Best Baby Swings 2016

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Baby swing may not appear on your baby registry. It’s true that baby swing isn’t indispensable, but if you’ve a glance at the following products, you may change your mind. They look cool in your living room, but especially your baby deserves it.

Top Rated Baby Swings

1. Fisher-Price My Little Snugapuppy Cradle and Swing

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This best-selling Fisher-Price product works wonders! It’s rich of features and benefits. Your baby will be embraced in a soft and comfortable plush seat. It creates cradling and soothing sensations, that’s what babies really love. You can choose the seat’s position: recline or upright, right-facing, center of left-facing. Adjust it as your baby like most. You can entertain him or her by different types of swinging motion. Does your baby love side-to-side cradle or head-to-toe swing? The speed can be set from 1 to 6. It also offers 16 soothing tunes and nature sounds. There’s still more to come! The overhead motorized mobile includes dancing animals which entertains your baby while encouraging eye-tracking, mirrored globe that allows your baby to see himself or herself and a detachable teether to use everywhere. Fisher-Price My Little Snugapuppy uses SmartSwing Technology, able to sense the baby’s weight, so the speed won’t become lower when your baby grows up. It works on household electricity but can also work on 4 D batteries when it’s impossible to plug in a wall outlet. It comes with sturdy steel frame and 5-point harness for the baby’s safety. The legs are foldable for an easy transfer. Moms are happy with this swing but the downside is the loud noise it makes when you adjust the speed.

2. Graco DuetSoothe Swing and Rocker

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This’s a 2-in-1 Graco product that combines baby swing and rocker together. As a swing, you can adjust the seat in 3 positions and choose from the side-to-side motion and back-and-forth one. When removed, the seat becomes a rocker that offers you a flexibility to move from room to room. With adjustable 6 swing speeds, you can choose a low speed to calm your baby when he or she needs to sleep. During playtime instead, a faster speed will entertain your little one. It also features 2 settings of gentle vibration when your baby prefers a softer motion. 10 melodies and 5 nature sounds make the swing and rocker more entertaining. The seat is roomy and has a comfortable body support. You can use the plug or batteries as convenient to the occasion. The toy mobile overhead keeps your baby occupied while awake. He or she is secured with the 5-point harness while seated. Moms choose Graco DuetSoothe because it’s multi-tasking and offers nice soothing options. However, many moms agree that the motor loses its power after a period of use and some also mention that the vibration makes rattle sounds.

3. Comfort & Harmony Cozy Kingdom Portable Swing

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Best choice for low budget and compact baby swing for travel, Comfort & Harmony Cozy Kingdom offers similar features that other more expensive swings do. With TrueSpeed Technology, it promises to maintain 6 consistent speeds to customize according to your baby’s liking. It comes with 6 melodies, controllable volume and auto shut-off. The WhisperQuiet Technology is studied to avoid annoying motor noises efficiently. Despite the compact and portable size, the swing seat has comfortable pad and head support which is removable when your baby becomes bigger. Both the seat pad and head support are machine-washable. You can adjust the seat recline in 2 positions. The toy bar includes 2 attractive plush toys which are reachable easily. To take along the swing with you, just fold the legs and it becomes compact and easy to handle. Moms would recommend it as it’s practical and easy to assemble. Some cons are reported by moms. The safety harness sometimes isn’t easy to unclip and the swing operates only on batteries.

4. Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat

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Fisher-Price created this small and portable model of baby swing which, according to many moms, is best in quality. As other Fisher-Price swings, SmartSwing Technology is used in this product too. There’s no issue about reduced motor power with heavier babies. With 6 speeds to adjust, 10 music and nature sounds to choose and 2 birdie toys overhead, your baby will be spending joyful moments at home, at grandma’s or wherever you’re going to bring along. This portable swing can be wisely transformed into a stationary baby seat with vibrations for a nap. The seat is well-padded and also includes a plush newborn insert that you can remove when not necessary. With a sturdy frame and 5-point harness, your baby can sleep and play safely close to you. As other portable models, it’s operates on batteries but parents also report that it doesn’t consume a lot. Some moms say the batteries last 2 months with a regular use. The swing works as expected, requires small space and is easy to assemble. Some moms have warned that it’s not ideal for tall babies since it’s quite low to the ground.

5. Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing

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Although it’s not a portable version, Graco Simple Sway has a small frame that doesn’t occupy much space. It can fit any angle in your house. It may not be ideal for take-along purpose because of its weight. As designed for home use, it includes a plug for the wall outlet which is much more convenient. As an option, it also works on 4 D batteries. The features are much like other Graco bigger swings. To make a list, it comes with 6 swinging speeds, gentle side-to-side motion, 2 vibration settings, 10 songs, 5 nature sounds and a toy mobile. All the features help keep the baby calm when he or she is fussy and keep him or her entertained when he or she is in the mood. The plush seat is deep and cozy. With a removable infant head support and 5-point harness, your little one will stay comfortable and safe in there while you need to relax yourself or do some house tasks. Many moms agree this’s a great swing at convenient price and occupying tight space, some have told on their experience that the seat is lack of support. They’ve to tuck in some additional folded blankets to make their babies fit.

6. Fisher-Price Papasan Cradle Swing, Starlight

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This’s a baby cradle swing that parents would wish for their babies. Fisher-Price Papasan Starlight gives a more enclosed feeling by the cute canopy that surrounds him or her. This helps your baby feel safe and stay calm while enjoying all the nice features the swing offers. The canopy is the special feature that makes the swing much more interested for both you and the baby. When switched on, the starry night scenery will be projected right on the canopy. Your baby will love watching floating stars that appear overhead. This vision can be accompanied by 16 choices of music that includes 8 daytime songs and 8 nighttime soothing sounds. The cozy and supportive seat can be adjusted into 2 inclining positions. It’s able to swing side-to-side or front-to-back as your baby prefers. Moreover, it provides 6 swinging speeds to select according to your baby’s mood. Because it has only 3-point restraint, you can use it until your baby becomes more active and can climb out of the seat. The frame is made with durable steel and can be folded for portability or storage. The AC adapter is included. When operating on battery, the swinging motion can be slower for a heavier child.

7. 4moms Rockaroo Swing

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An alternative as a baby swing, 4moms Rockaroo has a considerably small size, only 1/3 of traditional swings. It has a simple but modern style and innovative technology. It provides a smooth front-to-back gliding motion which is soothing for babies. The motion is very similar to that of mom’s arms while holding and rocking, that’s why your baby would love it. You can choose from 5 swinging speeds. This modern swing allows you to play mp3 songs, just connect it to your smart device! It’s a great option if your baby has his or her favorite lullabies. It also comes with removable and colorful toy balls. The fabric part of the seat is removable and machine- washable for easy cleaning. Moms say it’s lightweight and really compact enough to move around the house without effort. Although many moms would recommend this Rockaroo swing, some report that the motor broke down quickly but replaced with a new one by the manufacturer.

8. Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing

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This’s a full size swing that comes with an ingenious frame which requires 40% less space than other models at the same level. The gliding motion is just the same as yours while comforting your baby. The 6 gliding speeds and 2 vibration settings allow you to find the right rhythm that your baby enjoys. In addition to the gliding and vibrating motions, 10 classic melodies and 5 nature sounds will soothe and entertain your little one. For convenience, it allows you to plug into a wall outlet but when you move it where the plug can’t reach the outlet; you can switch to use battery. Thanks to the timer mode, it helps extend the battery life. The toy bar comes with 2 soft toys. For your peace of mind, your little one is secured in the swing by the built-in 5-point harness. The comfortable seat includes a plush body support and is adjustable into 3 incline positions. Moms are happy with this full-featured Graco Glider LX that looks gorgeous and needs little space in the house. Some less lucky moms report that they had a problem about electric issue which doesn’t work for long and needs replacement.

9. Fisher-Price Cradle ‘n Swing, My Little Lamb

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Fisher-Price does produce various excellent baby swings, including this one. The Cradle ‘n Swing is rich of best features for your baby’s comfort, fun and safety. The seat is well-padded with soft fabric, body insert and head support. Everything is machine-washable. Together with the nice canopy, your baby is surrounded by extra-soft and nestling environment that help soothe him or her. Babies love to be hugged like in moms’ arms. Like other models of Fisher-Price, it can swing side to side or back and forth. You can adjust the seat as your baby likes, choose from 2-recline positions and 3 convertible positions that are right-facing, center or left-facing. It offers 6 swing speeds, 16 soothing songs and nature sounds, motorized mobile with rotating little lambs, mirrored globe and removable tray with some toys for playtime. It operates on both household electricity and batteries. Some moms mention that although the product description says the legs are foldable for portability, but it’s not that easy to fold. You need to do it with both hand. Some also report that the motor is too powerful as the swing is still strong for the baby at the lowest setting. For the rest, it just works properly.

10. Ingenuity Soothe ‘N Delight Portable Swing, Felicity Floral

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This Ingenuity swing comes with an adorable design, perfect for baby girls. It goes with you everywhere as it become compact when folded. Lightweight, handy, easy to assemble and to fold, these qualities make this Ingenuity Soothe ‘n Delight swing best for small apartments. It’s also good idea as a gift. The seat will keep your baby comfortable with removable headrest. 2 recline positions, 6 swing speeds and 3 timer settings are available. TrueSpeed Technology maintains the even and consistent swing motions as your baby grows. With Whisper Quiet operation, the motor doesn’t make loud noise and allows your little one to sleep sound. As soothing and entertaining options, the swing provides 6 melodies with volume control and auto shut-off setting. Moms report that it still swings greatly after couple months of daily use, the materials are good and the frame is robust. The inconvenient issue is about the upright seat position that is almost 90° which can cause the baby’s head hanging forward if the baby isn’t much grown up yet.

Conclusion

Not every baby may love staying in a swing but for many parents, it’s a lifesaver! Why a baby would love it? There’s a real motive. The way swings work is just an imitation of the rhythmic motion in mom’s womb. Small babies often need to be cradled a lot to stay calm and to fall asleep but moms are tired and need some rest too. These swinging units are best to take place of mom’s arms. Not only for first-time moms, but they’re very useful to moms who have older children too.

If you want to be sure that your baby will be using it, you should bring your baby to try one at a friend’s house or in a store. Notice his or her reactions that will help you decide if buying one for him or her.

Since there’re so many types of beautiful models with various features that make it difficult for you to decide which one to pick up, ask yourself some of these questions before buying.

  • Full size or portable? Will it happen often to bring it along with you elsewhere? Or do you have tight space for all the baby gear? Full-sized ones are usually loaded with more soothing and entertaining features but you may consider using it only for first few months of your baby’s life. Many portable models work wonderfully as well.
  • Do you also want side-to-side motion? High-end products are offering two different types of motion: back-and-forth and side-to-side. Portable or smaller swings generally can make only back-to-forth motion. If you’ve a possibility to let your baby try each type of these motions, you won’t be afraid to do a mistake when choosing.
  • Does the seat seem comfortable? Does your little one fit it properly? If he or she is long, avoid those models which are very low to the ground. Prefer the seats with supportive inserts that allow you to clean easily.
  • Your baby’s safety is the priority. Check all the safety issues like 5-point harness, sturdy frame and security certification.

Do you find that baby swing is helpful to soothe your baby? Would you recommend other parents to buy one? And why?

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