Recall notifications are serious concerns when buying a used product. If you are considering a purchase of a used item be certain to research the style. Make sure you have the model number, know the brand name and year it was produced. Contact the manufacturer to find out if there were any recalls or safety issues with the model. A quick online search should provide you there phone number. Also, you can visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website for further information. Additional, when purchasing used items you will need a copy of the assembly manual because it offers directions for correct installation and provides safety information with regards to weight limits and settings. A through inspection of the product must be completed. Take a look at the safety harness or belts to make sure they are not frayed and that the connections work properly. Look for cracks and rough edges that might pose a hazard. Check the overall condition and if you have any reservations then pass of the purchase. If the indoor swing comes with a frame check for rust, loose hardware, and that the unit is operational in working order. If the unit has an adjustable speed setting make sure you try all settings.
Which type of seat belts are best to use? That depends on the type of baby swing you are deciding between. For example, if the swing is for a wooden swing set or metal unit look for a full bucket swing which completely envelopes the child. This type of swing is used when babies can hold their heads up. A high back infant swing is usually used when they are little because most of the models come with a security strap and a t-bar connection that is locked into place. If you are considering an indoor swing be sure to look for styles that are equipped with a five-point safety harness as this offers the security and piece of mind for caregivers along with mom and dad. Using only a seat belt by itself is not enough protection or safety for the baby.
Infant high back outdoor swing is usually best suited for those under one years of age. After they can hold their heads up you will need to graduate them to a full bucket style. The buckets can accommodate baby’s that have outgrown the high back styles and toddlers up to approximately 3 years old. Half bucket is recommended at around 3 years of age and up. Pay close attention to the child developmental stages as they may outgrow earlier and you will need to discontinue using the product.
Following the manufacturers recommended guidelines for weight and age must be adhered to at all times for indoor and outdoor use. Never leave a child unattended in a swing. This is one of the most important safety issues that must be followed. Remember that constant supervision is the key to their safety and never let a baby, infant, or young child swing by themselves.