What to Consider When You Buy An Infant Swing

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When you come to various parent and baby sites such Baby Insider, you will come upon many articles about infant swings. The best infant swings and details would be able to offer support for you to take care of your baby and soothe him whenever he feels uneasy. With all the toys and music as well as its rocking motion, a baby swing is the perfect place for your baby to play, learn and sleep.

In fact, an infant swing is one of the most useful and valuable baby gears that you should equip, especially for the first few months of your baby’s life.

In case you are looking for a baby swing to buy, you might get a little bit confused as there are a lot of brands and different models of baby swings on the market. Therefore, you need to consider all of the options that a baby swing might have to see if it fits your needs and preference or not before deciding to buy this product.

Here is the list of what you need to look for when buying an infant swing:

1. Your Budget

The price range of this product is relatively wide, from around 50 dollars to 300 dollars. The higher price normally comes with higher capacity, higher quality as well as durability.

In case you only intend to use this product for around 5 or 6 months, you don’t need to go for an expensive infant swing. However, don’t opt for a too cheap option a it might break easily and cause physical damage to your baby. And if you want to use this baby swing for a long time, maybe for other babies in the next few year, you should go for a slightly more expensive baby swing.

2. Types of Infant Swing

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There are a wide range of types for you to choose from as well. First you need to decide if you want to have a full option baby swing or a basic baby swing. The main difference of these 2 types is the options of toys and music. The full option baby swing tends to have more choices for music and toys while the basic baby swing will have fewer toys.

Furthermore, a full option baby swing will have more options for different speed of moving as well 2 main movements- from back to forth and from side to side. The basic baby swing only allows one option which is from back to forth. Besides that, a full option baby swing come with trays while the basic one does not have.

In addition, the full option baby swing is generally bigger and heavier which takes a lot of space in your room while the basic baby swing will be much more flexible and transportable.

3. Its Comfort

If you want to know if a baby swing is comfortable or not, you need to check the seat cushion. If you see that the seat cushion is well-padded and thick enough to support your baby’s back then you know that it is a good product.

Although the material of the cushion is thick, it needs to be breathable as well so your baby’s back is well ventilated and you can prevent your baby from getting sick.

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4. Safety Standard

Finally, you need to check if a particular baby swing follows the JPMA safety procedure by looking for the JPMA certificate label on the product.  You also need to make sure you check the weight limit of this product so that you will know when you should stop using it.

When you bring the product back home, you also need to read the manual book for safety cautions and notes on how to use it safely and properly.

I hope that with all of the guides I provide here, you can learn more information about baby swing and what you need to do to choose the best baby swing on the market. Because this product involves the safety and well-being of your baby, it is worth spending your time and effort in the search for the perfect infant baby swing.

Thank you for reading my guest article. I’m Sandra Azar, from BabyInsider.Net – A baby expert blog for new parents.


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