When purchasing a swing, it is best to look for one with a sturdy, wide base and a low center of gravity to prevent any possible tipping. Safety harnesses are also important. You are going to want a safety belt that will keep your baby snug and secure to ensure that they cannot possibly squirm their way out of the seat.
There are two main types of baby swings you’ll have to consider – the wind-up and battery-powered. The wind-up is the old-fashioned, original baby swing where parents have to manually wind-up the swing. Some parents prefer the traditional wind-up because it does not require batteries and is often cheaper than the battery-powered alternative. The wind-up, however, requires parents to frequently re-wind in order to keep the swing swinging, and the winding is oftentimes loud which can disrupt baby. Consequently, the majority of parents prefer the battery-powered swing over the traditional wind-up. In addition to eliminating the constant re-wind, the battery-powered options usually feature many more rocking speeds, motions and variations.
Many babies will feel more comforted by a particular rocking motion or speed, and if you aren’t sure which motion will suit your baby, it is best to invest in a swing that features many options. Many of our battery-powered swings feature multiple speed variations and rocking settings so that you will be sure to find the perfect setting for baby. If you aren’t sure where to start looking, take a look at the Fisher Price Open-Top Rainforest Cradle Swing. Featuring 6 different speeds and front to back or side to side rocking movements, the Fisher Price Open-Top Rainforest Cradle makes it much more convenient to find a motion that soothes your baby.
Some parents find that the soothing music and sounds is really what relaxes their little one. If you’ve got a little Mozart on your hands, you might want to consider a baby swing with a variety of sounds and musical settings. Consider a product like the Graco Sweetpeace Newborn Soothing Center. With the ability to emulate sounds from the womb, natural soothing sounds like rain, musical lullabies and upbeat music, the Graco Sweetpeace Newborn Soothing Center might just offer the musical inspiration needed to soothe your baby.
When you’re considering baby swings, you will also have to decide between full-sized versions or their more compact, travel-sized counterparts. If you are frequently on-the-go, a travel swing is convenient as it is easy to travel with. Many of these travel options, such as the Fisher Price Precious Planet Take Along, offer many of the same benefits as traditional swings, but are combined into an easily portable product. Full-sized versions such as Fisher Price Zen Collection Cradle are usually more glamorous and boast some luxurious extra features that you won’t find with all of the travel-sized versions.
You have many options to choose from when selecting a swing. With our easy category search and advanced search options, we hope to help you narrow down your choices until you can find that perfect baby swing for your little one.