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    Kids Hammock - - - fail?

    I made my 2year old her first hammock as an easter gift. I used 2+ yards of pink ripstop and made a double layer gathered end hammock. The finished product is 84" x 30". She hangs in my hammock all the time but doesnt like hers. She says she's going to fall. Think its too narrow? Should I rip the seams and make it a single layer 84" x 60"?

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    or fold it the other way, so it is 60x42? this would increase the width, but decrease the length, but should still be long enough; (I'm thinking, as long as she is 3' or less tall?)

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    I made one on the 60 inches wide plan awhile back.....there was no way the kids could.fall out of it....let me find the pics.
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    Go with the 84 x 60. That way she can use it till she is older and won't out grow it any time soon.
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    Has she slept in it yet. My son is 2 and he gets in mine but has never slept in it. Guess its time I made him one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazilla View Post
    Has she slept in it yet. My son is 2 and he gets in mine but has never slept in it. Guess its time I made him one.
    she's napped in my hammock but wont even lay in hers. I think since she'll probably never be out in cold weather I'll go 84x60 single layer.
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    I have been asked to make a pink hammock for my niece. Where did you find pink ripstop?
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    i bought the last of what they had at hancock fabrics on ambassador caffery. check their online store, the sell it as flag material i believe.
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    Here are some pics of the kids rig I made. He is 3 1/2 in this pic. This one is 60 " wide.


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    Randy, looks like you can really save money on bugnetting that way.
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