The Ostheimer Horse Swing is a beautifully handcrafted solid wood toddler swing designed exclusively for indoor use for children aged from 18mths - 36mths.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A 2ND QUALITY ITEM - THERE ARE SOME DARK MARKINGS IN THE WOOD, NOT OVERLY OBVIOUS AND DO NOT AFFECT THE FUNCTIONALITY OR DURABILITY. FOR DETAILED PHOTOS PLEASE JUST DROP US AN EMAIL.
The Ostheimer Horse Swing is a beautifully handcrafted solid wood toddler swing designed exclusively for indoor use for children aged from 18mths - 36mths. The swing is made of solid wood with side peices to help the rider keep his seat. A gentle swinging motion is soothing and fun for toddlers young children alike, and has been shown to support their physical development.
Benefits of swinging
The most obvious benefit is that swinging is fun and exciting. The feeling of being weightless for a split second at each end of the pendulum, feeling the wind as you accelerate down, hitting the bottom of the pendulum in full speed with the extra g-force on your body is exciting. To laugh and be happy is most beneficial to both our physical and mental health.
There are some hidden benefits that the children won't know about but we as parents can appreciate;
Eye Development Focusing: The development of changing the depth of focus has already started at 6 months and is basically completed during the baby's second year. Swinging is one of the most excellent ways of helping to develop this ability and exercise it as the baby is moving back and forth constantly changing the depth of focus.
Balance Eyes and ears are major organs when it comes to balance. When swinging it is not only the eyes that are trained and exercised but also the fluid in the inner ear is constantly swirling back and forth, which is great for the development of balance. When swinging your baby is not only leaning front wards and back wards she/he is also moving back and forth and up and down.
To get oneself swinging only by moving ones body is harder than it looks. At the age of about 4 years old a child can swing by themselves and swinging is super for learning and training full body coordination.
- The swing is meant for private use only.
- The swing is suitable for children between the age of 18 and 36 months. It may not be used by children weighing more than 20kg.
- The swing is made for indoor use exclusively.
- The swing set contains no means for installation at the ceiling. Please pay close attention to the constructional circumstances at the chosen location for the swing and seek the advice of an expert before you chose anchors and safety hooks.
- The swing set does not include any form of safety harness. It is only to be used under direct adult supervision.
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