(Closed) Bouncers, swings, rockers, and gliders…oh my!

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Which baby gear would you recommend most for a baby newborn to 25 lbs?
    Bouncer : (14 votes)
    30 %
    Swing : (18 votes)
    39 %
    Infant seat with rocker motion : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Infant seat w/ with glider motion : (5 votes)
    11 %
    I selected more than one option above because you'll need them : (7 votes)
    15 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    297 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    ok i dont have kids… but my SO’s cousin has triplets… their swings were a staple item to help with crying.. calming.. entertaining… etc etc. its hard to keep up when there’s three to take care of!    

    Post # 4
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    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We got a bouncy seat, but we didn’t get a swing.  The bouncy seat is awesome, though, because she can bounce or vibrate in it, and it’s light/portable enough we can easily take it from room to room and even on trips with us.  We also used to use it for naps when Addie was really little (mostly because I didn’t want to put her in her crib yet).  🙂

    Post # 5
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    684 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    I’ve noticed that some babies are “swing” babies and some are not. My son was not a swing baby so we didn’t get much use out of it. Babies can grow out of bouncies kinda fast but they are SUPER convienent! I remember being able to tote him around anywhere with me when we were home alone together. It works wonders too when you have to shower and still have the baby near you. Once he learned how to crawl…well…the bouncie days were over. =(

    Post # 6
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    447 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    The bouncer was great until Yuuki was around 2-3 months, but the swing was great when she got around 3 months and up. When she was 2 months or so, the swing scared her, but eventually she loved it. Sometimes the bouncer or swing was the only way she would fall asleep.

    Post # 7
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    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    ryan is 2 mnths and so far the bouncer is the best – it is where we put him when we need to take a shower, cook or do something baby-free.  So far the swing is ok, but not as popular.  But it could change! remember 25 pounds is the entire first year and probably more…..and you can buy this stuffused prettyeasily if you want to…

    I also suggest a baby carrier- they are the best!

    Post # 8
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    1331 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I used both swings and bouncy seats with my kiddos, and we loved them!  The only thing that didn’t get much use recently was a portable bassinet/playpen thingie, but we gave that to a family friend.

    Post # 9
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    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Too funny! So when I saw this post I thought it was about a club. Bouncers (check), rockers (check), swings (check), and then I was very curious about what a glider was.

    But anywho, good luck with these things ladies!

    Post # 11
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    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My sister’s babies were swing babies, so she’s handing hers down to me so it’s one less thing I have to buy.  Is there a way for you to maybe get a swing or any of the other items from someone you know so you have options that didn’t cost you anything?  That way, if your baby isn’t a fan you didn’t lose a ton of money on stuff you aren’t actually using.

    Post # 12
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    5153 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @misspizzelle 

    LOL 🙂

    I have registered for both a swing and a bouncer but am still not completed decided on which one(s) I want (brands/designs/etc)

    Post # 13
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    2111 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    SIL has a swing and bouncer for her baby and loves both! She doesn’t use the swing anymore but really uses the bouncer now.

    Post # 14
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    5822 posts
    Bee Keeper

    MB has always hated bounce seats.  She’s not a fan of the vibration things on them.  She was ALWAYS a big swing baby.  We got two swings, one of them could switch from back and forth to side to side.  We figured out that she likes the back and forth movement but doesn’t like the side to side.  Then we got rid of her big swing and kept her travel swing.

    My advice would be to try to get your baby gear second hand.  It’s not so bad to waste $15 on a swing from a garage sale, but it hurts the pocketbook to waste $170 on the SAME swing.

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