(Closed) Bouncer vs Swing

posted 5 years ago in Babies
  • poll: If you can only have one, which is better?

    Bouncer seat


  • Post # 2
    848 posts
    Busy bee

    I had both, but to pick one- the Bouncer- it’s more mobile you can take it anywhere- you will need it to shower and cook dinner.

    Post # 3
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I say swing 100000%. My son lived in his for the first few months. The bouncer was fine after the first couple months, but we didn’t et nearly as much use out of it.

    Post # 4
    282 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    We have a small amount of living space and baby is sharing a room with us and we have room for both because of the ones we chose. I chose the fisher price comfort curve bouncer which can’t be stored. It’s really small and very portable and light weight. Haven’t used it yet but I’m due in August. 

    For the swing we chose the graco swing by me swing and it super small and has two heights as well as the fact that it’s foldable and compact. It is sitting folded up against the wall in our hallway and it is so thin when folded I love it! I like that it’s easily stored away until we start using it for baby! I was almost positive we would have to choose one over the other but luckily the compact storage ability of that swing made it possible for us to have both! 

    Post # 5
    3696 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We have neither.  We do have a rock-n-play, which is where baby spends a lot of time during the day.

    Post # 6
    13243 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    We had both. I couldn’t really choose because both were most helpful at different ages. 

    Post # 7
    1576 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    purplerose92:  Thanks so much for that recommendation. DH has been giving me a hard time for passing by a $50 swing at a garage sale. Similar swings are over $100! But it was just so big. The swing you mentioned is only a little more money and solves the storage issue. Score 1 for me! 🙂

    Post # 8
    11736 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We had a swing and a rock n play. The rnp is nice because it is portable. I could bring it in the bathroom, etc. (some people love it for sleep so dual purpose. The swing was great for naps in the early days. 

    Post # 9
    2803 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I had both. He used the bouncer from 0-3months and the swing after that. We had an old bouncer that had a pretty low weight cap. He enjoyed them both but the swing we could not have loved without.

    Post # 10
    3751 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    The bouncy seat has been used WAY more than the swing for us. It moves all around the house, bring it in the bathroom when I need to shower, put it in the kitchen so I can cook or clean, it goes anywhere I need it to go. The swing is big and can’t move and he only enjoyed it for the first couple of months. We also have a rock n play which is what he slept in for the first 4 months, it’s also small, portable and great to have right next to your bed at night. He’s in his crib now I still use that upstairs for shower time or while I’m getting ready for work when the bouncy seat is downstairs. 

    Post # 11
    76 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    There are swings that have a detachable chair that turns into a bouncer, maybe you can look into those?

    I couldnt live without our Rock n’ Play, lifesaver!

    Post # 12
    3571 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

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    maggielou52:  I have registered for both.. I think they’ll both be good for different times/stages of life. We don’t have a very big house, but a good amount of storage space so that’s why I was ok with getting both. I did want a smaller swing though, I didn’t want a big one taking up a ton of space in our living room. So I registered (and received) this one.. it’s smaller & portable, and can be adjusted to 2 different heights. I haven’t taken it out of the box yet, but a friend has the same one and I saw hers, it’s a good size not too big or small.

    Post # 14
    2449 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    maggielou52:  we are registering for a 2 in 1 swing with the detachable bouncer. They also make a version with a rocker instead of a bouncer but I think the bouncer will be much more useful. Here’s a bunch (price seems to vary wildly by color for some reason?) 


    Post # 15
    6518 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    maggielou52:  we have a rock n play and a bouncer (mammaroo)

    The rock n play takes up almost no space, it folds up very compact and ive heard nothing but good things about it.

    the mammaroo is a really modern bouncer, it has 6 different types of bounce movements, ive also heard awesome things about this as well. My friends son loved it, I hope my baby will too

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