Ya’ll, I’m still so in love with the Hushamok baby hammock…. a product I used with my own infant son 4 years ago (that I purchased myself… I might add… and posted a review of back then). When Julie, the creator of Hushamok, asked if DDL could review their new version I was thrilled. Not only would I get to share about the product here again but Lara would also get the chance to try one of the best baby products I’ve used as a parent. It’s not bad on the eyes either! I have a giveaway for you to enter at the end of this post so learn more about the Hushamok and if you think it might be for your family, try and win!
Hushamok began in 2007. The creators, a husband and wife team, wanted to improve upon the 1,000 year old baby hammock concept they loved. They wanted to incorporate organic and sustainable materials with a modern and functional baby hammock. Their dream came to life and has been serving parents for 7 years!
Lara explained in her Hushamok review how it has become a lifesaver in her home. The leaf spring gives motion from a gentle touch by a parent and the slight incline can aid babies with reflux. As with any baby product, especially one intended as a sleeping space, parents need to follow the manual (the Hushamok suggest babies no longer use the hammock when they can roll over or when the hit 22 pounds) and follow common sense. Baby hammocks have been used for centuries by cultures all over the world. If you as a parent don’t feel comfortable with the idea of a hammock then it isn’t for you. I slept directly next to my son when he used his hammock and having him so close and being able to reach over to bounce the hammock and soothe him from bed was a definite bonus. The set weighs in at around 11 pounds and can move from place to place around the house or can be disassembled for travel.
In the past 2 years I have been obsessed with furnishing my home. The Hushamok can blend in with a modern aesthetic such as mine, a home full of mid century modern furniture, but it blends just as well in a traditional home. The Okoa stand has an organic feel while the Dream aluminum stand is more utilitarian but has a modern feel. It looks lovely in Lara’s newly made-over master bedroom! As Autumn gets older Lara can add the My Seat and either girl can use it in a reading nook. Even I can fit in the My Seat and have sat in it many times… it’s quite comfortable!
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One lucky DDL reader will win a Dream Hammock and Aluminum Stand of their own, a $499 value. The giveaway is open to residents of US and Canada and ends January 3, 2015. Please enter using the Rafflecopter form. Good luck!