When Jayden was a baby, his bouncer was an absolute must-have. While I wore him most of the day in a wrap, there were times when I needed to put him down in order to take a shower. Whenever I took a shower, I brought the bouncer in the bathroom with me and he would be content. Jaxon, like his big brother comes along with when Mommy needs to take a shower. We kept the bouncer, but he hasn’t been too interested in it. Instead, he loves his Bright Starts Portable Swing from the Sunnyside Safari collection. It’s funny how babies have their own personal preferences.
The swing is amazing! I mean, it’s a simple swing, but sometimes simplicity minus all the bells and whistles is best. The Bright Starts Portable Swing is very light-weight and folds up easily for transporting or storing in small spaces. The padded seat is also very durable and machine washable. Ours has been through a few diaper accidents and washes and it is just as bright and whimsical as it was the first day we started using it. The seat reclines in two positions. We’ve kept it on the lowest position from newborn to six months.
The Bright Starts Portable Swing has six speeds to choose from, all of which are super quiet and consistent even as baby grows. We usually default to the third speed and when the batteries are running low, we crank it up to six.
Yes, I realize the straps are a little weird, but I didn’t want to wake him shuffling around. :-)
Bright Starts has exceeded my expectations on the Sunnyside Safari Portable Swing. At $45.00 ($39.00 at Walmart), you have an affordable and very practical travel swing that will keep baby content during a visit at grandma’s or a quick shower. Sidenote: If you’re looking for a bounce pad/saucer, may I suggest the Bounce Bounce Baby – another budget friendly Brights Starts fav!