How to Hang a Hammock

We have a new product coming this month, just in time for summer: Hammock hanging kit. It is manufactured in Nova Scotia, Canada by The Bay Hammock Company.

This hammock hanging kit is very tree-friendly and will not damage your trees. It consists of two nylon webbings with “o” rings and two quick links. It will help you to hang your hammock to any size tree, post or rail (make sure it is sturdy enough to support the hammock’s weight capacity). This hammock hanging kit will allow you to set your hammock in minutes, so you will have more time to relax.

We tried this product ourselves this weekend and even videotaped it for you.

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Safety board for home jungle gym or therapy gym

Our customers asked us if there is a way to stop kids sneaking to play on our jungle gyms without adult supervision. Especially climbing on monkey bars, since it is the highest point from where kids can fall.

quicklink First of all, all jungle gym accessories attach by simple-to-use quick links, therefore when no adult supervision available, simply remove all accessories until new use.

safety_board_dreamgym_cor1For vertical ladder you can use a board that can be made by yourself or ordered from DreamGYM Inc. along with your jungle gym or therapy gym. We have created a safety board and tested it on our kids (almost 3 and 6 years old). Read the rest of this entry »

How to make a therapy swing or platform swing

Platform Therapy Swing

Platform Therapy Swing

One of our customers bought Currambera hammock and she was asking for an advice how to make a platform therapy swing. I spent an hour today (not counting a trip to the Home Depot) and created a therapy swing. It turned out to be very easy. My kids enjoyed it very much and I am happy to share it with you.

 

Step #1 cut plywood plywood bar code Trip to a hardware store. We went to the Home Depot and bought a piece of poplar plywood 7/16″x24″x48″. We asked to cut the board to 24″x36″ (they will do it for free).
*Currambera hammock can easily fit a bigger board up to 3’3″x3’3″
**You can substitute poplar plywood with other materials, just make sure it is strong enough to hold jumping kids
Step #2 cover edges with duct tape Duct tape. I put duct tape over edges. It smoothed the edges a bit.
*It might not be necessary if you use thick material for cover.
Step #3 natural cotton A cover for the board. When I was expecting my first child I bought natural cotton batting, that I planned to use for making baby blankets, but never got around it. This was the perfect opportunity to put it into use. I cut a 2-layered piece 4’3″x3’3″.
*You can use an old baby blanket, fleece etc.
Step #4 plywood bag I sewed a bag on my old sewing machine. The size is a bit larger than a board therefore I can easy slide it on or take it of to wash. Or I can insert extra material inside to make the sitting softer.
Step #5 velcro For an open end I used velcro to keep it closed.

You can insert board both ways:
therapy swing wide version therapy swing long version

You can read more information about Therapy Gym here.

Marina Mironov