This device saved me from insanity:
It's a Boppy Rock in Comfort Travel swing and I wish we had gotten it sooner. Up until we got this thing (earlier this week) I could not even use the toilet freely since his majesty wants to be held all the time. Imagine that you can't even pee without the baby screaming himself into a lather. Ugh.
Now I can take a shower and empty my bladder in peace. Bonus - this swing is really small and folds up flat when not in use. It also isn't hideously gaudy like all the others that I saw in the store. Have baby = must have swing.