Cradle motion: Many people like swings while there are others that may not like any motion regardless of the type of the motion. Even if the babies may change the mind when the motion is tried, it is good to choose the swing that does not go over 30 minute’s intervals even when the baby is happy. When more time is set, then the baby may end up being dizzy. In case you are drowsy when the baby swings, you should put him in the crib before you sleep. It is good to know that the side to side motion may not be the problem since there are some cradles that use it but there are swings where the bay may roll to one side and the baby may be suffocated. This may not be a problem if the swing has a harness.
Seat seating: the best baby swing should have three reclining positions and they will help to find the right soothing position for the baby. This is important for the baby that likes to nap. As the baby grows, the angle to use can be adjusted to be upright while the insert in the swing may be removed to offer even more space. There are swings which feature two heights for the seat and the raised position for the newborns or lower position for heavier or older and active infants.
Variable speed: there are some swings which are battery operated while others are electric swings that can have over eight speeds. However, choosing more than just four it can be useless. The high speed may annoy the baby instead of relaxing him. Normally, the start has to be low and to continue for higher speed to see what the baby likes. When a baby is heavy, a battery-powered system may swing slow so it is good to use faster setting as the baby continues to grow. There are some swings that have a remote control to use while setting the speed.
Entertainment: the swings may have trays, toy bars and mobile. They are the options which the baby may like. The baby may not try to reach to the toy bar if he is still under the age of 3. The toys and the toy bar have to be safely and securely attached or they should not have small parts which may lead to the choking. Other extras that are not necessary always can be sound or light display. The sound can be nature sounds, lullabies and classical music that have a volume control.
The convertibility: there are some swings that may be converted to be a stand-alone seat. Some may have a removal seat for toting the baby around the house and other may be converted into the toddler rocker. Because you do not want to use the swing for a long period up to six or nine months, you should get the most out of your swing. When it comes to convertibility, be aware that you should pay for it. This is why in case you are at the budget, you have to consider getting the bouncy rocker and seat and a swing because they may work the same.