ALMOST five weeks after a seven-year-old boy had to be cut out of a baby seat swing at a Moama playpark, it has been replaced.
Much to the relief of local families.
Moama Fire and Rescue and paramedics were called to Moama Echuca Adventure Playpark on January 7 after the boy became stuck in the baby seat of a specially designed family swing.
Donated by Epicentre Op Shop, the ergonomically designed two-person family swing fits an adult with a small child facing each other.
Murray River Council workers installed the new seat on Thursday.
Playpark committee president Judy Teasdale said the committee had to spend $500 to buy a new baby seat attachment.
‘‘We had to use the gold coins donations,’’ she said.
‘‘I’m pleased we were able to afford it through our generous donations because parents were really missing it.
‘‘The older kids enjoy it too, having a swing with their baby siblings.’’
Mrs Teasdale reminded parents not to let older children sit in the baby seat.
‘‘Just use your common-sense about it and keep an eye on your kids,’’ she said.