We often get wonderful feedback:
We are absolutely thrilled with the hammock. Our 3.5 month old loves it and it has been a lifesaver for us for her daysleeps (previously would only sleep upright on me and would wake whenever I put her down). Highly recommend to other parents of unsettled/colicy/refluxy babies. thanks for such a fab product.
Fantastic!! my one month old is now finally sleeping!! the hammock worked a treat. many thanks for the great product and service.
LOVE OUR HAMMOCK!!! By far the best thing we have bought for our daughter.
Just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you for the hammock and extras you sent Gill and I. Its awesome! And really generous of you.
So good in fact, that I will not be using a bassinette or cot again until our baby has outgrown the hammock, after that, it will be stored away for baby number 2. We LOVE the thing so much that we rave about it to anyone who'll listen and most people do once they see lochie tucked up in it safe and sound.
I really love it and so does a friend of mine who visited me three days ago.
Her baby has had terrible colic, and doesn't settle very well. Consequently, the colic has affected his feeding, and he's a small wee man for his age of 2 months.
While she was here, her little guy started to cry and cry and cry, so I took my little Lochie out of his hammock (which was hanging in the lounge where we had the fire going and it was lovely and warm) to breastfeed him, and told her to put Riley into it and just swing it gently and see if it helped.
Well she was totally blown away when 5 minutes after putting him in the hammock he stopped his desperate crying, then let out a huge burp, and then settled down, put his thumb in his mouth and feel asleep. He stayed that way until she left (reluctantly) at 3pm. Of course I had to pry her away from the hammock, because as much as I love her, I'm not parting with it for anything!
I think the way the hammock kind of has the baby in a "head above the body" position helped Riley bring up his gas better than lying flat, and the soft mattress was snuggly for him. After being in utero for so long it must be disturbing for babies to be put onto hard flat surfaces, and the hammock certainly takes care of that issue.
You now have another convert who will be eternally grateful to you for your product and its a relief to see a poor little baby who formerly cried so much, suddenly settle down and relax enough to start with the thumb sucking and slept through two feedings when normally he would have cried not only out of wind pain, but hunger because he wasn't able to eat much at each feed.
You're a legend Kate.
Just wanted you to know how your product helped my friend, and how grateful we are to you.
Can I just say that the hammock is BRILLIANT and has completely changed our lives. My baby has slept in it since birth and is now 6 months. She loves sleeping and as a consequence we love all the sleep we're getting too. (Such a huge difference to our first child who was in a cot). I rave about it to everyone I meet and I even send photo's of it to friends. Thank you for this fantastic product! Well done.
"NaturesSway baby hammocks provide our newborn infants with a natural alternative to sleeping 'in mother'. At Birthcare we have been delighted with the success that settling in a hammock can bring. Hammocks are available in most private rooms and, of course, in the nursery"
"I have been a pre-school teacher for the past 10 years and have used Natures Sway baby hammocks for infants. I have found the hammock to be invaluable to settling babies off to sleep.
The Early Childhood Curriculum talks about infants needing a sense of well-being and belonging, I believe the baby hammock encompasses these concepts by creating a safe cocoon for the babies in our care to be enveloped in away from the bustle of the day-care. Now that my own baby is on his way, the Natures Sway baby hammock is on the top of my shopping list, I know I will have a safe and cozy place for my winter baby to rest in.
There is a strong trend toward Eco products at the moment. Some are practical, healthy and innovative. While others are good in theory but not so good in practical terms. I have found the Natures Sway baby hammock to be both practical and innovative."
Karen Russell, Pre-school Teacher
"Having seen baby hammocks used in Singapore, I had always felt they were ideal sleeping places for babies. So I was very pleased when, while pregnant with my fourth child, I discovered Natures Sway baby hammocks at such an affordable price. I only wish they had been available for all of my children!"
Joan Miller-Midwife and mother of four
"I feel able as a midwife and a mum to recommend the Natures Sway Hammock to all parents. We have used the hammock from day 1 and our baby has always gone to sleep happily in her own bed. As a midwife I see babies struggle to transition from in utero to the foreign feeling of a flat, firm surface of a bassinet and parents lose much sleep as they find alternate options in order for their babes and them to get some sleep. As a mum I love the fact that the hammock is made from totally natural fibers, it's comfortable and we can rock her to sleep if she's not quite there yet or if she stirs, a little bounce and she's asleep again, can't do that in a fixed bed! The age/length of time babes can stay in the hammock as opposed to bassinet is an added bonus because once they move to a cot is usually the time a baby may be put into its own room but the hammock is used for so much longer thereby keeping baby safely with you for longer and keeping it safer! Can't recommend it highly enough!!!’"
Melanie - midwife and mother
"The Natures Sway baby hammock has just been wonderful. My 9 week old son Lukas has slept in it during the day since he was first born. The gentle movement rocks him to sleep so easily and it means that I can keep him nearby me in the living room during the day. No more pacing the room with a crying baby! And so much more relaxing with a 2 year old running round as well. I wish that I'd had one for our first child and would recommend using one to all parents."
Jo Miller, Mother
"I'm a grandmother who has seen three of her grandchildren spend their early months sleeping in a Natures Sway baby hammock. I think these hammocks are a great way for babies to feel safe and secure and they are held firmly by the calico sides and soothed by the two-way movement. When my daughter brought the baby to visit, the hammock came too, so they had their familiar bed in unfamiliar surroundings. I had a hook in the ceiling in a bedroom to hang it from or sometimes we used the Jolly Jumper clamp in the doorway so the baby could be with us.
Another daughter tied a tape from the hammock to the top of her bed, when the baby was restless in the night she just jiggled the tape and the baby went back to sleep without mum having to get up. If only these hammocks had been around when I had my babies!"
Judith Williams, A Grandmothers Story
"I just wanted to send a note to thank you for this amazing invention. I have an 11 week old colicky girl named Eliza. Eliza was miserable for many weeks and overtired due to her incessant bouts of screaming. I ordered your hammock from Nature Baby and had shipped express to California hoping that Eliza and I could get some relief. The day the hammock arrived I quickly washed it and bulit the stand. As the dryer buzzed I put up the hammock and put Eliza in it and within, literally, 30 seconds she was fast asleep. What a miracle. My husband and I have been amazed by how quickly Eliza has calmed that we find ourselves dismantling the stand and bringing it up and downstairs with us so that Eliza will never have to lay her precious head anywhere else. I plan on going to some websites and chat rooms for colic and letting everyone know how much the hammock has helped us. Once again, thank you for the peace that this family has been yearning for for many weeks."
Talia Feldman - Mother
"The Natures Sway hammock we bought was perfect for our eight month old baby to sleep in, on our new 30ft boat. We have just enjoyed two weeks away on our boat and thought you may like to know how well the hammock worked for us. I am very pleased with the quality and aesthetics of the hammock.
Ming, Mark and baby Giverny, on a boat.
"I'm a great believer in using good tools, so early in the pregnancy I started looking around the internet for unconventional ideas of things that might not get taught in the mainstream media and hospitals, etc. One of the things I soon came across was baby-hammocks. I looked at several different brands including some from overseas, and eventually decided that Natures Sway seemed the best.
My wife had a difficult labour, ending in emergency cesarean, and the hospital happened to be busy/noisy afterwards, so we ended up bringing her and baby Isaac home sooner than we'd expected, so they could rest better. When baby Isaac came home we moved the hammock into the living room, swaddled him into it, and Mum went to sleep in the bedroom. Isaac slept through for 6 hours! Letting Mum finally get some much-needed rest"
Fraiser Redmond - Father
"Two of my friends were on their second babies and had both used a bassinette for the first baby and hammock for the second. They told me not to bother with anything but the hammock as it was worth it’s weight in gold. My daughter loved it from day one and I credit the Natures Sway Hammock to her wonderful sleeping – she slept through the night from 19 days old!!! I am now expecting my second baby in January and I would not think of putting him in anything but the Natures Sway Hammock."
Melanie Scott, Mother of two, Nappies direct
With twins it's even more important than ever to have them sleeping soundly and the hammocks really help that to happen!
"Hi there - we have used one of your hammocks for all our babies and it has been a god send, especially for my second child who had reflux. We also look after adoption babies from time to time and they all really love being in the hammock. When I got pregnant again I had so been looking forward getting out our baby hammock and using it again. However I just found out I am having twins. I imagine they will want to sleep together when they are brand new. Have you ever had anyone use the hammock for twins? I know the easy solution would be to buy a second one, I was just wondering if there would be a way to sleep them together in one safely? Tiffany.
Our answer: We believe the roll together in a hammock would not be comfortable or safe so we offered Tiffany a 20% discount on a second hammock and here is the result:
Hi there - you gave me a discount on an additional hammock for my twins and I just wanted to share a photo of them enjoying them, thanks so much for your generosity. Evan and William love their hammocks :o) "
Tiffany Hester - Mother of four