Top Portable Compact


Top Portable Compact Review

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The Ingenuity Swing ‘n Go Portable Baby Swing is powered by the company’s patented Hybrid drive technology, which not only gives it a really smooth and gentle swing motion, but also sees the batteries outlast all its rivals, with them continuing on more than 2 times as long as some other models.

The drive motor that allows it to run 5 different swing speeds is super quiet and has a very good reliability record over the long term. Another great feature that has been borrowed from the larger, non portable baby swings is the inbuilt songs and relaxing nature melodies. This model has an impressive 8 melodies and 3 nature soundtracks, meaning you are really spoiled for choice.

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Ingenuity Swing ‘n Go Portable Baby Swing

Ingenuity Swing ‘n Go Portable Baby Swing

This portable baby swing comes out on top due to its high quality, reliability and innovative design. To start with it ...

User Rating: 2.55 (1 votes)
2 Ingenuity ConvertMe Ridgedale Swing-2-Seat

Ingenuity ConvertMe Ridgedale Swing-2-Seat

It has to be said, Ingenuity know how to make some fantastic baby swings and seats. This model is both, combining ...

User Rating: 2.7 (1 votes)
3 Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat

Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat

The Fisher Price Deluxe swing seat uses the companies SmartSwing Technology to give your baby a really smooth, 6 ...

User Rating: 2.7 (1 votes)
4 Comfort & Harmony Cozy Kingdom Portable Swing

Comfort & Harmony Cozy Kingdom Portable Swing

This great little portable baby swing features a really comfortable seat that can be reclined to 2 different ...

User Rating: 2.65 (1 votes)

After 1000’s of hours of exhaustive testing, we can finally reveal the Ingenuity Swing ‘n Go Portable Baby Swing as being the best portable baby swing on the market today.

It combines all the much loved features from the full sized baby swings, such as the multi speed swing settings and relaxing music tracks with an exceptionally long battery life and a really easy, fold away design for ultra-convenient portability.  

What you should look for in a good portable baby swing?

As if you don’t have enough on your plate with your newborn, it is now time for you to try find the best portable baby swing for your baby. Well, to try to help you in your latest task presented to you by the recent addition to your family; take a look at these things to bear in mind when trying to buy a good quality portable baby swing.

Firstly, make sure it is portable. This seems like a stupid thing to say, but you would be amazed at how many times we have heard from people who thought they were buying a portable baby swing when they weren’t. A great tip is not just to look for the word ‘portable’ in the description, but to also visually check the picture to make sure that the swing folds away.

Be careful as to what type of portable baby swing or chair you are getting. There are 3 main categories; baby swing, baby bouncers and baby jumpers. Baby swings move back and forth, usually being driven by an electrical motor. Baby bouncers move in response to the baby moving around in the seat, while baby jumpers bounce up and down with the moment of your baby.

You should also keep in mind the size of your baby, as portable baby swings are smaller than their non portable counterparts. So you will need to check the swing is suitable for the age and size of your baby when buying one, as older babies might be a little large.

Finally, you should keep in mind a few other things to look out for. The seat should have good padding and come with a washable lining or should at least be easy to wash. Also for comfort it is important the seat have the ability to recline and several swing speeds. These are the basic things to look out for.

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How we review

We believe in giving you the best and most honest opinion possible as to what are the best products on the market. To do this we have hired a team of experts who have years of experience in testing and reviewing baby products.

We have designed and produced our own in house testing system, which means that these poor men and women have to spend hours upon hours trying to understand what works best for our test babies and their parents.

More than a few of our testers have been driven mad by years upon years of trying to read our babies minds, but their fine work has allowed us to test thousands upon thousands of products over the years to truly find which ones are the best for you.

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Editors Choice: Ingenuity Swing ‘n Go Portable Baby Swing

Ingenuity Hoots and Hugs Swing 'N' Go Portable SwingThis portable baby swing comes out on top due to its high quality, reliability and innovative design. To start with it is incredibly easy to use. Not only is it easy to fold and carry in one hand, but it features an easy to clean seat pad and head support, as well as an exceedingly user friendly control panel. And that’s just the parent’s stuff.

The seat is incredibly comfortable, proving to be a winner time and time again with our test babies, who seemed to relax straight into it. The seat is gently curved and open topped, so as to provide your baby with great all round vision, something that our babies seemed to prefer over closed designs.

The Ingenuity Swing ‘n Go Portable Baby Swing is powered by the company’s patented Hybrid drive technology, which not only gives it a really smooth and gentle swing motion, but also sees the batteries outlast all its rivals, with them continuing on more than 2 times as long as some other models.

The drive motor that allows it to run 5 different swing speeds is super quiet and has a very good reliability record over the long term. Another great feature that has been borrowed from the larger, non portable baby swings is the inbuilt songs and relaxing nature melodies. This model has an impressive 8 melodies and 3 nature soundtracks, meaning you are really spoiled for choice.

Ingenuity Swing 'n Go Portable Baby Swing

This portable baby swing comes out on top due to its high quality, reliability and innovative design. To start with it is incredibly easy to use. Not only is it easy to fold and carry in one hand, but it features an easy to clean seat pad and head support, as well as an exceedingly user friendly control panel. And that’s just the parent’s stuff.

This compact portable baby swing was so successful that we literally could not find anything negative to write about this model, so it is one of the few items we have ever reviewed that won’t have a cons section.


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Comfort & Harmony Cozy Kingdom Portable Swing

Comfort & Harmony Cozy Kingdom Portable Swing

This great little portable baby swing features a really comfortable seat that can be reclined to 2 different positions to maximize your babies comfort and a removable head support to further enhance babies comfort..

Like the Ingenuity Swing ‘n Go, this portable swing that has foam toys that are mounted on a bar just above your baby’s head, something that all our babies seemed to love.

With a reasonable 6 melody jukebox available, there might not be as much music choice as other models but with easy to use volume controls and an auto shut off function, this is still an impressive relaxation center.

Comfort & Harmony Cozy Kingdom Portable Swing

This great little portable baby swing features a really comfortable seat that can be reclined to 2 different positions to maximize your babies comfort and a removable head support to further enhance babies comfort..

This baby swing offers 6 different swing speeds to ensure you can find the perfect speed for your baby. It also has a machine washable seat and head support to help you keep in nice and clean with the minimal of effort.

Cons:

  • Smaller babies sink a little low in the seat leaving them with their head pushed a little too high, something which concerned several of our test baby’s parents.
  • Not designed as Unisex, though can be used as such.

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Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat

Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat

The Fisher Price Deluxe swing seat uses the companies SmartSwing Technology to give your baby a really smooth, 6 speed ride. It is designed to be easily converted between a swing and a seat, which is something that a lot of parents really liked. In seat mode you have a vibrate effect, which will gently help relax your little one and send it off to sleep.

Fisher-Price Deluxe Take Along Swing and Seat

The Fisher Price Deluxe swing seat uses the companies SmartSwing Technology to give your baby a really smooth, 6 speed ride. It is designed to be easily converted between a swing and a seat, which is something that a lot of parents really liked. In seat mode you have a vibrate effect, which will gently help relax your little one and send it off to sleep.

The swing has an impressive 10 song and nature sounds inbuilt music box that really helped relax our babies once the parents had decided what song they wanted. For parents it is super easy to use and not only does its overhead handle make it one of the easiest swings to carry around with you, but it also folds up nice and easily, while its seat is both machine washable and drier friendly also.

Cons:

  • Though we did not experience it, several customers have reported units with problems where the speed of the swing gets faster and slower when it should be constant.
  • The swing can also be unstable if not on totally level ground.

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Ingenuity ConvertMe Ridgedale Swing-2-Seat

Ingenuity ConvertMe Ridgedale Swing-2-Seat

It has to be said, Ingenuity know how to make some fantastic baby swings and seats. This model is both, combining the standard baby seat with the much loved swing, without the addition of much weight. We wonder how long people will continue to buy the simple baby seat when these 2 in 1 swing seats are becoming so good?

This model features Ingenuity’s Hybrid Drive Technology, meaning not only a super smooth ride but also a super long lasting battery life. It folds up easily to fit into even the smallest places and comes with 5 swing speeds and a wonderful vibration mode too.

Ingenuity ConvertMe Ridgedale Swing-2-Seat

It has to be said, Ingenuity know how to make some fantastic baby swings and seats. This model is both, combining the standard baby seat with the much loved swing, without the addition of much weight. We wonder how long people will continue to buy the simple baby seat when these 2 in 1 swing seats are becoming so good?

In fact this model is very similar to Ingenuity’s Swing ‘n Go Portable Baby Swing, save for the fact that we found it to be a little bit less sturdy in its design and due to the swing arm redesign. We also found the swing to be a little less smooth than the Swing ‘n Go too.

Cons

  • Not as good swing as the Swing ‘n Go Portable Baby Swing model.
  • Heavier that the 6.7 pound Swing ‘n Go Portable Baby Swing, coming in at 9 pounds.

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Our Final Thoughts

If you are looking for the best portable and compact baby swing for your newborn, then we really do have to recommend the Ingenuity Swing ‘n Go Portable Baby Swing.

We spent hours and hours testing these products and the only one we came away from universally agreeing upon was this fantastic baby swing from Ingenuity. It is extremely well designed for both comfort and relaxation. Everything from the seat, the gentle, multi speed swing, the relaxing music selection and the two cute dangling toys scored extremely highly with all our babies.

For our parents, it is easy to use, lightweight, extremely durable and in terms of battery power, long lasting. The seat and head rest is easy to clean, being fully washing machine proof, a process that causes you the littlest possible inconvenience.  

In a sentence, if you are looking to buy the best potable baby swing then the Ingenuity Swing ‘n Go Portable Baby Swing is it.

Is buying a portable baby swing a good idea?

Yes. Portable baby swings are a great way to ensure that you get your little on off to sleep while you are out and about. Regular baby carriers are no help once your baby starts crying, but not only do portable baby swings help your little one get off to sleep, but they also through their comforting swinging action, help keep it sleeping too.

What is the difference between a portable baby swing and baby carrier?

A portable swing is a device for providing your baby with the comfort of a seat that uses an electrical motor to mimic the soothing actions of its parents when they rock it back and forth for comfort.

This action has been studied for years and is not only a great way to get your child off to sleep, but is also an essential part of the nurturing bond between parent and child. Feeling this action therefore helps to relax the baby at times when the outside world might be strange and a little scary for your loved one.

A baby carrier meanwhile is a much simpler device for carrying you baby that is more like a bed with a seatbelt and does little more that provide a comfy and safe place for your baby to travel.

What age babies are portable baby swings suitable for?

Portable baby swings all vary in size and shape, while some are even gender specific. To make sure you are getting a suitable portable baby swing for your child then it is important to make sure that you read the items description very carefully before you purchase it. However, that said, most portable baby swings are suitable for all young babies of both genders. It is only once your baby gets above the age of 3 to 4 months that you might need to be considering carefully which swing you buy.