About the reviewer: mother of 2 songs Short Title: amazing Ghodiyu baby hammock Review: I would like to share my experience with this Indian style Baby Hammock Ghodiyu with everyone. I bought it from a online store ghodiyu.net recently. Its amazing. As soon as my son started using it, he started getting good sleep. He feels rested and relaxed in the morning. Ghodiyu Baby hammock is made up with a shape of mother’s womb so it imitates that natural experience to the babies. It also avoids SIDS as per the research article I recently read on harward university website. It was very to assemble, hardly took 5 min for me to assemble it. It also comes with a soft cloth hammock so i did not have to buy it separately. I love it..
About the reviewer: Father of 2 week old daughter Short Title: Customer Service Stinks Review: Bought the Raw Cotton Natures Nest plus a set of sheets and a Pink Bear mobile for our new born daughter direct from amby.co.uk. Goods arrived very quickly which were glad of but the feeling went down hill as soon as we opened the box. The material of the nest was covered in what looked like some kind of mould and there looked as if there were dead insects squashed all over it. On top of that the mobile bear had two black marks on it, and what appeared to be a mouse dropping stuck to its bum. Rang amby all morning before finally getting through. They never answer the phone. Even though the quality wasn’t what i expected, my wife really liked the design so we agreed for a white replacement but when the courier turned up there was no replacement. 2 weeks later i’m still stuck with the goods and am
About the reviewer: Mum Short Title: Amby Hammock Review: Brilliant – our son had awful colic and I dread to think what he would have been like had we not had this! We were able to bounce him to sleep and the slanted sleeping position assisted his poor tummy. I should say though – not sure how this lasts some until they’re 12 months old? We had to move our son to a cot at 4.5 months as he was really wriggly and active, and the hammock confined him at this point.
About the reviewer: Mother of one Short Title: Great for sleeping Review: The Nest is one of those things that makes people stare at you blankly when you try to explain what it is or why you’re buying it, but it’s been fantastic for us. Our daughter has slept in it from the second night home from the hospital and it’s so easy to reach out a sleepy arm to rock her back to sleep or give it a bounce if she wakes. It supports her very comfortably, she takes long naps in it during the day and has slept through (from 7pm till 4am) from three months.
One downside is that it can be difficult to put a baby down if she’s already asleep – if she throws her arms out she catches the sides as you put her in and wakes herself up or makes it impossible actually to set her down. It also moves around a lot (obviously) so if you knock it with a knee or something it can make baby-insertion quite tricky!
Our daughter is v big for age (95th centile) but hasn’t yet outgrown it at 4 months. I think as they get wider the soft sides of the cot continue to ‘wrap’ their shoulders in the same way as when they’re small. We may need to buy the bigger spring, though!
About the reviewer: mother of 4 Short Title: great for sleeping Review: I brought this for my 4th baby and it was the best buy ever. He slept like an angel in it straight from birth unlike my previous 3 who constantly woke. I have now lent it to my sister-in-law for her newborn and she is thrilled with it. Having a good nights sleep makes everything so much easier….
About the reviewer: Mother of one & expecting again Short Title: Prevents Flat Head!!! Review: Prior to my son’s birth I did a lot of research in to the NN. While I was attracted by the claims of restful sleep for the baby, the thing that sold it to me was the prevention of flat-head syndrome. Everywhere I looked I see babies with mis-shapen heads because they are sleeping on their backs on hard mattresses. My son turned out to be an awful sleeper (still waking every 2 hours at 12 months old!) but I think we got the best we could have done out of him by using the NN (he was even worse in a cot). It was convenient when we went away as he was able to sleep in his own familiar environment rather than a strange travel cot, so he settled really quickly and it took up less space in the car than our conventional travel cot. Some friends expressed concern about posture, saying it’s really important for babies to sleep on a flat surface, but I think that’s a red herring. My son has fantastic posture now as a toddler and many people comment on it, so it obviously did no harm. But the real plus point for me is that he has a beautifully rounded head with no signs of flattening at all! Our next baby will definitely be sleeping in the NN from day 1!
About the reviewer: Mother of Lillie Short Title: Amby Natures Nest Review: I bought this before I gave birth and have nver looked back. I do think the price is a bit high seeing as it is only suitable for up to 7 months (my view). It seems very comfortbale for babies whilst they are small. My daughter started to look uncomfortable at 5 1/2 months old as she has quite broad shoulders. She would sleep through the night fine but did not look comfortble in the morning. The netting doesn’t seem very strong as it had a hole in it after 2 months. One thing I was very grateful for was when I went abroad for 1 month, I took it with me and Lillie slept through as normal, whereas a few days before we left I had thankfully tried her in her travel cot for 4 nights – each of those she kept waking up! It was so easy to take down and put in the travel bag included – I even padded it out further with her muslins, bibs and soem nappies to protect the poles – this was great as the whole thing went through the hold without being charged a penny – great when there is so much to take for baby! Normal travel cot bags don’t have this extra room. My husband was also able to carry the bag on his back like a rucksack using the handles! I would recommend this rather than a moses basket. Bring down the price though!
About the reviewer: First time mummy to Eva – 8 weeks Short Title: Envy of NCT group! Review: We bought the NN after I’d read numerous reviews and convinced my husband it would be worth the money (and it is for the sleep we get!!) – I really don’t like moses baskets and had heard many tales of newborns not taking to them. The cocooning nature of the NN sounded (and is) much nicer! Am now the envy of my NCT group as I have a baby who has slept through the night from 2 weeks old!! We often wonder why she doesn’t wake up for food as she is a real guzzler during the day!! But we are happily getting our well-needed sleep! Taking it with us to Wales next month for a weeks holiday, so fingers crossed it will work it’s miracles away from home too …! Highly recommend it – I think it less of a shock for a newborn than putting them into a flat hard and more open moses basket or cot from birth, they really seems cosy and cocooned in a NN. Too late for my NCT group unfortunately, but not for any expectant mothers out there ….!
About the reviewer: mother of one Short Title: Some good points but not a cure for poor sleepers Review: It looks great, takes up less room than a cot, is easy to put up and take down and so works well as a travel cot but it hasn’t worked wonders in terms of my baby’s sleep. She has slept in it since birth and I had high hopes of her soothing herself back to sleep in her cosy, bouncing hammock but this never really happened. She is now 6 months old and her sleep is reasonable but only due to the amount of hard work my husband and I have put in…not the hammock.
Now she’s stronger she’s also starting to shuffle down the hammock as she wakes which means that her head ends up being lower than her feet and really makes her cross! Despite this I think we will try it again with our next baby now that we’ve got it, especially as we have a small flat and it does save space. However, I do think luck plus how you manage a baby’s sleep cues and patterns have more effect on sleep than the hammock ever can – if your baby doesn’t sleep well then I don’t think you’ll find a miracle cure here unfortunately.
Short Title: Not a miracle “cure” Review: I was desperate when I went online to try to find something that would help my dd sleep better at night. She was 7 weeks old and hadn’t strung more than 2 hours sleep together 24/7. I was shattered and thought this was the miracle cure I was looking for. She’s now just over 3 months and still waking loads at night. Although she settles OK at 7pm (put down awake sends herself to sleep), it took a long long time to get her to that point and i’m not convinced she wouldn’t have got there anyway, even if we’d stuck with the moses basket. When she wakes at night crying, if we try to bounce her up and down, it sometimes makes the crying worse rather than soothing her back to sleep.
As far as the product quality and ease of use are concerned, I think they’re fine and have no gripe about the price. If only you could trial it for a few weeks and send it back if it didn’t work! I think there may be cheaper and better methods of getting your baby to sleep than this! It certainly isn’t a miracle!
Short Title: not ‘a must-have’ for all babies Review: I bought this hammock when my daughter was a newborn thinking it was an excellent concept and having seen so many very positive reviews about it on the web. My daughter is not a particularly fussy baby but she does hate this. The movement she creates frequently wakes her up and she cannot soothe herself back to sleep, often getting quite distressed as a result. We now have a situation where she has to fall asleep on me before she’ll go in – exactly what I wanted to avoid and why I bought a hammock in the first place! I’d think seriously about whether it is really suitable for your baby before you buy – if she is soothed by confinement then it could work well but otherwise it is a waste of money (you’ll have to buy a cot eventually anyway). The frame is rather large and cumbersome and the whole thing doesn’t travel well – it takes longer to disassemble and assemble than a conventional travel cot. The quality of the finish is not as good as it should be for the amount it costs. Not a good buy for me.
About the reviewer: Mother of one Short Title: Fantastic Product Review: A really excellent product. The plus points are that our daughter loves sleeping in it – it can be packed away easily for week-ends away and set up again in a couple of minutes. Another bonus is that the hammock moves up and down easily and this is ideal when comforting a baby whilst staying in bed yourself. Finally, I loved the fact that the baby can be laid at different angles which is an advantage if your baby should suffer with reflux. During the day it can be used as a safe jumping harness holder – still to try. A really excellent find.
About the reviewer: Mother of one Short Title: Mixed results Review: The baby hammock is easy to set up and use, but does take up more space than a small cot. Since one month old our daughter has slept very well in the hammock. However, now that she is able to move vigorously, she almost turns over in it. In the morning she looks uncomfortable and cannot soothe herself to sleep, with the whole hammock jumping around. The same problem can occur at nap time depending how tired she is. In my view this product is only useful for 6-8 months, and therefore although it is great for soothing a tired baby initially, a cot is needed once movement increases. In view of the cost, I don’t feel the product represents very good value for money.
About the reviewer: mother of one Short Title: mixed feelings Review: I bought this second hand in addition to a cot – just in case. I’ve found it very useful for daytime naps as we have 3 cats and I don’t have to worry about them climbing on top of baby. On the other hand, I find it awkward to get baby in there and sometimes accidently wake herup. Has to be seen to fully appreciate just how much room this takes up – its not as compact as others would have you believe.
About the reviewer: Mother of one Short Title: Happy rested baby Review: We purchased this hammock earlier this year from Babyworld and our baby has slept in it since 2 days old and never had a problem going to sleep. Due to lack of space it is wonderful and takes up less room than a cot and will last longer than a moses basket – plus is light and easy to move around. Our baby has learnt to bounce the hammock and sooth himself and if he wakes and is unsettled, a quick tap of the hammock sets back to sleep – no regrets at all,
Short Title: A must have product Overall Verdict: an excellent piece of engineering Best Feature: all of it Worst Feature: none of it Review: We bought this hammock from babyworld in May this year after seeing it on the website, and when we contacted babyworld we were able to go to the test unit and see it for ourselves we also took our new baby daughter Olivia with us too and she was able to lie in it. I have to say it is the best thing we have ever bought, Olivia is just 4 months old now and she has been sleeping throught the night for about 2 and half months now. The other good thing about it is that they can sleep in it till around 12 months and when they can support their heads you can purchase a jump jump and they can bounce away till their hearts content.
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