So congratulations! You have or are about to have a little bundle of joy. Now you get to experience the joys of that moment when all baby wants to do is to be moved or carried and all you want to do is sit down. Some moms complain that every time they put baby down, they cry and they still have other things to do. This is where that perfect baby bouncer or swing comes in mighty handy. Baby will still be moving and entertained but you can either do the dishes or just take a break and sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee. There are so many bouncers and swings out there, how do you choose the right one that will fit your baby’s exact needs? This is what hopefully this article will help you with. Let’s look at three different bouncers and three different swings. The ways that they are compared with here should fit any swing or bouncer you choose to look at although these particular baby swings and bouncers have been put on the top of the best swings and bouncers list. Each one of these items has different features and abilities so read the descriptions carefully before making your final decisions. Relax, this is supposed to be fun. So take a deep breath and read on! Off to the world of baby swings and bouncers.
First, let’s take a look at baby swings. There are several different baby swings on the market with many different features. Swings are no longer the hand winding swing of yesterday. There was no music, no sound bar, just a crank handle that someone had to hurry and crank before the baby woke up. There was no toybar and cleaning the fabric on the seat? Well let’s just say some moms got really creative. The three in this article will be the My Little Lamb Cradle and Swing, Cozy Kingdom, and MamaRoo.
My Little Lamb Cradle and Swing
First let’s look at the My Little Lamb Cradle and Swing. The first feature that is very attractive to active parents is that this swing is portable. It can operate on either an ac power adapter or on batteries. It also has two different swing motions. The seat can be rotated so that the baby either swings side to side or back and forth. The seat also reclines into two different positions to allow for baby’s comfort. It has a motorized mobile that will capture your baby’s attention and delight. The globe of the mobile is mirrored so that baby will see his or her own reflection. Then circling the globe are small stuffed lambs to entice and entertain your baby. This swing also has music. It can play 16 different songs and sounds and the volume can be adjusted.
The seat is designed as a lamb and when the baby is in the seat, he or she will appear to have lamb’s ears. The cover is completely machine washable. The seat boasts a 5 point harness for your baby’s safety. There is a play tray so that your baby’s favorite small toy can be placed on the tray to play with. The controls are easy to access and operate as they are on the top of the swing and can even be operated from behind the swing if baby is almost asleep and you don’t want to interact as to wake him or her.
The Cozy Kingdom swing is another swing that comes highly recommended. This swing is at the top of the list as one of the best portable swings.
This particular swing folds up easily and has a removable head. It operates on a battery only, but it is quiet and strong. It has 6 different speeds and plays 6 different melodies. It operates on a rotary dial and sports a 5 point safety harness. The toy bar removes quickly and easily. The cover is machine washable and the infant pillow can be removed as the child grows.
The MamaRoo is the baby swing for technologically forward moms. It is completely motorized, blue tooth capable, mp3 compatible and can be controlled from an application on the iPhone or android device. The swing can move in five directions that you can control based on your baby’s mood and needs at the moment. Yes the MamaRoo sounds a lot like kangaroo and that is actually one of the directions that the seat can move. The seat can be adjusted to nearly any position.
Now that swings have been addressed. Let’s talk about baby bouncers. These can seem a bit straight forward but they are not at all straight forward. There are still many different kinds. There are many different features. Buying the right bouncer can almost be as complicated as buying the right swing. Lets talk about the Bouncer Balance Soft, Rainforest Friends Deluxe Bouncer, and the Cuddle Bug Bouncer.
Bouncer Balance Soft
The Bouncer Balance Soft is one of the more basic baby bouncer seats. It has a washable fabric seat and comes in many colors. There are no lights or music or movement. Baby just sits and bounces. It has three adjustable positions and folds easily for storage or travel. There is no toy bar so nothing to distract baby from calming down.
Rainforest Friends Deluxe Bouncer
This bouncer, the Rainforest Friends Deluxe Bouncer, has soothing vibrations and a removable toy bar. This bouncer definitely steps up the game a bit.
The toy bar sports a light up waterfall sure to catch baby’s attention, a frog that jumps up and down, a giraffe that moves back and forth, a monkey that holds a ball, and a toucan that spins. This offers a lot for baby to do and quite often can be a distraction for baby for a busy mom! The toy bar can also pay up to 12 sounds and melodies. The toy bar can be removed if it is not playtime for baby.
The cover is machine washable and the seat is very comfortable for baby.
Cuddle Bug Bouncer
The Cuddle Bug Bouncer has earned the title Best Bouncer for baby sleeping. The bouncer is a butterfly for a girl and a bee for a boy. The wings of each animal is large enough that they can be wrapped around to cover baby and be used as a blanket. It is actually large enough to swaddle baby for that comforting sleeping feel. They will sleep soundly and warmly. The toy bar features three toys and can be removed easily if it is not wanted on the bouncer at a particular moment in time. This bouncer sports smooth vibrations that will help relax your baby as he or she falls to sleep. There are three different vibrations to choose from. There are also ten soothing lullaby’s for baby to listen to. The cover can be removed and machine washed. This bouncer advertises that it is specifically designed to help baby fall asleep.
There you have it. Three wonderful baby bouncers and three baby swings. One of the greatest advantages to each of these baby swings and bouncers is that none of them require a lot to set up, break down for travel, or even in cleaning. They are all user friendly and fun for baby. While some swings advertise ease of portability or are even built and designed for travel, bouncers are usually extremely portable and offer another option away from home. Whether you choose a swing or a bouncer or both you need to do your research. All you have to do is decide which one of each is right for you and your baby and fits the dynamic of your home. While there are lots of choices, think about the features you want, whether or not you want the technological features, if you want the infant insert or not. Do not be afraid to go to the baby store and examine the ones on display. One more factor to consider is cost. While this article cannot address the cost of any of these baby swings and bouncers with any accuracy, these items are all found easily online and you can check for current prices either online or at your favorite baby store. Some stores do not carry them in the store but do have the option to buy them online. If they have that option, look for the ones that you can have them shipped to the store site for free and pick them up there at no extra cost to you. Having a baby shower and you know that favorite relative or friend, or even group of friends want to give you a swing or bouncer? Make sure that your registry at your favorite store is up to date and you have picked out the right baby swing and bouncer on your registry. Make sure you have also marked the correct color as well as sometimes that option is also available. This is a wonderful time. Take the time to examine all the options. If you like it, chances are your baby will too.