Bright Stars Cotton Tale Portable Swing: Review

Being a busy mother of a very active two year old, Jack, and two month old, Emily, I am always looking for a place to put Emily to entertain her while I take care of Jack or get a few things done around the house.

We recently received the Bright Stars Cotton Tale Portable Swing just in time for Easter, and Emily loves it. It is the perfect gift for her since she is too little to enjoy all of the Easter candy this year. She can lay in the fully reclined position and enjoy the precious bunny and carrots on the activity bar all year long. The swing also has an incline position for when she gets a few months older and can sit up and play with the toys. It is has a “Bunny Soft Fabric” plush cover along with a removable little bunny head pillow to keep her very comfortable. Another great feature is the 5-point harness too keep her safe while swing. It even has a cover over the harness for added comfort. The swing has TrueSpeed so that it maintains its speed as your child grows. One of Emily’s favorite features is the six melodies that play to help soothe her as she swings. One of my favorite features is the timer which can be set for 15, 30 or 45 minutes. When the time is up both the music and the swing stops, so it is perfect for those “swing naps.”

Another feature is that unlike other traditional swings it has WhisperQuiet operation, which means no clicking noise when it rocks. It is so quiet you would never even know it was turned on unless you look to see if it is moving. The Bright Stars swing also folds up in two quick easy steps. With hurricane season quickly approaching down here in Southeast Louisiana it will be perfect for evacuation if we need to leave in a hurry. The best part is it takes up little space and weighs less than 10 pounds. When it arrived on our doorstep, my husband carried the box in with just one hand! We are so happy to have this great swing for Emily to use.

Emily in Swing
If you are looking for a great Easter gift this season for your little one, check out other pieces from the Bright Starts Cotton Tale line such as the adorable Cotton Tale Bouncer!  I found the Bright Starts Cotton Tale Bouncer for only $29.99 on Amazon, but you can also find this line at Walmart and Target, too.

Happy Easter!

This review is the opinion of Beth of the Experimental Mommy.  Others my have a differing opinion of the product.  A complimentary product was received to facilitate this review, but all opinions are 100% honest.


  1. Hi there, I’ve just purchased this swing and wondered if you could give me some advice? I have just put the swing together and all seems great apart frothy toy bar. It doesn’t seem to fit into position properly and comes out at the slightest touch. Did you find this? I’ve already had it replaced once but the same thing is happening with the second swing.. Any help would be uh appreciated! Thanks xx

  2. No, we did not have any issues with the toy bar at all.

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