 pounds; the frame was constructed to ensure safety and stability for babies within that weight range. But emphasis must be made that if your baby can potentially climb out of the swing on their own, they mustn’t be placed in it anymore, regardless of their weight. The seat itself provides enough room for an older baby.

Features and advantages​

The baby swing is popular among parents because of its compact design; its frame uses 40% less space so it can fit into compact areas, a must for apartments and condos. But its more compact frame doesn’t mean that it compromised on the roomy seat and variety of features because there’s plenty to go around.

You can choose from 2 vibration speeds, as well as 6 gliding speeds to suit your baby’s needs and moods at any given time. You can also play any of the 5 nature sounds and 10 tunes to either soothe or entertain them. You also have the option of 3 seat positions.

Aside from the music, your little one can also play with the two soft toys on the adjustable toy bar. You can keep they safe and secure with the 5-point harness.

​Considerations

In comparison with the Fisher-Price swing, there are fewer toys in the Graco Glider.

Is this the best baby swing for you?

This is a durable baby swing that occupies less space than many other swings. The beautiful design and functional features are part of its appeal.

Conclusion 

Keep in mind even that even the best baby swing is neither an alternative nor a substitute for human contact between babies and parents. For this reason, most childcare experts recommend placing a baby in its swing for an hour or less a day during their waking hours.

Even when a baby’s awake while they’re in a swing, they should never be left completely alone—they should always be in an adult’s line of sight, to ensure the stability of the swing.

But in case your baby responds well to their swing’s rocking motion, then you can place them in it for more than an hour each day. You will then be able to enjoy an hour or so of downtime, such as spending quiet time with a book. You can even use a swing to put your baby to sleep but transfer them to their crib for safety reasons as soon as they fall asleep.

Robert

Robert is a father of a young daughter and has developed an expertise in child car seat safety. He is a keen supporter of the use of child safety systems having seen his daughter come away from a side impact collision unscathed due to the use of a child car seat. When he's not spending time reviewing child safety systems he works as a Technical Manager on major construction projects.

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