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So you’ve made it this far, you’re finally in your 3rd trimester and reality has set in, with that your instinct to nest. It’s an exciting time and of course you want to ensure your baby’s nursery is ready. But you may want to ask yourself a few questions before you dive head first into what may become a major project.
It’s a lot to take on, and sites like Project Nursery really do help as you navigate your way through this daunting and overwhelming process. A babies room is a special space and it we think it should reflect your families values; the love for you have for your child and your own sense of style and design.
Don’t forget babies sleep upwards of 20 hours in those first few months. So being in a space where both of your are comfortable is essential. We believe in following these simple steps to know you've done what's right by you and your baby.
Here at Hushamok, family is our passion. So instead, we think you should fill your baby's nursery with the items that have defined your family. Keep the creative parts with a white/ clean and blank feel for your child to grown into them creatively, but on shelves and such you can place family trinkets and heirlooms. This helps you stay in touch with your heritage and provide your child with an understand of where they came from as they grow up. It also can help for great storytelling if the items in your family themed nursery come rich with history.
Happy decorating out there and most importantly have fun and enjoy.
We have just finished our latest project, a Hushamok video narrative which was an opportunity to share the culture of Hushamok with families.
It was also a time for us to reflect on who we are and why we do what we do.
In the making of the video we connected with our Hushamok community and we asked families that have used Hushamok products to take part in its making. It was such a wonderful experience to capture a mother's bond her children behind the video camera.
It was also special to see that babies that slept in our Hammock as newborns are now running around and enjoying the sanctuary of MySeat. Being around Hushamok children is always a proud moment for us and it's the reason we are so committed to giving families that time to connect with each other.
Our wonderful photographer, Tag, who has been dedicated to Hushamok for many years, is equally passionate about creating beautiful and unique experiences with the sole intention that our Hushamok community can connect with us. We know you already enjoy Tag's images on our product pages.
We hope you enjoy watching the videos as much as we loved making them.
Mother's intuition is the ability to know things about caring for your children without knowing HOW you know them. It's a powerful thing mothers have but it's not all powerful. It lets you be that extra special mother your children know and love.
The connection that mothers have with their children is a special thing indeed. As that connection grows, mothers tend to know things about their children without knowing HOW they know those things. Things like if their child is upset or whether or not they forgot something for school, perhaps even when your newborn baby is hungry or just needs to be held. What it gives mothers the power to do is the ability to be an extra special person in their children's lives. When a mother's intuition senses are tingling it's up to them to act on those tinglings.
However a mother's intuition can only go so far. While it can help you figure out when your baby is hungry, it doesn't help you with what they need to be fed or whether or not your newborn can take solids now. That comes from planning, research and attention.
Rely on mother's intuition to help you become that special mom that your kids love, but rely on asking for help, research and planning when it comes to knowing what is right for them!
Hushamok was created by real parents with real experience and real love for their children. Over the years our founders have spent parenting, they've noticed a simple truth:
You don't need to buy a whole lot of junk to truly care for your newborn. Instead you have to focus on these 3 key things...
Your newborn baby is just getting used to the world and the fact that they just experienced the biggest event in life - birth. As your child develops they'll want lots of sleep, and they need you to help that happen.
Nutrients are vital to proper development of a newborn and nothing beats mum's breast milk. This is sometimes difficult but shouldn't let mothers down if it is. There are alternatives and not being able to breast feed your baby does not affect your ability to mother that baby.
Yes, you! You're going to be a parent (or you're ready to dive back into it) and the one thing your baby needs most of all is YOU! Nurturing to help them to grow and understand their own needs and teach them and yourself how to meet those needs. It's something deeper than Sleep and Food. It's a sense of caring and protection and endless love as you help guide them into the great big world.
We at Hushamok are unique because we believe in individuality. Our designs are unlike anything else and instantly recognizable. Hushamok also believes in the importance of honouring culture which is why we took a very old and global concept and used it as a roadmap for our designs.
We are a passionate lot and believe in our vision which is to make safe baby and children’s furniture, sourcing natural materials wherever possible and using natural elements such as motion to help families to both sleep better and relax.
We're also a connected group that puts great emphasis on family. Founders, Julie (from Boston, USA) and her husband Mark (from Capetown SA), started Hushamok out of the care and affection they placed on their family. They're two little Kiwi boys are the inspiration behind Hushamok. Read Our Story.
Our company has a conscience because it chooses to. We love our customers and community because we want to live in a world that cares. We’re always excited when our Hushamok families share things with us and get involved, so we hope you can become part of the dream too. Good communication and partnerships hold great value in everything we do.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Moral of the story? Look out for the stuff you need rather than the stuff you don't. If you're looking to buy baby items always research what each item does and, ways in which they could be replaced. Your baby is sure to be the light in your life, and you don't want to waste a cent on something isn't a true benefit for them.
We're just wrapped with our Hushamok photo event, it's been a sort of roller coast ride with all those dreams, stories and beautiful families. We thought we would get lots of lovely nurseries (and we did) and stunning gardens (which we also did).
What we didn't expect was an open invitation to your special hideaways and the stories behind the love for your children both here and on their way. We love our Hushamok community and how many special people have stories that are just like our own.
You've just spent 9 months, give or take, bouncing around in the safety of your mothers womb. You didn't know who you were, but you didn't want for anything, food, warmth, comfort, sleep. Now you're out, everything is bright, scary and loud. You're content in your mothers arms, and when she feeds you you feel connected, happy, and maybe... no definitely more than a little sleepy. You start to drift to sleep but are jolted awake when you feel yourself placed against a cold hard surface.
A) immediately fall back to sleep, you don't care where it is you can sleep anywhere or
B) scream until the giant hands pick you up and rock you back to sleep
We've all heard stories about the baby who slept through the night from birth, who never cried, who learned to talk at 6 months, who published a novel by 12 months... Maybe your mother said you were that child, perhaps it was your younger brother (because you never slept apparently). We're all shocked when our perfect child won't allow us the luxury of sleep, when eating with two hands becomes a distant memory because there is always a baby in the other, when showering is a novelty only afforded when someone else is home to hold baby.
Let's be real, your baby is probably going to cry every time you try to let go, because that is what babies are programmed to do. Instead of trying to train them into switching their natural instincts off we'd like to suggest a much more pleasant alternative and introduce you to Hushamok.
Transitioning from the womb to the real world can be hard for babies so why not make it a whole lot easier with Hushamok. Our hammocks are a natural alternative to a baby bassinet or crib. With its natural swinging and rocking motion our hammock induces sleep in babies and keep them asleep longer.