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Fisher Price Spacesaver swing or Brightstarts ingenuity swing?


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#1 Marah'smom

Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

Hi,

Both on sale at Target this week for $99. Can someone recommend either one? Which one should I get?

TIA

Edited by Marah'smom, 18 January 2013 - 01:41 PM.


#2 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

I can't see the Brightstarts one in the catalogue?

We got a Spacesaver one but haven't used it yet.

#3 Marah'smom

Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:32 PM

It wasn't in the catalogue but I saw it in the store as I was leaving, now I'm wondering whether that one is better.
Need help for a 6 week old who just doesn't want to sleep! sad.gif

#4 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:03 PM

Did you buy the Fisher Price one?

I just found the other one online but for us I think the Fisher Price will be better because it looks more stable and I have 3 other kids who may be around while the baby is in it, not that I'd leave the baby in it and leave the room.

Hopefully you find a solution for your baby! original.gif

#5 RunDMC

Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

If you can afford another $50 I would go the Fisher-Price Love U Zoo Cradle And Swing the full sized one. It does the side to side swing as well as the head to toe swing. I got a secondhand one and it was hands down the best thing we ever bought! Saved my sanity.

My DS fell asleep with the side to side motion, and was happily entertained with the head to toe motion.

Edited by DMC_baby, 18 January 2013 - 08:17 PM.


#6 Justaduck

Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:56 PM

We had the ingenuity. No problems with it at all original.gif She was never a problem sleeper though but it did help on those days early on where she would be fussy for no obvious reason

Edited by broncosbabe, 18 January 2013 - 08:57 PM.


#7 Marah'smom

Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:13 PM

DMC_baby is that swing really big though? I liked the fact that the spacesaver one was supposed to be quite compact. I also read somewhere that the side to side motion puts them to sleep- so wondering why all swings don't have that direction rather ? unsure.gif

Edited by Marah'smom, 18 January 2013 - 10:15 PM.


#8 RunDMC

Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:05 AM

Hi OP, we live in a unit and I did not think that it was too big, it does collapse width wise not height wise and we could hide it behind the couch, although it was used most days for about 6 months!
The reviews i read at the time said that it was stabler than the smaller ones, which was a factor as DS was in the higher height and weight percentiles so we could use it for a few months longer - which we did!
I am 22 weeks and will soon go and get it from the shed to make sure it is still in working order (otherwise will buy one of these on special).
They need to be larger to be stable for the side to side motion

Edited by DMC_baby, 19 January 2013 - 09:16 AM.


#9 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

DMC-baby - I did look at that bigger one you are talking about too. Perhaps I should exchange mine for that one while the sale is still on? I don't need a small on for space, I just thought it might be more stable being shorter but if it's not the bigger one might be better? The someone who really needs the spacesaver can then buy mine.

#10 RunDMC

Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

This is the one I have http://www.productreview.com.au/p/fisher-p...adle-swing.html
from what I can gather it is just a different theming
As one of the reviews say, it swings a bit fast at first while the baby is so light, but we put a blanket trailing from the basket to the floor to help slow it, until he plumped up





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