If you’re sorting through the plethora of options available in baby cribs and hammocks, then you may want to consider the
It’s the curvy, sleek choice for those of us who like a
more modern look to our homes. It’s avaliable in brights and neutral
colours and claims to improve acid reflux by slightly elevating
the baby’s head. Our second baby has had terrible reflux and we
resorted to propping one end up of his crib up with books,
which of course made the room look messy and piecemeal.
Colic is one of those mystery infant conditions that can be greatly
reduced through the use of hammocks. The Hushamok hanging
device contains a patented leaf spring that will allow the hammock to
gently sway and bob to soothe a distressed and overtired baby. The
shape that a hammock provides is also important for maintaining good
head position, and your baby will feel cosy and safe in this
The latest 2008 model is made from 100% pre-shrunk organic cotton
and comes with a stunning lightweight
stand that is easily relocated and dismantled for travel. The kit comes
with a sheet in the same colour as the hammock and a travel
bag, and the entire contraption weighs just 9kgs. It’s a way of
sleeping that’s been embraced by new parents for centuries and
it’s logical that baby prefers a soft, capsule-like space after growing
in the womb for 9 months.
It’s for babies up to 10kgs, and you can order the Hushamok through
who ship internationally. US$429 plus post.