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I was wondering about using an amby hammock, as my little bub can only sleep on his stomach without having too much cat nap. I want some advice before i purchase this hammock, as there is no refund. It cost up to 265.00. And i really need to know if it recommend and will it work to get him to sleep.
Any one with any advice, please let me know.
Hi, I'm using Amby Hammock with my 4 month old girl. My hubby loves the ideas of a baby's nest immitates mum's womb so he bought it and planned for our bub to sleep in it for 2 years! I don't think it's quite possible for bub to sleep on his tummy in a hammock due to the design and it's not recommended for bubs who can't lift their heads to sleep on their tummies anyway.
If you want to know more about the product, you can visit their website www.babyhammock.com From my personal experience, I'm not very impressed with it though and I think the product is a little overrated. It says "suitable for premmies" but when I put my 2.9kg daugther (she's not a premmie) in it when we came from the hospital, she sort of rolled around in it and just couldn't sleep in the centre :confused: It's quite obvious to us she's too small to sleep in it so we put her in our bed and a bassinet. We tried the hammock again when she's 8 weeks old and this time she looked much better in it, not rolling from side to side. It worked fine until recently when she started to roll over and doesn't like to be in a limited space. We're thinking of getting a cot for her soon....
It's a good invention to protect bubs from SIDS though (mainly because they can't roll over in it). Some bubs will also enjoy the motions which is similar to swings but it just doesn't work with my daugther. I hope it doesn't sound like I'm trying to put you off. Babies are different - what works for some may not work for others. Good luck and feel free to PM if you want to know more details.
We bought one as I have used one with lots of bubs at a day care centre and it worked really well.
However when I used mine DS hated it with a passion, like Ying said if you put the mattress that comes with the hammock then newborns will roll from side to side etc, but if you take the mattress out and just use it sling style then you can use them for newborns up wards.
I think all bubs are different and I have seen it used very successfully but I have also had my own son hate it so you can never tell!
I got mine second hand and it cost us about $150 so check and see if you can get a second hand one OR alternatively you could hire one and see if you like it. I have seen them advertised for hire in mags such as Sydneys child etc.
Well thankyou, for giving me some advice. After all i was actually thinking about not getting it, cos he will eventually learn how to roll over. So I think that it might be a bit dangerous. And if there is place to hire them, I rather do that and see how it goes from there. As the cost is a bit too much for me at the moment.
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