Today was Veronika’s first time in a baby swing!
As a veteran parent, I was ready with a few tricks to sure this first ride in a bucket swing went smoothly. 7 months old is still pretty tiny, so come prepared with a nice soft blanket. This can act as a wedge so your baby doesn’t slide around in the swing (and is also handy for drying off any rain from the night before, in a pinch!).
Well this little lady took to it right away! She looked about as at ease as if the swing were a hammock on a tropical island.
For a few fun games, I tickled her toes whenever she swung toward me.
You can also greet your child with a playful, “boo!” on each swing.
She also loved when I pushed slightly harder and said, “higher higher higher!”
But in general, today was about gentle pushes, often letting momentum take over after only 1 or 2 pushes. She loved exploring the texture of the swing, too.
Does your baby like to swing? Please share in the comments!