Baby sitting in 4moms MamaRoo Multi-Motion Baby Swing

You know how babies are referred to as “bouncing bundles of joy”? That’s because a bouncing baby is a happy baby.
If you think of the environment where your baby spent 9 months growing, it makes sense that bouncing and jiggling motions make them feel soothed and content. And that’s why a baby swing or bouncer—or 2 in 1 baby swing and bouncer!—are must-haves for new parents during the first few weeks and months at home with their baby.

Both baby swings and bouncers cradle your baby in a seat and can help to calm fussiness while making it easier to interact with your baby. But other than that, they do very different things. Wondering what the differences are between a baby swing and bouncer? With a traditional baby swing, your baby sits in a reclined seat and gently sways either side to side or back and forth. A baby bouncer is a more compact seat that simply bounces the baby up and down; some models are powered by motion while others run on a battery-powered motor.  
One of the decisions parents-to-be face when choosing a baby swing vs bouncer is that you have no way of knowing if your baby will like the swing or the bouncer until you try it. That’s just one of the reasons the MamaRoo®4 Multi-Motion Baby Swing is a great solution to consider as you’re figuring out what you need for your new baby.

The MamaRoo brilliantly combines the best features of a baby swing and bouncer so you don’t have to buy two different pieces of gear or choose one over the other. It bounces up and down and sways from side to side—just like you do when you comfort your baby—and features five unique motions and five speed options for a total of 25 different combinations to keep your baby smiling, bouncing, and swinging. With all these choices, you’re bound to find the just-right combination that will soothe and calm your baby.

Baby sitting in 4moms MamaRoo Multi-Motion Baby Swing with toddler

What You Need to Know About a Baby Swing and Bouncer Combo

You may be asking yourself, “Do we really need a baby swing or bouncer?” While neither are a necessity in the way that a crib or car seat are, exhausted new parents often find having a safe and soothing place to set their baby down is a life saver. By providing the gentle motion that is calming to babies, a baby swing or bouncer can give your tired arms a break when your baby is fussy. And while the age that your baby will outgrow it varies by manufacturer, most swings and bouncers can be used until babies are six months old, making them invaluable during the first months when most parents could really use an extra set of hands.

Of course, the most important thing to know about either is how to use it safely. Keep these important guidelines in mind every time you use a swing or bouncer:

  • Never use a swing or bouncer on an elevated or soft surface, such as a table or a sofa. It should only be used on the floor, and it should be positioned away from hazards like heaters, window shade cords, or electric cords.

  • Buckle your baby in with the restraints anytime you place your baby in the seat—even if it’s just for a minute.

  • Don’t leave your baby unattended in a swing or bouncer, and never move it if your baby is seated in it.

  • Stop using the swing or bouncer as soon as your baby reaches the manufacturer’s recommended weight, height, age, or developmental limits.

One smart decision you can make when choosing baby gear is to pick a baby swing and bouncer combo like the MamaRoo that combines the best features of both. Both babies and their parents love it. And don’t just take our word for it. “Life saver!”, “It’s amazing!”, and “As new parents, we discovered that movement is key for our baby’s joy and sense of calm. This swing checked all the boxes!,” are just a few of the glowing reviews we’ve gotten from real-life parents about our 2 in 1 baby swing and bouncer.

Baby sitting in 4moms MamaRoo Multi-Motion Baby Swing with toddler and mother

Why the MamaRoo4 Multi-Motion Baby Swing is the Solution You Need

What is it that sets the MamaRoo4 Multi-Motion Baby Swing apart from a traditional baby swing or bouncer?
When we introduced the MamaRoo baby swing and bouncer combo, it was a game changer in the baby gear industry: the first-ever 2 in 1 baby swing and bouncer to both bounce up and down and sway from side to side. But this innovation was no happy accident. MamaRoo’s breakthrough motions were inspired by a focus group of four moms who wore sensor vests that allowed our engineers to track how they moved when they were soothing their babies. Based on their movements, we developed the 5 distinct motions offered on the MamaRoo: car ride, kangaroo, tree swing, rock-a-bye, and wave.
In addition to the natural motions, the MamaRoo can be set to move at five different speeds and to play four different sounds. And you can control the motion, speed, sound, and more from the 4moms app on your smartphone. It’s these thoughtful details that have helped the MamRoo win raves like “a new parent splurge that’s totally worth the money” from, “Best Baby Swing” from the editors at, and the “…infant seat which brought the clunky battery-eating baby rocker and swing into the 21st century” from the cool moms over at Cool Mom Picks.

You’ve Got This—and We’re Here to Help!

During the first few weeks of your baby’s life, there’s a good chance your baby will want to be held all.the.time. And you’ll probably want to spend most of your time holding them. But for those times when you just need an extra set of hands or a little break from rocking and bouncing your baby, the MamaRoo4 Multi-Motion Baby Swing is the all-in-one piece of baby gear that can take over for you.