I want this swing.

Hike. Blog. Love.

…otherwise known as the best $35 I ever spent. Thank you, Ikea, for your wonderful and inexpensive swing.

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A few weeks ago, I purchased this indoor swing for our playroom. I was hoping it would help soothe my child who stuggles immensely with sensory processing disorder. It did that and so much more! Big Brother has spent many happy hours in this swing listening to me sing, making meaningful eye contact and giggling–rare happenings in Big Brother’s normal day. In this swing he is able to do things he otherwise couldn’t, like listen to a story in its entirety. A few seconds in this swing can defuse even the worst meltdown. In this swing, Big Brother’s world makes sense and he is calm and focused.

And the very best part? When Big Brother grabs my hand and says “swing mommy sing.” Then he does something he’s never been able…

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