Plastic swing with T-bar strap that folds up and down, shoulder straps that clip into the T-bar, and short ropes to hang the swing from a swingset. Hanging the swing from a tree will require additional hardware, but we have not found that to be difficult or costly.
T-bar can be snapped underneath the seat for easy storage.
The seat has drain holes to keep water from collecting.
Dimensions: 16 inches wide X 16.5 inches long X 17 inches high
Swing can hold up to 50 pounds.
Hook it up and start swingin’. Kids can’t push themselves in this one since it’s made for infants and very young children. It has hooks that can be easily attached to a swingset, but using a tree will require additional rope.
The shoulder straps are adjustable. We found the fabric to be strong without being rough, and have not received reports of skin irritation or chafing from the straps.
Sometimes, the straps are difficult to pop back out, so children may have to be squeezed in and out. Most users do not report any issues with this, but those that do say it takes quite a lot of pressure, as well as very specific alignment, to get the straps to release.
The T-bar snaps into place underneath the seat when it is no longer of use, making storage easy. It also means there’s no running around trying to find the bar when it’s needed again.
The solid, one-piece construction of the seat means no cracks are available to open up and potentially pinch skin. The area that rests underneath the child’s legs is curved and smooth, so kids won’t end up with lines or red marks on the back of their legs.
Some users have reported children leaning forward or slouching while in this swing. This seems to be because either the child is unhappy with the way the shoulder straps touch them, or because the way the seat’s back curves doesn’t fit well with the child. We have not found any pattern in the size of kids who slouch down while in this swing, so we are unable to give any tips. Some kids just don’t like things pressing down on their shoulders, and other kids don’t like things touching their backs.
Children are not able to swing themselves, as there is no good way for them to lean back far enough to get that momentum going.
Users have left the swing outside during all seasons and all types of weather without any issue.
Hardware to hang the swing is not included, so additional rope or chain, hooks, and anything else will have to be purchased separately. We suggest doing a quick internet or Pinterest search for ways to hang the swing.
An older version of this swing was voluntarily recalled by Little Tikes after reports of the buckles breaking were received. The older version has a blue body with either blue or white buckles. On these versions, the buckles could break and the straps could come out, allowing a chance for the child to fall from the swing. The pink bodied version, and blue swings with black buckles are perfectly safe and are no cause for concern.
Spray down with a water hose.
For more information on how to keep toys clean, check out our Guide to Cleaning Toys.
Parts and Pieces
If hanging from a tree, deck, or anything other than a swingset, additional hardware will need to be purchased. Chain or rope can be used if additional length is needed.
We found that some users reported children being uncomfortable with the part of the swing that curves along their back. It seems to cause some children to lean forward a little, appearing as if they are slouching. We suggest swing alternatives above in Observations.
We also explained the recall of an earlier version of this swing, above.