Ingenuity Seneca Convertme Baby Swing Review
The Ingenuity Convert me baby Swing -2-Seat, Seneca is at a great budget price and is a quality baby swing. The cover is detachable just unfasten with the straps at the back and put in the washing machine on a gentle cycle, it can be tumble dried so that it is no problem to keep your baby swing fresh and clean which is all important when you have an infant to care for. The frame is wipe clean too. The headrest is attached with velcro and can also be machine washed but air dried so that it keeps its shape.
The Best Feature
The baby swing cover is a neutral dove gray color and has nicely embroidered detail. The harness is a 5 point harness going over baby’s shoulders, round their middle and through the legs. The harness is adjustable and clicks into place inside a cute sealed velcro elephant pouch on the baby’s middle. There is no chance of your baby finding the harness clip and getting their fingers stuck as it is all tidied out of baby’s reach. The neutral dove gray will suit either girl or boy and blend with most home décors. The 5 point harness is extra safe keeping your infant safe and secure.
This baby swing is a little tricky to get the hang of but with a bit of practice can be folded up and put in the car or stored against a wall without taking up too much room as is quite narrow when folded. It takes 4 x D size batteries for the swing and 1 x C size battery for the control panel. The batteries will last for about 3 months of daily use due to the ‘Hybridrive’ technology which extends battery life. Some customers said they would have liked A/C power for when the swing is at home but also said the batteries last a long time. However, the battery mechanism means this baby swing is fully portable; you could even put it in the back garden to swing your baby on a nice day.
Best baby Swings Comparisn Table
|This product||Best Value Award||Top Rated Product|
|Product Name||The Ingenuity Convert me Swing-2-Seat||Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing, Abbington||Fisher-Price Butterfly Cradle 'n Swing|
|Pros||- Fully portable|
- several soothing sounds and lullabies
|- Fully portable and lightweight|
- Side to side rocking action with 2 speeds A/C adaptor
- toy bar
|- Princess, butterfly decoration
- 16 lullaby tunes
- Butterfly projection
- 2 soothing movements
|Cons||Battery only, quite heavy||No swing, only a few actions||Gender specific, girl, expensive, not portable|
|Dimentions||22” x 23.5” x 23”||30” x 31” x 38”||14” x “12 x 25”|
|Range||Birth to 9 months or 20lb||5.5lb to 25lb||5lb to 25lb|
|Bottom Line||Converts from WhisperQuiet vibrating seat to 5 speed swing seat, great value and good quality.||Has a lovely toy mobile of stars, is a nice cradle rocking motion with 2 speeds. Has a few lullaby tunes.||3 point harness, lovely butterfly projection, cozy nest like seat. “ rocking motions, traditional swing and side to side, folds away for storage. All the frills but expensive.|
Easy To Operate
The controls are easy to touch button with an indicator light display. The indicator light will flash red when the batteries need replacing. The Ingenuity Convert me Swing-2-Seat, Seneca has 5 speeds so if you want a slight soothing rocking motion you would put the setting on one or two. Or if you want a more vigorous swing to amuse the baby if they are enjoying themselves you could put the baby swing up to four or even five. The display has a clear 5 light indicator to select the speed by, the green light will flash for a few seconds, simply give the swing a little push to get it started. The baby swing has a button for the lullaby and nature sounds and a volume button also.
Comes with Vibration Mode
The Ingenuity Convert me Swing-2-Seat, Seneca is recommended from birth to 9 months. It has eight soothing lullaby tunes which are gentle and light to relax and sooth your infant off to sleep. Or this baby swing has three nature sounds which may intrigue your baby such as the sounds of waves or the rain and of crickets. The Ingenuity Convert me Swing-2-Seat also has a vibration mode which gently vibrates the chair soothing your baby. To lock the swing, switch the tabs at the top of the chair arms which are clearly marked to lock/unlock position, then switch on the vibrate mode.
The Ingenuity Convert me Swing-2-Seat also features a leaf shape toy mobile which is positioned near baby’s head for him to watch, focus on or grab at. Not only do wipe clean hanging toys come with it, the baby swing has 3 loops to hang baby’s own favourite toys. The leaf mobile clicks when you move it out of the way to lift the infant out of the chair, some parents didn’t like this as it disturbs a sleeping baby, however, it is quite simple to simply lift out the mobile arm without a sound.
The Ingenuity Convert me Swing-2-Seat is straightforward to assemble with click fit joins which are pretty self-explanatory. There is some screw assembly at the arms however so it is recommended you read the accompanying instructions carefully.
Value For Your Money
This baby seat weighs 11.9 lbs and 22 x 23.5 x 23 inches large. It takes a baby’s weight from birth to 9 months or up to 20 lb. This baby seat comes with a year of manufacturer’s warranty. The Ingenuity Convert me Swing-2-Seat is a 2 in one seat converting from quiet as a whisper vibrating seat with Easy lock locking action, to a rocking swing with 5 speeds. Simply turn the ratchet on the top of the chair legs to lock the swing and then turn on vibration mode. The batteries last 3 times longer thanks to the Hybridrive technology and the vibrating function is not intrusive due to WhisperQuiet technology.
You would be getting quite a lot of value for your money in this baby swing seat. More expensive chairs would perhaps have more tunes or be plusher but the Ingenuity Convert me Swing-2-Seat offers 5 swing speeds, eight lullaby tunes and three nature sounds This baby swing has a 5 point safety harness, the fastenings for the harness are hidden away in a soft pouch at the baby’s middle so that there are no prying fingers. It has a lovely plush embroidered dove gray seat detail suitable for either a girl or a boy, all at a very good price.
The Ingenuity Convert me Swing-2-Seat has non slip feet so the feet are solidly on the ground, your baby will be safe and happy. This baby swing has a timer which you can set for 30 minutes, 45 minutes or an hour so that you can perhaps get on with the afternoon meal. This baby swing will sooth a fractious infant with its light melodic lullabies. Switch it on to number one or two for the slightest rocking motion to sooth your baby to sleep. Or switch it to four for a little fun. Once the baby is relaxed you will be able to snatch some precious time for yourself.
The nice thing about this chair is that the cover is fully machine washable. The headrest is easily detachable, attached with Velcro and can be thrown in the wash. The frame is wipe down and you can tumble dry the cover. This means the baby swing will always be fresh and clean which is all important when you are caring for an infant. The toys on the mobile attachment are wipe down as well and you can easily detach the toy mobile arm to be cleaned.
The Ingenuity Convert me Swing-2-Seat easily converts from a swing with 5 different speeds to a vibrating bouncing seat. Simply switch the tabs at the top of the chair arms which are clearly marked into the lock /unlock position and then turn on the vibration mode which is located just below the front of the seat. The seat vibrates without noise due to WhisperQuiet technology. With a little experimentation, you will soon learn which modes and settings suit your baby best.
Customers were on the whole delighted with their purchase however a few were disappointed that it didn’t have an A/C converter meaning you can’t plug into the mains. These people went on to say how long the batteries had lasted and the beauty of this baby swing is that you can take it anywhere. Fold it down and pack in the car and head out for a picnic or over to Granny’s house, the possibilities are endless. The batteries last 3 times longer due to hybrid drive technology.