Portable baby swings are great if you are limited on space or looking to take one traveling. There are a huge range of swings on the market so I have compiled and completed reviews of the best products available.
Are Baby Swings Necessary?
No.. but honestly, they help so much! It’s impossible to hold your baby 24/7 and there are moments when you need two free hands. This is where baby swings come in very handy.
With my very clingy, fussy, first born a swing was my saviour. She happily settled into it and the rocking action would keep her calm and even a few times put her to sleep. It was like magic, and I decided right there that this was the best thing I had ever purchased.
There are many studies and reports done about the danger of potential damage to your little one if you leave them in swings for too long.
It is highly recommended to place your infant in a crib once they are asleep but to be honest, waking a sleeping baby is a scary thought!
Best Portable Swings on the Market
Graco Glider LX Gliding Swing, Raffy
- Infant swing soothes with the same gentle motion you use when cuddling and comforting baby in your nursery glider
- Ingenious frame design uses 40% less space than other leading baby swings, so it fits easily in any room
- Plug in to save up to $130, or use batteries for convenience; Based on usage of 2 hours / day
- Vibration with two speed settings keeps baby relaxed
- Roomy baby swing seat has plush body support and three recline positions for baby's comfort
Graco Glider is a premium, compact baby swing. This is a full size seat but with the smart frame takes up 40% less space than others.
- 6 gliding speeds
- 10 classic melodies
- 5 nature sounds
- Timer mode helps extend battery life by keeping glider on only as you need it
- Can be battery of power point operated
- Toy bar with two soft toys is adjustable for easy access to baby
- 5-point harness
While this isn’t as portable as other models in this review the space saving design of the frame makes it easy to move between rooms.
The swing itself is plush and supportive designed for maximum comfort for baby. The are three recline positions so you can adjust as needed.
Included is the toy bar with two soft toys, if you don’t like to use it you can adjust and move it out of the way.
Using a 5 point harness your little one is safe and secure when correctly fastened into place.
Suitable for babies 5.5 pounds to 30 pounds. The great thing about this swing is you can choose to operate it with batteries or via the wall outlet. There is also a timer mode function. You will need 5 D batteries if you wish to use the battery function.
The Graco Glider also has two vibration speed settings along with six gliding speeds. In addition there are melodies and nature sounds to play while your little one is enjoying their swing.
Ingenuity Cozy Kingdom Portable Swing
4 used from $ 39.77
- TrueSpeed Technology maintains 6 speeds as baby grows
- Comfort Recline seat with 2 positions. Seat reclines to different angles for maximum comfort
- 6 original melodies with volume control and auto shut-off
- Foam toybar with 2 plush toys pivots for easy access to baby
- Deluxe seat with removable head support.Care & Maintenance:Wash fabrics with cold water, gentle cycle. No bleach. Seat pad can be placed in dryer on low heat; air dry headrest flat. Wipe toys and frame clean
Ingenuity Cozy Kingdom is a very easy to fold and travel with portable baby swing.
- Folds easily
- 6 speeds
- 6 melodies
- Foam toybar
- Deluxe seat with removable head support
- Quiet when in use
- 2 recline positions
The fabric and design of this baby swing is soft, plush and comfortable. With a very easy snap and fold function this is a very easy to transport and store model.
There are 6 speeds with this design and the machine uses whisper quiet technology. With an auto shut off and volume control you can adjust the volume of the melodies.
The seat offers comfort recline to two different positions and the headrest is removable for as your baby grows.
Machine washable, the fabric of the seat pad can be washed and dryed on low heat. Simple wipe the frame and toys clean.
Measuring in at 0.50″ L x 28.50″ W x 23.00″ H the Ingenuity Cozy Kingdom is solely battery operated swing that requires 4 C batteries (not included).
Bright Starts Itsy Bitsy Jungle Portable Swing
- True Speed Technology maintains 6 speeds as baby grows
- Comfort Recline seat (2 positions)
- 6 original melodies
- Bright, engaging Taggies tags
- Increased height makes it easier to soothe baby
The Bright Starts Itsy Bitsy Jungle Swing is lightweight and easy to fold, lift and store.
- 6 Speeds
- Removable toy bar
- 2 recline settings
- Easy to fold and store
- 5 point harness
- Machine washable
- Battery operated
This offers the features of a full size swing in a portable size. Using weight sensing technology the swing speed can be adjusted consistently as your little cherub grows.
With 6 melodies and and a volume control you can set your baby up and know they are sufficiently entertained.
The seat includes a 5 point harness for security and it can recline to two different positions for comfort.
Another great feature is that the cover is removable and machine washable, making it very easy to keep clean.
Included with the Bright Starts Itsy Bitsy Jungle Swing are two toys attached to the toy bar and soft taggies on the seat itself. The fabric is soft and soothing so your baby will be in maximum comfort.
Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat
- Two helpful products in one - an infant seat & a swing!
- Calming vibrations, six swing speeds, 12 songs & soothing sounds. With all of the bells and whistles of a large swing, but a smaller footprint and easy conversion to an infant seat
- For issues, please call Fisher-Price Customer Service: 800-432-5437
- Deep, comfy seat; Machine washable seat pad & head support.Infant support helps baby get extra snuggly; Easy-fold frame with handle
- Use from birth until child becomes active and may be able to climb out of seat
The Fisher Price Deluxe Take Along is easy to transport and available in two different colors.
- 6 speeds with weight sensing technology
- Music and sounds
- Soft, plush seat and newborn insert
- Suitable up to 25pounds
- Battery operated
This design doubles as an infant seat and swing. Included is a newborn insert which allows for use from day one. It is suitable for babies up to the weight of 25 pounds.
Using weight sensing technology the swing speeds are adjusted as your little one grows. There are also vibrations as well as songs and sounds.
The seat is comfortable and soft and the great news is it is machine washable – both the seat pad and the newborn head support.
Easy to assemble and easy to transport the Fisher Price Deluxe Take Along measures19.84″L x 25.39″ W x 25.04″H.
Swaddle Swing: A Baby Swaddle and Baby Swing Combined
- The Swaddle Swing is a unique baby swing that combines the benefits of a baby swaddle and baby swings, It is a true portable baby swing with the benefits of a swaddling blanket, It's awesome
- Guaranteed to calm down any baby, anytime, anywhere, The best portable baby swing, Finally you don't have to be afraid to leave your house with your baby, Set's up in seconds, A must have for new parents
- Helps calm even colicky babies, It works even better than the aden and anais swaddle blanket
- Be the talk of the baby shower, The Swaddle Swing makes a great baby shower gift, New parents will love you for buying this off their baby shower registry, It is a very unique baby shower gift
- A baby swing you can take and use anywhere, A true travel baby swing, Use inside or outside,works great as a baby swing outdoor, your search for portable baby swings can stop here
Much different to the other models reviewed this swaddle swing is a hand held swaddle that babies love!
- Sets Up In Seconds
- Helps cure colic
- Parent Powered
- Doubles As A Changing Pad
The swaddle swing was designed and developed by a father who just couldn’t settle their baby. The comfort of a blanket turned baby hammock instantly soothed the little one and now it is used by many.
Suited for newborns to 6 month olds this swing does not offer any fancy features but works to soothe and calm little ones.
As you can imagine the design of this swaddle swing is lightweight and easy to travel with.
Your baby is secured in with a blanket that gives them comfort and security, allowing them to rest and sleep.
A great, unique gift for baby showers the swaddle swing is made from a cotton and polyester blend.
Ingenuity ConvertMe Ridgedale Swing-2-Seat
3 used from $ 53.19
- Converts from swing to vibrating seat with Easy Lock
- Slim Fold design folds flat for easy storage or travel
- Powered by Hybrid rive Technology, batteries last up to 3 times longer
- 5 swing speeds plus soothing vibrations, 8 melodies and 3 nature sounds with volume control
- Maximum weight up to 20 pounds, age up to 9 months, dimensions 55.4 cm x 14.5 cm x 57.2 cm
The Ingenuity Convert Me is a smart swing and bouncer all in one.
- Soothing vibrations
- 5 swing speeds
- 8 melodies
- 3 nature sounds
- 1 plush toy and 3 loops
- Comfortable seat
- Easy to fold flat
This swing speed has 5 adjustable swing speeds and melodies to entertain your little one. It also converts to a bouncer allowing for maximum use of this device.
Using hybrid drive technology the batteries for this model will last 3 times longer than others.
With a slim fold design you can quickly and easily store and transport the swing. There are also three timer settings 30mins, 45mins and 60mins which allow you to set the swing in motion and soothe your young one.
There is a 5 point harness and non-slip feet for ultimate security with the Ingenuity Convert Me. Both the seat pad and head support are removable for ease of cleaning.
Fisher-Price My Little Snugabear Cradle 'N Swing
1 used from $ 106.43
- Two swing motions to help soothe baby: rock baby side-to-side like a cradle or swing head-to-toe
- Fisher-Price SmartSwing Technology
- Six swing speeds, 16 songs, soothing nature sounds
- Motorized mobile with mirrored globe and three soft owl mobile toys
- Two-position recline with 3 adjustable seat positions: right-facing, center, left-facing
The Fisher Price My Little Snugabear is a different design to the previous models reviewed.
- 2 swing motions – rocking and swinging
- 6 swing speeds
- 16 songs and nature sounds
- Motorized mobile and mirrored globe
- 2 position recline
- 3 adjustable seat positions
This model has two different settings for naptime and nighttime and this along with two auto rock speeds and soothing melodies will keep your little one settled.
Very easy to fold and store, this is a great portable swing seat that is comfortable and relaxing for your baby.
This design also sensing your childs weight and adjusts the swing speed accordingly. There are two options for the power source – a 120-volt AC adapter or 4 D batteries making it great for use around the home and on the go.
The Fisher Price My Little Snugabear can be adjusted to a recline position, upright positions, left facing, centre facing and right facing.
2015 mamaRoo infant seat - classic grey
- 5 unique motions that move like parents do when comforting their baby (car ride, kangaroo, tree swing, rock a bye, wave)
- Bluetooth enabled - control motion and sound
- Adjustable seat recline
- Easy to remove, machine washable seat fabric
- Overhead toy mobile with reversible toys
The Mama Roo is the final infant swing seat to make the review. This compact design has many great features so let’s take a look.
- 100% polyester
- 5 unique motions
- Bluetooth enabled – control motion and sound
- Adjustable seat recline
- Easy to remove, machine washable seat fabric
- Overhead toy mobile with reversible toys
The motions of this seat can be controlled via bluetooth and the settings mimic natural movements to soothe your baby. Motions include a car ride, kangaroo, tree swing, rock a bye and wave.
This portable swing seat is commonly used in hospitals and is very easy to transport. When assembled this swing seat measures 33″L x 19.5″W x 25.5″H and all of the motions are done within this range.
The bluetooth feature makes it easy to control the settings of your swing, let’s be honest we always have our phones on or near us so it makes sense!
Suited for babies up to 25 pounds after this weight you should discontinue use. Machine washable the Mama Roo is easy to clean and you can even buy extra seat covers at the time of purchase.
Key Features to Look For
Before choosing a portable baby swing there are a few things to think about and those include:
Does the swing include a seat belt that is secure and strong. You want at least a three point seat belt or five point harness, that way you can rest assured that your little one is safe.
Even if the swing reclines, always use a seatbelt.
Most swings are available in a few different heights so this is up to you and what you think is best. I chose one that was lower to the ground, I am a bit of a worrier so reducing any risk associated with it was a must.
There are options for the swing speed so if you think your baby will like the swinging action then perhaps one with a few different speeds is ideal.
Portable baby swings are the only style I would buy. They are convenient and great for taking with you on outings to the grandparents or your friends. There are models that fold up to make it easier to store and travel.
The power source behind the swings needs to be considered. There are some that use an AC adapter which is great news for saving on batteries. Then again battery powered ones are fantastic for outdoors use or if you are away from a power outlet.
Let’s be honest, chances are there is going to be body fluids spilt on the swing at some point. Having one that is easy to clean is a must, cleaning is made much easier with a removable cover.
Portable baby swings are a secret weapon when it comes to raising little ones. They are a great way to entertain and comfort your infant while you get household chores done or are entertaining guests. They are fantastic for travelling and taking to friends or grand parents homes too.