Types of swing for baby

Types of Swing for Baby

Getting a swing for your baby depends mainly if you are planning to move from place to place.

Full Sized Baby Swing – There are designed for indoor use with a variety of speeds, music and toy bars. Often come with AC adapter.

Portable Baby Swing – Best for on the go parents as they can be moved easily. Handy when visiting! Often comes battery operated only.


Fisher-Price Papasan Cradle Swing

Full Sized Baby Swing

Meant to set up in a permanent location, these baby swings are big. The motor is usually located at the top of the swing to provide a full range of swinging motion. The seat is located further off the ground compared to a portable baby swing giving your baby a longer time to outgrow the swing.


  • Most features available.
  • harder to tip due to wider base of support.
  • Larger swing arc.
  • Takes longer to outgrow.


  • Takes up a decent amount of space.
  • Not easily transportable.
  • Can be expensive depending on the features.

Graco Glider Lite LX Gliding Swing

Portable Baby Swing

The portable baby swing is much smaller compared to the full sized baby swing making it incredibly portable which is great for those who are always on the go. The motor is usually found on the side of the swing which gives a shorter arc of swing compared to the bigger swing. A downside is that they are usually battery powered and therefore add extra cost to the swing.


  • Lightweight.
  • Takes up less space than full size baby swings.
  • Cheaper.


  • Less features.
  • Smaller swing arc.
  • Consumes batteries.

As you can see, each type of baby swing comes with it’s own very unique set of pros and cons. You will have to decide which style is better suited for your personal situation.

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