Are you looking for install a sensory swing indoors? This might be one of the most beneficial investments you can make for your house, clinic, or school. I bring a swing bar and numerous swing alternatives for sensory and balance requirements when I visit my clients for therapy sessions. However, the way and location in which you hang your swing might make all the difference! You have three alternatives for hanging an indoor swing for maximum security, safety, and functionality: from the entryway, ceiling, or frame.


The easiest to install and remove is a Support Bar at the entryway. It can be used to suspend most 2-point suspension swings while keeping the door operable. Using a pair of carabiners, you can easily swap the swings. The support bar is easy to transport and may be relocated to other entrances as needed.

Make sure the swing isn’t wider than your doorway and that there are at least 2 feet between the ground and the bottom of the swing. Simply measure the swing’s height and then the distance between the suspension bar and the floor. The swing should be 2 feet shorter than the distance between the bar and the floor. In a doorway, net swings and mesh swings, as well as tiny platform swings, function well, and some are height-adjustable. Make sure there’s enough space around the edge of the floor – see the suggestion below for how to measure this.

Ceiling Suspension

Consider ceiling suspension if you wish to employ a single point/rotational swing. Use an Eye-bolt for a school or institution with a steel beam. Buy a 2 x 6 Ceiling Beam Swing Suspension Kit, a Multi-Point Ceiling Suspension KitTM, or eye hooks for home-usage. It’s critical to install them securely, so make sure you use a specialist. Potential installation places include exposed ceiling beams in a basement or beneath a porch, as well as concealed beams above a ceiling – watch a video. If your gadget allows it, hang rotating swings or 2-point swings once it’s been fitted.


In general, institutions benefit from frames, while some families prefer frames to ceiling installations. You have some options that are simple to set up. A 3-point frame can handle almost any swing, but a 2-point frame can only hold a 2-point swing.

How to Measure Perimeter

Make sure there is 2 feet of clearance between the floor and the bottom of the swing, as well as full clearance around the perimeter of the floor. Adding 2 feet to the height of your swing and double that number to your footprint is a good rule of thumb. So, if your frame is 6′ tall, make sure you have a 16-square-foot clearance area around it. Check your foundation equipment and swings for wear and tear regularly. As required, replace. Don’t forget about the crucial safety matting! You may now swing whenever you want!

Benefits of a Sensory Swing

Developing NEW senses

Toddlers’ body-brain connections are quickly building two vital systems. They are TWO ADDITIONAL SENSES to the five senses we are familiar with: sight, smell, touch, vision, and hearing. Their vestibular system regulates balance and movement by telling the brain which the head is about the rest of the body and the ground. Proprioception is a sense of where our body is in space that is derived from muscle and joint input (shut your eyes and touch your finger to your nose, that’s proprioception).

The sensory input from these systems might be overwhelming or painful while they are growing, especially for children with developmental difficulties. Swinging and spinning are two activities that assist to connect these senses.


Working on vestibular and proprioception improves balance and coordination in children. My boys are at the stage of toddlerhood where their capacity to move outpaces their ability to balance (and to think through what they are doing).


My toddlers were born eight weeks ahead of schedule. Physical developmental delays have been a part of their lives for as long as they can remember. As a result, physical treatment has always been a part of their life.

Climbing into and out of the hammocks, standing in them, and swinging in them necessitates novel muscle activation. Arm strengthening and core strength (especially) have improved since they started using the hammocks.

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