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#1 Slint

Posted 13 January 2007 - 08:19 PM

I probably should have posted before I bought a hammock online but I was desperate.  

Does anyone use this or another type of hammock for settling a baby?  My child is nearly 8 months and a very sensitive sleeper.  Her daytime naps are short or non-existant.  We co-sleep at night although she generally sleeps on her own til about 10.30pm.  I'm hoping it will at least be useful for the day as it takes a lot of energy and time to get her to sleep especially when she has all the tired signs and will generally sleep if I do too (hard to do with a toddler around).  It's also not too easy to have her sleep in a sling anymore.

Any negative experiences?  Is she to old for it now?  Any posture/development issues?

#2 Lenats31

Posted 14 January 2007 - 04:29 AM

I don“t know about the hammock, but maybe, you put her down a little too late! You could try to put her down a little before she shows the first sign of tiredness.

have you tried using the pram/stroller for her daytime sleeps? That is what we did with Sarah, and it worked like a charm - even when she was unsettled. I taught her to self-settle using the pram too. I would take her for a short walk, and I would stop as soon as closed her eyes. The walks became shorter and shorter until the point where, all I had to do was roll it a bit back and forth a few times. After she got the hang of it in the pram, she soon got the hang of it at night in her own bed. Whenever she woke up an began to cry, then I would walk back to her and roll the pram a bit back and forth. This way she learned, that I wasn“t GONE, GONE.

IF you have a pram or a stroller with a full layback option, then you already have something that will do pretty much the same as your hammock. The only differences are that the stroller has a firm base and will not start moving unless you make it do so. You may even want to put a drape on it in order to reduce light and sight impresssions even more.

The only issue I think the hammock has, is that it does not have a firm base. From what I can see in photos of it, the baby“s head tends to drop forward. This position is known to cause lower oxogyn levels in the baby. I have yet to see the study carried out by the New Zealand team of pediatricians on this. Only they made the study based on long term use of car seats and not hammocks.

However, hammocks are really good tools what ballance training is concerned - better than ordinary swings, because the layback position moves the center of baby“s ballance. The baby cannot use its“ head to keep its“ ballance like it can in a swing. So they are never a waste of good money.

My Sarah had issues with her ballance a while back. Hammocks incl. one like the one you have were greatly used to improve it. She has been attended by a physical therapist, who specializes in training young children and babies. I got it from her. Sarah“s daycare center used one like yours.

Lena

Edited by Lenats31, 14 January 2007 - 08:04 AM.


#3 InkPink

Posted 14 January 2007 - 07:54 AM

I love baby hammocks, am a huge fan of them for babies and they sure do make settling easier.

I have used a sol baby hammock for all my children from birth, will fantastic success.

http://www.sol-creations.com.au/

We use a combination of co-sleeping as a newborn at night and hammock for day sleeps, and slowly introduced their cot, which they moved into once their sleeping was routine.

We had one child in a hammock till about 2yrs, they loved loved it.

I think 8 mths would be fine to try a hammock, as they can use them till about 2yrs, so not too late and anything is worth a try.. the only issue is they are expensive, but I have seen them quite cheaply on ebay and I am quite sure you can rent them as well, so maybe that would be an option to see if your child takes to one.

Also try to get one with a stand, not one that hangs from the roof with a hook.

The ones with a stand are much more versatile, can be moved around easier.

The 2 major brands I know of are

http://www.sol-creations.com.au/

which is what I used and loved, or

http://www.babyhammocks.com.au/

I have used one of these at a friends house and TBH, whilst they are very popular and more well known, I didn't like all that much.

Goodluck, hope it is the answer for you

#4 Slint

Posted 23 January 2007 - 06:48 PM

Update for anyone interested:

We got the hammock this morning.  She slept in it for her arvo nap.  She popped her finger in her mouth and slowly drifted off.  We actually had to wake her up because I had to be at an appointment.

Tonight, I fed her in my bed, put her in the hammock, rocked her a little and sang a lullaby.  Drifted off.  Her sister is having a bath in the room next to ours, and not a whimper from the baby.  I even heard her cough which always wakes her up.  Tonight - not a peep.

I really don't mind if we continue to co-sleep once i go to bed but this is really great as she is sleeping for longer stretches.  It gives me some hope for her day-time naps.  Yipee!!




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