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Posted by in Blog on May 13, 2015

Buying a swing set can be easy but a few pointers should be kept in mind while purchasing them, first and foremost is the security. Few guidelines should be followed and you can be assured your child will be safe.

Because swings, slides, and climbing equipment are so different from one another, each requires a different set of safety considerations. And some kinds of equipment are not safe for playgrounds, no matter how careful kids are. Swings are the most frequent source of childhood injuries from moving equipment on a playground. But a few simple precautions can help keep kids safely swinging in the breeze:

  • Swings should be made of soft material such as rubber or plastic, not wood or metal.
  • Kids should always sit in the swing, not stand or kneel. They should hold on tightly with both hands while swinging, and when finished swinging, stop the swing completely before getting off.
  • Children should stay a safe distance from other kids on swings, being careful not to run or walk in front of or in back of moving swings.
  • Kids should never ride with more than one child to a swing. Swings are designed to safely hold only one person
  • Swing sets come in all shapes, sizes and materials, catering to all weather and location conditions. When shopping for one for the home always factor in climate. Think about where the swing set will be based, this is important as some swing sets fair better in certain weather conditions than others.
  • Shoppers should have the prospective users in mind when searching through listings. All swing sets can support young children with ease; however older children may not be as fortunate in terms of what they can use.
  • Understanding the weight limit of a model is a must. The frame should be the focal point of any swing set purchase.

Even though they are not the ones funding the swing set children are the ones using it? Take their opinions on features and design into account during the shopping process. For younger children who can’t communicate their opinions play close attention to what equipment they already enjoy and purchase something that is similar.

Swing sets can be an expensive investment so it needs to be able to remain suitable as a child grows. Invest sensibly!