14 Days of Laughter Bright Starts InGenuity Review

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Meet the Bright Starts InGenuity Playard

Convenience for travel, styling for home. The InGenuity Playard is designed with the One Less Step™ folding system for the easiest portability and beautiful fabric styling to complement your home decor. But the patented Sleep Easy™ feature in the bassinet makes this Playard a stand-out in offering the most comfortable and healthy sleep for your baby. The bassinet mattress can be adjusted to a slightly inclined sleeping position or can remain flat.

Safety Information

  • Bassinet weight limit: 15 lbs
  • Play Yard limitations: 30 lbs or 35 inches in height
  • Changing Table weight limit: 25 lbs

Top Features

  • Sleep Easy Incline™ bassinet with 2 sleep positions: flat or slightly inclined
  • Extra-large storage tray holds a full box of wipes, diapers, and more
  • One Less Step™ feature allows you to quickly fold the Playard without removing the bassinet.

Our Bright Starts InGenuity Playard Experience

Thanks to Bright Starts, my family and I were able to experience a brand new product from the InGenuity collection that in my opinion is one of the best multifunctional playards I’ve ever had the pleasure of owning. It offers accessories that make my life easier with safety features that I feel comfortable trusting with my baby.

For starters, the changing table and storage tray have made changing diapers a much quicker task no matter when end of the house I’m on. With our little Emma now running all over the house, we can keep her non-portable changing table in her room and the InGenuity Playard in the living room to save time and travel when changing diapers.

bright starts ingenuity accessory holder

Among the many safety features, I love that the optional bassinet buckles are covered in soft fabric when the bassinet is not in use. This is perfect for preventing my one year old daughter from trying to chew them or getting her little fingers pinched in the buckles.

bright starts ingenuity safety featureThe changing table is secured in 4 points, one support clamp on the top and bottom, along with 2 clamps on the other side that allows it to support up to 25 lbs. For many children, this can be used for quite some time. Our daughter is just 21lbs at a year old and is able to use the changing table.

bright starts supports

And of course, the best part of any playard is the ability to have a portable nap or play zone for your baby on the go. This past weekend we had to do some bedroom rearranging because our toddler was being difficult and the playard with the perfect solution. We were able to allow Emmaleigh to sleep in our bedroom without having to move her full size crib.

bright starts ingenuity playard

Room for Improvement

Over the course of three children we’ve owned quite a few multifunctional playards. The great thing about having a playard is how easily it travels inside and outside the home. Unfortunately, like all other playards I’ve used, the Bright Starts InGenuity Playard does not fit through standard doorways inside the home without being folded. For parents like myself that may need to easy go from room to room, I’d really love to see this particular playard offered in a smaller width.

One other area that is missing an important safety feature is the changing table. While I’d never intentionally leave my daughter unattended, it’s always a good idea to have a safety strap for those just in case moments. I’d love to see a retractable safety belt added to prevent any accidental falls which would also avoid a strangulation hazard by being retractable.

Buy It

Ready to go shopping for a product from the Bright Starts InGenuity Collection? The Bright Starts InGenuity Playard is available online at Amazon for $99.99 along with the rest of the collection. If you’re looking for this product in stores, be sure to check the Bright Starts Where to Buy page for a complete list of stores that includes Walmart, Babies R Us and more.

The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

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  1. This is a great line of products! I love the portable swing. The following link is to a picture of our daughter when she was 4 months. It always made me laugh to watch her get her little foot all the way up to her mouth. The funny things kids do…:)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22322866@N02/4422328987/

  2. Eileen Burke says:

    Always makes me chuckle because she’s so thrilled to be covered in sauce!

  3. I subscribe by email!

  4. Eileen Burke says:
  5. I subscribe
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  6. I’m a fan of Bright Starts on Facebook- Jenna G.

  7. I follow you on twitter and tweeted!

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    2babies1momma

  8. I follow you on twitter and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/MomBalancingAct/status/10283353506

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  9. Veronica says:

    The picture below cracks me up every time I see it. My son was 10 months old at the time, and I was very pregnant with my second child (my very huge belly is also in the pic, unintentionally). I was trying to change his diaper, and he was crawling away from me. He did this almost every time I changed him.

    http://s114.photobucket.com/albums/n275/vernie_mac/?action=view&current=IMG_4165-E.jpg

  10. Veronica says:

    I subscribe to your blog.

  11. Veronica says:

    I am a fan of Bright Starts on Facebook.

  12. Veronica says:

    I tweeted about this giveaway. twitter name: vernie_mac

  13. I blogged about this giveaway Entry 3

    http://sharethedeal.blogspot.com/2010/03/win-1-of-4-bright-starts-ingenuity-on-3.html

    I think I met your guidelines, but since I’m new at this let me know if I need to add anything! Thanks! :)

  14. This is one of my favorite pictures of Lil Man. He was so proud of his artistic masterpiece

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nc_belle36/3833920160/

    And this is my favorite picture of Lil Bit. He loves to eat and no matter how hard you try to keep him somewhat clean … it’s impossible!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nc_belle36/3833920082/

  15. Sarah says:
  16. Sarah says:

    email subscriber

  17. Sarah says:

    Fan of Bright Starts on FB

  18. Sarah says:

    submitted my tub time fun story to bright starts FB page

  19. Sarah says:
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  23. Here is the best photo i have of my daughter playing dress up

    http://familytiesandgrowingpains.blogspot.com/2009/09/wordless-wednesday_15.html

  24. i subscribed to your email updates

  25. i am a fan of bright stars on facebook

  26. Jennifer H says:

    Hopefully this pic will work for you :) I think you are an fb fan of mine so you should be able to see. I love this pic of my lil man having fun in the outdoors-http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?pid=113272&id=100000014958632

  27. Jennifer H says:

    email sub

  28. Jennifer H says:

    fb fan of brighstarts

  29. Molly Capel says:
  30. Molly Capel says:

    I’m a follower on google friends.

  31. This is a picture of my daughter. She just got a new coat at the mall, hat and gloves as well. And while waiting for daddy to pick us up she held the door for other shoppers. I thought this was hillarious. Everyone complemented on how cute she was.
    http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k54/mommy2skie_2006/003.jpg

    mommy2skie at yahoo dot com

  32. i subscribe.
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  33. fan bright starts on facebook; mommy2skie

  34. subscribed to your email updates

  35. fan of bright starts on facebook

  36. Facebook Fan of Bright Starts

  37. I’ve been an email subscriber :)

  38. toni jensen says:
  39. toni jensen says:

    fb fan

  40. toni jensen says:
  41. toni jensen says:

    i subscribe

  42. Stephanie says:
  43. Stephanie says:

    I subscribe to email updates

  44. Stephanie says:

    I’m a facebook fan of bright starts

  45. Teri H says:
  46. Teri H says:

    strawberrykidssales at gmail dot com is an email subscriber.

  47. Teri H says:

    Teri Hardy is a Fan of Bright Starts on Facebook.

  48. Teri H says:

    @strawberrykidssales follows @3KidsandUs on twitter and I tweeted for you today:
    http://twitter.com/strawberrykidss/status/10323277719

  49. This picture always makes me laugh!

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v350/dragonlove/15166_173091322033_592777033_299025.jpg

    My then 2 year old dressed herself. Yes it was a mix between punky brewster and Rainbow brite! She was so proud of herself.

  50. I am a FB fan of BrightStarts!

  51. I’m an email subscriber!

  52. My little man eating his wubbanub instead of sucking on it: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3WhOFPMRqO0/S5khQmWa83I/AAAAAAAABdo/Li4aICiV0ag/s400/playing2.JPG

  53. Karil Whetstone says:

    My 1st grandchild is due in june this would be a great gift for my new grandchild

  54. I took this pic because the hat was too cute and then I saw that he dribbled.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/taowyn/3719629980/

    member (dot) thao (at) gmail.com

  55. I subscribe to email updates
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  56. I am FB fan of Brightstarts
    http://www.facebook.com/thao.powell?ref=name
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  57. http://twitter.com/twinpowells/status/10334987533

    I follow in twitter
    https://twitter.com/twinpowells
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  58. This picture was taken about a year ago. Every time I look at it I can’t help but to laugh out loud!

    http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x80/JJordan06/Sping09027.jpg

  59. Autumn B. says:
  60. I’m a FB fan of Bright Starts on FB (melissa johnson cleaver)

  61. I’m a fan on FB. Serious Krystyn

  62. colleen says:

    I’m a fan on FB

  63. fan of bright starts on fb-Justforme Andyou

  64. Melissa O. says:

    Does it count if it’s on facebook? Here’s my link.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=104231&id=1469832557

  65. Melissa O. says:

    I am an email subscriber

  66. http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u55/bethwillisblog/CIMG1892.jpg

    My baby enjoying the chocolate cheesecake bars I made- luckily I was able to enjoy one before she got into them and destroyed them. Yes it was a big mess to clean up but you can always tell when I’m not too mad about it because I take pictures- this event I got video too! :)

  67. Great post Cat!!

  68. NICOLE says:

    Here is JoHanna at 2 weeks passed out holding her bottle in her mouth!

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/photo.php?pid=684005&id=1587975951

    • nicole says:

      I dont knowwhy it didnt take the whole link? i guess copy and paste it? let me know! Thanks

  69. I’m a mom of eight and I love this pic of my #3 son and #4 daughter. Trying so hard to look mad!!
    [IMG]http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz266/mcvayjrs/S5000091JPG.jpg[/IMG]

  70. What a great giveaway! This is more a link to a series of funny photos (Emma getting to my beloved Jane Austen book… I was horrified but she was so darn cute I couldn’t be mad!). :-)

  71. I’m an email subscriber! ladyufshalott at yahoo dot com

  72. I’m a fan of Bright Starts on Facebook!

  73. My little guy was so tired he just passed out on the boppy pillow… Its hard to see in the photo but one leg was like up over the one side and twisted under him.
    http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll270/fancygrlnancy/Jayden/058.jpg

  74. http://www.flickr.com/photos/40509256@N04/4432133069/

    My silly little boys & their always full of fun.

  75. Subscribed to your email.

  76. a fan of Bright Starts on Facebook jenn mccullar

  77. submitted story on Bright starts
    title- Momma’s Diaper

  78. catherine aponte gray says:

    The following is a picture of my daughter’s synchro team “Girls just having fun!”

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/48374887@N05/?saved=1

  79. Trisha Dowling says:

    i hope this works!

  80. Trisha Dowling says:
  81. Trisha Dowling says:

    brightstarts facebook fan (trisha dowling)

  82. Jennifer M says:
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  84. Lindsay says:

    I subscribe to your email newsletters!

  85. I am an email subscriber. =)

  86. I am a fan of Bright Starts on Facebook.

  87. Tara Wilson says:

    wow, what a good product to review. The link I ahve is my son ssliding down the slide head first at his favorite park.
    http://s979.photobucket.com/albums/ae279/momandhershadows/?action=postupload

  88. Tara Wilson says:

    Follow you on twitter and tweeted… Tweet Tweet
    http://twitter.com/Pennyleaks/status/10542878627

  89. http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m102/jennie1979_2006/9330_1162338832913_1661113569_41847.jpg

    I love this pic! She gave me this look when I attempted to take the lollipop away.

  90. I’m a fan of Bright Starts on Facebook

  91. Jennifer says:

    I twitted about this giveaway :)

    http://twitter.com/fabmom1979

  92. Rebecca Peters says:

    This is my youngest daughter making a stink face.. I love catching things like this on camera.
    http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx302/xxbeccaannxx/DSCN0563.jpg

  93. Rebecca Peters says:

    I’m a Bright Starts fb fan

  94. Rebecca Peters says:

    I subscribe by email

  95. tina reynolds says:

    this would be great with baby #3 on the way, here is a funny one of my daughter playing dress up!
    http://s604.photobucket.com/albums/tt124/eaglesforjack/?action=view&current=232323232-fp6327–nu553–43-258-WSN.jpg

  96. tina reynolds says:

    i subscribe by email

  97. tina reynolds says:

    I am a fan of Bright Starts on Facebook (tina reynolds)

  98. Kori Ward says:

    They are all great things to have when you have kids

  99. Amber Porter says:
  100. Amber Porter says:

    subscribed to emails at
    skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

  101. Amber Porter says:

    facebook fan of Bright Stars
    Amber Jackson Porter

  102. I have submitted a story to the Make Mom Laugh Facebook page.

  103. Elizabeth says:

    Here is a photo of my twins at about seven or eight months. It always makes me laugh.
    http://s452.photobucket.com/albums/qq245/elbayless/?action=view&current=AugustB2009210.jpg&newest=1

  104. Elizabeth says:

    Brightstarts Facebook Fan (Elizabeth Bayless)

  105. Elizabeth says:

    I subscribe

  106. I’m linking to a blog post of my daughter when she was little being silly.

    http://kristiesnotes.blogspot.com/2009/10/silly-kids-photo-contest.html

  107. Uniquely Normal says:

    Well, my baby isn’t born yet, but my husband and I are continually entertained by the flips, swirls, punches and bladder kicks. It makes me laugh and smile, all day long; it’s like my own little secret entertainment. At night, when I’m home with my DH, he spends time trying to get the baby to kick him in the face! It makes us both laugh hysterically! http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h213/dgr123116/Baby/DSC00276.jpg

  108. Uniquely Normal says:

    I’m an e-mail subscriber!

  109. Uniquely Normal says:

    I”m a Bright Starts FB Fan! Genevieve(I’ll let you know my last name if you need to verify)

  110. Paula Caudill says:
  111. Paula Caudill says:

    Facebook fan of Bright Starts Paula C

  112. Paula Caudill says:

    Signed up for email up dates paulasue39@yahoo.com

  113. Paula Caudill says:

    Following on twitter and retweeted @sexyknickers68

  114. Paula Caudill says:

    Sent a friend request on facebook Paula C

  115. Paula Caudill says:

    Posted the giveaway on my facebook profile Paula Caudill paulasue39@yahoo.com

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