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Every baby is different. Both of mine HATED the bouncey and LOVED the swing. If it weren't for the swing in our house, I might have been committed with my DS (kidding, but only kind of). I have NOTHING for this new baby and the only two Must haves on our list are the infant car seat and a swing.
We had an older forward only swing and DD hated it. We were at a friends house and used the FP papasan swing and DD went right to sleep. We went out and bought one that day...DD was a month old then and we definitely got our moneys worth out of it.
You can try going without and see if you "need" it.
No, you don't HAVE to have a swing. If you have a bouncer then I think you'll be fine. Baby won't know the difference if you don't have one!
I don't have a swing or a bouncy but I got the infant to toddler rocker instead.
DS loved his bouncy seat for about the first 6 weeks, and then only loved his swing. I can't even imagine a life without the swing now. : )