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The 2018 Guide for Buying Baby Swings

 

A baby swing might not seem like an essential item to add to your registry, but this can be a sanity-saving piece of gear. Infants require a whole lot of swaying, swinging, and rocking, and a baby swing can provide these soothing motions when mama needs a break, or is trying to get something done and needs to put baby down.

Before you start your search for the perfect swing, consider where you’ll use it. If it will remain solely in one place -- your living room, for example -- a standard swing could be a good choice. Standard swings have AC adapter cords which help save on batteries, but they tend to be large swings and not the most transportable. Portable swings, on the other hand, are compact, run on batteries, and are easy to fold up and throw in the car to take to grandma’s.

Many baby swings now offer multiple swing speeds and directions. As you probably don’t yet know what motions will soothe your baby, choosing one that has a few speeds and swing directions is a smart move. Additionally, you’ll find swings that offer vibrate options, built-in music and white noises, and MP3 player compatibility.

Take a look at these top sellers in baby swings and you’re sure to find one that’s right for your baby.

Categories

1. Standard Swings
2. Portable Swings

1. Standard Swings

Graco Every Way Soother

Graco Every Way Soother

$200

  • Eight ways to swing and two directions for a total of 16 swinging motions with six speeds
  • Removable seat doubles as a portable rocker
  • Two-speed vibrating seat and three-position recline
  • Ten melodies and five nature sounds; powered by AC adapter

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Fisher-Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle ‘n Swing

Fisher-Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle Swing

$120

  • Two ways to swing (side to side or forward-backward) and six swing speeds
  • Machine washable seat pad; two-position recline
  • 16 songs and nature sounds, plus overhead mirror and plush animals to entertain baby
  • AC adapter option

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Graco DuetConnect LX Swing + Bouncer

Graco DuetConnect LX Swing + Bouncer

$120

  • Six swinging speeds, plus removable, vibrating seat can be used as a bouncer
  • Reclining seat has head support
  • Uses batteries or AC adapter for portable and stable options
  • 10 lullabies and five nature sounds

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4moms rockaRoo Infant Swing

4moms rockaRoo Infant Swing

$160 

  • Five speed front to back gliding motion
  • Three-point harness and washable fabrics
  • AC adapter power and MP3 plug-in
  • Two-thirds as large as traditional swings

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2. Portable Swings

Ingenuity Smart Size Gliding Swing and Rocker

Ingenuity Smart Size Gliding Swing and Rocker

$170

  • Compact design takes up 30% less space than full size swings
  • 2-in-1 design: Removable, reclining seat easily becomes a rocker 
  • Four vibration choices, four swing directions, eight melodies and three nature sounds
  • Lightweight, wheeled frame for easy mobility

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Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat

Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat

$80

  • Six speeds, plus lullabies and nature sounds
  • Plush removable infant insert; seat senses baby’s weight and adjusts speed accordingly so swing doesn’t slow as baby gets bigger
  • Converts to stationary seat with gently vibrations
  • Requires 4 C batteries (sold separately); folds flat

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Ingenuity Comfort 2 Go Portable Swing

Ingenuity Comfort 2 Go Portable Swing

$75 

  • Five speeds, includes TrueSpeed technology to sense baby’s weight and keeps speeds consistent even as baby grows
  • Two recline settings and five-point harness
  • Six melodies and nature sounds
  • Timer can be set for 30, 45, or 60 minutes; required 4 C batteries (sold separately)

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Graco Glider Lite LX Gliding Baby Swing

Graco Glider Lite LX Gliding Baby Swing

$80

  • Gliding motion similar to a rocking chair
  • Six speeds, ten lullabies, and five nature sounds
  • Plush seat and infant head support
  • Requires 4 D batteries (not included)

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Kidco SwingPod Travel Swing

Kidco SwingPod Travel Swin

$45

  • Manual swing, plus swaddle and changing pad
  • Swaddle strap secures baby
  • Gender neutral chevron patternPacks easily to take anywhere
  • Packs easily to take anywhere

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