If you’re having trouble deciding between the Fisher Price My Little Lamb Cradle Swing and the Bright Starts Ingenuity Cradle and Sway, I might be able to help. Both cradle swings have several things in common, however there are a few unique features that set them apart.
Both the Bright Starts Ingenuity and the My Little Lamb Swing offer 2 swinging motions, head to toe, and side to side. Both cradle swings also offer 6 speeds, 2 position recline, safety restraints, removable snack trays, and both have a maximum weight recommendation of 25 pounds. Both the Bright Starts Ingenuity and the My Little Lamb Swing are battery operational only, and have removable and washable seat pads.
The Bright Starts Ingenuity offers a total of 10 melodies and nature sounds, along with volume control. The My Little Lamb Swing offers 10 melodies, plus 3 nature sounds, also with volume control. The Bright Starts Ingenuity offers a pivoting toy mobile that moves with the swing, whereas the My Little Lamb Swing offers a motorized toy mobile that spins and has a large dome mirror in the center. This Fisher Price Swing also offers a toy bead bar attached to the snack tray for even more entertainment, whereas the Bright Starts Ingenuity only offers two soft toys that hook and dangle from its snack tray. As far as toys and entertainment go, I believe the My Little Lamb Swing comes out ahead, but when it comes to swing features, the Bright Starts Ingenuity offers more. For instance, the Bright Starts Swing offers a swing timer with 3 settings, 30, 45, or 60 minutes. It also offers TrueSpeed Technology, which means that regardless of what your little one weighs, it will always maintain the designated swing speed. Some cradle swings slow down, or speed up depending on the weight added to the seat, but not this one. Also, the Bright Starts Ingenuity is energy efficient as well. By only powering on when the swing is in the forward motion, and powering off in the backward motion, it will run on the same set of batteries for over a year.
As for reviews, the My Little Lamb Swing has more with higher customer satisfaction. With 203 reviewers out of 275 reviewers rating it 4 to 5 starts, with 5 being the max, that’s 74% customer satisfaction. The Bright Starts Ingenuity only had a total of 17 reviews, with 11 rating it 4 to 5 stars, that’s 65% customer satisfaction. Keep in mind that the Bright Starts Ingenuity is relatively new to the market, and hasn’t been around anywhere near as long as the My Little Lamb Swing has.
The only other difference is the price. The My Little Lamb Swing lists for $154.99, and the Bright Starts Ingenuity lists for $129.99. However, currently on Amazon.com, both cradle swings are on sale, the My Little Lamb Swing for $131.74, and the Bright Starts Ingenuity for $129.00.
If you’re still undecided, check out the full reviews listed below.