One of the lifesavers that I had during the first few months of my daughter’s life was her swing. We had gratefully gotten one from a family friend, one she had that she no longer needed because her children had recently outgrown it. Without that swing there would have been many times that I would not have been able to get other things done like clean, cook or school work but since I had such a reliable comfort for my daughter to help occupy some of her time, I was able to fit in some other things into my days.
Since I am now pregnant again and coming up on my due date I started my search for a new swing, ours got left in Connecticut after our move down to Georgia. There are so many options for swings out there but one that caught my eye was a swing from Ingenuity.
Ingenuity has a number of different swings all great for babies but the one I liked the most from their site was their InLighten Cradling Swing . This particular swing even comes in three different themes, Seneca, Emerson or, like the one above, Lullaby Lamb.
The swing does not come assembled but it is fairly simple to put together. The directions were sometimes confusing because the parts were marked in the book but nowhere on the parts could I find their markings (ex. A,B or 1,2). If the directions are not good enough they do have a video online that will walk you through the assembling process. The whole putting together of the swing probably took me around 20 minutes but I am 8 months pregnant and very irritable so I would guess it should take more like 10 minutes to put together.
The swing has a lot of great features and is one of the reasons why I am a fan of this particular swing.
Here is a video of some of my favorite features of the swing:
Some of the other features that are great about this swing that I did not mention in the video are:
- The swing plays both 8 melodies and 3 nature sounds
- The seat pads and fabric are machine washable
- The headrest is removable
Also the seat has a 2 position recline, one for when the baby cannot pick up and support their head yet and then another for when they can.
Changing between these two positions is easily done by holding two buttons underneath either side of the swing and either pushing down or pulling up.
Another great feature about this swing is that it has 3 swing directions.
To turn the swing to a new position all you have to do is pull the swing into the direction you want it to be in and wait for it to click in place. This way the baby can swing forward to backward or side to side and no matter where you are in the room you can put the baby in a position that will make it the easiest for you see them.
One more great feature about the InLighten Cradling Swing is that you can either use 4 batteries or you can use the AC adapter that comes with the swing. The adapter also comes with 4 attachments depending on how and where you want to plug it in.
I love this feature because I am so bad at buying batteries especially any batteries bigger than AA. So with the adapter I can easily plug the swing into the wall and not have to worry about the swing slowly slowing down over time (which happened with our last swing that was battery powered) or just turning off because it has run out of power, unless there has been a power outage of course!
I am excited for my baby boy to try out his new swing in about a month and to have an easy way of comforting him so I can spend some one on one time with my daughter or try and clean up a little bit while he relaxes.
*I received samples of the products mentioned above for free to facilitate this post. All opinions are mine.
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