Whatever your age, the swing remains a leisure activity that will relax you. The baby model is much more recent but has proven its practicality to entertain and, at the same time, to serve as a space of relaxation for your infant, whatever his age, knowing that it is his weight that it is necessary to check.
Why take a baby swing?
As you should know, a baby can have different attitudes and behaviors once it is born. For the more docile, it is easy to find something to calm them in their confusion. On the other hand, for more vigorous babies with very changeable moods, you must tap into all your knowledge before you manage to calm it down, just for a few seconds.
If you have this kind of baby, it is advisable to buy this very practical accessory; if only to see his reaction. The principle of the swing is elementary, just put a baby in the basket, let it rock, and be swung by its own movements. If the baby is already at the stage where he appreciates the sensation produced by the rocking effect, you will be more free to go about your business. However, for a baby who cannot yet understand his own feelings, he should not be forced to stay in the swing, he must be patient until he finally finds a taste for swinging. In addition, this accessory is mobile type, which allows you to transport it, whatever the destination.
The different possible inclinations of the baby swing
You should know that this accessory is not a simple miniature of the classic model of the swing that you have in the garden. The model designed for babies brings together technical features that are not included on classic models made of wood or metal. The baby swing can be adapted to several positions, with the tilt system. If your child is lying down, it is best to use a 180 ° tilt, that is to say in a completely horizontal position, without forgetting their pillow.
If he’s awake, you can always leave him in this position if he doesn’t show any signs of discomfort. The ideal is to put the swing in an angle equivalent to 65 ° or less if he just wants to get on his little buttocks.
And in case he wants to have eye contact with you, who are busy with something else, adjust the swing at a 90 ° angle, and the baby will be able to stand if he is already able and lean on the swing. Simply put his favorite toys with him in his relaxation area, to keep him calm for as long as possible.
What characteristics should be favored for a baby swing?
Make yourself a major ally by offering you (to him and him) a new swing, and enjoy moments of calm each on your side. However, you should be aware of some important points when buying a swing. Logically, you must immediately look at the safety present on the accessory, to know if it is sufficient. We are talking about the harness with 5 points to ensure resistance. Then we must note the width of the frame, to know if it is spacious enough and therefore more stable too. Now is the time to check if it is comfortable enough to put your little treasure in it. Namely, the thickness and quality of the cushion in the swing, to see if it is soft enough not to tire the back and the neck of the baby. Obviously, the simple act of swinging is not always enough to calm the baby.
From what age to put a baby in the swing?
This is not a question of your baby’s age, but of a much more basic notion of weight. Indeed, even if the baby still seems to be able to hold in the swing, there is no guarantee that the latter could support its weight if it is already large. In addition, if it is already strong enough or if it no longer feels the need to be put in the swing, it may happen that it tilts the accessory, and therefore hurts itself in a fall. In general, the standard models are designed to support a baby who weighs less than 10 kg at the break.
This is prescribed due to the fact that the material of manufacture of the accessory may not be robust enough. For high-end models, they sometimes support twice the weight tolerated by a standard model, that is to say around 18 kg and less. If age is not a key factor, baby’s behavior should not be overlooked. If he is inclined to stay in the swing, let him stay there. On the other hand, if he does not feel there or does not feel comfortable there any more, do not leave him anymore in the swing. In fact, he could simply try to get out of it and risk hurting himself during a bad fall.
Maintain the baby swing
Before letting the baby do whatever he wants in his swing, learn how to clean it. As is often the case, it can happen that you have to feed it in the swing simply because it is quieter and it would be counterproductive to get out of it. After finishing, the baby will have already put it everywhere, and therefore cleaning is necessary. Depending on the material of manufacture, the elements can be washed together or separately. However, the cushion should always be cleaned with cold water and cleaning products.