It’s pink for girls and blue for boys: This tradition dates back to at least the early part of the 20th century. No one’s exactly sure of why or how it came about, but nonetheless, it’s widely accepted in much of the world today and figures into all sorts of before-and-after birth activities, from the color of wrapping paper at baby showers to nursery décor, what clothes to buy and much more.
So, when it comes time to pick out that perfect swing, why not follow the time-tested custom and make absolutely sure that your baby girl will be pretty in pink?
Fortunately, you have many swings to choose from in the ever-more crowded and competitive baby products marketplace.
We’re here to try to make your shopping easier by recommending a trio of top-rated swings decked out particularly with girls in mind.
All three are from trusted, brand-name companies, are sturdily constructed and include essential safety features. They’re also highly rated by actual consumers.
Moreover, they simply dazzle in their pinkness and are about as feminine in look and feel as a product can possibly get:
Fisher-Price Papasan Cradle Swing, Butterfly Garden
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Very elegant and bright, this swing will make your little gal feel as coddled as if she was in her mother’s arms.
It boasts a wide range of features including gentle, front-to-back and side-to-side rocking motions, six speeds, a mobile with plush toys, eight lullabies, and even a butterfly “light show” that can be projected above your baby’s head.
The unusually comfy seat is designed to feel like a “nest.”
It runs on both four “D” cell batteries and more economical AC power.
It easily folds up for storage.
It is recommended for babies up to 25 pounds.
Comfort & Harmony Portable Swing, Penelope Petals
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Although a budget-minded, cost-effective and compact swing, this lovely little unit sacrifices nothing.
Baby can swing at six speeds in a soft, pink-and-white seat while playing with plush, overhead toys and being soothed by six original melodies. (The music has a volume control and auto-shutoff).
The seat reclines in two positions and includes removable head support for newborns. It’s also foldable for storage and portability.
The swing runs on four “C” cell batteries.
It is recommended for newborns and infants weighing up to 20 pounds.
Bright Starts Portable Swing, Flutter Dot
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Mostly pastel pink with a scattering of other bright, eye-popping colors, this super-quiet model is also designed to be quite compact and portable.
There are features galore: six speeds, a two-position reclining seat, a removable toy bar with two (pink) toys, and a machine-washable seat pad.
The unit will safely accommodate babies and infants who weigh from 6 to 20 pounds.
The manufacturer’s “TrueSpeed” system is designed to keep the motion consistent as the baby grows and gains weight.
It is powered by four “C” cell batteries.
It’s Your Choice
If you stop to think about it, well, it’s only a custom. No one says you must have a pink swing for girls and a blue one for boys. In fact, the vast bulk of baby swings out there are designed and outfitted to be decidedly gender-neutral in color. Such a swing can actually be more practical in certain situations, particularly if it is to be handed down to someone else or used later for yet another baby in the household (sex yet undetermined).
But, if you want to do something truly special for your new baby girl (who, of course, is quite special to begin with!), why not go with the flow and keep things perfectly pink?