(Closed) How old was your baby when you put him in a swing?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: When did you start using the swing?

    First day home from the hospital

    1 week

    2 weeks

    3 weeks

    4 weeks

    5 weeks

    6 weeks

    7 weeks

    8 weeks

  • Post # 3
    1470 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    That’s a lay-flat one, right? I think you’re safe to use it right away, as long as he was full term. I’d make sure you watch him the first few times and he doesn’t get hunched over, but other than that you’re good!

    You can always ask your pediatrician if you’re unsure.

    Post # 4
    2947 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    I’d have to see a pick of the swing before I could give any advice:) 

    Post # 6
    2947 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

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    @Peony007:  with your bub being 8lbs I wouldn’t see any problems at all.

    That swing looks great.  You are going to get lots of use out of it. My babies had one similar and we used it all the time. 

    Post # 8
    289 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We have that same swing and we used it the 1st week that she was home.  DD weighed 7lb 7 oz when we came home, so I’d think you’d be fine

    Post # 9
    474 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Mine were both in a swing first week.  If the head bobbling in a more upright swing is an issue, you can use the head supports that you put in the infant car seats.  Thats what I did and it worked great.


    Post # 10
    7294 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i cant remember, but i think it was about 2 – 3 weeks. he didn’t like it at first though, eventually he started taking awesome naps in it.

    Post # 11
    1026 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    So what’s the danger in using swings early?  I never heard this one…


    Post # 12
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I used the same one right away in the position that lays flat.  The only thing I heard in my child safety classes was to use the ones that swing side to side for young babies because it’s more natural on their bodies verses the front to back swinging motion.

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