Therapy sensory swings are a powerful tool for kids to support and boost a child’s development.
It’s even more effective for children who have special needs that include children with ADHD and autism since it directly impacts and improves their motor skills.
As a result, it’ll provide a child the sense of calm, and fulfill that sensation for cravings.
The majority of occupational therapists encourage parents to buy their child therapy swing but the challenge is, most of them are having a hard time on how to install it properly in indoor or outdoor settings.
In this blog, we’re going to provide 3 tips on how to hang a sensory swing securely and efficiently for the safety of your children/client in the long run.
In the modern world, the majority of parents are easily convinced by marketing ads that “sensory swings follow a holistic approach in terms of improving the child’s sensory skill”. However, that’s not totally the case for other children.
Some are overly sensitive to movement and it makes the parents freak out when they get this type of swing.
It’s a major factor to check and work out if your child is sensory sensitive with it. Don’t force them as it’ll make the process worse and leave them more fearful to use it.
There’s a solution, with the right installation and settings, your children will be able to like it, and gives a life-changing experience over time.
1. Choose your location
Hang your sensory swing in your living room
Providing a suitable location to install it has an impact on the overall environment of the children that going to use it. Most of our clients, install the swing in the middle of the living room to be able to supervise the children and provide ample space when there’s a lot of movement from them.
Hang your sensory swing in your bedroom
Some parents consider this since it promotes a positive environment for the child. That feeling that’s enclosed in a cocoon promotes a safe space for the children hence, they’re calmer and worry-free from our end since it’s an optimal secured, and safe setting.
The majority of families choose frames instead of ceiling installations.
2 choices on how to set it up
A 3-point frame setup that supports any types of swing
A 2 point frame that can hold 2 point swing at the same time.
Just a quick note, please make sure you have an allowance of at least 60m from the floor to the bottom of the swing to ensure that it’ll not sag too low on the ground.
Before the child can use the swing, make sure the suspension and the swing are free from wear and tear.
Hang your sensory swing in your doorway
One of the most popular setup locations for sensory swings is at a doorway. This provides an easy take on road. Simple, children are easy to supervise and their movement is minimal for a more safe approach.
A doorway hanger bar is the simplest way to hang your sensory swing and achieve this kind of setup. It’s easy to install, remove, and very portable. As long as you have a couple of carabiners, you can hang a pod swing and a therapy swing successfully.
Overall, kids and adults alike who experience sensory swing have greatly improved their vestibular function and restore equilibrium to achieve balance to relaxation.