Are you thinking of buying a automatic baby swing for your child, or as a gift for someone soon? Read about Graco’s Swyngomatic before you make your purchase decision.
First of all, it comes disassembled. It does go together very quickly though. Each of the four legs comes in two pieces, and then the braces on each side are snapped in place to support the triangle-style uprights. The seat part was already put together and attached to the ‘motor’. The part I loved best about assembling the Graco Swyngomatic was that it didn’t require any tools!
Go to the store, and you’ll find that the manufacturers have found ways to turn your simple baby toys into something really complicated if you’re willing to put the money up. For those who are on a budget though (and that would be practically every last one of us) a no-frills model would be great. They even make travel models that can fold up to be portable. You just take it with you wherever you go.
When your twins get fussy, you can put both in the bassinet and gently rock them to sleep at the same time. This trick worked like magic with Faith and Hope. Although the twin bassinet costs more than a single bassinet, it typically costs less than buying two individual bassinets.
But all of a sudden a Big Bad Bear comes charging out of the woods, knocks me unconscious, then grabs you and runs off with you. The whole time you are screaming because you can’t get away.
One of the first concerns is safety, so how safe is the swing you are looking into? Always be sure to check product recalls to be sure yours is not on the list.
The specific formula given to an infant can also have something to do with whether or not they become colicky. Parents should try switching formulas, to one that is soy based, to better prevent the onset of colic.
Of course, before trying any of the suggestions above, one would want to make sure that the baby’s basic needs of a dry diaper and a full tummy have been taken care of. If those don’t settle a colicky crying baby, then try one, or all, of the suggestions above. Just remember you must be calm first. If it’s been going on too long, get someone to watch the baby and get away for an hour or two. Not only will the break help you, but it will help the baby to have a relaxed parent.