Whenever expectant parents ask me if they need to buy a swing, I always suggest they wait and see. Some babies really crave the motion while others don’t need it, and from my experience, if you’ve got one of the former, you’ll know it soon enough. Plus, swings eat up a ton of floor space.
I had a swing in my kitchen for the first year of both my kids’ lives, and I can probably count on two hands the number of times we actually used it. Whereas I can’t count the number of times we tripped over it. For us, it wasn’t a smart purchase. But I know a lot of parents who do swear by their swings and wouldn’t want to face life without one.
So it makes sense to get to know your baby a bit before committing to a swing.
But now, Graco has introduced a clever new accessory to the Snugride car seat – it’s the SnugGlider. This compact folding swing frame has all the perks of a full size swing – music, vibration, even nature sounds – except it doesn’t have a seat. Instead, you just snap in your Snugride or Safe Seat. Good for Graco – this is something that is worth putting on a registry.