The Bright Starts Ingenuity Swing Review

The Bright Starts Swing Ingenuity Swing Review

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Bright Starts Ingenuity Cradle Swing, Bella Vista
Bright Starts Ingenuity Cradle Swing, Bella Vista

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The Bright Starts Ingenuity Swing is an energy efficient, multi-directional baby swing that offers TrueSpeed Technology. So what does that mean? By only powering on when the seat swings forward and then powering off when the seat swings backward, the Bright Starts Ingenuity Swing will run on one set of batteries for over one year! This Bright Starts Swing also offers TrueSpeed Technology, which means that regardless of the size and weight of your baby it will maintain the same swing speed. Simply choose one of the 6 swing speeds, and the Bright Starts Ingenuity will automatically recognize your baby’s weight and maintain the speed. You also have the option of setting a swing timer with 3 settings, 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Also, the Bright Starts Ingenuity seat rotates 180 degrees and offers both the traditional head-to-toe swing motion as well as the side-to-side cradle motion.

Did I mention how quiet it is? It’s whisper-quiet, and it also offers two recline positions, as well as removable cushioned head support. So, not only will your little one be comfortable in the Bright Starts Ingenuity, but also entertained with ten melodies and nature sounds including volume control, and two soft toys as well as a pivoting toy mobile.

Ingenuity Features Include:

  • Whisper-quiet
  • 2 Swing motions – Head-to-toe, and side-to-side cradle
  • 6 Swing speeds
  • TrueSpeed Technology automatically recognizes Baby’s weight
  • Battery Savings – Runs on 1 set of batteries for over a year, up to 300 hours
  • 3 Setting swing timer – 30, 45, or 60 minutes
  • 2 Position recline
  • 10 Melodies and nature sounds
  • Volume Control
  • Two soft toys
  • Pivoting over-head Toy Mobile
  • Removable snack tray
  • Removable, and machine washable Seat Pad and Head Support
  • 5-Point harness

Video Demonstration:

This video includes the entire line of Bright Starts Ingenuity products.

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My Review:

Bright Starts Ingenuity Cradle Swing, Bella Vista
Bright Starts Ingenuity Cradle Swing, Bella Vista

As far as reviews go, the Bright Starts Ingenuity Swing did pretty good. The most loved features were the battery savings/energy efficiency, the fact that it’s whisper-quiet, the swing timer, and the gently swing speeds. In fact, one reviewer claimed that the silence was deafening. Another reviewer stated that the Ingenuity’s swing timer was a life saver, aka sleep saver. Aside from a couple problematic swings that stopped working and were replaced, the only complaints I found were that it has a very wide base, and takes up quite a bit of space. Also, several reviewers complained that the Ingenuity’s toy mobile was useless because it does not move on its own. ¬†Aside from that, most seemed pretty satisfied with the Bright Starts Ingenuity Swing. A couple reviewers even stated that they thought this was “The BEST Baby Swing ever made”, and that they “could not live without it”. See for yourself what reviewers had to say in the Customer Feedback section below, or check out the comparison reviews listed at the bottom of this page.

The Good
  • Whisper-quiet
  • TrueSpeed Technology recognized Baby’s weight and maintains speed
  • Battery Life – last for over a year
  • Swing timer with 3 settings
  • 6 Gently Swing Speeds
The Bad
  • Wide base takes up a lot of space
  • Toy Mobile does not move on it’s own
  • 5-point harness does not work when Baby is swaddled – most swings are designed the same way

Customer Feedback:

Excellent Swing! – April 26, 2011

By reading teacher (Phoenix, AZ USA)

We initially purchased another swing before our son arrived– we wanted something compact and easily moved– but we realized quickly that those features are overrated in a swing for home use. True, the Bright Starts Ingenuity Swing DOES take up a lot of space– it has a large footprint– but it works so well, it is worth it!

Why we love it:
*Easy to assemble
*Very well-constructed and sturdy
*Neutral and easy to clean fabric
*Bolster supports baby’s head well and cradles baby’s sides so he feels secure
*Rocking motion is smooth and speed is excellent
*Lullabies and nature sounds are very soothing and help keep baby asleep
*Is very energy efficient– we use it often and have had it for two months without a battery change
*Five point harness is very secure while still being comfortable for baby

The only drawback (and it is minor) is that the shoulder straps for the safety harness are a bit difficult to adjust. They can only be loosened or tightened from the back of the seat, which is low enough that it requires you to sit or lay on the floor to adjust the straps.

This review is from: Bright Starts Ingenuity Cradle and Sway Swing, Bella Vista – See Original


AWESOME SWING – November 24, 2011

By C. Bauman,
I got this swing when my colicy 2 month old baby would not sleep. My daughter is now 16 months and 23 lbs and still loves this swing. She fits in great, the straps are even a little loose, and it still swings as long as the batteries are not dead. I have only replaced the batteries 3 times in 13 months. I think that is pretty good. I would suggest this swing to anyone!!

This review is from: Bright Starts Ingenuity Cradle and Sway Swing, Bella Vista – See Original

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I'm a Stay-At-Home Mom/Professional Baby Gear Product Reviewer from Montana. I'm married and we have a beautiful baby Girl. I love hiking, biking, fishing, and camping. In other words, I love experiencing this beautiful place in all possible ways, and as often as humanly possible. I now get to enjoy these things with my daughter. Previous to staying at home, I worked full time at an office. I thought that was my life, and that after the birth of our daughter, I would go back to work, and she would go to a daycare. However, things change, priorities change, and I took a leap of faith, now I'm blessed with the ability to stay home and raise her, all the while working from home.

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