Swings & Bouncers

10 Best Baby Swings

Give your arms and leg a break, mama, these fully-loaded swings will do (most of) the hard work for you. From tried and true designs to swings armed with all the bells and whistles you and baby could dream of, we've rounded up our top picks to keep baby calm.
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Mamas & Papas MAGIC Globe Rocker
All of baby’s attention will be on the lights and sounds of this rocker: The retractable canopy comes equipped with a soothing light show! Pick and choose the way baby moves — you can choose between back-and-forth or side-to-side movements. And if baby wants more variety, you can add extra interactive Mamas & Papas MAGIC cards just by attaching them to the canopy. $300, MamasandPapas.com
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Bright Starts Playful Pals Portable Swing
This compact swing works in small spaces and is easy to tote on family trips — but don't be fooled into to thinking it doesn't come fully loaded! The Playful Pals is a 6-speed, 2-position recline swing that automatically adjusts to baby's weight, so you don't have to waste time fooling with nobs and buttons. $55, Target.com
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Nuna Leaf Curv
We didn't think a noise-free swing was possible, but then we met the Nuna Leaf Curv. Designed just like a bouncer, the Curv moves side-to-side in a swinging motion at just the touch of a hand and lasts for more than two minutes. But that's not the only perk: The Curv is meant to grow with baby, from birth to 130 pounds (um, wow!). $229, Giggle.com
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Chicco Polly Swing
The unique remote control functionality on this Polly Swing lets you control baby's swinging movements and melodies without disturbing him (so that means five extra minutes of mommy-time!). The ergomatic design helps prevent flat head syndrome and you can start using it right after you bring baby home from the hospital, too. $150, BabyEarth.com
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Graco Sweetpeace Soothing Swing
The Sweetpeace Soothing Swing is worth every penny. The swing is designed to mimic the way you hold baby, while the MomMotion rocks him off to sleep. You can choose between four-reclining positions and six differen front-to-back speeds. Since it's safe to use from birth up to 25 pounds, we're pretty sure baby's going to love it as much as you do! $180, buybuyBABY.com
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Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Cradle Swing
This swing comes with tons of options — and it's fully customizable! Play with the swing, sound and seat features to choose and combine the momvements baby likes best. The plush fabrics keep baby fully relaxed, as she counts the birdies flying playfully overhead. $160, BabiesRUs.com
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4moms rockaRoo
Meet 4moms' latest (and coolest!) invention: the rockaRoo. It's a swing, flipped on it's head (literally). Designed to maximize the motion senation for baby, 4moms put the pivot-point on this swing where it matters most: Closer to baby's head. It comes in three plush designs with easy-to-remove, machine-washable fabrics. Like the mamaRoo, you can hook up your MP3 player to hear baby's favorite tunes and choose between five different movements. TBD, 4moms.com
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InGenuity Cradle & Sway Swing
The TruSpeed technology on this cradle-swing combo lets you choose between six different speeds and eight different songs with ease; it even rotates 180 degrees for three different swinging directions (how cool is that?!). It comes with a three-toy mobile, a detachable turtle for baby to play with and a self-timer with 30-, 45, and 60-minute settings. $140, Diapers.com
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Fisher-Price Rainforest Friends Space Saver Swing
The Rainforset Friends Space Saver has everything you need at a price that won't break the bank (or take up too much space in the living room). It's the smallest swing to hit the market and moms love it versatility. When you're not using it as a swing, just latch it in place and use it as an infant seat. $74, Diapers.com
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Summer Infant Sweet Sleep Musical Swing

We love the traditional style of this swing — and baby will love its functionality! It comes with a 20-minute timer, automatic shutoff and tactile toys to keep baby engaged and having fun. $100, BabiesRUs.com

Updated October 22, 2013

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By Kylie McConville