Babies often outgrow baby swings and bouncers early on in their lives-by six months old babies may be too large, or too advanced to happily and safely keep sitting there. That makes it even more important that you choose the right one before you buy.
Customized for Comfort
Many swings and bouncers come with a variety of features to help make your baby more comfortable.
- Infant headrest. This feature helps bolster the tiniest heads, keeping them safe and secure.
- Reclining features. The seat can help your baby lean back and relax.
- Music/white noise playback. Music (or the simple whir of white noise) can help soothe your baby to sleep.
Life Span of a Swing or Bouncer
Most swings and bouncers are only meant to be used for the first few months of life-generally, until the baby starts rolling over and sitting up unassisted. It usually becomes unsafe for him to use the bouncer or swing at that point, as his movements could tip the seat.
Some bouncers and swings are approved for use with bigger babies, so check the manufacturer's suggestions carefully. Make sure you check the weight and developmental guidelines that come with your bouncer or swing, to ensure that it's still safe for your child to use it.