Once again, I have mixed feelings. The Bright Starts Ingenuity and the Bright Starts Comfort & Harmony Portable Baby Swings had the highest customer satisfaction ratings, however the Bright Starts Comfort & Harmony was the best selling. The problem is that the Bright Starts Ingenuity is new to the market, and therefore does not have near the reviews that the Comfort & Harmony Swing does. Both Bright Starts Portable Baby Swings are very similar with only have a few differences. So, in the end I chose features over total reviews, therefore making the Bright Starts Ingenuity Portable Baby Swing the best. I also included a Fisher Price Infant To Toddler Rocker in this category, mainly because it is perhaps my favorite portable soother, but it’s not a swing, I’ll explain momentarily.
First, let’s take a look at the Bright Starts Ingenuity Portable Baby Swing. It offers 6 swing speeds, 2 reclining seat positions, and 6 melodies. The Bright Starts Ingenuity Swing also offers a handy swing timer with 3 settings, 15, 30, and 45 minutes. Plus, it comes with a removable head rest, foot pad, and infant side supports. All of these features are super nice, but my favorite feature is the TrueSpeed technology. This enables the Bright Starts Ingenuity Swing to maintain swing speed settings regardless of how heavy Baby is. Some swings slow down as Baby gets heavier, but not this one. In addition, the Bright Starts Ingenuity is also lightweight, and it folds flat, making it easier to store and easier to travel with. I love the fact that it’s so small, it takes up half the space of a full-sized swing, so if your house is cramped, this portable baby swing is perfect. Plus it’s only $59.00 at Amazon.
Now, the Fisher Price Infant To Toddler Rocker is probably my most favorite, mainly because it’s designed to grow with your child all the way through the toddler years. It offers 3 infant stages and 1 toddler stage. In the first stage the Fisher Price Rocker reclines back and offers calming vibrations. It also has a toy bar with hanging toys that provide visual stimulation for Baby. Now, I think it’s important to note, this is not an automatic rocker, it’s a manual rocker, so Mom has to give the little one a gentle push to get things going. I know, this might sound like a pain, but keep reading and you’ll understand my fascination with the Fisher Price Rocker. In stage 2 the toys from the toy bar can be attached to the seat itself, giving Baby the opportunity to have hands on entertainment. In stage 3 the toy bar can be reattached, the seat adjusts uprights, and Baby can bat and play with the toys. Another nice feature is the kickstand which can be unfolded at any time, providing a stationary seat for Baby, which can double as a vibrating seat. In the last stage, the toddler stage, the seat back adjusts up higher to support a toddler, and your little one can rock by themselves. It has a maximum weight capacity of 40 pounds, so this is probably the only infant soother that will be useful up to 3 or 4 years old. And, with a price as little as $42.99, you really can’t go wrong. It’s actually on sale at Amazon right now for $35.98, 16% off.
If either the Bright Starts Ingenuity Portable Baby Swing or the Fisher Price Infant To Toddler Rocker interests you, I encourage you to check out my full reviews listed below, including video demonstrations.