Best Baby Swings – Your Buying Guide 2018

Babies love to move around and they love it even more if they use it for play and learning. That is why most parents buy baby swings for their little ones. Not only will it keep them entertained for the whole day but it will also provide extra time for parents to do other chores as they keep a close eye on their little ones.

This is the reason why most parents try their best to look for the best baby swing that they can buy. But this task is not an easy thing to accomplish because of the numerous options that is out in the market.

What better way to know an item than to learn about it and check its functionality and effectiveness though pother moms. With these factors in mind, I have created a list of the top five best baby swings to help you pick and buy a top swing for your baby.

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​# 1

Graco DuetSoothe Swing and Rocker

​# 2

Fisher-Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle 'n Swing

# 3

Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing

# 4

Fisher-Price Starlight Cradle 'n Swing


Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat (portable)

Features, Pros, Cons and Conclusions of the Top 5 Baby Swings

#1) Graco DuetSoothe Swing and Rocker

Multitasking is a matter of urgency for moms and parents anywhere, every time, all the time. That is why it is very important for us to be able to do several things all at once to save time and energy. But the most important thing is to give the best that we can to our children even if we do our multitasking. We must give them the best, no more and no less. That is why we love things that multitask along with us.

Features:

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Let us begin with its age limit capacity. Since the “Graco DuetSoothe Swing and Rocker” is a 2-in-1 product, it can accommodate two different age and weight range. In general, it can be used by babies as young as less than a year old. The swing can accommodate a weight range of 5.5 to 30 pounds. ON the other hand, the rocker can accommodate a weight limit up to 25 pounds.

The “Graco DuetSoothe Swing and Rocker” movement can also be customized according to your little one’s preference. It has a total of six swinging speeds that will allow you to choose the perfect swinging pace for your baby. It can also swing from side-to-side or head-to-toe depending on your choice as well. Another plus is the seat’s three seating position. With this, you can adjust the height of your child’s sitting according to their comfort.

To top this product off, it also has a built in mobile. It has a total of 15 songs to choose from. You can either pick one out of the 10 melodies of out of the 5 nature sounds. It also has three plush toys hanging below the mobile to keep your baby entertained and promote their visual enhancements.

Pros:

The “Graco DuetSoothe Swing and Rocker” is carefully crafted to have a built- in carry handle to make transport easier and less stressful. You can safely detach the seat from the swing and use is as a make-shift baby carrier. Now you can easily move around the house while carrying your baby. For safety, the DuetSoothe has a five point harness that will keep your baby comfortably yet tightly secured at all times.

Comfort is also one of the main goals of this product. That is why it has a deep and roomy seat with a cozy body support. Its two reclining position function gives additional comfort to your little ones. Its fabrics are soft, plushy and are made of premium materials to promote a relaxed and soothing feeling each time your little one is occupying it. It also has a two speed vibration option to enhance the relaxing and soothing feel for your little ones especially when they are getting fussy or having a fit.

Cons:

It's a little bit heavy. The rocker with the baby in it is closing in on too heavy. There were some complaints that its seat tilts to the side.

Conclusion:

In my own personal opinion, I would prefer to choose the Graco DuetSoothe Swing and Rocker because of its prolonged “item use”. A swinger and a rocker will save time, money and space in the long run. Plus, it has all the features of the other rockers as well. But what this item has that the others do not is its “baby carrier” liked design that you can easily use as a handle if you want to move the rocker around.

#2) Fisher-Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle 'n Swing

A cradle and a swing all in one adorable package, the “Fisher-Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle 'n Swing” is the answer to those parents who want the “best of both worlds” for their baby. Now you can get a baby swing that can be easily converted into a cradle. Providing comfort, happiness and relaxation to your little one is the goal of the “Fisher-Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle 'n Swing.”

Features:

Belonging once again to the Fisher-Price family, and having avery good feedback users, the “Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle 'n Swing” is made to accommodate the “SmartSwing Technology”. 

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This functionality offers a wide range speed options to choose from.  It has a total of 6 swing speed that parents can choose from based on their baby’s mood. It also has the baby weight sensor to give the required swing speed for your baby even if they grow.

Along with its other co-Fisher-Price swings, it also has two swinging motions that parents can choose from. Once again, the first is the side-to-side swinging motion and the second is the head-to-toe movement. All this can simply be chosen with just a press of a button and a turn of the chair.

The “Fisher-Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle 'n Swing” comes in a crisp white color with light and pastel plush toys for your little ones to tack on. The puppy pattern seat is also machine wash friendly and can be easily detached if needed. With a sturdy and wide base, your child’s safety and security will be assured and guaranteed.

In total, the weight of this swing is 24.9 pounds. When it comes to its carrying capacity, it can proudly carry up to 30 pounds. It can be of service to your newborn up until they reach their first year as long as they stay within the item’s weight limit.

he “Fisher-Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle 'n Swing” has a built in mobile that your little ones can enjoy. It has a built in mirror globe for your babies to enjoy and explore with. It also has three soft plush animal toys for your baby to reach and play with. It also has a total of 16 soothing songs and nature sound choices to choose from based on your child’s preference.

Pros:

Comfort and relaxation is also important for babies. That is why the “Fisher-Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle 'n Swing” is designed to have a plush and soft material for its headrest, body support and cozy seat. All of these fabrics are also machine wash friendly and can easily be detached from the swing itself.

Likewise, the “Fisher-Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle 'n Swing” also has a total of two power source option. First option is that it can run by its rechargeable battery for a total of 50 hours. The next option is to plug-in the swing on an available outlet and your baby will have fun all day.

Cons:

It is big and takes up a lot of floor space. The angle of the swing is not adjustable. The music  does not play continuously since it's on timer.

Conclusion:

As coined in the product’s name, an adorable ultra-plush puppy shaped seat pad is evenly placed in the middle of the chair. Along with its three cuddly and plushy puppy toys, your child will enjoy being in “doggie heaven” each time they ride their swing.

#3) Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing

As the third most popular choice from our top baby swing list, the “Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing” is simplicity and masculinity combined. With its Abbington color scheme, it can be used by your baby boy with ease, comfort and joy.

Features:

Let us start with its overall design. With different hues of gray the swing is less prone to visible dirt and stains. Its fabric is soft, deep and plush made which allows comfort and support for your little man. 

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In addition, all of the fabrics used in this swing are all machine wash and child friendly.  It also has a five point harness attached to it to keep your baby in place and safe at all times.

For your baby’s entertainment, the “Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing” has a built in engaging mobile found on top of it. It has three star plush toys that your baby boy can play with and will provide visual stimulation all at the same time. The mobile also comes with a total of 15 song options. Ten of these options are all songs and 5 are nature sounds which will work wonders for your baby’s soothing, calming and even sleeping moments.

As for the swinging options of the “Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing”, we have a total of 6. These speed options will allow parents to choose the best swing speed they see fit for their child’s mood. Your baby can now swing from side to side with the comforts of the right swing speed for them.

Pros:

Aside from the swing options, the “Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing” also provides another function for your little ones. It also features two vibrating options for parents to use. By choosing these options, you can sooth your baby and keep them relaxed all throughout the day.

For the swings energy source, we also have a total of two options to choose from. First is the built-in rechargeable battery option which can last for a total of four hours. The second option is the more advisable one which is the plug-in option. Just find an outlet to plug the swing into and you will have swinging fun for your little ones the whole day.

Cons:

There is no head support in this swing. Your baby will fall asleep and their head will fall to one side and it will look awful and it's not good for them. 

Conclusion:

The “Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing” can be used by children as early as their infancy or even younger. The swing can accommodate a weight limit of 5.5 to 30 pounds. The swing itself weighs a total of 19 pounds with small frames that can fit perfectly in any space at home. The “Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing” is perfect for those who would want a compact and space-saving product for their little ones.

#4) Fisher-Price Starlight Cradle 'n Swing

Who does not love a cute and adorable baby item? Especially if you have a darling baby girl, you would want to have her things in pastel and pink hues. This is why the “Fisher-Price Starlight Cradle 'n Swing” has caught our attention and made it to the fourth place in our list and has been receiving a very good customer feedback.

Features:

It has a total of six speed options to choose from, your baby can cradle down to dreamland or even bounce around joyously as she swings depending on your speed choice. 

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With just a press of a button your swing is good to go. What’s more is that it has two swinging movement options to choose from. You can choose to rock you baby from side to side or you can cradle them in a head to toe movement. All you have to do is to simply push a button and turn the seat.

Being under the Fisher-Price family, the “Fisher-Price Starlight Cradle 'n Swing” is also built with the “SmartSwing Technology”. This means that the swing easily detects your baby’s weight and adjusts the swing speed to accommodate you child’s growth. Plus, this product is also a “no push” swing which means you do not have to push it for it to start swinging. With just a press of the button, let the swing do the magic.

The “Fisher-Price Starlight Cradle 'n Swing” also has a beautiful built in motorized mobile that can help entertain, sooth and calm your baby. All in all, the mobile has 16 different nature sounds to choose from. It also has three soft toys and a starry-light projector to showcase an air canopy show.

Pros:

The power source of this swing is like hitting two birds with one stone because it gives parents two options to choose from. One is that the “Fisher-Price Starlight Cradle 'n Swing” can run in its built in rechargeable battery. Another is that you can choose to go battery free and plug it in an outlet anytime you are near one. Either way, you can enjoy this product with your baby anytime anywhere.

Its design is ergonomically made to be a space-saver and an easy storage saver all at the same time. Not only is it easy to assemble but with the help of its legs that can easily fold, storage and transportation will not be a big issue. It is also built to accommodate two reclining options depending on your baby’s size length and weight. Finally, for added safety, the “Fisher-Price Starlight Cradle 'n Swing” has a 5 point restraint strategically placed to allow safety, comfort and freedom of movement for your baby.

Cons:

The canopy doesn't have any snaps or fasteners to keep it open, and it often tries to close in on itself. Also, the music turns off after a period of time.

Conclusion:

For an affordable rate you can ensure your baby’s, comfort, fun and safety with the “Fisher-Price Starlight Cradle 'n Swing”. With the beautifully crafted pink and white design with an overhead canopy, your baby girl will definitely feel like a little princess.

​Portable Baby Swing

Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat

A lot of parents want their baby accessories and items to be as space-saving and compact as possible. That is the reason why majority of them will buy those items with a “2-in-1” or “3-in-1” title added to the product name. It is indeed a money saving and space saving move to make especially when the item purchased can be used for a long time.

That is why we chose “Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat” as one of our top five baby swing picks. 

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This item is a swing and a chair all rolled into one adorable, comfortable and portable package. You will get both of these items in a single purchase. Not a bad idea to add this to your “to buy” list for your baby.

Features:

With two colors to choose from (Pink and White), your baby will enjoy their time in this product as early as they reach six months old. The item weight very lightly at 9 pounds and can easily be transported. The “Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat” can accommodate a weight from as light as 5 pounds to as heavy as 25 pounds.

This swing is battery operated using 4 C batteries and can run on its battery life for a good 90 hours. It is made of BPA free plastic and kid friendly fabrics. Plus, it is ergonomically made to make the transition between a swing to seat a breeze for parents or anyone that is using it.

Its primary purpose is the swinging motion. It has a total of six speed options that parents can choose from. It can go from a light sway to an enjoyable full swing depending on your child’s mood.


Pros:

Apart from it having a six-speed option, it also has the availability of music to accompany your child’s “swinging moments”. The music is basically made of soothing sounds found in nature and is magnificently converted to sooth your little ones. Music will indeed help you calm and sooth your little ones and with the help of the swings two buddies, the elephant and the lion, you baby will have company all day.

The “Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat” can accommodate babies to as young as newborns as well. It can be used to rock your little angel to sleep or to comfort them is they are fussy. This option can be possible with the use of the swing’s soft, durable and ultra soft newborn insert. Once you baby starts tom outgrow it, you can easily remove it and covert you swing into a seat in a flash.

But the most amazing thing with the “Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat” is its built in baby-sensor. This sensor allows the swing to know the exact weight of the baby and will automatically detect the best swing speed for them. That is all thanks to this item’s “SmartSwing Technology”.

Cons:

The vibration setting is a little bit noisy. And its sounds turn off every 20 minutes. It is quite low to the ground and the bar above the baby makes it difficult to raise the baby out.

Conclusion:

Unlike the usual, old-fashioned swings, this SmartSwing Technology allows the product to immediately swing without you needing to push it in order to start. With just a press of a button, the swing will automatically move on its own based on your swing speed choice. No wonder those who have already purchased this item gave a very good feedback.

This ends the top five best baby swings that can be seen out in the market. All of them are worth your money and will provide the best fun and care for your little ones. Now all you have to do is to choose the best baby swing that you think will benefit you and your baby the most. My recommendation is the Graco DuetSoothe Swing and Rocker.

Edana Patricio
 

First time mom to a beautiful three year old daughter. I am very open to new, fun ideas and ways on how to take care of my child. I also believe that "kids are way smarter than what we give them credit for."

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