In the beginning you don't need a crib, in fact one of the worlds most respected authorities on infants, Dr. William Sears (M.D) recommends the use of a baby hammock as the natural motion induces sleep in babies and keeps them asleep longer. Unlike adults, babies are triggered to sleep by motion; haven't you noticed how your baby during pregnancy sleeps while you're active and then loves to kick you in the ribs when you're lying down at night.
The difference between a baby hammock and other nursery furniture, including cribs or a bassinet, is the way the baby is supported. Before a baby is born, they are cozy and squished in the womb where they experience lots of movement. Once born, sleep in flat and static surfaces such as cribs & bassinets can be challenging for babies since they are accustomed to a warm womb-like environment. Hushamok’s baby hammock has been designed to mimic this womb-like environment for newborn sleep. Our innovative leafspring is unique to Hushamok and provides a gentle rhythmic rocking motion that helps newborn babies sleep better and longer.
We believe they're even safer than cribs. A study on carbon dioxide rebreathing in infants from the University of Otago in New Zealand shows that baby hammocks have virtually no carbon dioxide build up which is what it believed to be one of the causes in SIDS. Because of the natural motion of the hammock, carbon dioxide does not become trapped around the baby, which when re-breathed is said to cause the deadly acidosis.
The organic cotton contributes to a healthy sleeping environment for newborn sleep. For optimum results we recommends baby is swaddled while in the hammock. Hushamok use is in line with the recommendations in the prevention of SIDS that babies should ALWAYS be placed on their backs.
The Hushamok baby hammock has not been treated with any fire retardant chemicals. Our mattress cover is made from organic cotton. The natural cotton is un-dyed providing the most natural eco-friendly sleep for your baby.
Hushamok baby hammocks offer a natural soothing motion, it is an undulating movement that gently rocks babies to sleep. This movement helps babies fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer . Hushamok does not recommend using any pillows, wedges or positioners in the baby hammock as these may pose a suffocation risk to baby. Hushamok recommends swaddling, and if that doesn't agree with your baby that's not a problem. Our four-point leafspring means that the hammock cannot tilt so you and your baby can explore to find the perfect sleep spot.
Yes, our baby hammock is designed for both day and night sleeps. The more a baby uses the hammock, the more they learn to self-soothe and go to sleep unaided.
Not only is the hushamok safe but it is the ideal sleeping environment for premature babies. Premature babies have a greater risk of contracting respiratory diseases so it is paramount they are not exposed to chemicals found in traditional crib mattresses that will only cause harm to babies delicate respiratory systems. It is recommended that premature babies be put to sleep on organic and untreated sleeping surfaces to eliminate this exposure during sleep. Not only is our mattress the perfect fit for your baby but the gentle swaying motion of the hammock recreates the familiar environment of the womb, inducing easy sleep once baby is finally home with you. The lightweight Dream Stand is portable so your child can sleep right next to you at night and be near you during the day when life happens. We understand what a difficult and stressful time it is for parents of a premature baby so we want to make it easier for you so you can focus on your baby not on buying newborn essentials email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll talk to you about our special prices and hopefully give you one less thing to worry about.
The Hushamok Baby Hammock is an early development product designed for newborn sleep up to approximately 6 months or a maximum weight of 22 pounds. For best results Hushamok recommends using the product from birth.
Yes, Hushamok baby hammocks distribute baby’s head weight more evenly to the rest of the body, reducing the problems of Flat Head Syndrome (Plagiocephaly). "Flat head" syndrome occurs when babies spend a considerable amount of time with their head resting in the same position. Since the early ’90s, parents have been told to put their babies to sleep on their back to reduce the risk of SIDS. Since then, experts have also noted a fivefold increase in the incidence of misshapen heads. Babies are born with soft, pliable skulls, so when they rest in the same position on a regular basis, their head can develop a flat spot where it presses against a mattress as found in nursery furniture such as cribs and baby bassinets. We also recommend that babies not be kept in infant car seats or carriers outside of car travel as studies have shown this contributes to plagiocephaly.
The Hushamok baby hammock has been tested and complies with the requirements of the current American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F2194 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bassinet and Cradles. The Hushamok baby hammock has passed the EU certification program for Safety Requirements and Test Methods for Cribs and Cradles for the relevant EN 1130 requirements.
The unique design of our baby hammock reduces strain on baby’s spine and nerves by maintaining the natural primary curve of the spine. Other baby hammocks have no form, which could compromise babies breathing, and spinal support. Hushamok’s design and the addition of the EVA foam insert conform to babies shape and prevent any dipping in the middle.
To prevent acid reflux in infants, pediatricians recommend keeping baby’s head slightly elevated. Without the use of potentially harmful pillows or other objects Hushamok baby hammock designs provide an elevation that will reduce the symptoms of acid reflux. The Hushamok baby hammock design has an upright, angled position assisting babies with natural newborn sleep, colic and reflux. For severe reflux issues in babies aged 3 months+ we recommend the MySeat as a long-term solution because of it's supportive upright positioning that is designed specifically to accommodate your baby as they develop.