I am a working mother, and I know what parents need most. That is some good hands-free time while everything else is sorted out. But you cannot have the free time when the baby keeps on crying and demanding your attention every time. You need to get something to keep the baby occupied
Babies either need entertainment, something to play with or something to sooth them to sleep. Different baby swing models have different features. I will be looking at different features in different baby swing models that make them unique. Among the differences I found are.
Some baby swing models are easily portable than others. Commonly these models come in smaller sizes than their counterparts which are full sized. Their small sizes make portability easier. These types of models are ideal for traveling. This makes the whole experience easier when you want to travel with your baby.
One thing I found out with these kinds of models is that they are usually cheaper than other models in the market. This is partly because of their small size.
Their small size makes it the best option for small spaces. Parents with smaller spaces are in luck
The frame is one of the most crucial features for a baby swing. This is because they support the whole structure from falling over. It is, therefore, important to look for the most stable. Below are some of the different types of frames
Base of support-Some of the different types of baby swing models have a wider base of support. This makes it hard for the model to tip over when swinging. It is hence important to select a swing model that is stable enough for the baby to swing
Foldability-Some of the best swing models have the ability to fold together. Users find it important particularly when they have to gamble for space. When the baby is not using the model, they have to fold. This also ensures little space is used.
Frame material-There are different models made from different materials. The guardian has to be especially careful when selecting a swing model. Metal made frames are the most ideal since they are sturdier than others. However, before finding the metal made frame, you will come across made cheaper plastic made frames of inferior quality. It is, therefore, paramount to be wise and remember cheap is expensive
Different Baby swing models come with different swing features for your baby. Let me briefly explain some of the features they have
Detachable swing seat-You will find some baby swings with seats that can be completely removed from the swing frame. In case you need a stationary seat for your baby, you can simply detach it from the frame
Washability-We cannot help sometimes, and we know how babies can get messy. Everything babies use to have to be carefully considered for cleanness. Different baby swing models have different features to maintain cleanness.
Some models have a removable cover that is washable. Meaning the machine cannot get stains.
Others swing models manufacturers have their products coated with a waterproof material. This feature helps in preventing spills that may result from soakings by allowing you to wipe seat easily
Seat incline-Some baby swing manufacturers have considered that newborn babies can’t hold their head up. They have come up with creative models that have the swing seat adjustable to different reclining positions. Older babies who prefer sitting upright can readjust to the original positions
Clip in the seat-This is a feature that enables you to clip the seat into a stationary position when the baby is done with swinging
Seat padding-Some baby swing models have their seats padded for a maximum comfort of the baby. The parent has to make sure the baby gets more comfort from the seat. You should be sure to select a seat that is thick enough
This is the reason it is called the swing model right? Different swing models have different swing motion features. Let’s take a look at some
Swing direction-Most of the baby swing models swing back and forth. A very few of them swing side to side. Select a model that swings the baby in their preferred soothing way. This is because some babies have preferred swinging directions.
Adjustable swing speed-Most of the swing models do not only have the swinging feature but also have the setting that allows it to be adjustable. The guardian, as a result, can speed up the swing or slow it down according to how the baby reacts. Newborn toddlers like it slow and gentle while the older ones are more active and want a faster swing
Swing timer-What is more convenient for the guardian than such a model? This means a mother can approximate the time the baby gets to sleep and then set a timer for a swinging motion. The swinger swings until some repetitions then stop according to the time set.
Baby swing models not only have swinging motions but also the extras that keep the baby happy and occupied.
Toys-Some swing models are equipped with stuff such as toys that vary from animals to motorized baby mobiles that hung above the baby. Some of these toys vary from brand to brand. It is the guardian’s choice to select one that pleases the baby more
Theme-With this feature, the guardian has to select a theme that will please the baby. Certain things to consider include the baby’s age, sex and also interest. It is common for boys to show interest in trucks and cars while girls interested in colored themes depicting princess
Music player-Music is important for the baby. It helps soothe the baby to sleep. Different baby swing manufacturers have different models. Some allow you to choose from a variety of music tracks already in the system. Others have the docks that allow you to play your music from your phone
Vibration-Yes, in case you are wondering if I am kidding. Some of the high-end baby swings have a vibration setting that vibrates gently as they are swinging. This in return soothes the baby to sleep.
Last but not least, remember these baby swing models do not swing by themselves. Two different sources power them
Power cords-Electricity powers some of the swing models. You have to plug in the cord for them to be effective, they do not need batteries
Batteries-Swinging motion won’t require much power to run, and batteries will be just enough. In fact, most of the swing models use batteries. Just make sure the batteries are available; otherwise, rechargeable batteries are the best.
These are not only the differences I found in swing models. Other worth mentioning are safety features, ease of use and much more.
There are so much more than I can exhaust in one article. One thing is sure, though, there are so many ideas coming up in regards to baby items, and babies will get more and more spoilt than before.