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I'm looking into getting a baby hammock for my newby due in a couple of months. I am wondering though how they measure up safety wise?
The amby hammock promotes there's as being used in hospitals (?) and seems to be the most reputable (or well promoted brand) THe amby is also sold in stores.
There are other brands (sleep softly,peaceful sleep, pthers as well) for sale on ebay or over the net and although cheaper appear at least to look the same.
HAs anyone used one? how'd it go? Does anyone know of how it compares safety wise to a cradle or cot?
Would love ur insight
I too would love to know anything about these. Have seen a few on baby TV shows like Bringing Home Baby but dont actually know of anyone who has used them.
Hi i haven't actually used one but will definitely be getting one from happy hangups in a couple of months for my second who's due in december. i'm not entirely sure about the safety and that but they won't be able to get anything caught like arms and legs like they can in a cot.
mum2lucas.. thats a good point bout risks associated with the bars around the cot..
i had a natures sway one for my DS and it was soooooo good!! only place he would sleep!!
We have an amby baby hammock for DD. She just loves it. I think they are great on so many different levels. As far as safety goes, from my research I do not have any concerns about DD sleeping in the amby hammock. Here are some of the good safety aspects about the hammock:
1. Bub can't roll over in the hammock.
2. The sleeping position keeps bub's head slightly elevated. This is especially good if they have a cold, helps them breathe easier. Think this is also good for reflux as well.
3. The side fabric of the hammock is breathable and allows good air circulation.
4. Apparently there have not been any SIDS deaths reported in the Amby hammock.
And just some other things I like about the hammock:
5. Keeps bub nice and snug, just like in mum's belly!
6. Gentle rocking and bouncing motion helps bub to self settle ( and often keeps them entertained for a while when they wake up!)
7. Hammock is easily packed up into bag to take on sleep overs & holidays - so bub can always sleep in her own bed.
8. Keeps them a lot warmer in winter than a cot does.
9. No hard bits for bub to bump into...
As you can see, I am a fan of the hammock! Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions.
I have the Amby hammock - and have lent it to a friend who is reluctant to return it.
It was fantastic and DD slept it until she was 9 months old when she decided that she would flip onto her stomach and try to crawl out the back.
I have just purchased a 2nd Amby hammock as I'm expecting twins later this year and I can't imagine going through another infancy without it.
You can check out their website for more info and the owner is helpful if you give him a call to talk about it.
I came across mine when I attended a lactation consultant and she had one for baby to sleep in while we talked.
It rates as my # 1 item to have in a nursery.
I had an Amby hammock too for my DS and it was brilliant. He slept so peacefully in it and as we had it beside our bed if he started to stir and wasnt due for a feed id just stick my arm or leg out and give it a slow push and it would rock him gently back to sleep.
Re the safety aspects, i spoke to my obstetrician about my plans and she couldnt speak highly enough of them. My DS didnt have colic or anything like that, but they are apparently great for that and as someone else said, for colds etc also as their heads are slightly raised. They cant turn over onto their tummies in them (until they are old enough not to worry about it anyway) as they are all nestled in there. I brought the sleeping bag that came with it too, and that was great also as my DS used to kick away his blankets plus i had a phobia about sheets/blankets going over his face while sleeping because of this, so the sleeping bag meant i could sleep without worrying too!
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