Top 5 Best Baby Swings

Most soon-to-be parents have a list of items to buy for the new baby. Sometimes swings may not be on that list. However, these are invaluable to a new mum trying to cope with a restless new-born and perhaps a toddler. No matter how eager the arms are to hold the new baby, they do need a rest at times, and this is where a baby swing comes into its own. Here we have researched the top 5 best baby swings for you. All of them will keep your new-born content and give mum a well-earned break.

1. Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing

This is a small framed swing which does not take up too much space in a room, so is perfect for smaller apartments. It also means that you can keep your baby close to you at all times.

The swing comes with a plug-in option which means that you save money on batteries. This is ideal if you want to take the swing out with you (and use the batteries), then come home and plug it in, making it completely portable.

You will notice that the swing motion is a gentle side-to-side movement, designed to rock a restless baby gently back to sleep. There are two speeds to ensure your baby rocks at a comfortable pace for them.

The fact that this swing is so easily transportable makes this one of the best compact baby swings on the market.

2. Fisher-Price My Little Snugabear Cradle 'N Swing

This unique baby swing comes with six swing speeds, along with music. Your baby will have a choice of 16 songs and nature sounds.

There are two swing motions, namely a side-to-side gentle sway, and a head-to-toe swing to rock your new-born back to sleep.

You will find that the swing comes with 2 reclining positions and 3 adjustable seat positions, so that your baby can face either left, right or centre. All the positions are easy to change, simply press a button and turn. The baby swing comes with three soft toys and can either be run off batteries or power, depending on where you want to stand it.

3. Ingenuity Cozy Kingdom Portable Baby Swing

This baby swing is made from strengthened steel and polyester, making the frame durable and easy to clean. There are 6 swing positions, with the seat adjustable to 2 positions. There are different angles for you to adjust the seat for maximum comfort.

You will see that the swing comes with a removable head support for easy cleaning. The toy bar for hanging toys is covered in foam so will not hurt little hands if they knock it. The swing comes with 2 plush toys attached to the bar, which can be pivoted to different angles for baby to see, or to be moved out of the way.

While being portable, this swing is also sturdy and durable, making it one of the best baby swings on the market.

4. Ingenuity ConvertMe Ridgedale Swing-2-Seat

With one easy click, this baby swing converts from a swing to a vibrating seat. You will be impressed by the design which makes it easy to fold and store in a small space, making this baby swing perfect for travelling.

The baby swing is powered by Ingenuity Hybrid technology which means that the batteries last up to three times longer than other batter powered swings.

There are 5 speeds, as well as vibrations, with eight songs to choose from and three nature sounds. Volume control means that you can lower the sound as your baby is falling asleep.

The swing takes a maximum weight of 20 pounds and is suitable for up to 9 months of age, meaning that this is the only swing you will need to buy for that period. For that reason, this is one of the best baby swings you can buy.

5. Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing, Affinia

This baby swing is designed to rock and swing your baby at the same speed you would use to cuddle your baby.

Vibrations are set to two levels, to keep baby relaxed and comfortable. You will see that the body support is plush and luxurious, with support in all the right places. There are three recline positions for the seat, so baby can be placed to sleep or to look around at Mum with a quick change.

The maximum weight allowance for this baby swing is 30 pounds, making this suitable for bigger babies. Because of the greater weight allowance, we think that this is one of the best baby swings available.


There are many things that new parents need to consider when purchasing a baby swing, such as compactness, versatility, and cost. We know that of the 5 best baby swings we have reviewed here, one of them will be perfect for your new baby.

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