So, you have a newborn baby and not much space… Bringing up a baby in a small living space is tough, right? In this post, I will go through the best baby swings for small spaces.
Because having one less thing to trip over is a blessing!
With a newborn baby, you can expect a house full of various toys and tools to help your baby through the first few months and beyond.
When your living space is not very big, you need to look for baby toys that do not take up much space.
Baby swings can be bulky and can take up a lot of space.
Thankfully, there are some smaller, more compact baby swings available, and you can see the best of them right here!
Baby swings can be an excellent friend to you when you are a new dad and will certainly help if your new baby is difficult to settle.
The best baby swings base all of their functionality on aspects that act to settle your baby:
- A slow, steady movement
- Peaceful music and other sounds
- Hanging toys
5 of the Best Baby Swings for small Spaces
1. Ingenuity, Swing ‘n Go Portable Swing
20lbs / 9.07 Kilograms.
6.8 x 14.5 x 22.2 inches / 17.3 x 36.8 x 56.4 cm
5 swing speed settings.
The 8 melodies and 3 nature sounds will keep your baby entertained and comfortable.
The Ingenuity swing will fold up very easily.
4 D batteries required.
Like all of the swings on this page, there is a 5 point safety harness.
Along with the dimensions, there are two features on the Swing ‘n Go portable swing that makes it a must to be on this page:
- Timer Setting
- Extra Quiet Motor
It is all well and good having a baby swing. After all, they are a fantastic tool in your baby calming arsenal, but what if it is too noisy actually to give them any comfort?
Well, there is no need to worry about the noise with this swing! The extra quiet motor will ensure your baby is not kept awake with the constant droning.
If like me, you prefer your home to have wooden flooring, then you will be pleased to know that the Swing ‘n Go has no-slip feet, which means fewer marks on the floor, and less operating noise, awesome.
In terms of safety and comfort, the seat has a 5 point harness and padded head support, which is extremely important if you are looking for a swing for a young baby.
Like the Fisher-Price option above, this option also has a Toy bar, removed from the Swing ‘n Go if needed.
2. Ingenuity Cozy Kingdom Swing
19 lbs / 8.62 Kilograms
20 x 6 x 21 inches / 51.1 x 15.2 x 53.8 cm.
There are 6-speed settings.
6 Melodies along with volume control.
Easy fold for storage and portability.
4 C batteries required.
5 point safety harness.
As we progress through this list, the size of the swings increases slightly, and the Ingenuity Cozy Kingdom Swing is no different.
It is still small enough to make it an excellent choice for a baby swing for small spaces and will certainly not take up too much of your precious home!
What I love about this baby swing is the reclinable seat, a product feature that is not readily available with other options. It just adds in a little bit of extra comfort for the baby, which is what we are all trying to achieve, right?
The Ingenuity Cozy Kingdom Swing has 3 timer settings, so as soon as you learn how quickly it can send your baby to sleep, you can set it to go and put a movie on!
Please make the most of this time; it does not last long!
In terms of noise, the Ingenuity Cozy Kingdom Swing utilizes whisper quiet operation, adding extra comfort.
The toy bar is slightly lower than other options, which means your baby is more likely to interact with it at a younger age. You can also remove it.
If you are looking for a baby swing for small spaces, this is a great option that also folds away easily to save space and ensures easy portability.
The pads are easily removable and are machine washable, which is awesome because babies easily make a mess, right?
Again, the Ingenuity Cozy Kingdom Swing uses a 5 point safety harness system so you can be confident that your baby is locked in and will not fall out.
3. Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat
24.9 lbs / 11.3 Kilograms
6 x 20 x 21 Inches / 15.2 x 51.1 x 53.8 cm
6 swing speeds.
12 soothing sounds.
4 C batteries required.
5 point harness.
You might pay a little extra for this swing, but boy, it is the most comfortable on this page!
Check out the pictures for yourself. Your baby will be snuggled in this baby swing.
In terms of portability, it is very similar to the other Fisher-Price swing on this page. Easily foldable and super compact, which are 2 key features if you are likely to be traveling a lot with it.
The plush head support will keep your baby’s head still and protect it during the swinging, and the 5 point harness system will also act to keep the baby from falling out.
There is a security strap to stop the chair from swinging when you want to use it as a baby seat as a bonus.
Although the dimensions are slightly bigger than the rest of the options on this page, it is still small enough to be used when you are limited on space in your living area.
The toy bar is within easy reach too, which means your baby can play with the toys from an earlier age.
Whilst the seat is very comfortable, you cannot adjust it. That is not too much of a problem, though, because it already looks comfortable enough.
The Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing is the best option for bigger babies because it has the highest maximum weight restriction on this page.
4. Graco Slim Spaces Compact Baby Swing
25 lbs / 11.3 Kg.
29.2 x 27.7 x 38.1 inches – 98.2 x 61 x 90 cm.
Easy to fold and carry.
4 x D batteries.
5 point harness.
By far, the best thing about this baby swing is that you can adjust the legs to make it compact or full height. This is an excellent product feature if you are looking for a baby swing for small spaces.
Like other options on this page, this is a 2 in 1 baby tool that can be used both as a swing and a rocker. By the way, you can remove the rocker to make it even easier to transport!
The Graco Slim Spaces Compact baby swing has a 5 point harness and excellent, comfortable head support in terms of safety and comfort. You can remove fabric covers and the head support for cleaning. As a parent, I fully appreciate that!
The toy bar is slightly higher than the other baby swing options on this page, which may frustrate the baby at first, but when they eventually reach the toys, they must be filled with a great sense of achievement.
The Graco Slim Spaces Compact baby swing will also fold away and has a carry handle for portability.
Disappointingly, there are no sounds, though.
5. Fisher-Price Rainforest Take Along Swing and Seat Set
24.9 lbs / 11.3 Kg
5.9 x 20 x 21 inches / 15 x 51 x 54 cm
6 swing speed settings.
This Fisher Price portable swing has 10 musical tunes along with 2 nature sounds to soothe your baby.
It folds flat and is very easy to transport.
The swing is powered with 4 x C batteries, so no need to plug it in wherever you take it.
There is a 5 point safety harness to ensure your baby is safe and secure.
I absolutely love this baby swing, and the dimensions of the unit make it a perfect choice if you live in a small space, such as an apartment.
The Fisher-Price ‘Take Along’ swing is basically a 2 in 1 baby soothing wonder toy! You can either use it as a swing or as a totally calming vibration seat.
As a parent, you are forever cleaning the baby’s clothes…and yours too.
Some baby swings do not have a removable seat pad, and the only way to clean it is with some wipes, which sucks!
This baby swing allows you to remove the soft seat for easy clean, which makes being a parent just that little bit easier.
One of the best features of the Fisher-Price Take-Along is that it senses your baby’s weight and adjusts the speed of the swing. As your baby grows, they will not be slowing down, which you need to get used to!
It has 10 music sounds, and 2 soothing nature sounds in terms of sensory experience, and it has a toy bar with 2 toys hanging from it. Remember everything is new for babies, and they will spend hours of fun trying to reach each of the toys.
As I said above, this is the smallest swing on this page, and with the features on offer here it makes it one of the best baby swings for small spaces!
What needs to be considered when looking for small baby swings
Because space is a premium, you need to consider the dimensions (height, width, and depth).
Before you buy a baby swing for small spaces, you will need to decide when you would like to put it. Now, using a tape measure, check to see how much space you have available for the swing.
Do not forget that the swing will be moving, so consider leaving an extra couple of inches around the swing to allow some extra movement.
Wait, is foldability even a word? Well…it is now!
Does the swing fold away neatly? How easy is it to fold the baby swing?
The thing about baby things is they can be very bulky and difficult to store when you are not using them.
When looking for a baby swing for small spaces, you need to be confident that you can fold easily and confident that it will not take up much space when it is not in use.
So, now you have even more of an arsenal when you are faced with a battle to settle a baby!
The best 5 baby Swings for small spaces that I have identified above will certainly give your baby comfort and will give you more time to settle down and chill out in the first few months of your new baby’s life.
Other items, such as a night light projector, will act to calm your baby.
You also need to consider items that entertain your baby, which, to be honest, is pretty simple. This is key to living in a small space with a baby!
As everything is new to the baby, they will be entertained by pretty much anything!
It is a blessing, but it becomes more difficult to reach a toddler’s age, so make the most of it!
If you can think of a baby swing on this list, please get in touch or leave a comment below.