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#1 Aspire15

Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:41 PM

Hey! Looking at getting a swing for my cuddly newborn to allow me some one on one time with my toddler.
Question is...ive noticed there are 2 types. The more basic one that only swings back and forth. And the larger models that do both forward and back and side to side.

I like the idea of the smaller one.

How did your little ones prefer to swing?

#2 tiggy2

Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:49 PM

We had the basic back and forward one, our babies loved it. If you can, go to a baby shop and listen to the music on each one - some of the songs are highly irritating 😄

#3 ali-song

Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:54 PM

For my babies, side to side is absolutely key.

#4 Lou-bags

Posted 09 March 2017 - 12:54 PM

My DS1 preferred side to side swinging, and DS2 preferred no swinging (just liked to be in it while it was still-he had/has mild reflux and lots of wind issues I think the motion upset him. As soon as I turned off the motion he would nod off).

Gumtree is your friend. You can get swings in excellent condition for a fraction of the new price.

#5 -Carpe Diem-

Posted 09 March 2017 - 01:00 PM

We have a forward and back one but DS2 (3 months) will tolerate it for 10 minutes before he cracks it. He prefers the no swinging bouncer..

I've heard that some babies can sleep for hours in them though!

I agree with getting one second hand, you'll find lots of people who will sell them practically brand new. (like we are about to)

#6 Flaxen

Posted 09 March 2017 - 01:04 PM

I got a baby swing on gumtree that was basically new,  one of the type that swings both side to side and forward/back. And that was 380rrp, but got it for $20.

And my daughter loved side to side the best.

#7 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 09 March 2017 - 01:52 PM

We have a forward back one. Our bubs also is a reflux baby. He HATED it. I should try it again now he's reflux is almost under control.

He loves his bouncer though.

But he's just starting rolling so we are doing lots of floor time instead.

#8 Mooples

Posted 09 March 2017 - 02:06 PM

View Post-Carpe Diem-, on 09 March 2017 - 01:00 PM, said:



I've heard that some babies can sleep for hours in them though!


That was my ds. He loved his swing and always fell asleep in it. The longest he ever slept in it was about 3-4 hours. Probably not good for his back but it meant I was able to get lots of stuff done. He went in it every day. He liked both forward and back and side to side but we did side to side more.

#9 Aspire15

Posted 09 March 2017 - 02:13 PM

Seems like side to side has more fans. Thanks for your input everyone!

Gumtree is where i having been looking. Found it weird that most of the smaller ones(which i was going to get) had comments like "practically brand new, bubs hated it". Made me think maybe there is a reason there is the larger other type.

#10 theboys2

Posted 09 March 2017 - 02:28 PM

View Post-Carpe Diem-, on 09 March 2017 - 01:00 PM, said:

We have a forward and back one but DS2 (3 months) will tolerate it for 10 minutes before he cracks it. He prefers the no swinging bouncer..

I've heard that some babies can sleep for hours in them though!

I agree with getting one second hand, you'll find lots of people who will sell them practically brand new. (like we are about to)

they dont recommend letting your baby sleep in them. There has been quite a few facebook articles around that babys have stopped breathing in them if left for along time.

so just please be careful. I used them sure, but never unsupervised, or for sleeping long periods.

#11 Nastyflea

Posted 09 March 2017 - 09:36 PM

Don't leave them for hours at a time in a swing, babies have died doing it.

#12 purpleblaze

Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:07 PM

There is a story on EB at the moment about a baby who died in his swing.  Reason why is still unknown but the baby was unsupervised for about 10 mins.  If you do get one please be careful.




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