Swing low, sweet chariot.
This Solvej Baby & Toddler Swing is an exclusive and attractive baby and toddler swing for the home environment, indoors and out, skilfully crafted with top-quality materials. The timeless natural design and colour range means this swing will complement any home and garden environment.
This swing converts from a baby swing to a toddler swing using the domed leg divider when your toddler is around 3 years old. This makes the swing suitable from approximate 6-months of age to 6 years (from when the baby can sit up unaided to the weight of 40 kg or 88 lbs). It is very easy to make the change between the baby and toddler versions if you have both a baby and toddler in the home. The unusually long period you and your child can use this swing makes it excellent value for money.
With its safety belt and closed hooks and eye screws, it is an extremely safe swing for your baby. The beads are coloured with non-toxic paint. It conforms to the safety standards of Australasia and North America.
This swing has been designed for both indoor and outdoor use with carbine hooks and screw eyes for easy transition between the two. Made from durable natural timber, rot proof canvas, 10 mm yachting braid and stainless steel fittings, the swing is well equipped to handle the outdoor elements.
All these features, plus a 9-year guarantee, make this swing a great investment for you and your child.
Packing and Convenience
Designed with convenience in mind, the swing packs down flat for easy storage and transport. Carbine hooks and screw eyes also make the swing easy to move between indoors and outdoors, both at home or on-the-go
There are two beautiful colour ranges with eight colours in total to choose from. Colours include: Coral Black, Classic Taupe, Forest Green, Pohutukawa Red, Midnight Blue, Pacific Blue, Soft Linen and Merino White.
Technical Swing Information:
The Solvej Baby & Toddler Swing uses a soft, high performance polyester marine (KEA) and yachting (Solvej) braid because it is strong, will not rot, has excellent UV resistance and looks good.
||Safe working load
||High Performance Polyester yachting braid
||414 x 2 = 828kg
The standard Solvej swings are made from 100% acrylic canvas because it is rot-proof and the best outdoor furniture canvas on the market. It has a 5-year manufacturer's warranty from fading. The Solvej Organic Baby & Toddler Swing is made from 100% organic hemp canvas. We do not recommend leaving the Organic Swing outside.
The choice of timber has to fulfil the criteria of being naturally weather durable to avoid chemical treatment with the pollution that can come with that. It also has to come from a planted or sustainable source so we are not part of the depletion of indigenous forests anywhere in the world.
The Solvej Baby & Toddler Swings use Matai (Prumnopitys taxifolia), a native and endemic tree to NZ. The Matai used is salvaged timber from around Tokaroa, where they logged the native trees and planted pine trees in the early seventies. At the time, they left a lot of logs that were thought to be of no value. Now, as the pines are being harvested, these native logs are being salvaged.
The non-toxic, acrylic, water-bound paint, as well as the lacquer used, complies with DIN EN 71 part 3 standard for toxicity and DIN 53160 for sweat and saliva resistance.
Caring For Your Swing:
The fabric does not promote mildew growth; however, mildew may grow on dirt and other foreign substances that are not removed from the fabric. Therefore, regular cleaning is important to keep your fabric looking good. This is more likely to occur in humid climates and/or when the swing is hung outside under cover and is not naturally cleaned by the rain and sun.
When used in permanent outdoor situations the canvas should be brushed and hosed regularly to remove dust, bird droppings, etc. and other solid particles.
Water borne stains such as coffee, tea, red wines, etc. should be treated first by rinsing in cold water. If this is not sufficient, the canvas may be washed with a mild solution of soap (not detergent) in lukewarm water (max. 38 C or 100 F) and rinsed thoroughly.
Stubborn soiling may require treatment with a non-chlorine bleach.
All timber goes naturally grey when exposed to the weather. If you wish to slow down the process of the timber going grey, oil often with any non-toxic outdoor oil. Oil and wood are both organic matter. If dirt or other organic substances such as food, pollen or saliva are left on the wood it may go mouldy and the mould could enter the wood. This is more likely to occur in humid climates and/or when the swing is hung outside under cover and is not naturally cleaned by the rain and sun. Wipe down the bars regularly and especially when it has had dirty or sticky hands on it or been sucked on.
There are products on the market that will restore wood that has gone grey to its original colour if you want to.
The carbine clips make it very easy to move your swing, so if you want to keep it looking its best, simply store inside after each use.
Check the ropes, hooks and eyes regularly for wear and tear.
The sun gradually breaks down the fibre in all ropes.
A safety surface under the swing is recommended.
Don't start to swing your baby until her/his neck is strong enough (approximately 6 months). Always support your baby well with cushions, etc. until your baby grows into the swing. Please remember a young baby should always be swung gently. Always use the safety belt.
Swing Rule Number 1:
Keep a safe distance from someone swinging so they can't hit you. Make sure every child that is in your home knows this rule. As you know how it is with children, you have to remind the children of the rule over and over again.
Young children generally don't have a conception of measurement in metres, so it is best to show them the distances or, better still, mark it.