Originally Posted by Spartacus19
That advice may prove to come in handy as my girl is a WILD sleeper. So wild in fact, I'm worried she may not make it through a night at all. How old were your girls (Cranky Bear) when they first started hanging?
They have been hanging for about 3yrs, so 4 and 8yrs old. I started them off with homemade flat bed sheet hammocks suspended from their bunk-beds (sadly they no longer have that bed anymore). They instantly fell in love with them and wanted to go hang in the woods with me. So we took them to a Mahha and it was rough for all of us the first time out, but they have slept in their hammocks many a night since and don't have a issue now.
I think it was the adjustment to the sounds and the unsure how close we were (even though we were like 3-4ft from them), and the fear's of the woods. I think it was the second or third time out that they finally started to adjust.
They are still active sleepers, in their beds they roll around sometimes head on the floor and feet/legs on the bed. But in the hammocks they move side to side and sometimes their heads are at the opposite ends they started with. So far no issues, at one time I was worried that they would end up flipping the hammock and sleep on the net
, but so far that hasn't happened. I think the bowing of the hammock makes a pocket (per-say) and they just move around in that?????
Formerly known as "Cranky Bear"....
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