“ Brand: ELC / Type: Swings „
We inherited this swing seat and frame from a friend whose child had outgrown it. My little boy at the time was 8 months old.
The frame comes in either single or double and you purchase the type of swing seat you require. We were lucky enough to be given both the baby enclosed swing seat and grown up flat swing seat.
The frame was lightweight and easy to assemble. It came in 7 pieces and were attached together with metal nuts and bolts. We didn't have the instructions but it took us no longer than half an hour to build. The frame had rubber bungs on the feet. We sited the swing frame in the place we wanted it and used the stakes to secure it to the ground to prevent toppling when in use.
Considering this was second hand and had been out in the elements for 4 years it has hardly weathered at all. None of the coating had peeled. The only bit of wear was rust on the bolt heads.
I like the idea of buying the frame and appropriate seat for the relevant age as it means this garden toy can be kept for a good 10 years.
My little boy has spent hours on it mainly as a baby as in the past few months he has a fear of swing, this is no reflection on this swing as he hates the ones at park as well.
I would recommend this swing frame as it's robust and practical.
We received this swing as a Christmas present for our then 6 month old from his older cousins. They had the frame themselves a few years ago and already had the baby seat which we have since inherited. The swing frame with basic seat was bought new for us this time though, and I have to say it has been great fun, and very very useful when we needed to put my boy (who started crawling at 6 and a half months and walking at 9 and a half!) somewhere safe while we put the clothes on the line to dry, or something similar in the garden.
He has loved it and the baby seat, which is comfy and high backed and very easy to fix on one handed with carabina clips to the hooks on the top of the frame. Even I, who at 5 foot 3 am not the tallest person in the world, finds it easy to reach!. This ease of use means we can keep the seat in the shed to make sure it doesn't get drity or wet when not in use.
The only thing with the frame is you need to ensure that you have a strong person and a few pairs of hands to get the four stakes fixed in the ground properly to make it sturdy so it doesn't topple over. We've had a problem with them coming out of the ground a bit, although I think that's just us not doing it properly!
All in all, a great little swing at a really good price. Hours of fun and a toy that will last for years as it will grow with the child.
When you buy children's toys, it is always with the knowledge that they will in time grow out of them. We wanted to buy our daughter a swing, but didn't want to spend a lot of money, for her only to be able to use it for one summer. The solution to this was the Early Learning Centre's range of garden swings. You first choose the frame you want, single or double. Due to space, we brought the single. You then have a range of seats to choose from. We brought the Cosy Swing Seat. This is a moulded seat with a harness and a t-bar restraint, so it's very safe. It is suitable from 9 months, and should last until she is at least three years old. However, that's when the ELC swing comes into it's own. When she outgrows the seat, you simple buy the next one and attach it to the same frame. A regular swing seat, suitable for a child over three, is currently only £10. This will be a lot cheaper than buying a baby swing, and then in a year or so the whole thing is unusable. It is also useful if you have children of different ages, but not enough room for two or more swing frames. You buy the frame, the different seats, and change them according to who wants to use it. My only problem now is persuading her come off of the swing when it's time to eat, wash, sleep etc! NB The price quoted is for a single frame-£24 and the cosy seat-£25
Galvanised swing frame for ELC swing seats with lifetime anti-rust guarantee. Swing seats are available seperately