Differences between baby swings and toddler swings

Do you ask yourself which swing to buy? Or which of our swing models will best suit your child? Here we will explain the differences between baby swings and toddler swings from Videung of Sweden. We also would like to mention that there is no right or wrong. Most importantly, remember that a toddler swing can only be used for children who can sit independently (from about 6 months). Maybe you wonder why? Because a baby swing only works as a sitting swing and children under 6 months are not strong enough in the back to sit, they will not like sitting in it. Using the swing too early for children whose muscles are not ready for the swing can cause injuries.

Baby swing from Videung of Sweden
Baby swing
Toddler swing
Toddler swing

Main differences between baby and toddler swings

  1. A baby swing is suitable for children from 3 months of age, whereas a toddler swing is suitable for children from 6 months of age or if the child can sit independently.
  2. For the baby swing, you can adjust for the baby to lie, half lie or sit with the ropes placed on the back of the swing. Note! The baby swing should not be adjusted every day because the knots are quite tight. However, the swing should be adjusted according to the child’s development and needs. A half lying and lying position is more suitable for smaller babies. Children aged one year prefer to sit up, and then it may be time to bring your baby swing into a sitting position. When it comes to toddler swings, you cannot adjust it in different positions.
  3. All our baby swings are designed with a long backrest, are slightly lower than the toddler swing, which means that you will get a cosy atmosphere in the swing. Perfect for quiet swinging times and a great place to relax and chill out. The toddler swing is an excellent sitting swing for curious children who like to swing and look around.

So, which swing should I buy?

Once again we would like to point out that there is no right or wrong if the child is older than 6 months. It depends somewhat on the child and what purpose the swing serves. Both models are popular and highly appreciated.

If the child is very quiet and a bit shy, a baby swing may be the best choice. If, on the other hand, your child is curious, he or she will prefer to sit up and look around – then a toddler swing may be most useful. In the end, as a parent or relative, you know your child best and your gut feeling is very important when it comes to choosing a swing.

Would you like to give a swing as a gift?

Are you looking for a christening gift? Then we recommend a baby swing. Or would you like to buy a one-year-old gift for your child? Then we would rather recommend a toddler swing.

Would you like to buy a gift for children between 6 and 11 months? If so, it is a matter of your personal taste! Go for the feeling – both models will be a great success – there is no right or wrong here!

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at kontakt@videungofsweden.com or check our FAQ.