Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing Product Review

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The Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing has a six swing speed feature that allows you to choose the right pace to suit your baby's mood. Features also include 10 songs and 5 nature sounds to soothe and amuse your baby.  An engaging mobile with 3 soft toys provides visual stimulation and also keeps your baby entertained.  A 5-point harness system gives you peace of mind while keeping your baby secure.

This swing was made to keep your baby soothed, relaxed, and entertained.  It features 2 vibration speed settings to help accomplish these goals.

This swing is made for babies that weigh between 5.5 to 30 pounds. The swing itself weighs 19 pounds.

Best Features of The Product 

  • Price
  • Weight Capacity Up To 30 Pounds
  • Safety
Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing, Abbington
  • This baby swings small frame design fits in any room of your home so you can easily keep baby close wherever you are
  • Plug-in option allows you to save money on batteries while using your infant swing. Excessive exposure to sun or heat could cause fading or warping of parts
  • Gentle, side-to-side swaying motion soothes and comforts baby

Most Talked About Features

As of this writing, the Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing had 566 customer reviews left 98 answered questions left on Amazon. I've helped condense the results by reading through the comments and answered questions and then putting together this summary report.  I hope that this helps you in choosing a baby swing.


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This swing has a 5 point harness system to keep your baby safe.  Because it sits low to the ground, I can't see where it could fall over if it was bumped.  I was not seeing any safety issues with this swing.  Here is what one parent had to say about the safety factor of the Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing,

"If you're looking for an inexpensive swing that is safe and reliable I would highly recommend this one!"


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I was not seeing in the reviews that this swing was prematurely breaking.  The durability seems good.  Here is what one parent had to say about the durability,

"Very sturdy and durable. Very easy to put together and to use. I love all the different settings. My daughter just swings away in this since the first week she was home."

And another,

"Great product. My grandson loved it. Easy to use. Durable."


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This is one of the lower priced baby swings on the market.  Parents liked that.  Some were afraid that the lower price meant that you may get what you paid for.  But most were happily surprised that this was a quality swing at a lower price.  One parent had this to say about the price,

"I was a bit nervous about this product because the price was significantly lower than others like it. My worries were totally unfounded."


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Parents liked that this swing was not bulky like some of the other baby swings on the market.  The size of the Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing made it easy to move from room to room, and also to travel with.  Here is one parent's comment on the size, 

"Swing is amazing! We brought it along on a two month road trip. It breaks down small enough for all the parts to fit in the trunk. The first few times breaking it down were a little stiff and challenging, but it got easier and the parts held up despite multiple set ups and break downs."


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One of the best features as reflected by parent comments, is that this baby swing could be run by battery and also electric.  Here is how one parent felt about how it was powered, 

"First and foremost, being able to plug the swing into an outlet is HUGE. We have had a battery only swing for two of our children and it was a big pain to change batteries every three or four days and D batteries are not cheap. Plus it always ran out of juice in the middle of nap time so I had to be super quiet trying to replace batteries without waking a baby."  

And another comment on the electric option,

"The biggest thing I love about this is that it plugs into a wall outlet! I did not want to have to buy batteries all the time. I also like that it does have the option to run it on batteries in case you do want to use that option."

One complaint that kept surfacing was about the head support area.  Here is what parents were saying,

"Just wish the headrest area was a bit firmer for babies who can't totally keep their head up yet."  

And another of many,

"Now, the biggest complaint I have is that there is virtually no head support in this swing. Your baby will fall asleep and their head will fall to one side and it will look awful and I'm sure it's not good for them. We ended up using a rolled up blanket to prop our sons head when he was smaller. He is now 6 months old and he can stay upright better but when he was smaller it was scary."

Ease of Set Up

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There were mixed reviews on how easy this swing was to set up. Some parents thought that this swing took no time to install, while others struggled. 

My Conclusion 

If you are looking for a durable and inexpensive baby swing, then I don't think you can go wrong with the Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing. Parents rated it as safe and soothing for their babies.  One complaint was that for young babies, the head support is questionable.  But for older babies this wasn't a problem.  The size is nice because it is not as bulky as some of the larger baby swings on the market.  This makes it easy for transporting it from room to room and also away from the home. This swing is made for babies that range in weight from 5.5 to 30 pounds. That's a large range, so it should be able to be used for quite a long time. I would give this swing a try and hopefully you will be as satisfied as most of the parents who purchased it were.

For more information, check out our Top 10 Baby Swings Of 2018.


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