Post # 1
So, I made a deal with Darling Husband that after we finished buying the baby stuff… he can buy his drum set. *sigh* So now he wants to hurry and start buying baby stuff.
I’m trying to decide what I really need. We are for sure buying a carseat, stroller and pack n play. The other “big” things on our registry are the swing and bouncer. I registered for a cradle swing and the bouncer that matches. They are very gender-neutral, so I’ll be able to use them again.
Which one is necessary? Which did you use more? Should I spring for both?
Post # 3
@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
I would do both, we have a bouncer and I soooo want to get a swing to.
Post # 5
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 # 12
You may try a part swing part bouncer, like mamaRoo from 4moms. Here are more infos http://mamaroospot.com/
Post # 13
Neither! The lifespan for those is 5-6 months. I didn’t use either with Dirty Delete or the kids I nanny for.