We have tested baby swings on our baby boy and below are our results. Find out which swing our little boy loved the most and why.
Baby swings come in all different makes and sizes these days with lots of modes and functions available. Do you need them all?
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This is why we decided to test out the baby swings for our self, we reveal which swing our baby boy liked the most.
Many swings offer music and sounds, vibrations and different swing motions. Is all of this necessary? We also give you a run down of which one is a good buy for the price.
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Just to make things clear, if you do not have a lot of time and you want to purchase right now without reading our reviews here are the top 3 baby swings for boys to use:
- Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing-Abbington
- Graco LX Gliding Swing- Affinia
- 4moms 2015 mamaRoo Infant Seat with Bluetooth Classic Black
The mamaRoo Infant Seat is a lot more expensive than the other two choices, which is why it only ranks in spot number 3.
Our top two are very close in price, there is just $10 difference. Our top rated machine is the least expensive and most affordable option.
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Top Rated Baby Boy Swings
Our little boy tested out the swings, we have done a short review on each test to help you choose the right one to buy.
Our little one actually loved using both machines, he fell asleep in the Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing so we rated it top.
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#1 Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing
The unit to start the machine is at the top, so you do not need to fuss around to get it started. This is easy and straight forward to use, press a button and it starts.
At the top there is also three hanging toys, not the best toys but kept our babies attention for a while. I’m sure the interest in these will ware off in time.
The unit moves at six different speeds, it works up steadily to full speed which is especially important to help baby adjust to it.
There are 15 sounds in total, 10 of those are music and 5 are sounds. The music is great, our boy liked the tunes but we found them very repetitive after an hour.
Many just operate by a plug, this one runs on both. So you will have to buy batteries, to keep cost down it’s good to get rechargeable ones.
The noise when in motion is a lot less than others, we have tested many machines and some can be very noisy.
Swings can move from side to side or back and forth, this one is just side to side which is a bit of a let down. It’s better to have both options really, our test baby likes the side to side motion so was good for us anyway.
It’s not the biggest swing we have had the pleasure to run, so it takes up less space than most out there.
You can read the owners manual here.
To see the swing in action take a look at this video:
#2 Graco LX Gliding Swing
Over the years we have tested many swings, this one is new on us. The test baby boy very much so enjoyed using the swing.
It’s actually not as large as it looks, the deep seat, which is very well padded makes it good for small and large babies.
The swing has a toy bar over head which includes two soft toys. Our baby boy wasn’t interested in these at all.
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Many swings do not recline at all, this one reclines into three different positions. This is good if your baby wriggles a lot. You can change positions to settle them.
The swing not only swings, it vibrates too, making it feel like the baby is in a car. We all know how babies love to ride in cars.
This one too is plug in and battery operated. Being small and light it is easy to pick up and move around.
The unit has a timer, so you can set it to run for 30 mins and then it will turn off automatically, this helps save batteries.
Our test baby likes the swing, it’s in our number 2 spot because it’s slightly more expensive.
You can see the owners manual here.
Tip: use a long range baby monitor with cameras to always keep an eye on your baby in the swing no matter where you are in the home.
To see a baby using the swing take a look at this video:
Both swings have received good reviews. Our test baby boy preferred the Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing which is why it’s in our top spot and our preferred buy.