There is a unique baby swing which is certainly a great mommy's helper. Review for the Bright Starts swing, Fun On Safari Portable Swing.
Product Review-Bright Starts Portable Swing
Fun On Safari Portable Swing
Moms are often busy with household tasks, along with an aching back from walking a fussy baby. There is a unique baby swing which is certainly a great mommy's helper. The Bright Starts swings come in 13 models and price ranges from approximately $43-$140. This is a review for the Bright Starts swing, Fun On Safari Portable Swing.
The Fun On Safari Portable Swing, Model #: 6917 is the least expensive of all the models with a price range between $42.54 - $49.99, with the highest cost for those who buy directly from Bright Starts.
Specifications : Bright Starts Fun On Safari Portable Swing
•Age: Birth and older
•Weight: Up to 25 pounds
•Height: No information provided (One customer, in a review, stated that they estimated a few more months of use, with their baby being approximately 25 inches at the time of the review.
•Batteries Required: 4 C batteries which are not included
•Comfort Recline™ seat offers 2 recline positions
•Whisper Quiet™ operation
•6 swing speeds and swing timer with 3 settings: 15, 30, and 45 minutes
•6 melodies with volume control and auto shut off
•Removable toy bar for easy access to baby features two playtime toys
•Easily folds for storage and travel
•Machine washable seat pad
•5 point safety Harness
•Price for quality and features
•5 point harness adds extra security of holding baby in place.
•The dimensions are 28 x 22.5 x 23 inches which makes it a great product for small spaces. It folds easily and can be stored away neatly. This swing can be packed away for a family trip, even in a smaller car.
•The toy bar is removable which permits parents to remove the baby from the swing easily. Upon checking various customer reviews, the common complaint about the toy bar was that although the toy bar is removable, it is rather a difficult task.
•Baby Starts Fun On Safari swing has two positions: Full recline and a semi-recline position.
•Most users rave about the long battery life.
•The music is soothing and overall the entire swing functions are quiet.
The claims regarding the timer settings varies between, 8, 15 and 30 minutes to 15, 30 and 45 minutes. depending on the site where you find this product listed. Bright Start makes the claim of 15, 30 and 45 minutes. Therefore, it is debatable as to what the actual timer settings are.
Overall, after reading 37 customer reviews, this swing received the following ratings:
5 Stars: 19
4 Stars: 9
3 Stars: 5
2 Stars: 1
1 Star: 3
According to customer reviews of the Bright Starts Fun On Safari Porable Swing, the cons include the following:
•Lack of head support. Therefore, the head tilts forward, placing the chin onto the chest. Parents have made small rolls with a towel to alleviate this issue. Also, the head, due to lack of support, is not stabilized well.
•The speed of the swing is debatable. The opinions varied between being rather fast. Others complained about it being too slow even on the higher settings. The lower settings of 1 and 2 were reported to be so slow that the swing barely moved.
•Toy bar difficult to get off and may break easily. Toys did not seem to appeal to some infants, but toys can be added.
•Babies may have a tendency to go to one side of the swing if moving around.
There is one basic concern. Although most customers raved about how stable and durable this swing is, there were at least 2 complaints about the stability.
1.The swing is not stable, and has a tendency to be rather wobbly. This reviewer admitted to never using the swing, due to the wobbling.
2.The second complaint is rather important. One user reported that the baby who weighed 13 pounds, apparently moved a bit, and the swing tipped over backwards. The baby is lying backward with its feet in the air.
Most customers have been glad that they did purchase this swing, even though a few complained about the toy bar. Of course, the few that complained about instability and the swing tipping over backwards while the baby was in it, is the opposite of what the other 35 customers had to say. The majority reported that they were more than satisfied with the quality and price of this particular model.
This portable baby swing is to be sat, level, on the floor only. As with any baby swing or product, parents should never leave their child unattended for any reason. The swing is for the purpose of giving mom and dad a rest, to entertain and soothe the baby while using the toy bar, as well as the music and swinging motion. It is not meant to be a substitute for a human caregiver.