Installing a swing set in your yard is a great way to give your child hours of outdoor fun.
When shopping for a swing set, consider the age and size of the children who will be using it, and check the maximum size and weight limits. If you have a very young child, you'll need an infant or toddler swing with a buckle. If you want to continue to use the swing set as your child grows older, look for a set that allows you to easily replace infant or toddler seats with child seats.
Another factor to consider is material. Bare wood swing sets can be elegant but may deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Metal and vinyl-covered wood are more durable and weather resistant, and the vinyl coating protects against splinters. Plastic swing sets are also weather-resistant and won't become as hot as metal in the sun.