If you’re having a hard time deciding between the Bright Starts Ingenuity and the Bright Starts Comfort & Harmony Portable Swings, there’s good reason. They are very similar and offer many of the same features, however, there are a few key differences that may help you decide.
First of all, let’s take a look at the similarities. Both the Bright Starts Ingenuity and the Comfort & Harmony Swings offer 6 swing speeds, 6 melodies, and a swing timer with three settings ranging from 15 to 45 minutes. Both also offer over-sized seats with 2 position recline, safety harness’s, removable head support, cushioned foot pillows, and both seat pads are removable and washable. Also, both the Bright Starts Ingenuity and the Bright Starts Comfort & Harmony also require 4 C batteries, and will hold from 6 to 25 pounds. Both also fold flat for storage or traveling, and they come with removable toy bars.
These two portable baby swings are basically identical, except for a couple of things. One is that the Bright Starts Ingenuity offers TrueSpeed technology which means that regardless of how heavy or light your baby is, the speed settings will always maintain the correct swing speed. Also, the Ingenuity comes with infant side supports. The only other difference is price. The Bright Starts Comfort & Harmony Portable Swing lists for $59.99, whereas the Bright Starts Ingenuity lists for $64.99.
When it comes to reviews, the Bright Starts Comfort & Harmony has more, but keep in mind that the Bright Starts Ingenuity Collection is new to the market. Both had about the same percentage of satisfied customers. There were a few complaints for both, the most common was the fact that the music automatically shuts off after 25 minutes, and you have to keep turning it back on. Also, a few of the reviewers for the Bright Starts Comfort & Harmony Swing stated that after 1 hour, even if you don’t set the timer, the swing automatically shuts off. Now I didn’t find any complaints of this for the Bright Starts Ingenuity, so maybe that’s something they’ve improved.
Well, if it was me, I’d pay the extra $5.00 for the Bright Starts Ingenuity Portable Swing because you get the TrueSpeed technology, and the infant side supports. But, if you can find the Bright Starts Comfort & Harmony on sale for quite a bit less, I’d go that route instead.
Currently at Amazon, the Bright Starts Comfort & Harmony Portable Swing is on sale for $47.00, and the Bright Starts Ingenuity Portable Swing is on sale for $58.99.
Still undecided, check out the full reviews listed below.