If there is one piece of baby gear in my home that I cannot live without, I would say a swing. Especially with my second child, it was the only way she would sleep. I sometimes would actually have to leave her in the swing overnight because she wouldn't sleep in her bassinet.
Now, with my third child, she is finally coming around to liking the movement which is a plus for me because swaying and rocking her to fall asleep all the time can be tough.
There are many different types of swings on the market today, all varying in their movements, sounds, and prices. You don't need the most expensive swing on the market, it may be the lesser one that your child likes. Here are some of our favorites and in my experience, one of these will work for your babe as they have for mine.
MamaRoo by 4Moms - features five unique motions to move the way you do. Motions include car ride, kangaRoo with up-and-down, tree swing, rock-a-bye with low sides and high in the middle, and an ocean wave that moves around in a big circle. The seat reclines to any position along its axis. It features adjustable speeds for rest or play. There is a built-in white noise machine with five nature sounds and it's MP3 compatible. Retails for $199.99.
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Bright Starts Portable Swing - another great way to soothe baby while allowing mom to be hands free! The swing has a comfort recline seat with two different positions to provide extra comfort for baby and comes with a trueSpeed technology which maintains 6 different speeds as baby grows. The seat easily folds for storage and travel, perfect for the mom who is always on the go! Retails for $49.99.
Fisher Price Lil'Lamb Swing - cradles and soothes your baby with a swinging motion that imitates the way you rock him or her in your arms. Your baby will love to snuggle into the cushiony comfort of the soft fabric. Equipped with a 3-point harness system, this battery-operated baby swing offers the utmost safety for your little one. Its offers 6 soothing swing speeds and 8 musical tunes. You can choose side-to-side or back-and-forth motion. Retails $159.99
Graco Duo 2 in 1 Swing - This activity swing converts to a floor bouncer. It plays music and nature sounds and has several different swing and vibration levels. With 3 recline settings, your baby can play with the overhead toy bar while sitting up or be soothed to sleep by a gentle swaying while lying down. Retails $129.99
Which one is right for your baby?
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