any advice on infant swings

Meng Ping - posted on 02/20/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I'm having a hard time picking an infant swing for my daughter. She already weighs 9 pounds at 3 weeks. I noticed that most infant swings sit the infant up too much and she isn't able to bring her head up. My daughter had respiratory problems upon birth and wasn't able keep her oxygen levels up well on her own and they stressed the importance of proper positioning for her. Not to have her head too foward or backwards. Does anyone have any advice on some brands of swings that they enjoyed with their infants.

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we used a papasan swing made by fisher price, it has two seat angles and my son really loved it, we used it until he was about 9 or 10 months old. it can also go side to side or back and forth, although we only used it side to side he seemed to prefer it that way. well, hope you find a good swing, you always could go to babiesrus or another baby store that has several swings available and try a couple out to see which one works the best for you and your daughter.

Meng Ping - posted on 02/26/2009

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Thank you very much. That will give me a good start. You couldn't of had better timing with the advice...I plan on going shopping this Sunday for them. Thanks again.

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We were in the same situation, my son actually failed his car seat test and had to spend 1 month in a car bed until he improved enough to sit in a carseat. There are a few swing out there that have multi-recline (3-5) positions as well as the infant head rest that is detachable. Here are a few examples: These ones have 3 recline positions: Nature's Purest - Swing Sleepy Safari, Carter's Musical Swing Safari Spots, Deco - Silhouette Infant Swing. This one has 4 recline positions: Utopia - Lovin' Hug Infant Swing. We shopped at Toys R' Us. You can check these ones out on their website. We just limited the amount of time our son spent in the swing at first even in the recline position but he really enjoys his swing. Hope this helps.

Jamie - posted on 02/20/2009

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i'm not sure about any swings that would not sit your daughter up too much, but i know that bouncy chairs have a good angle on them, and you can get ones that can vibrate. From my experience of working with infants, most enjoy a bouncy chair as much as a swing, and it might be better while your daughter is having issues with her oxygen levels.



 

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