Electric Swings For Babies: How Safe Are They?

Electric Swings For Babies: How Safe Are They?

14 Nov 2022 | 4 min Read

Manisha Pradhan

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Rocking a baby to sleep is beneficial for their health and mood but parents can’t spend the entire day rocking or holding the baby. Electric swings for babies come to the rescue for parents, especially if you have no help at home to take care of the baby. These swings give exhausted parents a much-needed break.

While baby swings are a great solution for parents, it is not a safe way to make your baby fall asleep, the best way to calm and make a baby sleep is by giving the baby a good oil massage with natural baby oil. Electric swings for babies provide parents with some rest from carrying the baby around all day and are safe to use, as long as you use it under supervision, properly and follow the dos and don’t.

Tips To Use Electric Swings For Babies Safely?

If you are thinking of buying an electric swing for your baby here are some things you need to keep in mind:

  • Choose an electric swing that does not fold up or tip over easily.
  • Buy one with removable covers so you can wash them.
  • Place the swing on a flat and stable spot on the floor.
  • Put your baby on the electric swing when he/she is awake and can self-entertain.
  • Make sure your baby is buckled and strapped properly.
  • Experiment with different movements, sounds and speeds to see what works best for your baby.
  • Have your baby sit in a reclined position.
  • Check the cradle of the swing to see if it stays flat while still and in motion,
  • Check the weight limits to see if they suit your baby’s weight.
  • Follow the guidelines and instructions given in the manual.
  • Make sure your baby does not spend 15 minutes at a time on the electric swing. It’s not advisable to leave them there for an extended time.
  • Do not leave the baby unattended on the swing, make sure you are nearby to supervise them.
  • Do not allow your baby to sleep in the swing.

Why Are Electric Swings For Babies Useful?

If used properly, baby swings can be useful as they can be carried anywhere and you can keep an eye on your baby while you do your work around the house. They are also useful for:

Entertaining babies

Some electric baby swings come with built-in music and lights and which helps develop a baby’s observational skills. You can even add accessories to the swing to keep the baby entertained.

Electric swing for babies
Electric swings for babies are safe to use as long as you follow all the safety instructions and precautions/ Image source: ubuy.co.in

Calming babies

Since these electric swings provide the appropriate swinging motion, babies feel comfortable and calm in them. If you are tired of carrying your fussy child around, you can put them on the swing to calm them down.

What Are The Risks Of Electric Swings For Babies?

Electric swings are safe to use as long as you follow all the safety instructions and precautions. However, if it is misused there are certain risks involved:

  • Flat Heads: If a baby is kept on infant carrying devices such as car seats, bouncers or baby swings for long periods then the baby is likely to develop a flat head as babies have soft heads.
  • Injury: It’s essential to buy a proper electric swing and use the harness and a safety belt as per the instructions as improper use can cause injuries like a fall or strangulation. 

When Should Your Stop Using A Baby Swing?

While baby swings can be used right from birth, it is not safe to use them once your baby is around 11-12 kgs as it might not be able to take the weight of the baby and there are chances of injury.

Electric baby swings can be a lifesaver for tired, busy parents, but babies need tummy time and plenty of cuddling too, so make sure you spend some time every day holding and cuddling your little one.

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