My 4 year old was on the hammock and I was swinging him gently. We had done this for a couple of weeks since we got it. Unfortunately, it snapped my son hit his ear and head on the concrete below. The weight capacity states that it can withstand 300 lbs. My 4 year old only weighs 42 lbs. I will be contacting the company directly. I will NEVER buy from this company again.