Does the KINNEBAR make noise?
No, the KINNEBAR is designed to be quiet, so it does not disturb other people. We partnered with engineers who specialize in friction. The materials we chose self-lubricate so the bar will never squeak.
How much does the KINNEBAR weigh?
The KINNEBAR weighs 7.5 lbs.
How long does it take to assemble the KINNEBAR?
It should take approximately 3-5 minutes. If you are like me and don't read directions...you'll be just fine! It is so easy to assemble. If you don't like to wing it, we supplied the step-by-step instructions in case you need them. Click here to see directions.
Do I need any tools to assemble the KINNEBAR?
Yup, you sure do and we supply an allen wrench for the two black screws in your KINNEBAR kit.
Who should use a KINNEBAR?
The KINNEBAR is great for all children who fidget or need movement to focus. It is specifically designed for elementary aged children from Kindergarten through 5th grade, but will absolutely work for children younger or older. Special education teachers love the KINNEBAR. They are wonderful for self-contained, inclusive or intensive classrooms. It helps children with ADHD, Autism, Asperger's and Sensory Processing Disorder. It is not designed to go from classroom to classroom. It is also great for adults too!
Is the KINNEBAR adjustable?
Yes, the placement of the aluminum bar is adjustable! There are 4 different locations where you can place the bar. The most commonly used is the center hole. You can also adjust the length of the hook and loop straps to accommodate for the width of the legs of the desk.
Does the KINNEBAR have a warranty?
Yes, your KINNEBAR comes with a limited warranty*. The plastic base, the aluminum bar, and the hardware to support it have a 1-year limited warranty. It is designed to last for several years, and we will replace your KINNEBAR if it breaks from normal wear and tear within 1 year.
The rubber band has a 6-month limited warranty. If the band is cut, lost or mistreated, replacement bands are available for purchase on our website.
*You will need to return your KINNEBAR, or parts in question, for a full inspection.
Is the KINNEBAR made in the USA?
Yes, the KINNEBAR is made and manufactured in the U.S.A.
Do most people try it and return their KINNEBAR?
Actually, no...we have only had 2 orders returned since 2018. The KINNEBAR is well loved once it reaches its destination.
My child uses a four-legged desk, which size desk does the KINNEBAR 100 fit?
There are hundreds of desk manufacturers and we did our best to design a product that fits under most of them. We designed the KINNEBAR to be used with either hook and loop straps or suction cups. If you have any problems with the fit, please don't hesitate to contact us.
My child sits at a table in school, which KINNEBAR should I purchase?
It really depends on how much floor space you have. The KINNEBAR 100 is great for a kindergarten size table, while the KINNEBAR 200 can fit under a larger table for older children. Both come equipped with hook and loop straps so it can be secured to the legs of a table. If your KINNEBAR comes with suction cups it is best to use them if you have a linoleum floor, otherwise you can use the hook and loop straps on a rug and attach one corner to a table leg with a strap.
Should I ask my child's teacher for approval before I buy a KINNEBAR?
Most teachers LOVE the idea of students using a flexible seating solution, in fact many classrooms have several of them already. The KINNEBAR does a better job at keeping the student's upper body immobilized. If you would like to ask permission, here is a sample letter that you can copy, paste and customize into an email.
Can I use my health savings account (HSA/FSA) to pay for it?
You should be able to. We contacted several companies and they said as long as you have a doctor's note stating the necessity of the foot swing, it would be covered.
We recommend you call the company that manages your health savings account to confirm eligibility. It is a considered an assistive technology device or an active/flexible seating solution.
For Teachers + Special Education
I don't know which KINNEBAR Foot Swing to buy, can you help me?
If you are still unsure which KINNEBAR is best for your classroom, you can email us a photo of your workstation. Contact us via email and send a photo.
For Occupational Therapists
Does the KINNEBAR help with self-regulation?
Yes, the KINNEBAR can be a helpful tool for therapists during sessions. The swinging motion and sensory input can help the child self-regulate.
Can I move the KINNEBAR around in my office?
Yes, the KINNEBAR 200 is mostly used when you want to move the KINNEBAR from station to station. If you have a standard four-legged desk and you don't need to move it around, the KINNEBAR 100 is a great option.
Assembly + Usage
Can a child assemble the KINNEBAR?
It is recommended that an adult initially assemble the KINNEBAR.
NOTE: There are small screws that can be a choking hazard for children under the age of 3, so a parent should always be present until it is fully assembled.
What are the hook and loop straps for?
The hook and loop straps are really versatile and help to secure the KINNEBAR to the workstation. They are adjustable and work with dozens of desk sizes...I know we truly thought of everything!
Is the KINNEBAR safe to use?
The KINNEBAR was tested by a third-party testing facility that was approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Any product that is intended for children under the age of 12 must be tested for hazardous chemicals and mechanical hazards. We are proud to say the KINNEBAR passed with flying colors, and does not contain any hazardous chemicals. When used in the matter it was intended, the KINNEBAR is safe to use.
How should I clean my KINNEBAR?
The KINNEBAR can be cleaned with a mild solution of soap and water. Let it air dry. Do not use any wipes or chemicals on the rubber band. If your KINNEBAR has suction cups, it is HIGHLY recommended to clean the floor and the suction cups each time you apply it to the floor. The dust and dirt can prevent it from sticking well.