3 Of My Favorite Swings For Special Needs Children 2

Swings For Special Needs ChildrenThere are many different types of swings for special needs children and it can definitely get a bit confusing as to which one would be the best to buy.  It really depends on your child, his/her weight and exactly what kind of special needs he has, and how much money you are willing to spend.  Also, it would depend if you are looking for an indoor swing or an outdoor swing, with or without a frame.

Today we’re going to be looking at what kinds of swings would be the best for children with severe special needs like Hydranencephaly, what kind of support they have and how they can be used.  Swings are so much fun so it’s important that kids like ours won’t be missing out on such a leisurely pastime!  So with no further ado lets take a look at some of the best swings that are available.

Child Full Support Swing Seat

This swing was actually a winner of the ‘Toy of The Year’ awards!  It comes in 3 different sizes for toddlers, children and adults.  I would recommend checking the dimensions and also the maximum weight capacity of each swing to figure out which one would be right for your child.

The seat includes a safety harness and pommel.  It is hung by ropes which can be easily adjusted to change the height and angle of the swing.  It is made from a soft but strong plastic. This swing can be used in a doorway inside the house or alternatively it can be hung outside.  There are also seat liners in all three sizes which can be bought separately.

Just click here or on the picture for more details.

Customers who bought this swing rated it 4.6 out of 5 stars!


Skillbuilders 30-1641 Full Support Swing Seat with Pommel Head and Leg Rest with Rope

This Swing is one of a kind when it comes to swings for special needs kids like Natan Shai.  It comes in Small, Medium and Large sizes (again, as I mentioned above, make sure you measure your child to ensure that you get the right size). It has head and leg extensions which add a tremendous amount of support, and if you need more head support then I would suggest maybe using a rounded neck cushion. 

If however, you don’t need all that support you can buy the same swing without the neck and leg extensions.

It also includes a built-in pummel and heavy duty rope for hanging the swing either outdoors or inside.

Just click here or on the picture for more details.

Customers who bought this swing rated it 3.5 out of 5 stars!

Sky Island Hanging Platform Swing

If you’re looking for more of a ‘birds nest’ kind of swing then this one is brilliant. You can lay your child inside it and have him/her swing lying down.  It doesn’t have straps to hold your child down though so I would definitely recommend 100% supervision (although that is the case in all swings really, even if your child is strapped in).

It comes with an optional cushion and teepee cover which can be bought separately.  The great thing about this swing is that it can be used by typical children too and can fit two or more children in it together (up to 400Ibs), therefore creating quality bonding time between your special needs child and typical child.  In fact, you can even get into it yourself!

It was a winner of the ‘Toy of The Year Award’ and is a big favourite with everyone who bought it.  It is really designed to be used outside because of its size, but if you have a big basement then that could work too.

Just click here or on the picture for more details.

Customers who bought this swing rated it 4.5 out of 5 stars!

I would personally love one of these for Natan Shai but they don’t ship to Israel 🙁 So if anybody’s coming over here soon please put it in your suitcase LOL!

Of course, these are only 3 examples – there are more that you can check out by clicking the link below 🙂  I’d love to hear your own recommendations in the comments underneath if you’ve already bought a swing that you could recommend.

Click Here To See More Great Swings For Special Needs Children On Amazon!


With Much Love,

Hannah (Natan Shai’s Mom)

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2 thoughts on “3 Of My Favorite Swings For Special Needs Children

  • Rhys

    I found this really enjoyable to read. I’m glad that there are some companies that dedicate a portion of their efforts to the creation of items dedicated to special needs children. Truthfully I think I’d go for the hangar type swing in the third picture but then I remember that I’m probably a bit too old for that gahaha

    • Hannah Levi Post author

      Hey Rhys, thanks for reading and commenting. Sorry for the late reply, I’ve been offline on holidays for a couple of weeks 🙂 Yes it is great that there are companies who make such special equipment. The only downfall is that it can be a bit more expensive because there is less demand. You’re never too old to enjoy a swing lol! Best Wishes, Hannah