Before you can buy the best baby swing, you have to base yourself on where you wish to use it, for example if you will keep it in one place or if you will have to move it from one place to another. The full sized baby swings have been designed to be used indoors and from the birth to the time that the baby is 25 to 30 pounds and this will depend on the model. There are many varieties depending on the toy bars, music and speeds. The portable travel swings are good for the parents who are moving around. They do sit low at the ground and they have been designed to move from a room to another room or to be stowed within the car. They are handy if you want to visit the relatives and if you want a small swing that may be easy to be carried out in the house. They are hybrid swings at the market.
While looking for the swing, check for the features which are able to keep the baby comfortable at the same time safe. If you are willing to get a full-sized swing, you should check the one that has strong stances and posts and which is wide enough so that it will not tip off even when the baby leans at its side. It has also to be foldable for easy storage.
For the five points harness, the full sized swings need to come with a fixed restraint system. There are some models that feature over the shoulder five point harnesses. It is the best harness since it can keep the baby against climbing out of a seat and to be plunged at the ground and this is something that will happen faster than anyone can think about. The travel swing may not have the tray with the middle posts with just the harness. There are some three point harnesses, however, the five point is better. The three point harness may be a crotch and a waist belt that works together which means that the babies will not be able to slip out.
The best baby swing has to offer easy access. The full sized and the portable swings can be found at the market without its top crossbar and it is called open-top design. It is the design which is easy to use since it does not have any top crossbar that can interfere when it comes to getting the baby out or in. You may have the access to the baby from its top and you do not have to crouch down in order to wiggle the baby out of it.
The seat cover should be plush padding and it has to be machine washable. It should have the head supports for the infants and it has to be removed if the baby gets older. By the plush, it means that the padding has to be covered with nice at the same time soft material. The padding does not have to be too soft since the baby can sink into it while the squishy padding may become a suffocation hazard.