There’s nothing more heartwarming than holding your little one close, but it’s impossible to get anything done with your baby attached to your hip all the time. Luckily some of the best baby swings can give you the extra set of hands you need, even if you don’t have extra help from a family member or babysitter.
There are many things to consider when shopping for a baby swing, but the most important is safety. We know as a new parent that putting your little one down to do chores can be tough, but knowing that you have a secure baby swing will put your mind at ease. You’ll also want to consider comfort, size, add-ons to keep your baby occupied, and motion and speed controls. To narrow it down for you, we’ve selected the best baby swings below so you can get some time back in your life and put baby at ease (or to sleep).
This article was originally published on March 6, 2020.
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1. Little Tikes Grow With Me Swing
Thanks to an easy-to-use T-hinged bar that rotates up and down in a snap, this outdoor swing makes getting your little one in and out without struggling, and the straps securely hold baby in place so you know they can’t get out when you’re not looking. When your baby grows up and out of the swing, you can conveniently store the T-bar handle and straps out of the way so it can adjust to their growing size. That way, you don’t have to spend money on a larger swing each time they grow, which we know happens before you can blink. This swing holds up to kids who are 50 pounds.
2. Fisher-Price Cradle ‘n Swing
If you want a fully loaded baby swing, this accessory is completely decked out with with all the bells and whistles you could ever dream of. You can choose from two recline positions, six swing speeds, and 16 soothing nature sounds to lull your baby to sleep in no time. To change positions, simply press the button and turn, and you’ll be in business. If that’s not enough to make you jump for joy, it’s also machine-washable so spills and accidents are no challenge for this baby swing. To that, all we can say is sweet dreams!
3. Graco EveryWay Baby Swing
This baby swing is the best of both worlds. With a removable rocker, you can easily transition back and forth between stationary and rocking settings to adjust to your baby’s ever evolving needs. This multi-use swing boasts 16 soothing motions so they can bounce, swing, figure-8, circle, and wave however they like (and it’s a cinch for you to switch motions for them). Two direction options means that your little one can swing side-to-side or back-to-back too. Bonus, there are six swing speeds so you can completely customize your baby’s napping experience. If that’s not enough for you, this baby swing also includes an adjustable mobile with soft toys that will keep your baby entertained for hours.
4. 4moms mamaRoo 4 Baby Swing
Calling all tech-obsessed: this Bluetooth-enabled swing will be the baby accessory of your dreams. This savvy baby swing features five unique motions and speeds to help relax your little one and help put them to sleep. Created with smooth and soft nylon material, your baby will feel safe and secure as well. There are four built-in sounds and an MP3 plug-in if you prefer to go that route. If you want options, this is the baby swing to get. When those inevitable spills and spit-ups happen, there’s no need to worry because this swing is machine-washable for easy cleaning.