Want to see your child all cozied up in their very own relaxation spot? Then it is time to invest in a Harkla Therapy Swing for your home!
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 swings are used by occupational therapists for autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorder. The cocoon swing provides a hug-like effect for little ones. 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 get the benefits of the calming sense of well-being that swinging brings right in your home. We know how important developing body control and a sense of calm can be for your child, so we want to make this decision as easy as possible. To do this, we offer free shipping on every order and a lifetime guarantee. We don't want you to have any surprises when making this investment for your child.
The special needs indoor swing by Harkla addresses your little one's stress and anxiety. Consider this sensory swing for autism, ADHD, or sensory processing disorder. Get yours today!
Is there a height or weight limit for the hanging pod swing?
There is a weight limit at 150lbs. As for height, it is really a matter of comfort but can fit children well into their teens.
Can I hang this Outside?
Yes! With our adjustable strap and hardware, this swing can be hung almost anywhere. Wherever you are hanging it from, make sure it's strong enough for a child to play on and allows the swing to be close to the ground.
Does this work with tall ceilings?
Yes. We send an adjustable strap with the swing that allows you to hang this autism swing with almost any normal ceiling height.
We think children with special needs should have every opportunity to live happy and healthy lives. That's why Harkla is dedicated to providing families with the best products and resources for raising a special needs child. Read more of our story here.
I bought this swing for my 8 yr. grandson and he loves it. He likes to get off to himself, so we hung it in his bedroom , and now we know where to look for him, thanks Harkla. Carol from S.C.
My son uses a similar swing in the sensory room at school and during the summer noticed he was not having his sensory needs met. He loves his new swing! Good quality, sturdy fabric and glad the hardware was provided. It’s just what we were looking for.
Installation equipment came included. Unfortunately, our house is old and has plaster ceilings, so had to attach a block of wood to the studs and get longer screws to ensure it would remain stable.Service is tremendous, lots of support as needed.Daughter loves the pod for reading time.
Hired a guy to install it and it is up and swinging. Early feedback from my son is he loves it!
Love love love it!!!!!! need more
I have a 7-year-old son with autism. We bought him a pod swing for Christmas 2016, since then we have had to replace the swing 3 times due to tearing. We received the Harkla swing a week ago and so far so good. The quality is great. I have high hopes that this swing will finally be the one to last!
Harkla swing. Most amazing customer service and product. My kids love this swing and I have never had such amazing customer service! Thank you
I honestly can't thank my wife enough for ordering this Hanging Swing Chair for my son. Several months ago, my son was diagnosed moderate ASD and it has been increasingly difficult to regulate his sensory needs. The past few weeks, he's had nasty melt downs out of the blue. It was clear he needed something but unable to communicate so an initial tantrum would escalate into a meltdown.There's a little bit of effort installing the chair into your ceiling but the rest is cake. My wife and I make sure our son gets some chair time when he seems a little flustered and overwhelmed. He sits comfortably and enjoys hugging a blanket. Swings quietly w/ his iPad. Amazing product. It literally saved my marriage.
Best gift we have gotten for our son on the Spectrum,he has had it 2 years and uses it everyday. Best buy for a sensory driven child.
good construction. quality parts ensure a secure install. Our daughter has sensory processing sensitivity and she loves this chair. The first night we installed it she refused to get out of it and ended up falling asleep in it. We use it to help calm her down before bedtime and it has decreased the time it takes us to get her to settle down enough to lay in bed. One suggestion for the manufacturers might be to include a flap that can drape over the opening. We have clipped a blanket to the front that can be draped across the opening. This was initially her adaptation to the original chair which she asked us to make for her and it makes a big difference in her ability to soothe herself.
The pod swing has been a great addition to my special education classroom. The students love being able to swing, sit, and lay down in it. Would definitely purchase again.
My daughter loves this! Perfect birthday gift. Nice quality.
We got this for our grandchildren who live far from us. They just sent us a picture of the swing chair with our grand son's smiling face in it. They love it and I know it will provide years of satisfaction as they deal will all the stress of adopting internationally. Thank you so, much! Ps I hope I get to see you in a public place dancing and singing. I'll sing with you!
my ASD 3 year old loves this swing. Had issue with packing from Amazon. Spoke with Nicole at Harkla and had the missing pieces shipped overnight. Would recommend to obtain directly from Harkla.
Item received as promised but missing hardware. Cute swing but had to send it back because of missing hardware.
It's a fabulous swing/pod/nest. My 4yo enjoys swinging in it or being spun. We love it.
My son has been using the swing for half an year or more now. He loves it and plays everyday in it. The Pad is inflatable so it is easy to adjust softness as needed . It has nice space for young kid to sit in even reading a book and calm down during emotion period. The size of swing is not designed for kid weighted 50 pounds or more.The seller customer service is awesome . communication as emails are surprisingly quick. Any issues we found like a leak pad have been resolved in a day and gotten a replacement .
We bought two! It's our daughter's favorite place to read and calm. Our son uses it as a place to calm when he is over stimulated and needs to reset. We connected our son's it to a swivel hook for vestibular input. Thank you!
My daughter loves this
My kids love this swing. It is sturdy, and easy to install. I wish it had a piece that would allow it to spin without twisting the fabric, but we can easily buy that separately. All in all, a great purchase for my 2, 7, and 9 year old. Most importantly, the customer service is top notch.
My son loves the pod swing. He uses it every day. I only gave it 4 stars because we seem to always have a problem with the air pillow having small holes in the seam area. Since they are only $3 each I'm ok with purchasing more, but I do wish they were more sturdy. Otherwise great product for my autistic child!
My kid Loves it
This swing is great! Our oldest kiddo (5 years old) has some sensory issues and LOVES this snug quiet little spot when he needs to decompress. It was really easy to install and such great quality! We added this to our home as our son has one of these at his occupational therapist. Also, we had some questions for Harkla direct, and Casey (the owner) was so accomdatining and very quick to respond. Feels so good to support a well run business and also help my kiddo every day with a calming 'getaway' when he needs it. Also, his 2 and half year old bro loves it as a calm swinging spot! Thanks so much HARKLA!Tim, Kacie, Eddy, Rocky & Ray in Austin, TX
We needed expedited shipping, spoke to Casey and he happily made it happen... Fantastic service and a very well made swing. Our daughter uses it as a reading spot and loves it.
My son loves it.
At first, we were shipped a pink one for our son....so when we contacted customer service for a blue one (which was initially ordered), they quickly responded and shipped out a blue one and paid for us to return the pink one. So that was impressive because their response time was excellent and the quality of the customer care was exceptional. They even followed up to make sure we were happy.The swing itself is good quality and we had no issues hanging it from his ceiling after reinforcing some structural stuff in the attic.My 70 lbs son has used this swing for about 3 months, if that. The balloon seat has deflated consistantly for months and we have inflated it again and again., Finally, we realized the air has been seeping out of the sem in one place on the seat. It looks as if it wasn't sealed completely in that one area. I have taped it with heavy duty duct tape and it still leaks....I'm going to be contacting Customer service to see if they can replace or, since it's been a few months, let me purchase just the inflatable seat. I will update this later to reflect their response.
There were no installation papers with swings.
Well I first bought a similar one from Ikea. Bad idea!!! Glad I know have this one! The construction is 100% better than the one from Ikea. The fabric, softness, the way the pillow zips on the inside of the swing is much better. My Ikea swing, the pillow was zipped in underneath. The zipper popped and is now broken! My husband (who is in construction) tried to repair it to no avail. This one sits higher off the ground which is better for growing kids. My daughter is 14 and 5 foot 1 inches and it's perfect for her. I don't think she's going to grow much more but if she does she'll still be able to enjoy it. I got in it and I'm 5 foot five and a pleasant 185! It held me well and I didn't feel unsafe. No question as I can contest to the comparison. Spend your money wisely and buy a Harkla! You won't be disappointed!
Bought this for my son with sensory issues. He's still getting used to it. However, it is a fantastic product, of high quality. I had an issue of the wrong color being sent, but they jumped right on it, fixed the problem and sent me out the right one asap. GREAT customer service! Definitely trustworthy people to deal with.
We love this swing!!! We bought it and added it to our swing set out side, because my husband refused to put 4 bolts into our ceiling. Now if you are looking for a true sensory swing, like the ones that truly hug the child, this is not your swing, if you are looking for a sensory swing that the child feels "safe in" this is your swing! If you are looking for a swing that is just crazy fun to swing in, and twist this is your swing! The swing is so versatile in size, my 4 year old gets in it and loves it, and myself (5 foot 2 inches, 120 lbs) also gets in it and has a blast! The bottom is an inflatable seat area, which is actually very comfortable. We did NOT fill it up the entire way so that it was a little squishier, and its perfect! The material feels like a heavy jean material honestly, it is not soft, not hard, just stiff! The only thing that my kids wish it did different was somehow close shut a little, but they also love it as is! All of the neighborhood kids want to swing it in now that they have seen it, and one begs their mom for one! It truly is a great addition, and I would love love love to have one hanging inside!
My son loves this thing. He is almost 4 and has Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder. My son loves that it closes in around him when he sits in it. It also makes it safer. I'm not worried about him falling out of it because there is nice deep pocket he fits into...
For my son, this has been very therapeutic and very calming for him. He takes books and reads them while he swings. We may get another one for his bedroom, we love it that much. It will definitely be on his birthday wish list. My only regret is we waited too long to purchase one of these.
Well let me start off by saying we have a 7 year old autistic little boy who not only suffers from sensory disorder, and is completely non verbal but is also super hyper-active and suffers from a major sleep disorder. If you are parents or a parent raiding an autistic child similar to ours I highly recommend this product. It sure beats swinging our little guy on the outside swing at 1,2 or 4am. Not only does he enjoy this swing as an activity, but it is also very helpful in calming him dowm when he is having a melt down as well as him being able to cocoon himself inside with a blanket and pillow while being pushed aids in getting him calmed down for bed time instead of increasing his stimulation and adding to his insomnia at night. It is very easy to assemble and install, even though it comes with everything you need to install it I replaced the stock hanger and clevis with a higher weight rating. But that is just a personal prefference due to our sons rough and tumble ways. He is very hard on everthing. We have been using the swing for 3 weeks now and other than it needing to be tossed into the washer for a good cleaning which is very easy to do, it has held up to anything he can through at it. The only reason I gave them a 4 star instead of a 5 star rating is because it was supposed to come complete with a book on Austim sensory aids, and did not. Other than that we highly recommend this productUpdate,Product has been in use for about 2 weeks our little guy is getting a whole lot of use and enjoyment from it. Changed my star rating from 4 to 5 because the company was more than prompt at resolving our minor issue about the ASD book which I didn't understand is a digital download, not only did the respond promptly but were very appreciative of the purchase, rewiew, our input and are sensitive to the needs and situations that the parents, children as well as the special needs child faces. Thanks again for the support and making a product that truly helps us parent...
Sturdy, fun, durable. My son who is 9 loves this swing in his bedroom. Swings on it daily and it was really easy to set up.
Got it as a gift so I'll rate it as best I can. Upon opening I was a little disappointed that although the description said, 'hardware included' it did not come with the recommended 5/16th bolt. This was what I was looking at when making my decision to purchase so that my friend would have EVERYTHING needed for setup. So, the swing has not been set up yet. As far as product quality, the fabric looks and feels durable. The seat is blow up so finding the right comfort level will be an issue. I would replace it with a nice pillow or something. Overall, there were pros and cons so i can't recommend to get it or not.
Purchased this swing for my 3 yr old autistic son. Putting the swing up was fairly simple, screws needed did not cost much. All pieces were easy to attach. I will say, there is no lengthening or shortening piece that comes with it. If you attach it as is, it sits 2-3 feet off the ground, so you'll need to buy an additional chain and rock climbing hook (or something like these items) to make it lower and accessible for your child. (This is why I gave it a 4 star). The inflatable insert, bottom portion, of the swing is comfy. Doesn't need to be blown up all the way. That makes it uncomfortable for sitting for my little guy, so we have it deflated quite a bit so he can adjust and learn how to sit on it comfortably. Overall, the swing is great. It's not huge so it doesn't take up a lot of space. Light weight yet durable and strong. We will be using it quite a bit!Customer service was excellent. Prompt response when asking questions. Detailed emails and instructions for setting up the swing. All very thorough!Was given a discount in exchange for an honest review.
My son absolutely loves this hanging chair, and so do his friends! I must admit that I'm now jealous, as it looks comfortable and I wish I had my own adult sized one. Only issue is the inflatable seat inside is like sitting on a balloon. There's nothing wrong with it, but it's not what me & my son prefer. Easy fix, we swapped it out for a regular pillow we already had.
I confess, I am prolific Amazon shopper and I've never written a single review before. Years and years of shopping, not one review. Why change now? Harkla customer service! First of all, the swing itself is fantastic. It was simple to assemble and set up, and it's really sturdy fabric. The biggest issue was figuring out the best location for the swing in the house. It's being used as a therapy swing for one child and a play swing for two others. They love it! I ended up having a small issue so I contacted customer service, fully expecting to be told I could purchase a part separately. Customer service responded within hours, and let me tell you, they're not kidding when they say lifetime guarantee! I had a lovely real-time conversation with the rep, and as a result an entirely new swing was immediately shipped out! It arrived just as fast as if I had used Prime. Let's recap, kids are happy, additional therapy can happen at home now and not just PT sessions, and adults are happy!
My son loves it
Our toddler loves his 'nest'. As with all toys, etc., he has, my wife does extensive research before purchasing. This chair really helps with his sensory issues and soothes him in the process. He specifically asks to go in his 'nest' and look out the window or just rock back and forth with his owls. We did have to prop him with a few pillows, since he seemed to fall in. Rather easy fix and makes it easier to get in and out.Installation was pretty straight forward after making a trip to the depot. The chair includes the mounting hardware, minus the lag bolts and rope/chain. I used 1/4' x 2' lag bolts (only two). Be sure to locate the studs and attach the mounting base as close to the center of the stud as you can. The last thing you want is for your child to fallout and never want to hangout inside the chair. Both of these are a must; the rope/chain is crucial if you have high ceilings (this particular room is about 10ft high). Take your time and do it right!
Very cool chair, the kids love it.
The chair came quickly. It came with easy instructions. My kids really love it.
This pod swing chair was purchased as a house warming gift for our (almost) 7 year old. As we've not moved into the home yet, it's not been set up however, we unpackaged it to get a good look at it.The pod swing arrived well boxed and wrapped. When we opened the package, there was no *chemical* like smell at all. The material is of a superior quality. It's a heavy duty canvas with tight over stitching, so you can tell it will last a long time.... even through multiple washings.I received this product for free, or at a reduced price, in exchange for my honest, unbiased review here on Amazon. At no point did the price reduction influence my opinion of this product. All the price reduction accomplished was made it easier for me to purchase a product I would have purchased nonetheless. Unfortunately, the reduced price was on the pink swing and my kiddo really wanted the blue one. As it's a good canvas, I don't think we'll have any issues with trying to dye it completely blue. I will post updated photos once it's hung and dyed.
We have been searching for this since we found through autism, and sensory disorder groups that these swing chairs really help children with these needs. We bought a single 250lb single-hook with 4ft of chain so we could hang this from a joist in our grandsons bedroom. Make sure to inflate the seat as much as possible, and if they are younger (he is 2), put towels or blankets around the edges of the inflated swing seat so they don't fall back into the swing so much. When he is frustrated or upset he will climb in and calm down. He also loves swinging and this satisfies the 'indoor' swinging requirement since we can't be outside all of the time. Make sure to get enough chain so you can hang it low enough to the floor that they can learn to climb in by themselves; then as they get taller and older you can raise it higher. I highly recommend this product for its build-quality and sturdiness. I have no doubt this swing will last a long time. I also found the $80 price tag affordable compared to other models at much higher prices. Make sure to use the pump with your foot... using your hand... well that's just slow and not smart.Lastly - buy/use a hook/chain system you are comfortable with having in your ceiling, you don't need to use the plate that comes with it. Just make sure that whatever you buy has a load weight greater than the load weight of the swing so you don't risk it falling. Finding the ceiling stud/joist can be challenging with a stud-finder if you have popcorn/unflat ceilings... but stick with it, it will work eventually.
My 8yo daughter and her friends absolutely love this swing chair. I added a swivel to the latch as the kids love to spin it.
My dough is Autistic. I have bought many swings for inside including a little treehouse type. This is the only real hit. She likes it because she can sway it gently or really get it rocking. Great quality. Came with a pump but I just blew the cusion up like a beach ball. Excellent investment. When she wears this one out, I will buy another. Love it!!!
We bought this for my son who has sensory needs. He loves it and falls asleep rocking in it. The only thing was we had to buy a hammock stand as the part that connects to the ceiling was too big for our beams.
I purchased this chair for my Kindergarten class. I wanted to include it in our classroom 'reading corner' instead of the usual bean bags that many other teachers have. The kids seem to love it and it especially seems to be a hit with my special needs students. It was easy to set up since it came with all the hardware. The lifetime guarantee was a selling point for me since I expect this chair to get a lot of wear and tear from student use. However, I'm not sure if I'll need it because the material it's made of seems durable but comfortable, and the stitching seems well done.
what an awesome buy.I highly recommend this to anyone looking for sensory swing or just a hanging chair for kids. here is my top reasons:1. This thing is sturdy. It's definitely not going to fall down or need re-hanging.2. My little cousin loves it.3. I came with all the parts I needed. I was expecting to have to run to home depot, but it has everything i needed included in the packing.4. Solid customer service. They even followed up via email to ensure I was happy and/or needed any additional support.i'm all about it. five stars.
Very disappointed when I received the swing because there were parts missing so I couldn't even hang it. I was so excited to use it for my 4 yrs old Such a let down! I picked this one because it was suppose to have everything included.
Great product with amazing customer service. I have been looking for a product like this for a year, and you will not find a better price that includes everything you need to hang it anywhere.
Really cool swing for the kids. They love it.Really tough fabric, so I'm not worried about it ripping.I'm glad the bolts were included. I think if I had to buy them separately they would have cost $20-30.I like that some of the sales go to Autism research too.
Product is great. Just wish I got the color I ordered. My niece was so excited that we didn't complain, but it would have been nice to get the pink we ordered instead of the blue.
What an awesome product from an awesome company. This swing was affordable, easy to install (even with a pitched ceiling) and works perfectly. My son just loves it. Customer service from Harkla was great when I needed a replacement part. I can't recommend this product enough!
My toddler loves it and he is rough with it and it still works perfectly. I don't like the blow up pillow in the base, would rather have some sort of cushion instead of a big blow up as it makes it easier to fall out of. I purchased different attachment to connect it to ceiling bracket and it works better.
My granddaughter loves this swing. It took about a week for her to master getting in and out and now it is part of her everyday play.
My son loves it!! Great price!~
This is a good swing, however it has a very short loop on the top with which to hang it. I had to go out and buy a rope and more metal clips to hang it. It works well now but was a bit confused when it first arrived
I purchased this item as a gift. The receiver loves it, and I would call that a success! :) I would recommend it. It is made of good, sturdy fabric.
Speedy delivery! Love the bright colors. I didn't realize I couldn't hang it from our school ceiling because it would require additional hardware that is difficult to find. I had to order a stand. Overall, I can't wait for my kiddos to try it out.
Nice swing for small child. Sturdy.
My kids love it! Thanks!
I was so happy that my husband hung this up a few days ago, the boys love it and I'm convinced that it's helping my sensory seeking son!! Thanks for a strong product!!!