Why Use a Hanging Hammock Bed?
In New Zealand's original hanging hammock bed your baby sleeps on their back for day and night sleeps with good airflow and heat regulation. The suspension is moderated by a specially designed steel spring which provides the type of movement babies are used to in-utero and by being carried.
The superior comfort provided by the hammock’s cocoon-like environment and c-curve minimises pressure on your baby’s developing spine and nerve pathways. This baby bed ensures even support instead of an uneven weight concentration on baby’s head, shoulders and pelvis, which can develop into structural problems such as plagiocephaly (flat-head syndrome) in some cases. The slightly raised position of the head and shoulders is helpful to prevent or ease reflux.
The natural New Zealand wool mattress draws moisture away from the body providing warmth in winter and coolness in summer. Our mattress has sufficient length to ensure that there is a padding to protect your baby’s delicate fontanelle, while the combination of baby’s weight and the curves of the bed make it extremely difficult for a new born to roll over once they are placed on their back.
The swivel snap-hook will ensure that any twisting tension is naturally absorbed while our wooden spreader bar, held in place by cotton ties, keeps the fabric apart. Correct placement maximises the triangular proportions of the hammock and ensures adequate airflow. Our steel spring has an internal safety strap for 100% peace of mind. The baby hammock supports babies from newborn up to 15 kg (33 lbs).
The standard baby hammock pack contains everything you need to get started! Available in double-boiled 100% cotton calico or a synergistic blend of 55% hemp and 45% certified organic cotton which is naturally anti-fungal and UV resistant. Each pack contains one fitted cotton sheet but you may wish to consider purchasing additional baby bedding. Read our blog about organics...
The most asked question is how long can baby use the hammock and the answer is it varies from 4 months to 24 months. Mostly it's not based on their size rather it is how active they are. Once baby is trying to roll over, sit up or wriggle about the hammock is no longer suitable. This may begin around the 4-6 month mark. If you have a placid baby who is still happily sleeping on their back in the baby hammock it could last for many more months. Many parents report their baby easily transitioned to a larger flat bed sometime after 6 months, they seem to want more space and they out-grow the need for motion. Read moreRead how a study conducted by the University of Auckland found that our baby hammock had safe oxygen levels for baby.