It’s easy to see why a swing may lull your baby to sleep: That rhythmic rocking can soothe even the fussiest of sleepers. But if your baby does happen to fall asleep in her swing, it’s best to gently move her into her crib.
It’s a matter of safety. Infants are at their safest when they are placed on their backs to sleep in their cribs. Doing so can help protect them from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
It’s also smart to practice baby safety every time you use the swing or infant seat (also a sleep-inducing piece of gear). Make sure your baby is able to sit up in the seat, and only use swings that stand firmly on the floor.
A few other safety practices to keep in mind: