As we discussed during our baby walkers reviews, babies will sometimes get grumpy and irritated due to how much spare energy they have, yet you cannot cradle them in your arms every time they appear indisposed because it’s counterproductive. What you want is to still provide them with the swinging motion they enjoy so much without actually swinging them yourself. We are, of course, talking about baby swings.
A baby swing provides you with the means to swing your baby with much less effort from your part while they still benefit from the swinging motion that calms them. The only real problem when choosing a baby swing is that there’s so many to choose from, but you can avoid buying any improper one by doing just a bit of research. Therefore, here are ten of the best baby swings on the market today, swings that each come with unique and interesting features bound to appeal to each parent’s needs.
10Fisher-Price Moonlight Meadow Deluxe Cradle and Swing
The Fisher-Price Moonlight Meadow isn’t just a baby swing but a cradle as well. This cradle/swing is capable of two swing motions to calm the baby down: a side-to-side motion similar to cradles or a swing head-to-toe one. It is also capable of six different swing speeds and it will also provide your baby with 16 songs aimed at calming them, but also with a variety of soothing nature sounds. Furthermore, it features a two-position recline with 3 adjustable seat positions.
9Fisher-Price Deluxe Cradle ‘n Swing, Rainforest Friends
This affordable baby swing comes with a Smart Swing technology that features 6 distinctive speeds for customizable comfort. It also has two recline positions and three seat positions for added versatility. On top, it has an overhead globe with three spinning characters to distract the baby into a calming disposition while the 16 musical tunes it features are bound to not only calm the baby but also make him/her sleep.
8Comfort & Harmony Cozy Kingdom Portable Swing
Compact and lightweight, this portable swing will allow you to take it with you on the road so that you can benefit from its baby-calming properties when you’re not at home. It comes equipped with a True Speed technology that maintains six distinctive speeds as the baby grows and six original melodies to help the process. It also has a foam toy bar with two plush toys pivots for easy access to entertain the baby at all times.
7Graco DuetSoothe Swing and Rocker, Winslet
Built with a metal frame, this swing is a lot sturdier than most, but this isn’t what makes it so great. It comes with a removable infant swing that doubles as a rocker in times of need, three seating positions to sway the baby side-to-side or ‘front-to-back, a rocker carry-handle that allows you to keep the baby by your side with ease, and a two-speed vibration setting to keep the baby relaxed at all times.
6Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug N Secure Swing-Pink
Equipped with a T-bar that rotates down for easy loading and unloading, this particular swing is one of the most accessible out there. It features adjustable stay-put shoulder straps for better security, to ensure that the baby is kept in place at all times. If you don’t require the T-bar or the straps, you can simply remove them at will, which is quite convenient. We should also point out that it has a weight limit of 50 lbs.
5Fisher-Price Snugabunny Cradle ‘N Swing
This particular swing comes equipped with Smart Swing technology, meaning that it self-regulates the swinging speed at all times. It is also capable of two swinging motions to help soothe the baby, either a side-to-side swinging motion or a head-to-toe like most baby swings. As for the speed, this swing features six swing speeds, but also 16 songs and nature sounds designed to go along with each individual speed setting.
4Step2 Infant to Toddler Swing 1-Pack
The Infant to Toddler Swing 1-Pack from Step2 is one of the most versatile baby swings on the market. It will not only fit small babies but growing toddlers as well with relative ease. It also accommodates babies snugly and securely via its flexible and easy-to-operate harness. We should also point out that it features weather resistant ropes and an easy clean seat that allows you to leave the seat outside the house when you’re not using it without the fear of it getting damaged.
3Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo
This isn’t as much of a baby swing as it is an infant bouncer, but your baby will hardly ever see the difference. Designed to be entertaining and safe, this infant bouncer uses a comfortable rotating seat to provide a safe place for the baby to play along with a variety of colorful toys and fun music to stimulate your baby’s visual and auditory senses. Also, its moving, spinning, and jumping motions are bound to enhance your baby’s motor skills considerably.
2Fisher-Price Infant to Toddler Swing
This affordable swing is intended to be used as an outdoor swing, which explains its standard design. Speaking of which, its basic plastic construction makes it much more affordable than other swings, which explains why this particular swing is so popular to begin with. It also features a plastic tray that holds toys or snacks, a tray that doubles as a safety bar for the baby, a tray that can also be easily lifted up afterward.
1Fisher-Price My Little Snugapuppy Cradle and Swing
My Little Snugapuppy from Fisher-Prince is one of the most popular baby swings on the market and it’s easy to see why. This particular baby swing is capable of two swinging motions to calm the baby: side-to-side and head-to-toe, each with 6 distinctive swing speeds. It also includes a motorized mirrored globe just above the baby’s head to provide multiple songs and soothing nature sounds in order to keep the baby entertained at all times. Last but not least, it features cleverly designed folding legs for easy storage and portability.