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Solvej

Baby Toddler Swing - Slate Grey

  • $240.00

Made in Matiere

 

The Boby Toddler swing is an attractive and safe baby swing, convertible to a toddler swing, for a product that grows with your child and will bring joy for many years. Skilfully crafted with only the best materials, it is for use indoors and out. The timeless natural design makes it an enduring classic you can be proud to hand on to future generations. 

This swing converts from a baby swing to a toddler swing using the domed leg divider when your toddler is around 3 years old. This makes the swing suitable from approximate 6-months to 6 years (from when the baby can sit up unaided to the weight of 40kg/88lbs.) It is very easy to make the change between baby and toddler versions if you have both a baby and toddler in the home. The unusually long period you and your child can use this swing makes it excellent value for money.

Indoor-Outdoor - This swing has been designed for both indoor and outdoor use with carbine hooks and screw eyes for easy transition between the two. Made from natural durable timber, rot proof canvas, 10mm yachting braid and stainless steel fittings the swing is well equipped to handle the outdoor elements. 

Hanging - This swing can be hung up to a height of 2.4 metres, or 7' 10"( to cover both baby and toddler mode*), without adding extension ropes. (note this is the hanging height not the length of the ropes) If you purchase directly from us we can also organsie to make the ropes longer, which may have an additional small cost. Please email us if you require this service. Alternatively you may decide to purchase extension ropes or tree hangers.

*In Toddler Swing mode the swing is low enough that a child can climb in and out themselves. 

Guarantee - All these features plus a 9 year guarantee makes this swing a great investment for you and your child.

Safety - It is an extremely safe swing for your baby with its safety belt and closed hooks and screw eyes. The beads are coloured with non-toxic paint. It conforms to the safety standards of Australasia and North America. 

Packing and Convenience - Conveniently designed the swing packs down flat for easy storage and transport. Carbine hooks and screw eyes also make the swing easy to move between indoors and out or various places in your home or other locations.

 

ORIGIN STORY

Thomas and Jenny lived between Sweden and New Zealand for many years before settling down in New Zealand with the birth of their daughter, Solvej.  Swedish designer and cabInet-maker Thomas designed the first Solvej Swing swing for young Solvej when she was a two year old toddler.

As new parents, Thomas and Jenny weren’t pleased with the plastic children's swings on the market, and as cabinet maker and seamstress by trade, the couple decided to create a natural alternative more inline with their environmental values. Inspired by swings he remembered growing up as a child in Sweden, Thomas he drew on the scandinavian design tradition of quality, clean style and innovation in the design. 

Kourtney, the oldest of the Kardashian siblings, bought some swings for her family in 2020 and listed them in her Christmas gift guide seen by millions of her followers, causing an onslaught of demand for the swings.

Solvej Swings, run out of the tiny town of King Country village of Matiere, is reaping the benefits of a recommendation for their wooden swings from reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian.

In the beginning Thomas and Jenny did everything themselves, but after 26 years in business and international acclaim, now employ local craftspeople to do the sewing, woodwork and assembly. The local wood is cut to size in the neighbouring shop, which was once the butchers.

The infant and toddler swings, which proudly come without a hint of plastic in sight, are made in the town's old bank.

Today, Solvej (the daughter) is 28 years old, and works alongside her parents in the business.