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How to Install a Therapeutic Swing

This swing helps develop the part of a child's brain that senses balance and gravity and also strengthens and stretches muscles.

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installing a therapeutic swing

Step 1: Cut a Hole in the Ceiling

Start by cutting a hole in the drywall in the ceiling to check the type of framing members. Make sure there is a nice solid beam to support the swing.

start by cutting hole in drywall

Step 2: Make a Hole for the Eye Bolt

Drill a hole through the beam large enough for the eye bolt to thread through.

drill hole through beam large enough for eye bolt

Step 3: Thread the Eye Bolt

Install a heavy-duty eye bolt through the hole in the beam. When threading an eye bolt, it is a good idea to use another bolt to help turn the eye faster. Turn the eye bolt just until it pokes through on the top side of the beam.

install heavy duty eye bolt through hole in beam

Step 4: Tighten the Eye Bolt

Place the plate in position on top of the beam over the eye bolt, using the washer and nut to keep it in place. Use a wrench to hold the top nut in place while tightening the eye bolt all the way into the beam. This will help distribute the weight across the whole beam.

tighten eye bolt all way into beam

Step 5: Attach the Swinging Rotation Unit

Hook the swinging rotation unit into the eye bolt using a heavy duty snap. This will allow the swing to rotate.

hook swinging rotation unit into eye bolt

Step 6: Complete the Project

Attach the swing’s rope to the lower safety snap (Image 1). Finally, patch the hole in the drywall and paint the ceiling (Image 2). Of course, it is always a good idea to "test" the swing.

attach swing rope to lower safety snap

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