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    Hammock as a crib, now need it to rock back and forth

    We're putting our kid (due in 6 weeks) in a hammock craddle next to our bed and I want to work out a way how to gentle rock it.

    The craddle looks like this:



    And I want the craddle to rock back and forward like so:



    There has to be a way that I can attach something (spring loaded...?) to the carabiner to make it move back and forward but I can't work out what. Any ideas?

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    Only thing I keep coming up with is that is one lucky kid.

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    Since you're going to wake up every two hours I say do it manually. XD

    I wonder if you can use the mechanism in an existing wind up rocker.

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    IIRC back in the day they made baby swings with some sort of mechanism in the crossbar of the stand that made the swing move. If you could get one of those mechanisms and mount it to the hammock stand that might work??
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    You might have better luck attaching a guy line to the hammock (near the bottom) and rigging something up to that. A firmly anchored oscillating fan perhaps? Let us know what you figure out and post pictures!

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    Safety First

    As a father of a two year old and a six month old, I have had quite the education in bed safety for infants. I know that these types of sleeping arrangements look very cute, cuddly, and cozy, but they can be a serious suffocation risk. It may seem crude, but the safest place for your newborn to sleep is a crib, with a firm mattress, no loose sheets or blankets or bumpers, nothing hanging over top, far away from curtains, and something like an Angel Care monitor under the mattress.

    I know that new born sleeping arrangements are a very personal choice for parents and its a controversial subject so these are just my opinions. Enjoy the new addition-very special time!



    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/b...ying-guide.htm

    From link:

    More reasons to stick with a crib
    The danger with some cradles is that babies can roll against a side and suffocate. In 2009, some 24,000 Amby Baby Motion Beds were recalled after two infants died in them. The product was a small hammock-style cradle suspended from a frame; the side-to-side shifting or tilting caused the infants to roll and become entrapped or wedged against the hammock's fabric and/or mattress pad, resulting in suffocation. There are currently no safety standards for hammock–style cradles.

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    I am told that back in the day of rocker cradles, a cord would be fixed to the side of the cradle at one end and the other end attached to mom's foot, move the foot, move the cradle. I know, too low tech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfi on the fly View Post
    As a father of a two year old and a six month old, I have had quite the education in bed safety for infants. I know that these types of sleeping arrangements look very cute, cuddly, and cozy, but they can be a serious suffocation risk. It may seem crude, but the safest place for your newborn to sleep is a crib, with a firm mattress, no loose sheets or blankets or bumpers, nothing hanging over top, far away from curtains, and something like an Angel Care monitor under the mattress.

    I know that new born sleeping arrangements are a very personal choice for parents and its a controversial subject so these are just my opinions. Enjoy the new addition-very special time!



    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/b...ying-guide.htm

    From link:

    More reasons to stick with a crib
    The danger with some cradles is that babies can roll against a side and suffocate. In 2009, some 24,000 Amby Baby Motion Beds were recalled after two infants died in them. The product was a small hammock-style cradle suspended from a frame; the side-to-side shifting or tilting caused the infants to roll and become entrapped or wedged against the hammock's fabric and/or mattress pad, resulting in suffocation. There are currently no safety standards for hammock–style cradles.

    Thank you cfi on the fly, we made sure this hammock is of the most stringent compliance, it actually has a solid matrress with spacer rods at each end as well as straps to hold your child in place.




    We hope we did the right research: http://www.ecochild.com.au/brands/am...mazonas-kangoo


    The funny thing is that after all this research, I actually put on my pedastal fan and directed it at the hammock and it seems to swing quite nicely.

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    To everyone who might read this and to Rlsag in particular, anymore feedback on this topic? I have a close friend (I'm just the honorary uncle) due in three months and she has been considering the Hushamok Organic Hammock. Any first or secondhand experience with this or any other newborn hammock? Any responses would be greatly appreciated!

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