Why is it so important to have a baby swing that operates side to side and back and forth? Because most babies only like one of the other motions, so it’s good to have a swing that does both.
When choosing a baby swing the best ones will recline and operate side to side and back and forth. It will also have different swing speeds.
Not only is it good to have a swing that goes side to side, but to have a recline also. Many baby swings have fixed seats, this is a big mistake, especially if your baby suffers from colic or reflux.
We have taken the time to look at all the baby swings on the market and reveal the best ones that not only swing side to side but have reclining seat positions too.
The Top 2 Side to Side Operating Baby Swings include:
If you just want a swing that goes side to side only you should note that travel swings only operate back and forth, so stay away from those options. Although they are cheaper, they are not what you are looking for.
Price: baby swing ranges from $50 right up to $250. The best ones are in between this price range and around the $100 to $150 mark.
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The Best Side To Side Baby Swing Reviews
We have taken the time to test trial the top two baby swings that operate side to side. Read our reviews below to help you to decide which one to purchase for your little one.
If you are looking for a baby swing with a tray then these two will not be a good choice for you, they do not have one. However, there is nothing stopping you adding a DIY tray to the swing.
It’s also good to know, when the can a baby go in the swing? They can use the swings below from birth, both have good head support. They can be used up until your baby weighs around 25 pounds to 30 pounds, so around 1 to 2 years of age.
The two most important things to consider when buying a baby swing is if the seat reclines and if the swing goes back and forth and side to side too. It’s good to know the Fisher Price swing weight limit so that you know your baby is not too heavy to use it before you buy it.
This baby swing covers both of these aspects, the swing can move side to side or back and forth, so your baby has the best of both worlds. The seat will also recline into a few different positions, the baby doesn’t have to be sat upright all the time.
The seat itself is really well padded out, this is important too. Our test baby found it very comfortable to sit in and fell asleep in the swing after just a few minutes use.
The swing can operate at 6 different speeds, our baby loves the fastest option, it really clams him down even when really well worked up.
If you have a troublesome baby then this baby swing will change your life, getting a troublesome baby to calm down is so easy with a swing like this. The overhead toys and 16 in build sounds and music attracts babies’ attention and stops them from crying.
This particular baby swing comes with really well-padded head supports too, making it okay for newborn babies to use.
The swing does not fold down, however it takes up very little floor space compared to others on the market.
It operates from an ac adaptor, this ensures running costs are kept at a minimum, many swings need batteries and it can be costly.
You can read more about the swing here at the Fisher Price website.
If you are looking for a foldable baby swing then this one is not an option.
To see the swing in action take a look at this video:
If you are on a tight budget then this is the side-by-side operating baby swing for you. This one is available to buy for under $60, which is a real bargain.
You can turn the seat around so that the baby can swing either side by side or head to toes. This is our second choice because of the price, it’s very affordable.
It has a very deep seat that is well padded and very comfortable, however, it does not recline. So, if you have a baby that suffers from colic or reflux do not go for this one.
On the positive side, the swing can be powered by batteries and an ac adaptor, making it good for taking outside in the summer when there is no ac adaptor available.
The swing is fairly compact too, it’s not the smallest on the market, but will be okay for most homes out there.
This one not only swings side to side, but it also vibrates and that can be done at two different speeds. A vibrating baby swing really helps babies that suffer from reflux.
It has good head support so can be used by newborn babies. It’s a good swing for babies of all ages, perfect for little ones right up to 1-year-old plus.
This swing does not have a shut-off feature (timer) so you will have to turn it off yourself when the baby has finished.
Another bad point is the operating noise, it’s not a quiet swing and many have complained about it squeaking, although this was not the case for us during our tests.
However, if you play the music that is built-in or have the TV on this will be louder than the swing operating noises.
This swing worked really well at getting our little one to sleep, takes around 20 to 30 minutes each time. Really calms the baby down when worked up, even better than taking the baby in the car.
Graco is a trusted brand in the baby niche, if you have any problems they will fix and replace you. You can read more about this swing over at the Graco website here.
For more information about the swing take a look at this video to see it working:
Those are the best two side to side swings for babies to use, both have received good reviews online. Whichever one you go with you will not be disappointed, your decision will probably come down to price, one is a lot less expensive than the other.