When to start and stop using your baby swing

For me, the baby swing is the Batmobile of baby furniture. The only exception, this stationary tool swings to make the baby fall asleep, instead of fighting crimes. And that is all parents want.

But often we get too reliant on the swing. And start using it way too much which by the way isn’t only bad for the swing but also for the little one’s health. Therefore, parents need to know the boundary of when to start and stop using the baby swing. And today that is exactly what we are going to talk about.

Starting and stopping time for using a baby swing:

Age limit:

Baby’s are ready to go on a swing from the moment they first arrive. That is typically the starting period. And from there they are good to use a swing until their second birthday. But this can vary depending on the baby’s growth and also the swing type.

Exceeding weight:

You might have gotten the hint from the earlier statement. Yes, weight capacity is another aspect that helps you make the decision. Especially, when your baby needs to quit using the swing. Usually, most swings can hold up to 13-14 kgs. But it is better not to push it to the limit. Hence, stop using it when your baby weighs about 11-12 kgs. This way the swing remains in one piece, and so do your baby.

Time allocation:

Swings are primarily used to keep the baby occupied while you perform your daily activities or to help them sleep. This is built to perform these two functions. So, when you start using, you probably should give your baby 30 to at most 40 minutes of swing time.

Even if it doesn’t get drowsy after that, you still need to get it out from it. There are reasons for it. As studies show, a longer period of time on the swing can make the baby feel dizzy. Also, the bonding of baby with its parent can be affected if it spends most of its time on the swing. Therefore, knowing when to stop is very critical.

Climber:

Some babies are extremely mobile for their age. You can hardly keep them in one place. And that is the moment when you know that the swing has served its time. Yes, there are harnesses that might keep them strapped. But they can still try to climb out making it even more dangerous as they can get tangled. No matter what you try, it is impossible to keep them roped once they learn to roam around.

After sleep:

Some babies are extremely mobile for their age. You can hardly keep them in one place. And that is the moment when you know that the swing has served its time. Yes, there are harnesses that might keep them strapped. But they can still try to climb out making it even more dangerous as they can get tangled. No matter what you try, it is impossible to keep them roped once they learn to roam around.

Hopefully, you have found some sound guidance. Follow them and share them with others who might be benefited from the knowledge.

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