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Hi all! Today I’m sharing how we hung our kids hanging chairs, also known as personal hammocks OR huggle pods.
We’ve had them up for about 3 – 4 months now and I’m just now sharing because I wanted to be sure I was truly happy with the swings before I did. We are truly happy with the swings! The only problem we’ve had at all was that both inflatable seats somehow gained small leaks and over time would go flat until I refilled them. My kids are ROUGH on their stuff though, and it’s entirely possible this was user error – I didn’t see any complaints in the product reviews about the inflatable seat being a problem for anyone else. The “issue” with the inflatable seats was really no issue at all – all I ended up doing was buying a few of those small inflatable pool rings at The Dollar Store at the end of summer (on the cheap) and neither have popped yet, but I have back ups!
We bought our “huggle pods” (personal hammocks) from Amazon, and as said above I am an affiliate / associate for Amazon but I’m also a mom who bought these chairs for her kids and love them! If you buy one of these from Amazon through my links I may get a small commission, but if at any point we become displeased with this product, I will update here with any and all information. They were priced at about $35 each when we ordered ours, the price varies very slightly just depending on your color choice.
This product came with “everything you need to hang it” but as I said my kids are ROUGH on their stuff – also my son is 4’5″ and 60 lbs and although that doesn’t put him outside the manufacturers recommended limitations, we do want him to be able to enjoy it for a good long time yet. We also didn’t want to have to worry about our ceilings while he did!
You can check with a stud finder, and you should, but our ceiling studs were 18″ apart. We bought a steel beam from Scholzen out of Utah (but any supplier of waterworks, pipe, plumbing supplies, steel, sprinklers, fencing, welding, roofing etc should be able to sell you a beam like this) that was long enough the stretch across three of these studs. Then we pre-drilled three holes each 18″ apart with one being in the center.
We also (after double check with the stud finder again) predrilled the three holes into the ceiling. Lag bolts with washers went into the two studs on either side – through the beam. In the center an eye hook went in. It’s handy to use a large screw driver – putting it through the hole of the eye bolt and turning it until its completely in place.
We hung the chair from the eye hook with the connections it came with. The inflatable interior of the seat needs to be inflated while it is inside the chair, if you try to inflate it and then insert it (like I did) you won’t be able to get it inside the chair.
So all thats left is insert, inflate, hang, and enjoy!
my kids love theirs and I hope yours do too!
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