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Parents who are expecting or who have just brought a new bundle of joy into the world need all the help they can get in giving that baby everything it needs to stay healthy and happy. That's why Kohl's offers a wide selection of baby swings. Baby swings offer a safe, comfortable place for your baby to be when not in your arms, and they're very soothing to most babies. The swinging motion mimics the movement that your baby felt in utero, and can quiet even the fussiest of babies (not to mention give your arms a break from rocking). Swings are designed for babies who can't sit up, so you'll likely use one from the time your baby is a newborn through six months or so. And you'll find just the right swing for your baby when you shop Kohl's!
There's a lot to think about when choosing a swing, including safety, versatility and special features. With that in mind, it makes sense to answer some basic questions about baby swings.
What is a Baby Swing?
A baby swing is essentially any seat that moves side-to-side, head-to-toe or even some that use a combination of the two movements. Typical swings have some sort of base that holds them steady, a seat that attaches to the top and a motor. Swings are intended for small babies, usually newborn to six months. It is important to stop using a swing once your baby hits the weight limit or tries to get out of the swing.
Why Do You Need a Baby Swing?
Though some parents make it through the first six months without a baby swing, most find them to be a life-saver. Not only are baby swings a safe space to place your baby when you're doing something else, they're also a great soothing tool (some would say they are a soothing tool for the parents as much as for the baby). Parents of colicky babies, especially, find that the gentle motion of a swing can quiet even the fussiest baby. Many moms and dads also use swings to calm their baby down before naps or bedtime.
What Is The Difference Between Swings and Bouncers and Jumpers?
Made for babies newborn to 6 months old, baby swings are primarily intended to contain and calm your baby with a soothing swinging motion. Their construction consists of a seat attached to a base and a motor that runs on batteries or A/C power. Baby swings typically have a larger profile than baby bouncers.
Also made for babies newborn to 6 months old, baby bouncers are, like baby swings, intended to contain and calm your baby but with a soothing bouncing motion rather than a swinging motion. They are constructed of a seat attached to a base that bounces when baby moves, are typically battery-powered, and offer a lighter weight construction and lower profile than a swing.
Baby jumpers are made for babies ages 6 to 12 months, just slightly older than the ages using a swing or a bouncer. They are intended to contain your baby for play and encourage leg muscle development. They consist of a cloth seat that supports your baby while allowing his or her feet to touch the ground and is surrounded by an activity center. Your baby can safely spin and jump while being fully supported.
So whether you are looking for a baby swing, a baby bouncer or a baby jumper, you can be sure you'll find exactly what you need when you shop Kohl's! And be sure to check out all of the other baby accessories available at Kohl's including car seats, play yards and portable beds, strollers and more. Kohl's is your one-stop shop for everything you want and need for your baby.