Of all of the baby gear that is cluttering my house, Ayden’s favorite is his swing. We went through quite a few before he settled on the one he loved. Since we were able to “test-drive” a few, I have learned quite a bit about baby swings.
Here are some of the best based on my own experience and compiled information from other sources.
When searching for the best baby swings, it’s important to know what features are important to you. Do you prefer it be easy to store, have music, or multiple seat positions?
What is important to others, may not be important to you.
Look at the features that mean most to you in order to make the best decision when choosing a baby swing for your baby.
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Best Baby Swings
The Fisher-Price brand is go-to for some of the best baby gear and equipment. The My Little Sunggapuppy Cradle ‘n Swing is one of their best sellers. This swing offers so many great features. The Snugapuppy is soft, cuddly, and soothes baby with its various swinging motions.
Unlike most swings, the Snugapuppy has two different types of motions- side to side or head to toe or back and forth. One of my favorite features is its ability to change the seat positions. There are three different seat positions- center, left-facing, right-facing, and it reclines! The Snugapuppy also has 6 different swing speeds and 16 soothing tunes perfect for getting your little one to a calming sleep.
We can’t forget the dancing animals that surround a mini globe that baby can look at to see his reflection too! I also love that the Sungapuppy can be plugged in as well as operate on batteries. This swing uses SmartSwing technology meaning it swings according to baby’s weight. The weight limit for this swing is around 25 pounds. The Snugapuppy is definitely a great swing for your little one.
- Made from soft materials
- Reclining positions
- Calming music
- Multiple swing speeds
- Can be plugged in or battery operated
- Easy to assemble
- Very large; inconvenient to move
- Motor can be loud on initial start
Graco is also a very well trusted brand when it comes to quality baby gear and equipment. I have had the opportunity to review a lot of their products and I loved them all.
I have used two different Graco swings and they both were of great quality and had great features.
This particular swing offers calming swinging motions side to side and 15 soothing tunes to help drift baby off to sleep. The Simple Sway has a deep cushioned seat, and baby Ayden was a big fan of that! It also has 6 different swinging speeds and also vibrates! The Simple Sway is a compact baby swing so it doesn’t take up a lot of space, but it does not fold for easy storage. One of the best features on the Simple Sway is the five point harness to keep baby comfortable and safe. The weight limit on the Simple Sway is 19 pounds so this swing is perfect for newborns to about three to four months old. This swing can also be plugged in but you have to have batteries in order to utilize the vibration feature.
- Compact, space saver
- Deep, cushioned seat
- Can be plugged in or use batteries
- Easy to assemble
- Can’t be folded
- Only swings side to side
- Must have batteries for vibration
The 4moms brand is fairly new on the scene when compared to the other baby brands. The Mamaroo was a big hit when it first launched. There are mixed reviews when it comes to the Mamaroo. As I mentioned earlier in this post, it’s important to choose swings based on your own preferences and what you look for a product for your baby.
The 4moms Mamaroo offers amazing technology! You can control its motions and sounds from your phone by downloading its accompanying app. It has an LCD display to show chosen mode. The Mamaroo’s main objective is to provide baby with the comfort as baby would get from you. The motions that the Mamaroo mimics are car ride, kangaroo, wave, tree swing, and rocking. Another great feature is the ability to recline the seat in multiple positions. With its polyester covering, it’s very easy to clean as well. This swing only has a bottom buckle and no over the chest straps, but there are different inserts you can purchase to adjust with the growth of your baby.
This swing is a bit on the pricey side compared to other baby swings.
- Multiple “swinging” motions
- App/Smart technology
- Easy to clean
- Higher price point
- Additional inserts have to be purchased
The Ingenuity ConvertMe is like having two different baby products in one! You can easily convert this swing into a vibrating bouncer seat for baby, which is it’s number one feature. It offers baby soft, cuddly comfort in its seat and a five-point harness and non-slip feet for extra safety. The swing has 5 different speeds and ii various melodies to soothe baby. It has a leaf toy attached and hooks for additional toy attachments.
One of my favorite features is the sleep timer. You can set the swing to go off after 30, 45, or 60 minutes. And the best part, no motor noise! The ConvertMe uses Whisper Quiet technology that allows baby to sway in silence.
The ConvertMe is a pretty compact size and folds down flat and easily.
This swing does NOT plug in, so you’d have to replace batteries as needed. But it does use HybridriveTechnology which allows batteries to last longer. According to reviews, it varies but average battery life is around 20-25 hours.
- 2-in-1 conversion to bouncer
- Sleep Timer option
- Compact and folds
- No motor noise
- Uses batteries
The Graco Soothing System is really a multi-purpose swing! As I mentioned, Graco is an amazing brand and they always craft such great baby products.
This glider is a swing, bouncer, and bassinet all in one.
The swing has 6 speeds to soothe baby. It also reclines in two positions and offers 2 vibration speeds as well. The bouncer also uses the vibration. The bassinet is removable or can sit on the glider for extra soothing and comfort. It has a cute toy mobile and also plays 15 different tunes.
The glider can be plugged in or can use batteries. Maximum weight varies according to the mode in which you are using the system. Per the manufacturer, it’s 30 pounds for the swing, 15 for the bassinet and 18 for the bouncer.
There were a few cons I found that seemed to be universal. I have listed those below.
- Can be plugged in or battery use
- Soft and comforting seat
- Easy to clean
- Bulky and takes up space
- Hard to assemble
- Batteries required for vibration
If your baby is like mine, you may go through a couple of baby swings before you find the one that he or she absolutely loves. No baby is the same and they won’t like everything that other babies like. So be willing to try a few before you settle on “the one”. There are definitely more than 5 out there, but these are the best baby swings based on reviews and my own experience.
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