Swing, Open Cloud Nest


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Climb into our cosy nest swing, and sway like a pirate at the top of a crows nest. Slide in with a cozy blanket and rock the afternoon away under a favorite tree on this soft platform. Teenagers love this swing as it does not look babyish but can easily swing your most fragile and loved children. We have even seen a lemur love this swing! The Vestibular ‘sense’ is used to describe our sense of balance and posture. It encompasses motion, equilibrium and spatial orientation, and is controlled through a combination of the vestibular system located in the ears, vision and proprioception. Children with sensory processing disorders due to Autism and other development delays can benefit from sensory integration activities that provide vestibular input. Swinging is an excellent example of this type of activity. A swinging motion continually moves the fluid inside the vestibular system and, coupled with trying to physically balance the body, effectively forces the brain to consider where the body is in relation to its environment. This not only helps to develop balance and trunk control, it can also help children to interact with their environment. The Cloud Swing’s see-through net seat also helps users with sensory integration as they can safely see the ground ‘moving’ below them. While playgrounds and parks can be great for helping to develop social skills sometimes children with a range of conditions, especially those on the Autistic spectrum, can benefit from outdoor fun without having to think about anyone else. Easy access to outdoor play equipment can be extremely beneficial in helping all children to ‘blow off steam’, but those with a dysfunctional vestibular system indicated by hyposensitivity to movement can find activities that include motion, such as swinging, extremely beneficial. Designed to withstand even the most Canadian of weather, the Cloud Swing can be kept outside all year round and its construction means users can swing from side to side and round in circles, as well as the more traditional linear movement. More details about the ‘sensory world of autism’ can be found by visiting the National Autistic Society website. This downloadable leaflet from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust provides more details about the Vestibular System. American based website, vestibular.org contains more details about understanding vestibular disorder. Swing Spinner not included. Use code 8SWVL - Swing Spinner to purchase. 100 cm diameter weight limit - tested to 200 kgs CSA -Z614 compliant


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12 Reviews

Nektarios P.Verified Buyer.
Great Product & Well Made
David C.Verified Buyer.
Fabulous company. Great sevice
Dennis Y.Verified Buyer.
Like it. Bigger than I thought it would be-dominates the room, but allows us to use for gentle adult vestibular stim as well as for children. We did strip out the threads from one of the internal nuts on the side bars because they were poorly aligned. Quite a hastle drilling out the old nut and putting on a replacement. Still in all, we feel this is a cost effective way to provide vestibular stim. Dennis
Lucas J.Verified Buyer.
Information that would have been useful to have prior to purchase includes the weight limit and age limit, though we all know how tricky age guidelines are when talking about children with LD and developmental delays. Would also like to point out that the description doesn't mention which of your swing frames it's compatible with, or that quick release clips are included, or how many suspension points it requires. Still, reasonably simple to assemble and being greatly enjoyed by my disabled teens siblings (as he is 52kg). I'm not sure how long the dense foam cover around the metal circular frame will last - looks like it might get scrapped and deteriorate over time, but I could be wrong. The net is a bright red colour, looks sturdy and the swing as a whole is visually appealing. The longer you set the ropes then the closer to the ground the nest will be, so the further it will swing. As long as the rope lengths are equal then it swings smoothly backwards and forwards, which is delighting the kids playing on it right now. We have it on one side of your double swing frame - I think if you wanted to swing side to side in it or around in a circle then it would have to be suspended from the two middle hanging points (leaving an empty suspension point either side of it on the double frame) in order not to hit the A frame at either side, so I don't think these movements would be safe if you were using the single frame. I think it will bring a lot of enjoyment to younger/smaller children, but the description says adults can use it too - which they can *if* they weigh under 50kg (7st 12lb). Misleading description, but a good product.
Linda L.Verified Buyer.
Absolutely fantastic!!! My Autistic granddaughter finds it so calming I would recommend it to anyone with or without special needs! Many thanks. An excellent quality product Linda Langley .
Susan R.Verified Buyer.
My daughter loves it!
Jennifer B.Verified Buyer.
I bought this swing nest for my grandchildren, and know they will have hours of fun on it. I thought I could put this item together myself, but then realised it needed a man's strength to put it all together, so my son in law did the job for me!! This company deserves more than 5 stars !!! I have been so impressed with buying from this company, from my initial enquiry to the point of receiving this item. Tim has always been so helpful. I shall definitely be back to buy more items.
Rita C.Verified Buyer.
Excellent service. Quick delivery Bought double frame to support swing, fairly easy to assemble. Just make sure you have socket for tightening bolts. One very happy child.
Samantha Y.Verified Buyer.
We bought the nest swing to replace the two swings on a wooden "Plum" wooden swing and slide frame from B&Q. It was easily exchanged replacing the 2 swings for the nest swing. We used the outer two clips of the four clips for the nest swing and this was wider enough. Highly recommended and we bought this for a 12 year old boy and it is well used.
Shelley W.Verified Buyer.
We purchased this swing for my Autistic 10 year old son. He hates going out to the park, too many noisy kids! We ordered the swing (with the single frame) on the Thursday and it arrived on Friday morning! My son loves being able to have fun in his own garden with out the stress of having to see other people. I would highly recommend this swing and wouldn't hesitate to buy from TFH Special Needs Toys again.
Mary W.Verified Buyer.
Love love love it, my daughter just adores it so happy I bought this along with the swing. I thing she enjoys this more than the swing. She is so happy on it great buy
Sara K.Verified Buyer.
I would of give 5 stars as I was happy with the nest swing but was disappointed that in the brocher it shows a blue nest swing with a red net but we have been given a horrid beige net which actually lets it down looking wise so it only deserves a 3 star