The 6 Best Baby Swings for Any Space

Three best baby swings at Walmart Editor's picks

Searching for the perfect infant swing may seem overwhelming because there are some factors to consider before you can zero in on the right swing for your baby. There are swings that are specifically made for newborns, while others are designed to grow with them. Some are built to fit in small spaces, while others are designed to be easily transportable.

We’ve gathered the best baby swings that are safe and functional for every budget, from the best cradle swing to rocker chair and swings in between.

Our editor’s picks

Recommended weight: Up to 25 pounds

Collapsible: No

Speed options: Six swing speeds

Batteries required: Yes (comes with an optional AC plug)

Extra features: Motorized mobile, 16 songs and sounds, vibrates

  • The legs can fold for easy storage and travel, which is handy for visiting grandparents and other family members.

  • Some reviewers found that the motor can get a little bit loud when it’s turned on.

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Recommended weight: Up to 20 pounds

Collapsible: No

Speed options: Five swing speeds

Batteries required: Yes

Extra features: 12 songs and sounds, vibrates, EasyLock system

  • The EasyLock feature keeps the swing secure while you convert it to a stationary vibrating seat.

  • It uses gravity and magnets instead of a motor and some customers noted it was occasionally hard to adjust.

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Recommended weight: Up to 25 pounds

Collapsible: Yes

Speed options: Two swing speeds

Batteries required: No

Extra features: Multi-direction seat, toy bar, portable rocker

  • The carry handles make transporting the seat or rocker effortless.

  • Other reviewers found that it’s a bit difficult to assemble as a few screws are needed.

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Recommended weight: Up to 20 pounds

Collapsible: Yes

Speed options: Five swing speeds

Batteries required: No

Extra features: Bluetooth enabled, remote activated, digital touch display

  • If you don’t want to use the remote, the touch screen is intuitive and simple to use.

  • Only the seat and head pad are machine washable so if the actual swing’s fabric gets messy it may be hard to clean.

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Recommended weight: Up to 20 pounds

Collapsible: No

Speed options: Five swing speeds

Batteries required: No

Extra features: MP3 connection, removable toys, motion control

  • Comes with an AC adapter to plug-in so no batteries are required.

  • Although it has five swing speeds, it only moves back-and-forth.

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Recommended weight: Up to 30 pounds

Collapsible: No

Speed options: Six swing speeds

Batteries required: Yes (comes with an optional AC plug)

Extra features: One-hand motion, classical songs, shut-off timer

  • Three-point harness and mesh raised sides are included for added safety and keeping baby secure.

  • It’s not collapsible so it’s difficult to store and not handy for travelling.

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In this guide
Features to consider
  • Sturdy frame: Look for a baby swing with a sturdy frame and has a solid structure. The swing should be able to properly hold the baby’s weight.
  • Weight range and requirements: Instead of age, think about weight. Newborns can weigh as little as five pounds or as much as 10 to 11 pounds.[1] It’s important to make sure to check the guidelines for the specific model.
  • Speed Options: Most swings have more than one speed. Some babies prefer slow gentle movements while some prefer to sway and roll.[2]
  • Portability: If you’re thinking of taking your baby swing with you when you travel, you may consider swings that are more compact and fold up easily.
  • Movement: Some baby swings have more than one type of movement. You may consider one that vibrates, bounces, moves side-to-side or back-to-front.
  • Washable seat covers: Babies make messes (it happens!), in case it happens in the swing, look for removable seat covers for easy clean-up.
  • Sound options: Multiple sound options like nature sounds or songs may help soothe your baby.
Baby swings safety tips

Using a baby swing is a great way to help give your arms a break when you need to soothe your little one or catch up on a few things (while not leaving them unattended of course!). Here are some safety tips to keep in mind when using one.

  • Never leave your baby unattended: If you have to leave the room, take your baby with you.
  • Use the safety harness: Always use the safety harness that’s provided with the swing. It helps ensure that the safety straps are properly adjusted.
  • Never place a portable swing on an uneven surface: Make sure the ground is flat and stable if you place the swing indoors or outdoors.
  • Limit the amount of time: It’s recommended that babies should spend no more than a 30-minute interval in the baby swing.[3][4]
  • Start with the lowest setting: Some electric baby swings have multiple settings. Start with the lowest setting and then work your way up because high settings may be too fast for your baby.[5]
  • Always follow the manufacturer’s specifications: Check that the swing is suitable for your baby’s height and weight.
  • Don’t transport your baby in a swing: If you want to move your infant, place them in a secure infant carrier instead.[6]
  • Swings are not suitable for extended sleep: Transfer your baby to a crib or bassinet if you see them falling asleep. Baby’s necks aren’t fully developed yet, so sleeping in a semi-upright position can cause their head to slump over, which could lead to suffocation.[7]
Best baby swing overall
Fisher-Price Dots & Spots Puppy Cradle N’ Swing Fisher-Price Dots & Spots Puppy Cradle N’ Swing Fisher-Price Dots & Spots Puppy Cradle N’ Swing Fisher-Price Dots & Spots Puppy Cradle N’ Swing Fisher-Price Dots & Spots Puppy Cradle N’ Swing Fisher-Price Dots & Spots Puppy Cradle N’ Swing Fisher-Price Dots & Spots Puppy Cradle N’ Swing Fisher-Price Dots & Spots Puppy Cradle N’ Swing Fisher-Price Dots & Spots Puppy Cradle N’ Swing
  • Recommended weight: Up to 25 pounds

  • Collapsible: No

  • Speed options: Six swing speeds

  • Batteries required: Yes (comes with an optional AC plug)

  • Extra features: Motorized mobile, 16 songs and sounds, vibrates

With 16 songs and nature sounds, and six speed options, this swing is designed to help soothe your baby and provide developmental play. The adorable soft puppies overhead and gentle music encourage visual and auditory skills. (Looking for other infant toys that boosts developmental skills? Check out our 36 favourites.)

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • The legs can fold for easy storage and travel, which is handy for visiting grandparents and other family members.

  • A plug-in AC adaptor is included so you don’t have to rely on batteries.

  • Machine-washable seat pad and removable puppy headrest is included for easy clean-up.

Cons
  • Some reviewers found that the motor can get a little bit loud when it’s turned on.

  • The unadjustable timer will shut off music and the rocker after a set amount of time.

The draw
Amazing swing. Our baby loved it! We got it for her when she was about a month old. She is now five months and still loving it. This thing has paid for itself a million times over.
-Tyson, Walmart customer
The downside
The swing is well built and our baby enjoys it. My only critic is that it makes a squeaking sound sometimes.
-RoPe, Walmart customer
Best budget baby swing
ConvertMe Swing-2-Seat
  • Recommended weight: Up to 20 pounds

  • Collapsible: No

  • Speed options: Five swing speeds

  • Batteries required: Yes

  • Extra features: 12 songs and sounds, vibrates, secure EasyLock system

Ingenuity’s ConvertMe is the best affordable baby swing on our list. With its foldable design, this baby swing is perfect for visiting the grandparents or taking on weekend family vacations. This swing will soothe your baby when you set it to automatically rock back and forth, or you can convert it into a more relaxing stationary vibrating seat.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • With an assembled height of 24 inches and 21 inches wide, it’s compact and lightweight, handy for travelling.

  • 12 songs and four nature sounds are perfect for soothing your baby and keeping them entertained.

  • The EasyLock feature keeps the swing secure while you convert it to a stationary vibrating seat.

Cons
  • The vibrating feature can drain the batteries quickly if it’s used too often.

  • It uses gravity and magnets instead of a motor and some customers noted it was occasionally hard to adjust.

The draw
Is very useful easy to use which the baby will enjoy this very much and easy to fold up and put away I really like that too. Does not take too much space either.
-Debra, originally posted Walmart.com
The downside
I like that it is portable, meaning it folds up and can be put in the trunk to bring along on trips. The down side is it's only battery operated, no adaptor.
-Tina M, originally posted on kidsii.com
Best rocker swing
Graco Soothe N’ Sway Swing with Portable Rocker Graco Soothe N’ Sway Swing with Portable Rocker Graco Soothe N’ Sway Swing with Portable Rocker Graco Soothe N’ Sway Swing with Portable Rocker Graco Soothe N’ Sway Swing with Portable Rocker Graco Soothe N’ Sway Swing with Portable Rocker Graco Soothe N’ Sway Swing with Portable Rocker
  • Recommended weight: Up to 25 pounds

  • Collapsible: Yes

  • Speed options: Two swing speeds

  • Batteries required: No

  • Extra features: Multi-direction seat, toy bar, portable rocker

The Graco Soothe N’ Sway is a great choice for a baby rocker swing. Not only will your tiny babe enjoy the side-to-side or front-to-back swinging, but they’ll love the three-position recline that optimizes comfort. Add in the two-speed vibration setting and your little one is sure to be soothed.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • The five-point harness keeps baby secure.

  • The carry handles make transporting the seat or rocker effortless.

  • Since it’s a rocker and swing in one, it’ll grow with your tot.

Cons
  • Some reviewers say that there’s an obvious clicking noise when it swings back-and-forth.

  • Other reviewers found that it’s a bit difficult to assemble as a few screws are needed.

The draw
Awesome swing, compact and works great. I have had three different swings over the years and this one beats them all. The detachable feature is great and allows you to bring the rocker easy into another room with you.
-Dan K, originally posted on gracobaby.com
The downside
This swing was better than the Graco swing I had with my first child, however it constantly makes a loud clicking noise when it swings back and forth.
-Jenny, originally posted on gracobaby.com
Best portable swing
Munchkin Bluetooth Enabled Lightweight Baby Swing Munchkin Bluetooth Enabled Lightweight Baby Swing Munchkin Bluetooth Enabled Lightweight Baby Swing Munchkin Bluetooth Enabled Lightweight Baby Swing Munchkin Bluetooth Enabled Lightweight Baby Swing Munchkin Bluetooth Enabled Lightweight Baby Swing Munchkin Bluetooth Enabled Lightweight Baby Swing Munchkin Bluetooth Enabled Lightweight Baby Swing Munchkin Bluetooth Enabled Lightweight Baby Swing
  • Recommended weight: Up to 20 pounds

  • Collapsible: Yes

  • Speed options: Five swing speeds

  • Batteries required: No

  • Extra features: Bluetooth enabled, remote activated, digital touch display

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Tired arms rejoice! This portable baby swing is a top choice on our list. It intuitively recreates the swaying motion of being cradled in your arms that babies love. It easily collapses into two parts, which is perfect for a family road trip or simply for storage.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • If you don’t want to use the remote, the touch screen is intuitive and simple to use.

  • It’s lightweight and weighs less than 10 pounds.

  • It folds flat so you can easily store it in a closet or under the bed.

Cons
  • There’s no mobile attached to keep your little one entertained.

  • Only the seat and head pad are machine washable so if the swing’s fabric gets messy it may be hard to clean.

The draw
It matched our home aesthetic, was had only two pieces that needed to be put together and was remote controlled for movement and sound! It was a no brainer for me and my son absolutely LOVES it.
-Mommonality, Walmart customer
The downside
I wish it had more variation in motion. It would also be nice to have some toy attached, but that would mess with the aesthetic.
-Jennifer, originally posted on buybuybaby.com
Best small baby swing
4moms Rockaroo Infant Swing 4moms Rockaroo Infant Swing 4moms Rockaroo Infant Swing
  • Recommended weight: Up to 20 pounds

  • Collapsible: No

  • Speed options: Five swing speeds

  • Batteries required: No

  • Extra features: MP3 connection, removable toys, motion control

Ideal for small spaces, this choice fits perfectly in any home! Its modern sleek design is one-third smaller than most traditional infant swings. Your wee one will surely enjoy the back-and-forth gliding motion while listening to their favourite songs by connecting the Rockaroo to any MP3 device, including your tablet or phone.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Comes with an AC adapter to plug-in so no batteries are required.

  • The soft plush toys included are reversible and removable to help promote baby stimulation.

  • Its modern design is aesthetically pleasing for the nursery or any room in the house.

Cons
  • Although it has five swing speeds, it only moves back-and-forth compared to other competing models that also moves side-to-side.

  • An infant insert (essential for keeping your newborn from sliding up and down) doesn’t come with the swing so you need to buy it separately.

The draw
This gives the parents so much rest. It has so many settings for sound to swinging to anything to put the little one at rest, it also has Bluetooth. My baby loves this and all the moms I know their babies love it.
-Savannah, originally on posted on Walmart.com
The downside
You have to make sure your baby’s weight is evenly distributed or else it stops working.
-Megan u, originally posted on 4moms.com
Best cradle swing
Graco Duoglider Gliding Swing Graco Duoglider Gliding Swing Graco Duoglider Gliding Swing Graco Duoglider Gliding Swing Graco Duoglider Gliding Swing
  • Recommended weight: Up to 30 pounds

  • Collapsible: No

  • Speed options: Six swing speeds

  • Batteries required: Yes (comes with an optional AC plug)

  • Extra features: One-hand motion, classical songs, shut-off timer

This cradle swing is a great addition to any nursery if you’re looking for one that will easily soothe your baby and transition them into a peaceful sleeping position (it’s a swing and bassinet in one!). The seat can be moved with a one-hand motion so you can recline the seat into the sleeper without having to take your little one out.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • The glider has a shut-off timer, so it helps save battery life.

  • Three-point harness and mesh raised sides are included for added safety and keeping baby secure.

  • There are lots of different soothing settings like six gliding speeds, 10 classical melodies, five nature sounds and two vibration settings.

Cons
  • It’s not collapsible so it’s difficult to store and not handy for travelling.

  • The seat is bit longer than other swings so it may not be ideal for small spaces.

The draw
This DuoGlider has saved our lives. Our daughter is fussy due to reflux and the seat is able to recline which allows our daughter to be elevated and rocked. It has six different settings with vibrate options, and white noise options.
-Anonymous, originally posted on gracobaby.com
The downside
The larger footprint are my only critiques of this product. We have a small home so it does take up quite a bit of space.
-Ka8te, originally posted on gracobaby.com
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Krizia Ramos is theHUB’s Assistant Editor for Kids, Gifts and Tech. She has a journalism degree and has previously written for a few Canadian lifestyle publications. When she’s not online shopping, she's listening to her favourite entertainment or true-crime podcasts, looking for the best brunch spots in Toronto and bingeing shows on Netflix.
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