Are you short on space in your home? No worries, you can get an amazing compact baby swing that is actually the very best you can buy out of all the swings on the marker right now.
These swings take up the least amount of space and have the lowest length, width and height measurements.
If you are living in a small flat, or just have little room for extra baby items in your home then these are the ones you should go for.
There is a top baby swing that is actually just as compact as the small portable swings, for this reason it is very popular, it has received great reviews too.
We have taken the time to list baby swings below by size, starting with the smallest swing that takes up the least amount of room.
- Ingenuity Swing ‘n Go Portable Baby Swings – Hugs & Hoots (6.8 x 14.5 x 22.2 in)
- Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle ‘n Swing (14.6 x 12.6 x 30.2 in)
- Ingenuity ConvertMe Swing-2-Seat Portable Swing – Ridgedale (23.5 x 22 x 23 in)
- Power Adapt Portable Swing – Braden (26 x 23 x 22.5 in)
- Graco DuetSoothe Baby Swing and Rocker, Winslet Light Beige/Light Green (30.8 x 24.5 x 36 in)
The Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle ‘n Swing is actually a full size swing and takes up very little space.
So when can baby go in swing? The swings we have reviewed below can be used from birth up to 25 pounds in weight, can be used sometimes till the baby is about 2 years old. The baby swing weight limit is different for all models and makes so it’s good to check what they are before you go ahead and buy one.
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Best Compact Baby Swing Reviewed
We have taken the time to test drive the top two compact baby swings available to buy right now.
Before you read our reviews, to save time we can reveal right now that the best compact swing for babies is the Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle ‘n Swing. It takes up little space, even more compact than some of the travel swings out there.
By the way, if you are looking for a vibrating baby swing none of these do that and will not be the best choice for you.
#1 Ingenuity Swing ‘n Go Portable Baby Swings
To save room it’s best to go for a portable and foldable baby swing, these are highly compact and can fold down and stored away.
Even though it’s a portable swing, it is still automatic, although to get it started you need to give it a small push and then the motor will kick in and take over.
The swing is very lightweight, it folds down with a click of a button and has a unique top handle that makes carrying and moving around a breeze.
The only down slide to portable swings is that they are all powered by batteries and not plug in, which means you could end up spending a lot on batteries. It would be a good idea to get rechargeable ones.
Just like all stand at home swings this portable swing offers all the same features, it has 5 swing speeds, includes sounds and melodies and can be used by newborn babies.
A good thing is that it is small and lightweight, it is also very quiet when in operation, some are very loud, not this one.
This swing is our number one choice because it’s not only compact, it also has a timer. You can set it to operate for 30, 45 or 60 minute sessions.
The top bar at the top can be removed with a click, saving even more space if needed. Fold up and put away with ease, what more could you need.
Our test baby loved the swing, we have used many baby swings and this one rates highly although the seating area is not as padded or comfortable as many others. This is a draw back when buying portable baby swings.
To read more about the swing and to read the instructions go here.
A baby swing with tray is a good option if you want them to feed in it or play with toys, this one does not include a tray.
To see the swing in action take a look at this video:
#2 Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle ‘n Swing
If you are looking for the most compact baby swing that is not a travel swing then this one is the smallest and best option.
Why is this such a good swing? It’s good to purchase a baby swing that not only moves side to side, but head to toe too. Why? Because some babies only like to swing on one direction or the other.
The swing operates at 6 different speeds, has 16 songs and sounds built in.
Another very important feature, the seat can recline. Some babies do not like to be sat completely upright or laid flat, so having a reclining seat is a must have feature for a happy baby. A reclining swing is also referred to as a colic baby swing. Also, to stop baby crying it’s good to get a baby swing with lights.
The seat covers can be removed and they are machine washable. The seating area is deep and very cosy, it’s well padded. Out test baby fell asleep in the swing after just ten minutes.
Also, it can be powered by ac adaptor only, so can be run battery free making it cheaper to use.
The operating panel is at the top so you do no have to bend down all the time to change swing speeds or the music settings.
The unit does not fold down, however it does not take up a lot of room so is good to leave up. It’s tall but not wide, so does not take up much floor space at all.
Many parents state that baby swings are an absolute life saver, and yes they are. If you have a baby that suffers from colic or reflux this will change your life.
The swing emulates being cradles by your parents in their arms, they really settle problem babies and help them get over to sleep.
If you have not tried one before then I highly recommend that you take a look at them. This one is priced just over $100, so not very expensive at all.
To see the swing instructions click here.
To see more about how the swing works take a look at this video:
If you really are very short on space then the best option for you would be to go for a travel baby swing, these ones are super compact in width and height. Just about all of them fold down too, very convenient when short on space.