Hammock swings are a great way to relax your baby and lull them into sleep by keeping them moving in a natural motion. Use them inside or outdoors with a stand or by attaching them to the ceiling or something overhead. The material is comfortable for the babies, unlike many of the hard plastic varieties.

The newly popular hammock swings have beautiful designs so that they fit in with the décor of your house instead of standing out like a sore thumb. You can wash and dry them when they become dirty, and they are often made to last while your child grows from 6 months to 3 years old.

We researched many different baby hammock swings to find the ones that we deemed to be the five best. If you’re in the market for one or are curious about them, we encourage you to continue reading.

1. Cateam Canvas Baby Hammock Swing

cateam canvas baby hammock swing isolated on white background

Pros

  • Suitable for children ages 6 months to 3 years, with a maximum weight limit of 55lbs
  • Swing comes fully assembled; all you need to do is adjust the height with length adjustment hinges
  • All mounting hardware included
  • Safety belt included for extra safety so that the child doesn’t wiggle out of the swing
  • Pillows are stuffed with 100% polyester hypoallergenic stuffing and have rope ties attached

Cons

  • Would prefer a 3-point seat belt
  • Felt a little unstable

What Recent Buyers Report

There was overwhelming love for this baby hammock swing, and we had to dig to find anything to put under the cons section. We only heard from one person on each issue under the cons, so they aren’t widespread issues. Parents love that this swing can be installed everywhere, including the garden, backyard, tree, on the porch, in the living room, in the baby’s room, or just about anywhere else you want it.

Why It Stands Out to Us

We love that it comes pre-assembled, so there’s no messing around trying to figure out what goes where. Although many other swings go together pretty easily, it’s just one less thing for us to worry about. The first thing that caught our eye was how cushiony this swing looked; we would love for there to be an adult version of it so that we could get comfy in it. And we loved seeing that there was a seatbelt inside for the youngsters.

The Bottom Line

We can’t say enough good things about Cateam’s baby hammock swing, and this is why it’s at the top of our best-of list. Buyers of this swing seem to feel the same way about it as we do, so you can’t go wrong choosing this swing.

2. DILIMI Baby Canvas Hanging Swing Seat

dilimi baby canvas hanging swing seat isolated on white background

Pros

  • Suitable for children ages 6 months to 3 years, with a maximum weight limit of 110lbs
  • No screws or metal pieces to harm your child
  • The removable cushion is suitable for the baby’s back, which will greatly protect their spine, helping them sit longer without fatigue
  • Included are natural beechwood teething rings that fit on the front wooden dowel
  • Compact and great for travel, uses knots to slip over beams, rods, branches, etc.

Cons

  • Does not come with a hardware kit for attaching to ceilings
  • Assembly required

What Recent Buyers Report

While it takes some getting used to for the parents to trust four double knots to keep their child safe, instead of a hardware kit attaching the swing to the ceiling, many buyers love this swing, and they find its portability fantastic. Some have purchased hammock hooks to ease their minds. The assembly was easy and not an issue. We just put it as a con as it’s one more step than those that come pre-assembled.

Why It Stands Out to Us

We love the cute little bear ears. And while that is not what makes or breaks a hammock swing, it is what first caught our eye, and it ended up being a good product. So, while we scratched off other swings, this one stayed on our list. Another thing that really jumped out was that even though the ages were the same as most, from 6 months to 3 years, the max weight was 110 pounds!

The Bottom Line

This hammock swing is a great selection. Again, we had to really dig to come up with something for the cons list, and nobody really complained about the cons. They were just observations that we saw. Honestly, there’s not much difference between this and number one, just that number one has a little more stuffing, and that’s what we like.

3. Granadilla Baby Hammock Swing Seat

baby girl sitting on granadilla baby hammock swing seat

Pros

  • Suitable for children ages 6 months to 3 years, with a maximum weight limit of 88lbs
  • All mounting hardware included, including carabiners to easily move from place to place
  • Safety belt included for extra safety so that the child doesn’t wiggle out of the swing
  • A soft cushion is provided for extra comfort and can be removed when needed
  • Neutral color will fit any décor and baby gender

Cons

  • Wood is untreated, so extra care is to be given if used outdoors
  • Does not come with knots premade, some parents not comfortable with the strength of their knots

What Recent Buyers Report

Most reports of this hammock swing set are very positive. There are some issues, with the purchasers upset yet clearly stating that they did something wrong. If you plan to use this swing outdoors, you need to ensure that you only do so when you are also outdoors. Never leave your child unattended and bring the swing in when you’re done to protect it from the elements. Many parents report that their kids love this swing, and their biggest worry is if they tied the knots properly. They did not come pre-tied.

Why It Stands Out to Us

Even though this swing is the simplest design of all the options on our list, we just love the way it looks. We like the idea of the carabiners on the swing and having hardware placed in different areas indoors and out. You can even take it and throw it over a large tree branch and attach the carabiner back onto the rope, very convenient.

The Bottom Line

This hammock swing is great, especially if you are looking for something that will fit in anywhere. As mentioned earlier, the wood in the swing is not treated; however, if this is going to be a problem, it is easy to fix. If you live in an area with high humidity or lots of rain, you might want to think about treating it.

4. Happy Pie Play & Adventure Baby Hammock Swing

baby girl sitting in happy pie play & adventure baby hammock swing

Pros

  • Suitable for children ages 6 months to 3 years, with a maximum weight limit of 150lbs
  • Includes a detachable wooden ring toy
  • A soft cushion is provided for extra comfort and can be removed when needed
  • Comes with length adjustable rope with a range from 49” to 57’’
  • Made of durable canvas and high-quality, untreated beechwood

Cons

  • Child’s seat does not include a safety belt
  • Does not come with knots premade, some parents not comfortable with the strength of their knots

What Recent Buyers Report

There were a few buyers who reported the same issues as with the Granadilla baby swing. These included things like the untreated wood and putting the swing together, especially when it came to the knots.

Other than that, most people loved this swing, as did their kids. There were a few toddlers who leaned over too far that they did manage to fall out or come close to falling out, though we’re unsure of the circumstances.

Why It Stands Out to Us

We’re not sure why this is rated for 3 years old and 150 pounds. Ok, we know in reality, sizing-wise, it’s for kids up to 3 years old, and safety-wise Happy Pie just went above and beyond to exceed the rating needed to keep your child safe. You will not have to worry about your child falling from this swing if it is installed correctly. This swing is aesthetically pleasing, so you can place it wherever suits you best, including moving it from area to area.

The Bottom Line

If this swing had a safety belt included, it would probably move up a spot or two. We really like this hammock swing, but we can’t figure out why Happy Pie would go above and beyond safety with weight limits and wouldn’t think about the safety of putting a safety belt in. The lack of seatbelt is our biggest complaint and the only reason this swing is so far down on our list.

5. Mass Lumber Baby Hammock Swing

mass lumber baby hammock swing isolated on white background

Pros

  • Suitable for children ages 9 months to 3 years, no weight limit given
  • Uncorded rope, without knots, can be hung anywhere, indoors, and outdoors
  • Once children outgrow the swing, the rope and dowels can be used to make a rope ladder for them
  • Includes wooden rings and balls to give your child something to play with
  • Extra stuff cushions with snuggly seat area that includes a safety belt

Cons

  • Difficulty assembling swing
  • Bunny ears don’t stay up

What Recent Buyers Report

There were mixed reviews on this swing. Some people loved it. Others thought it was ok, and some weren’t too happy with it. Out of all of the ones on our list, this one had the most varying opinions, still with the majority of those owning it happy with their decision to purchase it.

Why It Stands Out to Us

If you thought we were going to start by saying we picked it because it looks like a bunny, no, that’s not what caught our attention. We like how you can hang it up, especially without using knots. They give many good examples of where and how to hang it, such as a doorway (how many of us have pull-up bars hang around?), tree branches, swing sets, hammock seat stands, etc. We also thought it was quite neat that you can use the parts to make a rope ladder after you’re done using it as a swing.

The Bottom Line

Even though Mass Lumber’s swing came in at number five, it’s still definitely worth taking a look at. There are plenty of happy buyers out there, and we can’t really find a definitive reason to fault it. Once the assembly is complete, it’s done, and you don’t have to worry anymore. We’re not too worried if the bunny ears stay up or not.

In Closing

Baby hammock swings are great for a variety of reasons. Not only can they lull your baby to sleep or calm them down with a gentle sway like that of the ocean or a mother’s womb, but it gives a parent some hands-free time to get things done, without having to carry the baby constantly to soothe them.

The swings with wooden toys attached come in handy as your little one has something to play with. These toys are particularly useful when your baby is teething and needs something to put in their mouth. The soft beechwood will feel nice as it will have a little give to it as they bite down.

When it comes to choosing a baby hammock swing for your family, it comes down to personal preference. Do you want to go for the one that has more stuffing? Or the one that is plain and will fit in everywhere? Do you have a preference as to how the swing is attached? And how mobile do you want it to be? We hope we helped you answer some questions and make some decisions when it comes to the best baby hammock swings.

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