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Do You Know When To Stop Using Baby Swings?

May. 26, 2021

Do You Know When To Stop Using Baby Swings?

The automatic baby swing supplier shares this article with you.

For parents who are sleep deprived, the automatic infant swing seems to be a cure, and their children will not fall asleep in any other way. They can shake and comfort the baby to stop crying and help them fall asleep. However, this volatility is not a long-term approach. Not only should babies stay on the swing for a short time, but once they exceed the weight limit or start trying to climb out of the swing, they should stop using the swing forever.

When the baby is asleep

The American Academy of Pediatrics warns parents not to use swings as a sleeper for babies. Although you can safely use the swing to put your baby to sleep, once he is asleep, you should remove him from the swing. If your baby sleeps on a swing, he may sag, which may increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. The American Academy of Pediatrics also recommends not to let your baby rock alone.

30 minutes passed

Even if your baby is not asleep on the swing, you should not let him stay on the swing for too long. "Consumer Report" recommends that babies should not stay on the swing for more than 30 minutes at a time. Long swings can cause your baby to dizzy. Both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Consumer Reports pointed out that even if your baby does not swing his body, prolonged prone swinging will increase the chance of flat spots on the baby's head.

When your baby exceeds the weight limit

Every baby swing has its own weight limit, but the typical weight limit for most swings is 25 pounds. According to the Centers for Disease Control, at 16 months, 50% of boys weighed 25 pounds, and at 20 months, 50% of girls weighed 25 pounds. When the baby is too heavy to swing, stop using it at any time.

When the baby can crawl out

Even if your baby does not exceed the weight limit of the swing, his mobility is enough for him to start trying to get rid of the swing. In this case, you should stop using your swing immediately. A 12-month-old child may start trying to climb, which may cause falls and head injuries. Even if you use a seat belt to tie your baby to a swing, you should do this every time. If the baby tries to crawl out, he may be entangled on the swing and cause injury.

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