We have tried and tested the most popular baby swings on the market and given them our buyer ratings to help you decide which one to go for.
These are our ratings based on our extensive tests and trials of the baby swings over a 6 week period. We really have given these swings a good test, the results are listed below.
These days baby swings come with many modes and functions, are they all needed? We discovered a lot of the functions will not be used by you and should be ignored as a feature. To see all the best baby swings follow the link, we have an in depth guide.
The most important modes and functions on a baby swing include having different swing speeds and also having a vibration option.
The sounds and built in music is an extra and could be ignored, you can play your baby their favourite sounds while they are using the swing from your phone or cd player. This feature can be ignored.
A good thing to note is the swing size, some do take up a lot more room than others. If you are short on space at home many swings will not be suitable for you.
The last thing to consider when choosing a baby swing is price. You can get swings for as little as $50 and as much as $350. The better ones are around the $100 mark. The $50 ones really are basic, it’s worth paying a little more for vibration options available.
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The top 5 most popular baby swings and their ratings are:
- Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing – Abbington – 5 star rating
- Fisher Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle’n Swing – 5 star rating
- 4moms 2015 mamaRoo Infant Seat with Bluetooth Classic Black – 4 star rating
- Graco Slim Spaces Compact Baby Swing- Linus/Etcher – 4 star rating
- Fisher Price Papasan Cradle Swing – Starlight – 4 star rating
As you can probably tell, the leading brands for baby swings are Graco and Fisher Price. Their swings come highly rated and quite rightly so.
Baby Swing Ratings and Reviews
We have taken the time to test drive the top rated baby swings to help you decide which one is the best to purchase for your little one.
We have tested the top two swings that have the highest 5 star ratings. Both are great but are very different, read our reviews to find out how they differ.
#1 Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing – Abbington
This is the most popular baby swing ever, it’s so popular for a reason. It’s very reasonably priced and the modes and functions on offer are just right.
The put together and operation of the swing is easy too, it took us just 5 minutes to set up. Starting the machine can be done with just a few clicks of a button too. The control panel is at the top, no bending down required.
Many swings do not accommodate larger babies, this one does and can take a baby weighing up to 30 pounds. It is also suitable for a newborn to use with good head support provided.
Our experts have given this swing high ratings on many levels with a 5 out of 5 star total overall rating.
like I said, the songs and sounds can be ignored, it has 15 of these built in. The real thing to take notice of is the price, it’s just over $60 depending on where you buy it from. This is very cheap compared to others.
The swing moves from side to side, some swings go back and forth and some do both. This one is just side to side, our test baby loved it.
It can go at 6 different speeds and has a few vibration choices too. It has everything the high value swings have at a lower price.
The swing seat has a toy bar above to keep baby amused for hours on end. It does actually entertain them.
The 5 point harness keeps baby in the swing and completely secure at all times. It’s a place you can pop baby when you need a rest, and all parents need this.
Tip: Use a long range baby monitor that has cameras to always keep an eye on your baby while using the swing.
To read through the owners manual go here.
To see the Graco simple Sway in action take a look at this video:
#2 Fisher Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle’n Swing
Graco and Fisher Price offer the best baby swings right now, this one has 5 star rating from us too. How does it compare to the Graco simple sway?
Well the prices are a lot different. This baby swing is a lot more expensive, you will pay around $130 for it. Is it worth the extra money? No, it doesn’t offer anything extra to the Graco model talked about above.
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Both swings have 5 star ratings because of their top operating options and our test babies loved both. However, if you are on a budget the Graco is the best choice.
This swing will hold a baby up to 25 pounds in weight and has two swing directions unlike the 1 on the Graco.
The big buying prospect of this over any other baby swing is the fact it moves back and forth and side to side. If you have a fussy baby this can be incredibly important.
The seat is also shifted into two recline positions, very important if you have a baby that suffers from colic.
The swing can move at 6 different speeds and has 16 built in sounds and music. The seating unit soft and the fabric can be removed to be washed in the machine.
The legs can be folded up with ease, this is particularly important if you intent to put up and take down the swing all the time. It can be stored out of the way with ease.
To take a look at the user manual for this swing click here.
To see this Fisher Price baby swing being used take a look at this video:
Our test baby has enjoyed using both swings, the best one is the Graco basically on price and ease of use.
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I highly recommend both of these baby swings, both have high ratings from us and whichever one you go with you will not be disappointed.