(Closed) Swing and/or bouncer? What do I need?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@zippylef: Honestly, having both is nice.  They can fall asleep in the swing pretty easily… the bouncer kind of hypnotizes them for short periods of time… like so that you can shower.  That was the case with my nephew, anyway.

Post # 4
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would do both, we have a bouncer and I soooo want to get a swing to. 

Post # 5
1359 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Target has a 

Graco Duo 2-in-1 Swing and Bouncer – Sweet Pea from the Sprout ‘n Grow Collection

I wanted to include a link but only could get the mobile link (on iPhone!) but I played with it in the store, it’s awesome!

Post # 6
1645 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I did not get a swing, just a bouncer seat. I can’t tell you how many hours I spent using my foot to bounce it so DS would fall and stay asleep for naps (he was a poor napper). The swing does it for you. If I had to do it over I’d have opted for the swing over a bouncer seat. 

Post # 7
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Swing. We have both because we found the bouncer super cheap before we found the swing at a yard sale. We don’t use the bouncer at all. The swing is referred to as her “magic swing” because it makes her happy when feeding, changing her diaper, holding and bouncing, singing, etc doesn’t.

Post # 8
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We used both but probably used the bouncer longer.  We borrowed a swing–it’s now gone to 3 different houses/babies.  If you could do something like that, I’d recommend it!

Post # 9
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have the Fisher Price Zen Swing and it has a removable seat that you can take from room to room.  It’s great!  She sleeps in it beside the bed at night, it doesn’t rock on it’s own but you can rock it.

I started looking on craigslist for this particular one because it has the option of plugging it into the wall rather than running off 4D batteries that you have to change weekly 😉 

Here’s a link http://www.fisher-price.com/fp.aspx?st=2002&e=product&pcat=bgsw&pid=43985

They also have a bouncer from the same collection http://www.fisher-price.com/fp.aspx?st=2002&e=product&pcat=bgb&pid=43979

Post # 10
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

You never know which one your LO will like better…We had a swing and a bouncer. The bouncer was great at getting him to sleep but he hardly spent any time in the swing. . He never really liked it. 

I say register for both and see which one they like. 


Post # 11
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m with Derbybride.. it is hard to know which, if any, your baby will like. My son hated the swing and we have an infant-to-toddler fisher price rocker that we use to sit him in while we take showers. After having my son I’m of the mindset that less is better and I don’t think I would have purchased/registered for half of the stuff that I did had I known that before having him. I’d definitely recommend the infant-to-toddler rocker or my friend has a swing that converts into a bouncy chair, so if you are set on having both that might be the way to go.

Post # 13
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Neither!  The lifespan for those is 5-6 months.  I didn’t use either with Dirty Delete or the kids I nanny for.

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