Baby swings come in wind-up or battery-operated versions. When making your choice, try to evaluate how easy it will be for you to take the baby in and out of the swing. You may want to look for a model that doesn't make too much noise, which could wake a sleeping baby. Another consideration is convertibility—the swing may become a high chair, for example, or may offer both front-to-back and side-to-side swinging motions similar to a cradle's motion.
Our parenting advice is given as suggestions only. We recommend you also consult your healthcare provider, and urge you to contact them immediately if your question is urgent or about a medical condition.