Little Tikes 2-in-1 Swing Review

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Our rating: 5 stars

It’s not always easy to find a swing that’s both cheap and suitable for very small children, but Little Tikes have done it with the 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure Swing. You can hook it up either indoors or outdoors and it’s safe and adaptable for babies from 9 months right up to kids of 4.

Babies adore it, but what do you need to know before you buy? We have some tips in our review below the video.

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Little Tikes 2-in-1 Baby Swing Video

Little Tikes Baby Swing Features

* Can be used indoors or outdoors
* Hinged T-bar and shoulder straps hold babies securely
* T-bar and shoulder straps can be removed for toddlers
* Age: 9 months – 4 years

Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure Swing Review

The Little Tikes swing is a brightly colored indoor or outdoor toy that babies from about the age of 9 months will love.

It converts from a “snug and secure” swing for babies aged 9 months and up, to an open swing for toddlers up to age 4. For babies there’s a T-bar that goes between their legs and holds them securely in, plus shoulder straps to keep their top half safe too. Then you can simply remove the T-bar and straps when they’re old enough not to need them.

Even with all the attachments for a baby, it’s quick and easy to settle your child into it. Do the T-bar first and that will hold baby safe while you fit the shoulder straps.


The swing can be attached by S-shaped hooks (included) to eye bolts on any sturdy overhead structure like a strong tree branch, a swing set or a ceiling beam. This means that if you use it outside you can simply unhook it at the end of play if you want to keep it clean.

The seat made of tough, durable plastic. The ropes are synthetic and seem strong. Of course if you have it a long time you should check it for fraying from time to time, especially if it’s left outside, but it’s likely to last well until several successive children have grown out of it.

Tips for Using the Swing

Eye bolts are not included. They’re cheap and easy to find in any hardware store but you’ll need to get some before you can put up the swing, unless you already have a swing set or something else that the S-clips can hook onto.

One other point some parents mentioned is that if you have a baby and a slightly older child and you want to have them take turns in the swing, you might find it a little frustrating to be removing and replacing the T-bar and straps each time. It’s not that quick to do.

On the other hand, this is probably a safety feature so we wouldn’t have the manufacturers change it. Maybe you just need two swings!

The Verdict

Currently priced around $30, this is excellent value for money. The swinging motion is both fun and soothing for babies, and they all seem to love it. A great choice if your little one is in the age range.

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Our rating: 5 stars

Published May 9th, 2013

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