We tried and tested the best swings for babies to sleep outdoor and indoor to reveal which one put our test babies to sleep the fastest. The winner is the 4moms 2015 mamaRoo, read our reviews to find out why.
From our tests, we discovered that the swings that vibrate as well as swing are the best for getting babies over to sleep.
We also discovered in our tests that playing gentle nature sounds or white noise (womb sounds) get the babies over to sleep quickly.
We even had a baby crying loudly suffering from colic used in the tests, that baby settled quickly in our top machine, in fact, stopped crying in less than 2 minutes after the swing got up to speed and they heard the music playing.
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We also found that the seating position is important as well as the swing speed. Our test babies loved a faster swing and a seating position more upright than reclined.
Best Baby Swings to Sleep Outdoor & Indoor
Baby swings have a lot of modes and functions, the most important ones for getting a baby to sleep are the swing speed, must have vibrations, and the music.
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The toys distract the baby so the swing must have removable toys so that they do not get at tentative to them rather than falling asleep.
The top 5 baby swings for getting babies over to sleep include:
- 4moms 2015 mamaRoo Infant Seat with Bluetooth
- Fisher Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle’n Swing
- Graco Slim Spaces Compact Baby Swing
- Graco LX Gliding Swing – Affinia
- Ingenuity Cozy Kingdom Portable Swing
We have taken the time to review the top two for you, this will help you decide which one to buy your little one.
The 4Moms Mamaroo isn’t cheap as baby swings go, it is over $250, read our review to know if it’s worth it.
The Fisher-Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams are around the same price. You can get a cheap baby swing as low as $50. The most popular ones are over $150.
What is The Best Swing to Put Baby to Sleep?
We gave the top two baby swings a test drive, our reviews will help you understand which one to purchase.
The most must-have feature to get a baby to sleep is having the option to use the swing at different speeds.
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#1 4moms 2015 mamaRoo Infant Seat with Bluetooth
First of all, how soft is the seating area on this swing? Compared to other swings this one is heavily padded, much more comfortable than others.
It does not have head support so not ideal for newborn babies, it can be used from 5.5 pounds in weight right up to babies weighing 25 pounds.
What makes this the best to get the baby to sleep? The swing has 5 different movement options, others just have 1 or 2.
What do most parents do when babies can’t sleep? They take their little one for a ride in the car. Not anymore, this swing has a car ride motion option.
We gave this motion option a test, my god this worked fast. Our little one was asleep within ten minutes of putting them in the unit.
The swing can be operated by Bluetooth using your phone or tablet device. No other swings have this option, it’s certainly modern in style and operation.
The swing is operated by the plugin so it’s not going to be expensive to run using batteries all the time.
The swing mimics real-life instances that really do work at soothing babies over to sleep. It even has an option to mimic being rocked in the parents’ arms, this is very comforting to babies.
One other big reason it helps babies get to sleep easier than other is the operating volume, it’s not very loud when running, making it easy for baby to sleep.
To read another review on this swing go here.
To see the swing in action take a look at the video below:
#2 Fisher-Price Sweet Snugapuppy Dreams Cradle’n Swing
This one also got our baby to sleep quickly, the reason for this is it has two different swing directions.
Most swings can only move back and forth or side to side, this one can operate in both, it’s good to make sure your baby will like one motion over another.
The swing has 2 recline positions and the seating area is very well padded so is very comfortable for the baby to sleep in.
The swing features 16 inbuilt sounds that block out the operating sounds of the swing to help the baby settle.
The 6 swing speeds are important to have, our test babies loved the fastest speed and really did get the babies sleeping quickly.
This is the most popular baby swing on the market right now, this is down to the price and the fact that it is easy to use.
It’s also popular because it can fold down and when up does not take up a lot of room. The legs push in easily for storage.
To read some more reviews on the swing click here.
Tip: you can always keep an eye on your baby using the swing with a long-range baby monitor with cameras.
To see a baby using the swing take a look at the video below:
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Both of the swings featured are highly rated, the one you choose will come down to price and functions. They are very different, we highly recommend both of these baby swings for outdoor and indoor sleep.