The 6 Best Portable Baby Swings

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This wiki has been updated 26 times since it was first published in January of 2017. Although infants enjoy swaying back and forth in your arms, you don't always have the energy when dealing with a newborn. These portable baby swings allow you to provide your child with some hands-free comfort everywhere you go. They're soft and cozy and will soothe your little one to sleep, leaving you free to do a few chores or, better still, take a well-earned break. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Fisher-Price 2-In-1 Deluxe

2. Ingenuity Convert Me

3. Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along

Editor's Notes

August 27, 2020:

As with any items for new parents, we wanted our selection of portable baby swings to make life a bit easier for adults caring for fussy little ones. We looked for features that reflect that priority. A good variety of styles was also important since different babies respond to different toys, colors, and other visual stimuli.

When it comes to alleviating parents of stress, we like that the movement of the Ingenuity Cozy Kingdom can be set on a timer, so adults don't need to remember to shut it off. During this update, we decided to eliminate the Kidco Swingpod, since it doesn't have any electronic functionality, and requires users to manually move it back and forth. Parents have enough to do as it is, and we prefer products that leave their hands free for a little while.

We like the hanging mirror and motorized toy bar on the Fisher-Price 2-In-1 Deluxe, which can entertain a finicky munchkin. The Ingenuity Cozy Kingdom also has some adorable plush figures to mesmerize a baby. Depending on what motion your little one responds most to, you may like that the Ingenuity Convert Me can operate as a swing or a bouncy seat. Another multifunctional option, the Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along can be locked into stationary seat mode, which is helpful when you're on the road and don't have access to baby's usual chair for feeding time.

March 19, 2019:

While most parents seek out a portable swing to take with them out of the house, we included the Graco Glider Light because although it doesn't fold, it offers one of the plushest, cozy seats available, plus it has a lightweight frame that's easy to move from room to room around the house. The Fisher-Price Take Along took the top spot because the base feels extra sturdy and it offers the versatile option to be a stationary seat.

Special Honors

Essentials On Earth Smart Baby Sleeping Swing Bouncer The Essentials On Earth Smart Baby Sleeping Swing Bouncer comes in more than 10 designs and has a retractable mosquito net to protect a cutie from those pesky insects. It is Bluetooth compatible, allowing you to play soothing songs for a little one from your phone, and has a remote control from which you can adjust the volume of the music and the motion of the swing.

Bright Starts Whimsical Wild Portable Swing The Bright Starts Whimsical Wild Portable Swing has a two-position recline and a five-point harness to keep a baby comfortable and safe. It plays six uplifting melodies and has a removable toy bar with cute animal figures. With a lightweight, foldable design and a small footprint, it's easy to take or store nearly anywhere.

4. Ingenuity Swing 'n Go

5. Graco Glider Lite LX

6. Ingenuity Cozy Kingdom

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated by Brett Dvoretz

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