This Solvej swing is an exclusive and attractive baby and toddler swing for the home environment, indoors and out, skillfully 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 to 6 years (from when the baby can sit up unaided to the weight of 40kg/88lbs.) It is very easy to make the change between 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.
It is an extremely safe swing for your baby with its safety belt and closed hooks and screw eyes. The beads are coloured with non-toxic paint. It exceeds 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 natural durable timber, rot proof canvas, 10mm yachting braid and stainless steel fittings the swing is well equipped to handle the outdoor elements.
All these features plus a 9 year guarantee makes this swing a great investment for you and your child.
Packing and Convenience
Conveniently designed 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 out or various places in your home or other locations.
We have two beautiful colour ranges, six colours in total, for you to choose from; The Pasifika Range, inspired by the deep forests, vibrant flowers and vast ocean of the Pacific region; Forest Green, Pohutukawa Red Midnight Blue and Pacific Blue, with coulor coordinated ropes. The Naturals Range, inspired by the more subtle and softer colours in nature; Classic Taupe, Soft Linen and Merino White, with black or white ropes.
What makes Solvej stand out as the highest quality swing on the market today?
For our standard Solvej swings we use a 100% acrylic canvas because it is rot proof and is the best outdoor furniture canvas on the market. It has a 10-year manufacturers warantee from fading. It is also very easy care. The Solvej Organic swing is made from 100% organic hemp canvas. We do not recommend leaving the organic swing outside.
For the baby KEA swing we use 65% acrylic/35% polyester canvas which is rot proof and has a 3 year manufacturers guarantee from fading.
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.
For the Solvej Swings we use Matai(Prumnopitys taxifolia), a native and endemic tree to NZ. The Matai we use is salvaged timber from around Tokaroa where they logged the natives and planted pine trees in the early seventies. At the time they left a lot of logs that was thought of as not valuable. Now when the first lot of pines are being harvested these native logs are being salvaged.
For the baby KEA swing we use offcuts of plantation grown timber.
The non-toxic acrylic water bound paint and the lacquer we use comply with DIN EN 71 part 3 standard for toxicity and DIN 53160 for sweat and saliva resistance.
Fabric: When used in permanent outdoor situations the canvas should be 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 mild solution of soap (not detergent) in lukewarm water (max 38C, 100F) and rinsed thoroughly.
Stubborn soiling may require treatment with a non-chlorine bleach.
Wood: 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 outdoor oil.
There are products on the market that will restore wood that has gone grey to its original colour if you want to.
Check the ropes, hooks and eyes regularly for wear and tear.
The sun gradually breaks down the fiber 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 No 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.
We use 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.