We all want our babies to feel safe, warm and comforted, especially
when we can’t be there holding them. To help everyone get that all
important rest in those early months, many parents are choosing
womb-like hammocks as a first bed for their newborns. The brand new
Kanoe Baby Hammock aims to be
quite simply the finest baby hammock available, and is about to land in Australia through
The hammock is suspended from the ceiling and responds to the slightest movements of your baby via a
specialized weight-calibrated hanging assembly. It will bounce and sway just as you would, comforting your baby with calming
movements. Even the smallest babies will quickly learn to create movements for self-soothing. You can easily achieve an enhanced level of movement by rocking it yourself, for those extra fussy moments when
baby is fighting off sleep.
The Kanoe hammock can be attached to an eye ring bolt which is
placed into a secure ceiling beam or joist. You can have a
around your home so you can move the hammock around – it comes complete
with two bolts for just this purpose. There’s also a coordinating bag for easy transportation and protection
from dust and marks.
The straps can be adjusted so that the hammock tilts to suit reflux babies – what a relief that would have been for my sons
were propped up with, ahem, much more primitive means containing every phone number in Sydney.
straps can then be lengthened (and the spring removed) once your baby becomes a toddler, lowering it closer to the floor to allow
safe independent access
for rest or play. It’s a lovely, familiar place to be for some quiet time.
Made from 100% organic cotton, the Kanoe Hammock comes in four colourways to suit your personal tastes.
My favourite is the Natural/Khaki –
I love a clean, light colour on the outside, and a darker nook inside for baby.
Delivery is expected later this week, so keep checking in with
Metro Mum. They are $349 and Australia-wide shipping is
free on orders over $200! Metro Mum are taking pre-orders from today to get in early to avoid missing out.
Check out the Kanoe site, where they have detailed installation instructions and plenty of interesting
information on their ‘Ethical Organic’ philosophy.