A baby hammock is designed to be a transition bed. This means that it is designed to get your baby used to sleeping on its own before it is moved to a larger crib bed. Most baby hammocks will only suit your baby for the first three months of its life.
Due to the suspended design of baby hammocks, the bed will gently move with each wiggle of your baby. This is a great help for parents as a restless baby can quickly rock itself to sleep without your assistance.
The similarities to the womb do not end there. When placed into a baby hammock, your baby’s body weight will pulls the fabric in, forming a snug cocoon. The cozy environment recreates the enclosed feeling of the womb. Some baby hammocks form such a tight cocoon that there is no need to swaddle.
A baby hammock will support your babies bodyweight evenly. The even body weight distribution will prevent your baby coming down with what is known as flat head syndrome.