"The swing was very easy to install, and it works great for our special needs child. She is able to find her special place and duck out of stressful situations in it."
If you are looking for sensory or therapy swings to help your child relax and get their bearings in, then you’ve come to the right spot. Our autistic swings are made of high-quality but comfortable canvas that your child will want to spend hours in.
Our Pod Sensory Swings are used by occupational therapists for autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorder. The Pod Sensory Swing provides a hug-like effect for little ones by providing Deep Touch Pressure (DTP). The Pod Sensory Swing also provides vestibular input. From infancy through adulthood, vestibular information contributes to the development of muscle tone, balance, eye movements, and more. Using slow, linear movements with Pod Sensory Swing (back and forth, side to side) gives much needed vestibular input and creates a feeling of calm in your child.
However, many families purchase them simply because they are a fun place for your child to hang out in!
Since our indoor therapy swing safely hangs from your ceiling, your child can receive the calming sense of wellbeing that swinging brings right in your home.
LIFETIME MONEY-BACK COMMITMENT
We don't mess around with our commitment. Unless you are 100% satisfied, we aren't satisfied either. We're a company that truly cares about you and will answer any question or concerns you have.
This means that if you are not absolutely hapy with your product, we will not only refund you without question, we will cover the return shipping. There's no reason you should pay for a product you aren't happy with.
FREE DIGITAL LIBRARY WITH PURCHASE
FREE DIGITAL LIBRARY WITH PURCHASE
When you purchase any product at Harkla, we'll send you digital access to our 4 books about raising children with special needs.
They give actionable advice on:
Our support for you and your loved ones doesn't end with just our products. Our mission is to be the most helpful special needs company, and we do so by offering more than just products.
VESTIBULAR INPUT & DEEP TOUCH PRESSURE
Sensory swings provide vestibular input. Vestibular input is the sensation of any change in position, direction, or movement of the head. It gives our bodies information about whether we are moving with or against gravity, fast or slow, moving or still, and what direction we're headed. If you'd like to learn more about sensory swings and the science behind them, we wrote a guide to it here.
Sensory swings also provide Deep Touch Pressure (DTP). DTP is simply distributed weight across the body that can give a feeling of calm, relaxation, and naturally improved sleep. If you'd like to read more about the natural benefits of DTP, we wrote an article on it here.
1% OF ALL SALES GO TO THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON AUTISM CENTER
At Harkla, our goal is to help those with special needs live happy and healthy lives. To continue this mission, we donate 1% of every sale to the University of Washington Autism Center. This money gets split between providing families in the Seattle area access to therapy they can't afford, funding cutting edge autism research, and our annual scholarship to the University of Washington Autism Center's APEX Summer Camp.
"AS A BUSINESS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING FAMILIES, HARKLA HAS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED MULTIPLE SCHOLARSHIPS SO THAT CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND ADHD CAN ATTEND OUR SUMMER CAMP AT THE UW AUTISM CENTER. WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR HARKLA'S SUPPORT!"
Benjamin Aaronson, PhD
Director, APEX Summer Camp Program
University of Washington Autism Center
I bought this swing for my 3 year old grandson who is highly active and never naps! I was hoping it would be a nice distraction during the quarantine. It was a huge hit! He loves it so much that he twists it around and quickly jumps in. Guess what? He now naps in it!!! Best purchase and easy assembly.
My 3 1/2 year old daughter LOVES it! & it is genuinely good for her! She received early intervention services since age 2 due to her developmental delays & Autism diagnosis & she had always seemed to LOVED using the Pod Swing during her Occupational Therapy (OT) so we just knew we had to make the room & get her one of her own & I’m so glad we did! She loves all swings but this one is by far her favorite! I’m also very happy that this swing is very easy to install & very safe for appropriate use. Great quality pod swing! I highly recommend this swing to any child with ASD, ADD, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder or honestly just any kid who loves to swing or chill in there own little space.
It works great I guess the only thing that I would say about it is we could not attach it to the ceiling or door facing in our home. Had to put it in a small door facing and we had to buy a pull up bar to attach it to maybe if you had the option of instead of a screen it into your ceiling or door facing you could have a pull up bar or some sort of bar that we go across to hang from. So we have an extra wide door frame that we really would like to hang it in and we cannot because the pull-up bar is not long enough to fit.
The swing was a wonderful purchase. It gives my kid a safe place to meditate and difuse an oncomming meltdown. It has changed her frequencies, tremendously. My only downside is that the inflatable pillow has popped along the seam and im only about 20 days in. Im trying to use e6000 glue to reseal it. Everything else about the swing is sturdy and kid tuff/messy, ready. I dont see anywhere on the companies website that allows me to buy another pillow, so maybe it isnt an option, however, i havent contacted the company directly for this but i will say that there level of customer service has been excellent for me thus far.
Her therapy office has one and she loves it there. So we decided to get one for home. She enjoys it and it seems to calm her down when she is getting anxious.