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Toddler Swings for Outdoor Fun That Won't Get Old

These at-home swings bring the playground to your own backyard (or playroom).
ByKate Traverson
Updated
Apr 2021
Little toddler girl swinging on rope swing at playground.
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Hitting the swings is one of those simple childhood joys that makes for treasured memories. But you don’t have to head to the park to get in on the fun. There are plenty of toddler swings you can easily hang in your own backyard or even in the playroom. All you need is a sturdy tree limb, swing set, porch or overhead beam. Not sure what to look for? We’ve rounded up the best toddler swings for every scenario, whether you want a free-standing structure or a convertible tree swing that can grow with your child.

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Outdoor Toddler Swings

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TP Activities Quadpod 4-in-1 Toddler Swing

If you’re looking for longevity, this convertible swing will transform to fit your little one from 6 months all the way up to 5 years. It starts as a high-backed baby swing, and transforms into a bucket seat, an open seat and finally a classic kids swing.

Buy it: $75, Kohls.com

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Swurfer Baby Swing

With a comfortable EVA foam-lined swing seat, this pick offers extra safety thanks to an adjustable three-point safety harness and blister-free rope. It’s also mildew-resistant to stand up to years of use in all weather.

Buy it: $80, TheTot.com

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Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug N’ Secure Outdoor Swing

The Little Tikes swing is a classic for a reason: its adjustable shoulder straps, durable design and affordable price have made it a family favorite for year. This toddler swing is certain to last your child through preschool as the T-bar folds away to create an open swing seat for older kids.

Buy it: $28, BuyBuyBaby.com

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Jump Power Magic Carpet Swing Set

If your backyard is lacking a sturdy tree or structure to hang a swing, this integrated swing set could be the perfect solution. The hammock-style swing can even fit two children at once, so there’s no squabbling over who gets to go first. Suitable up to age 8, the wide, comfortable seat is a spot where even a grade-schooler can recline and read.

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Buy it: $170, Walmart.com

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HearthSong Regatta Boat Tree Swing

Another good solution for parents with multiple children, this fun boat-shaped swing is simply made for imaginative play sailing the seven seas. The heavy-duty canvas swing seats two and has a mesh bottom for drainage. Plus, the colorful flags add plenty of nautical flair.

Buy it: $149, HearthSong.com

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Gorilla Playsets Full Bucket Toddler Swing

Much like the classic baby swings you see at the playground, this bucket swing seat is ultra durable and versatile, with a weight limit of 50 lbs. For extra comfort and safety, it even has built-in UV protection and coated chains to help prevent the swing from heating up on hot summer days.

Buy it: $57, Walmart.com

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Dolu Toys 7-in-1 Playground, Swing and Slide Set

Bring the playground to your backyard with this all-in-one toddler swing set that includes a toddler swing, slide, table, basketball hoop and more. The swing is height-adjustable, so it can grow with your little one, and even converts to a pull-up bar once they’re ready to start swinging monkey-style instead.

Buy it: $250, Kohls.com

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HearthSong Mega Multi-Use Hanging Swing Strap

If you’re dreaming of a tree swing and have the perfect sturdy branch in mind, but you have no clue how you’re supposed to hang these things, this strap can help. It fits any 10-12” diameter tree branch and supports up to 800 lbs! (Note: if you’re hanging a swing seat with two ropes, you’ll need two straps.)

Buy it: $17, HearthSong.com

Indoor Toddler Swings

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Finn & Emma Macrame Baby Swing

This beautiful macrame baby and toddler swing would be a stylish addition to any indoor playroom or nursery. The handmade fringed seat is 100 percent cotton and can hold up to 40 lbs. Plus, it includes a seat belt for extra stability.

Buy it: $99, FinnandEmma.com

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HABA Aircraft Swing

You’re little one will be soaring high in this adorable plane-shaped toddler swing. The soft seat and hanging straps can be adjusted to your child’s size, and the front propeller really spins for an added element of imaginative fun.

Buy it: $170, Nordstrom.com

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Horse Shaped Toddler Swing

This beautifully crafted, real wood swing is destined to become a family heirloom.

Buy it: $43, Walmart.com

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OUTREE Kids Pod Swing Seat

What kid wouldn’t want to snuggle up in this cozy swing seat? The 100 percent cotton canvas is reinforced with nylon edging, so this toddler swing is good for indoor or outdoor play, but we love the idea of making a fun addition to a playroom.

Buy it: $40, Amazon.com

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