Oh Baby Event ~ Bright Starts Swingin’ Safari Baby’s Play Place is a swingin’ good time! {Review & Giveaway ~ US}

Thank you to Creative Media Marketing (on behalf of Bright Starts) for providing me with a Swingin’ Safari Baby Play Place, free of charge, for review. These are my own honest opinions.


I am loving Bright Starts and especially the Swingin’ Safari Baby’s Playplace! If you’re already a parent you know how quickly babies move through different stages and truly how fast they grow. If you aren’t yet a parent, trust me. All those strangers that will stop you in the grocery store to peek at your baby one day and then inform you – as though no one else ever has – “Enjoy it, they grow so fast” … well, they are telling you the truth.

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The Bright Starts Swingin’ Safari Baby’s Playplace is the perfect play area for any growing baby. The uniquely designed mat configures to baby’s play needs and acts as a barrier to pets or siblings, creating a safe and comforting environment. The Swingin’ Safari Baby’s Playplace features 9 fun toys, including a 2-in-1 electronic marquee toy, that delight baby and can be attached all around the mat and bars for extra fun. Additional features include a removable prop pillow for tummy time and baby motion or parent activated lights and music that can play for over 20 minutes. The mat wipes clean, is machine washable, and comes in a roaring fashion that both mommy and baby are sure to enjoy!

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Here is what I was greeted by when I opened the box:

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Not too intimidating and within 5-7 minutes I was up and running! The first step was to flip the play mat over and place the plastic wall pieces into a sleeve that closes with velcro.

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Once all four walls are in place, you simply flip the mat over. This is actually one of the configurations that you could use for your baby (although you may want to remove the plastic walls for your baby’s comfort). If you want to build up the walls, it is simple to do. Lift up one of the shorter walls, then lift the longer one next to it. You will see immediately how to fold one corner over the other to seal the velcro strip.

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Here is a picture of three of the walls up, one down … just another one of the many configuration options you have!

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The toy bars are simple to install, as each leg simply slides into a sleeve on the sides of the walls. I love the security measure of hooking the ends of the bar into a loop on the bottom of the play mat:

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The amount of toys that come with this playplace will not leave you needing or wanting more. There will be so much for my baby to do in here! I love the mirror option and REALLY love the mobile (two AA batteries required, not included) that can be velcroed to the side of the toy bars OR moved into baby’s crib!

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My overall opinion is that this is going to be a fabulous place to do tummy time and play time with my newborn and a place that will also grow with her as she moves through the different stages over the months! It feels so well made and the toys and the mat are so colorful and playful, I don’t know how a baby wouldn’t love being on/in here!

Buy It! You can purchase the Bright Starts Swingin’ Safari Baby Place Place at BuyBuy Baby, Toys ‘R Us/Babies ‘R Us, or Walmart for $79.99!

Win It! Enter below to in your own Bright Starts Swingin’ Safari Baby Place Place!


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I am "Mommy" to 3 little girls, ages 5, 3, and nearly 1. In July 2012 I traded in my IT career to be full-time at-home mommy! I love try new products that make life easier with 3, such as baby gear, toys and organizational products. I love spending time in the kitchen and would ultimately love to open my own bakery one day! You can e-mail me at Megan@AhhMazingReviews.com You can also check out my other blog, Tired+Tried!


  1. Jenn McClearn says

    my 20 months old would love the having a ball get rollin jet popper :)

  2. lacey g says

    I would love to try the “Having a ball 5 in 1 sports zone” for my son.

  3. Jessica Snow says

    I love the Big Top Buddies™ 2 Direction Swing.
    thanks for the giveaway! =)

  4. Lynette says

    I like the Soothing Safari 2-in-1 Mobile™. We purchased an old-school windup mobile and it only goes for about 2 minutes. NOT enough time. I like that this one goes for 15. That sounds just about perfect!

  5. Phylicia phillips says

    The Sunnyside Safari Plug in Sway & Swing.. Due in August with boy number 2

  6. Kenzi says

    I went onto Bloomers Baby web site, all of their items are so cute! I love the green daisies with zebra print diaper cake, as well as the “birth day” boxes. They all would make great gifts for expectant mothers!

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