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Natures Sway has been providing parents with the natural way to carry and rest babies and toddlers since 1993.  Our products proudly wear the NZ made badge, and retail in Australia, Japan and Denmark in addition to our worldwide internet sales. Our brand has an international reputation due to our use of premium, natural materials and carefully sourced components that undergo stringent quality control processes.


Kate Hornblow, Natures Sway founder and director, developed the baby hammock and the diagonal cradle sling from humble beginnings after unsuccessfully searching for products to meet the needs of her own children...

In her own words:


“While pregnant with my first child and living in a small cottage, my mother-in-law suggested a baby hammock like the ones traditionally used throughout Malaysia and Singapore. She described the single pointed hammock attached to a spring from the ceiling.


I remember waiting for Madelynn to be born so the hammock would no longer be empty, and then waiting for her to wake up because she slept so long and so well in it. We were very impressed with the security and comfort of the hammock, it kept her safely on her back and was the only bed she needed for her first 20 months. 

With my second child, Toby, the hammock was an absolute life-saver. He was an unsettled baby who slept less and needed to be carried more. Having previously tried a front pack (which only offered one upright position for the baby), I once again looked to age-old tradition for a solution.

I found a sling pattern and made improvements. Toby and I were very comfortable with the sling, he could have a variety of positions and it was so easy on my back and shoulders. I learned to keep it on his car-seat like a hood so we always had it when we went out to Playcentre, shopping etc. Even at the age of 3, there were times when I would still carry him in the sling if he was too tired to walk.

I know how important it is to make the transition from birth as harmonious and loving as possible. It’s vital for babies to feel connected with their physical and emotional roots to develop well and to sustain them throughout their lives. If our products at Natures Sway can contribute to this process we have succeeded."

Kate Hornblow



nzmade_2.gifNatures Sway has been proudly New Zealand made since we started in 1993. 

We currently employ nine staff and out-workers and numerous contractors, manufacturers and suppliers helping us to support local business and contribute to the local economy.
Thank you for supporting our products, vision and allowing us to contribute to the world in many positive ways.

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