Babies, naturally induced to sleep by motion, require 12 to 16 hours of sleep daily. The more restful that sleep, the greater their well being. In their book, “The Baby Sleep Book: The Complete Guide to a Good Night's Rest for the Whole Family” William Sears (M.D.), Robert Sears (M.D.), James Sears (M.D.) and Martha Sears (R.N.) recommend the natural swinging, rocking and bouncing motion of a baby hammock to induce sleep. The Special Delivery Baby Hammock is designed to provide ease in maintaining gentle motion that lulls babies into restful sleep. A simple touch to the hammock from above or below, as well as baby’s own stirring & movement, sets the hammock into motion.
The Special Delivery Baby Hammock allows the baby to sleep comfortably on their back, preventing them from turning onto their tummies. Back sleeping has been shown to reduce the incidence of SIDS. However, when placed on flat surfaces, as with a crib or bassinet, for prolonged periods of time, baby’s soft skull is prone to developing what is known as “flat head syndrome” or positional plagiocephaly. The curved, distributed support mechanism of the Special Delivery Baby Hammock maintains more even pressure around the skull, preventing the development of flat spots.
The Special Delivery Baby Hammock is highly portable. It can go from room to room, or even out of doors with you. With the easy clip and chain extension, your hammock will move with you, allowing baby to always have the same, safe, nurturing bed.
Each Special Delivery Baby Hammock is handcrafted by one of our seamstress mothers—a work of love and creative attention. From the fabric selection through the sewing and hanging, to our seamstress mothers each hammock is an individual creation that will one day be cradling a very special baby!