Hung this from pre-drilled ring/hooks in the huge tree in our back yard. Previous owner must've had the same idea! We just bought two chains and attached one to each ring and the other end each rope with an S hook. Perfect! And this leaves so many options for adjusting. It can easily be made level from side-to-side if the ropes are uneven by adjusting the chains. Additionally, by adjusting the ropes themselves, we were able to transition it from some-what reclined (while my son was under 1 year old) to more of an upright sitting position when he got bigger. Very sturdy and very easy to clean. Hold up to the Indiana weather amazingly.
um cute swing, it was given to us as a birthday gift for our soon to be 1 year old son...we have yet to put it up because where are the instructions? all I got was a pamphlet of things saying dos and don'ts that are common sense. There was nothing in there about what to hang it from or what the hooks look like to hang it from, nothing in there about the proper size hooks to buy, nothing! no tools needed my foot. If I didn't think my son would love it so much I would take it back...it should really come with all the hooks and stuff needed to install it.
This style of swing makes my one year old daughter practically lay down. When I adjust her to sit up she slides back into a position that doesn't look comfortable to me. My parents have the 1983 version swing and she sit ups great with no sliding into awkward positions.
I bought two of these for two sets of grandchildren. They loved them and only Grandpoppa will push them for hours. This is special time together for us. When their friends visit they always want to swing because they don't have a swing at their houses. Grandchildren are good at sharing and they wear me out swinging them. They say "you have such a good Grandpoppa to buy you this swing and push us too." One set of parents leaves their swing out all year long and the other brings theirs in for the Winter and cleans it. Both swings have faired well in both situations and no doubt will be passed along to other friends when outgrown. Excellent product in all respects that has given both me and all my grandchildren many hours of joy and togetherness that has lots of value and has built lots of memories. A good investment for the future of your families pleasure and togetherness. I always receive lots of hugs and thank-yous after swinging.
I purchased this product because I wanted something that would securely hold my child in the swing. This swing is awesome because it grows with the child. The biggest con I that I have it that it is difficult to adjust the straps on the swing harness.
Easy to put up and I'm sure my grandson will love it when he comes to visit.
I had replaced an old one that had just faded after having it for about 8 years( it was a different brand). Now I need to buy another after only a year because the straps feel apart after only a year. I called customer service and they just said sorry " you've had it for 15 months. I still have young grandchildren and I feel these swings should last at least till a child outgrows it, not just for a season. I am Disallusioned with Little Tike.