Childs swing seat really slippy

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Found 26th Jul 2011
Hi, i bought my 4 1/2 year old daughter a swing from Argos at the weekend. It went up pretty quickly and seems just what we were after, BUT, if she sits on it on her own she slides straight off be it to the front or the back.
I got her to take her trousers of so the skin of her legs was in contact with the seat and that was much better but not ideal for everyday use

Can anybody give me any ideas for something i could glue to the seat to add grip, or if all else fails a link to somewhere that'd sell a wider seat ??

Was this one
argos.co.uk/web…568

Thanks for any help.
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I also got one and was the same until my daighter got used to it, now is fine. Not sure if it just needs to get a bit worn or weathered so not as slippery, but definately not that bad now.
I initially tried a non-slip rubber carpet rug gripper but didn't glue it so this also fell off, you might be able to glue something similar overnight to it?
Get some Velcro, attach one bit to the swing and the other bit on your child's trousers. Good thing about it is you can push them as hard as you like and they wont come off.
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OR

http://http://www.professional-power-tool-guide.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/dewalt-nail-gun.jpg
How about a few strips of double sided tape so she sticks to it a bit. Or maybe cut up a bath mat and glue a piece on.
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Sue them
Mod & Ed
Stick some artificial grass to the seat, still comfortable to sit on and waterproof
In Asda in the sale bit, they have kneeling pads (foam) for I think £1 ish. You could get one of them, cut it to size and stick or tape it on.
Glue a small gripper mat to the seat or if you know someone who plays bowls try some of their bowls grip/polish...
could try a dashboard grip mat, can be bought from poundland

One on ebay
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Good stuff. Thanks all..
Think i may look at the gripper mats...........Certainly before i use tha nailgun anyways

Cheers.
couple of thick elastic bands might work and not need glued on
rough it up a bit with some medium grade sandpaper
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