Bright Starts 14 Days of Laughter: Giveaway and InGenuity Cradle and Sway Swing Review!


My oldest child is 8 years old, and I cannot belive how far baby products have come since his birth.  One of the products we relied on countless times to keep him happy was the swing.  I can’t count the number of times the swing saved dinner at our house.  It helped  me have two hands available to get the job done while he swung to his heart’s content.  So, I am thrilled to share the swing evolution with the  Cradle and Sway Swing from Bright Start’s InGenuity Collection. This collection offers many options – the full size swing, a portable swing, play yard, and bouncer.

From the website:  The InGenuity™ Collection combines the latest innovations in technology with on-trend styling and plush fabrics to create the most soothing and attractive product offering possible. Each product is designed with unique technologies to provide parents the features that make life with baby even more enjoyable. From a bouncer that bounces by itself, to a swing that runs on one set of batteries for babies entire first year, this collection of innovative gear products raises the bar on feature and fashion.

The first thing I noticed about the swing is how the soft, neutral colors don’t clash with the rest of the house!  Doesn’t it seem like baby equipment not only takes over, but multiplies while  you are asleep?  The muted tones on this swing won’t be screaming at you from the next room!  The Cradle and Sway had simple, step-by-step directions that were easy to follow, even for this Mom.  I had it fully assembled in less than an hour.  I really love the toy anchors on the removeable tray and the choice of melodies or nature sounds to soothe or stimulate Baby while he or she is swinging.

How cute is this?  Two soft, plush toys attach to the tray with anchors.  Genius!
How cute is this? Two soft, plush toys attach to the tray with anchors. Genius!

Even better:  the cushioned seat swivels so Baby can sway back and forth or side to side.  Of course, the seat cover is removeable and machine washable to keep it fresh and clean, and the Cradle and Sway offers 2 times the battery life of comprable swings.  This was good news, as the only thing I would change  about the swing would be that it had a plug-in adapter other than batteries….but with batteries that last that long, I don’t mind!  While the little one this swing is intended for hasn’t made her debut yet, I am certain she’ll be happily swinging as soon as she’s home!  The Cradle and Sway can safely be used for infants up to 25 pounds.  More features of the Cradle and Sway include:

  • Tru-Speed Technology maintains 6 swing speeds even with baby’s growth.
  • Whisper-quiet technology
  • Comfort recline seat with 2 positions for Baby’s comfort
  • Swing timer has 3 settings: 30, 45, or 60 minutes
  • Headrest and Cushioned Bolster system for ultimate comfort
  • 5 point harness to keep Baby safely in swing
Baby Bliss!

Baby Bliss!

I would  highly recommend the Cradle and Sway Swing to any new Mom!  I am thoroughly impressed with so many of the swing’s features!  Thank you, Bright Start!


To purchase the Ingenuity line, check out the product locator.  This swing is currently listed at for $129.99. Now for the BEST news!  One of our readers will get to choose ANY product from Bright Start’s Ingenuity Line!  Choose from the swing featured here, the automatic bouncer, the portable swing or the playard.

How to enter:

1. Leave us a comment telling us the Best/Worst piece of advice given to you by a friend/family member about becoming a Mother!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Bright Start on Facebook.

5. Place my button on your sidebar.

6.  Submit your story to Make Mom Laugh (and get a coupon code, too!)!


Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on March 24th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited.  Winners must live within the online store shipping area: the forty-eight (48) Contiguous United States, Hawaii, and Alaska. Bright Starts does not ship orders to US Territories such as Puerto Rico, Guam, etc. or Post Office (PO) boxes. We are proud, however, to ship to APO addresses.

This review is the opinion of The Experimental Mommy. Other may have a different experience with the product. Thank you to Bright Starts who provided the product for review. I was not compensated in any way except for the complimentary product!


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  3. kathy pease says:

    fan on facebook Kathy L Pease

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  5. Jennifer h says:

    submitted my story to Make Mom Laugh

  6. Courtney says:

    The worst piece of advice given to me was NOT to deliver with a midwife! I know they aren’t for everyone, but I’m glad I made the best decision for me!

  7. Sarah Cary says:

    My aunt in law (I guess that is what you would call her) told me to blow cigarrette smoke in my baby’s ear when she had an ear infection. WHAT? I guess I was supposed to start smoking and then purposely blow it into my child’s ear? CRAZY! I politely declined and took my daughter to the actual doctor with a degree in medicine.

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  9. deameheniaHal says:

    It’s really well done! Respect to author.


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