Baby Hammocks by Amazonas

Amazonas makes two sweet baby hammocks. I’d like to have another kid just to own one. I think it’s a Gilligan’s Island fetish or something. I’ll name the baby Gilligan or Gillian.

Why use a hammock? So that the baby’s own natural movements help rock her back to sleep.

Marketing photo of the Amazonas Bambi hammock suspended from a wooden floor frame
The Bambi hammock is versatile with four modes of use. It can hang from ropes attached to a ceiling hook or a doorframe clamp. It can also be suspended from a wooden floor frame. If need be, it can even be stretched between two trees. That could come in handy on family camping trips because babies are like big Cadbury Creme Eggs to a bear and other forest critters. Hang that hammock high in the trees.

Meanwhile, the Koala hammock is the equivalent of a travel cot, utilizing a wooden frame which folds for travel. Everything fits into a travel sack.

[Note: The Amazonas web site uses frames, so the links above are missing navigational links. You may prefer to start from the Amazonas front page.]

Both hammocks support up to 44 lbs and hold the baby with a sewn-in harness. They may be used with an optional insulating blanket which lies underneath the baby.

The downside to these hammocks is that the Bambi is listed as good for babies up to 9 months. No age range is listed for the Koala, but I suspect it’s the same.

My daughter slept in an Amby Baby Motion Bed which is sort of like a really ugly hammock, but not quite a hammock because it hangs from a single spring. She outgrew it at 8 months and transitioned straight to a mattress sitting directly on the floor. That’s probably not for everyone.

The Amazonas baby hammocks are primarily sold in Europe, but I did locate one retailer, outdoorgb.com, which appears to ship to the United States.

Comments

9 Responses to “Baby Hammocks by Amazonas”

  1. Victoria says:

    I couldn’t find any information on that website about the safety of the hammock, in terms of SIDS. Do you happen to know if it’s accredited, etc?

    August 7th, 2006 at 5:02 pm

  2. AJ says:

    You are working with the same information I have. I have to ask though, accredited by what organization?

    As for SIDS, given that there is a safety harness in the hammock, I presume babies are to be placed in the hammock on their backs.

    August 7th, 2006 at 10:53 pm

  3. M.Veloso & Cia tda says:

    Dear Sirs:

    We would like to offer you Brazilian cotton hammocks for babies, kids, juveniles, singles and doubles, from US$10.00

    More inf details, specs. photos etc., all can be sent to you via your regular email at no cost or obliation

    Best wishes from
    M.Veloso &Cia Ltda
    Brazil
    velosom@terra.com.br
    March, 12, 2007

    March 12th, 2007 at 4:29 am

  4. Ally says:

    Is there any outlets for these hammocks in India?

    January 1st, 2008 at 11:03 pm

  5. Frances Brown says:

    We are having twins. Double hammocks?

    March 16th, 2008 at 8:42 pm

  6. Carrie says:

    This looks a lot prettier than the Amby bed. I can actually picture the Bambi or the Panda in my house- not so much with the Amby. Has anyone used this as the baby’s exclusive bed until they graduated to a crib? Is that what they are intended for?

    May 20th, 2008 at 12:29 pm

  7. Rycki says:

    I am looking for a hammock for full time sleeping. I am torn between the Amby, Bambi, and Arm’s reach. Any thoughts? Any advice?

    July 21st, 2008 at 8:30 am

  8. Stephanie says:

    Where can I buy one of these hammocks? I’m living in Thailand and I would like to know if shipping is available here.

    August 28th, 2008 at 8:26 pm

  9. Eunos says:

    Oh my, the bambi hammock is so sweet! This is one thing I must get for my new born baby, Jack! Thanks for posting…

    January 25th, 2010 at 4:57 am

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