Baby swing – parents’ lifesaver or unnecessary expense?

Let’s start from the beginning.

Why baby swings are popular and what are they made for?

Babies love swinging, rocking, cuddling and hugging. In parents arms they fell safe and warm. It helps them to calm down. However, if parent had to rock the baby before each nap or every time baby is fussy or crying, it would be really tiring. It’s easier with newborns, when they weigh 6 or 7 pounds, but when the baby gets older and heavier, after few minutes of rocking and swinging your arms start to hurt you. That’s why the baby swings are so popular.

Of course many people say that baby shouldn’t be used to rocking or falling asleep when swinging, but sometimes this is the only way to put kids to sleep or sooth them. Sometimes parents are so tired that they desperately need a help – and here comes the baby swing. Sometime they have to do the housework or just need a moment for themselves and baby swing can be very helpful in those moments.

If your baby wasn’t colic or went through teething phase very calmly, you’re lucky! However, many parents have to struggle with colic and teething baby who is fussy and tearful because of these issues. Many parents have problems with putting their babies to sleep and comforting them when they cry. These parents find baby swings very useful and helpful, especially during the first few months.

When baby swings are most useful?

When infant is colic or teething and swinging comforts him.
When baby falls asleep only during rocking and swinging, but he is too heavy to cuddle him in arms for longer time.
When you need a safe and comfortable place where your baby can play, develop fine motor skills, vision and hearing.
When you need to do housework and you can’t leave your baby in a crib, because he would start to cry. If you need to cook a dinner or clean your house you just bring the baby swing with you, put your baby in it, fasten the 5-point harness, and you can take care of your duties. During cooking or cleaning, you can talk to your baby. Moreover, the child probably will be very interested in what you are doing. And there are so many unknown, interesting things in the kitchen!
When you are invited or hosting a dinner. Lying on a bed will be probably boring for the baby and he would prefer to be cuddled in arms, but you want to eat dinner. Baby swings with overhead toys and melodies will be perfect, safe space for the baby in this situation.
When mom doesn’t remember when was the last time she read a book, watched a movie or spend time with her friend. In baby swing your child will be sec