Best Baby Swings Reviews
One thing that often surprises new parents when they have their first child is that they are not blank slates. They are mini people with not so mini personalities. They often like the ragged, smelly blanket over the fresh new blanket you bought to replace it, often screaming until you dig it out of the laundry hamper where you were debating washing it or throwing it out.
The same goes with baby swings. I have two sons, and one of them would scream the second he saw the swing and there was no way he would go in it without piercing at least one eardrum. My other son, on the other hand, the swing was his happy place. That is where he would smile, laugh and sleep. It was great until we realized that the wind-up one I had for my first was the only one he liked. The other four we tried were just not the same, and he let us know it.
Here is a list of the Best Baby Swings
Baby swings come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and types. There are two main types of baby swing: Portable and stationary. If you are looking for a swing that will just stay in your home, the stationary option usually is the preferred option as they often have a more secure base and are often more heavy duty meaning that children can be in them for a longer period. This often offsets the higher cost of the swing in the long run.
Portable swings are excellent for moms on the go or when you are traveling to provide a sense of security and familiarity. This often means that babies sleep better, even in unknown surroundings.
Best Baby Swings Reviews
Best Swing Under $75
Comfort & Harmony Cozy Kingdom
The Comfort & Harmony Cozy Kingdom is a portable baby swing with 2 reclining positions and 6 speeds. It is suitable for babies up to 20 pounds and has a removable head support as well as a foam toy bar to keep the baby’s attention.
The motor in this swing is very quiet allowing your baby to continue sleeping in peace, this is also helped along by the 6 sounds available and has a volume control so that it can be adjusted to your baby’s preferences. Unfortunately, it does require batteries and there is no AC adapter option for this swing.
This swing has a 5-point harness to ensure your baby does not squirm and fall out of the bottom, even when sleeping. This portable swing is excellent for busy parents on the go, or trips to grandma’s house as it will be familiar to your baby allowing them to sleep just like they were in their own bed.
Best Swing Under $100
Summer Infant Sweet Sleep Swingin’ Safari
The Summer Infant Sweet Sleep Swingin’ Safari is a battery-powered portable baby swing for babies under 30 pounds. It has two reclining positions and head support making it suitable for newborns and older babies alike.
This swing offers five front-to-back swing speeds, vibration, and six sounds with a volume control to ease your baby to sleep. Even though many swings claim to be portable, this swing truly is as it folds down to a mere 23.3 x 20.7 x 6.7 inches and weighs only 7 pounds making it easy to put in a suitcase or move from one room to another. For your baby’s safety, it also includes a 5-point harness and tray to make sure that they do not wiggle out and onto the floor.
Unfortunately, this swing does not have an AC Adapter, which means that you will be required to purchase batteries. As the battery life is only 3-hours, it may be a good idea to invest in rechargeable batteries.
In all, this swing is a comfortable, gender neutral swing suitable for all babies from birth to 30 pounds.
Best Swing Under $120
Fisher-Price My Little Snugapuppy Cradle n’ Swing
The Fisher-Price My Little Snugapuppy Cradle n’ Swing is a stationary swing that, while its legs fold to make it easier to store, is too large to use as a portable swing. What it offers, however, more than makes up for this. It is a compact swing that is suitable for newborn babies all the way to 25 pounds and features extra support for newborns that is easily removable.
This swing is capable of swinging either front-to-back as well as side-to-side, has six speeds, 16 sounds with a volume control and a variety of attached toys and teething devices. It also has a 5-point harness to ensure your baby is secure while they are in the swing.
What makes this swing unique is that you can have your baby front-facing or turn them so that they face the left or right side, and it has a full-body insert of a dog to keep your baby comfortable and warm.
The other aspect of this swing that makes it appealing to parents is that you can choose to use batteries or the included AC adapter. This makes it much more versatile as it is not limited to a position near an outlet, nor are you required to replace batteries on a regular basis. There is little question why many parents consider this one of the best baby swings on the market.
Best Swing Under $150
Arm’s Reach Concepts Beautiful Dreamer Cocoon (Natural/Cocoa)
The Arm’s Reach Beautiful Dreamer Cocoon swing is a unique design when it comes to swings. It is designed for babies up to 15 pounds or until they can roll over. While this is a co-sleeper bassinet, it is also a swing and has been known to help babies who are fussy sleep better.
This swing is unique in that it relies on you pushing the swing at first. However, babies quickly learn that their movements will control this swing, and it offers them a form of exercise and mental stimulation.
This swing does not have a harness although it is enclosed with netting. This is not an issue with babies who cannot get up yet, however, its use must be discontinued as soon as the baby can roll over and certainly before they can crawl.
As this swing mimics the feeling of being in the womb, most parents find that their baby sleeps better in this bassinet swing that enables them to catch up on much-needed sleep.
Best Swing Over $150
4moms rockaRoo Classic Grey
At first glance, the 4moms rockaRoo seat looks like an infant scale. It is designed for babies up to 25 pounds, and this is where it becomes a very different product from other swings. Unlike traditional swings with a frame, the rockaRoo’s motion is controlled by the base that rocks the seat in one of 5 speeds. It features a 3-point harness to ensure your baby stays put and does not get rocked out the bottom.
For those who are tired of listening to the traditional chimes of swings, bassinets, and other baby song devices, this chair features an in port that you can connect to your MP3 player enabling it to play any music you would like your baby to listen to with an adjustable volume dial. For those who enjoy the traditional music from other products, it does have several natural sounds that can be played without any external devices.
It does feature a few removable toys, and the cover is changeable not only for washing, but other designs are available for purchase. With its small and lightweight design, this “swing” can be placed anywhere you are, enabling your baby to rock out in comfort.