How to Install Sensory Swings Looking for an indoor swing? This might be one of the best purchases you can make for your home, clinic or school. When I travel to my clients for therapy sessions, I bring a swing bar and several swing options for sensory and balance needs.   But how and where you hang your swing can make all the difference! For optimal security, safety and functionality, you have three options for hanging an indoor swing: Doorway, Ceiling or a Frame.  

Doorway. A Support Bar in the doorway is the simplest to install and remove, and portable. Use it to suspend most 2-point suspension swings -- and still have functional use of the door. Easily switch the swings using a couple of carabineers. The support bar can be moved to different doorways, as needed, and is easy to take on the road.  
How to Install Sensory Swings - Doorway Swing Support Bar
Doorway Swing Support Bar
How to Install Sensory Swings - Glider Swing
Glider Swing
  Be sure the swing is not wider than your doorway and leave 2 feet of clearance from the floor to the bottom of the swing. Simply measure the height of the swing, and then measure from the suspension bar down to the floor. The swing needs to be 2 feet shorter than your bar-to- floor measurement. Net swings, Mesh swings, and strap swings or even small platform swings work great in a doorway, and some are height-adjustable. Ensure full clearance around the floor perimeter – see tip below for how to measure this.  
How to Install Sensory Swings - Double Trapeze Bar Swing
Adjustable Double Trapeze Bar Swing
How to Install Sensory Swings - Mesh Sensory Swing
Mesh Therapy Swing
  Ceiling Suspension. If you want to use a single point/ rotational swing, consider installing ceiling suspension. For a school or institution with a steel beam, use an Eyebolt. For home use, purchase a 2x 6 Ceiling Beam Swing Suspension Kit, a Multi Point Ceiling Suspension Kit or Eye Hooks. It's imperative to install these safely so consider hiring a professional or handyman.   Exposed ceiling beams in a basement or under a porch, as well as hidden beams above a celling are all potential installation points – see video. Once installed, hang rotational swings or 2- point swings if supported by your device.  
How to Install Sensory Swings - Swing Suspension Kit
2x6 Ceiling Beam Swing Suspension Kit
How to Install Sensory Swings - Multi-Point Swing Suspension Kit
Multi Point Ceiling Suspension Kit
  Frames. In general frames work best in institutions though some families prefer frames instead of ceiling installations. You have several choices for indoor frames that are easy to set up. A 3-point frame can support just about any swing, and a 2-point frame can hold a 2-point swing.  

Tip for Measuring Perimeter. Be sure you have 2 feet of clearance from the floor to the bottom of the swing, and full clearance around the floor perimeter. Quick tip: Add 2 feet to the height of your swing and double that number for your footprint. So if your frame is 6' high, be sure you have a 16 square foot perimeter for clearance.  
How to Install Sensory Swings - Portable Swing Frame
VLF Portable Swing Frame
How to Install Sensory Swings - C Style Swing Frame
C Style Swing Frame
  Always check your suspension equipment and swings for wear and tear. Replace as needed. And don't forget the all-important safety matting! Now you can swing anytime!  
How to Install Sensory Swings - Safety Landing Mat
Safety Landing Mat (6'x4')
How to Install Sensory Swings - Folding Mat
EnviroSafe 4' x 6' Royal Blue Folding Mat