Benefits & Features
Conditions Amby Helps
Longer Sleep Duration
The Amby Baby Hammock is specially designed to promote longer and a more restful sleep for your baby. Parents often find that their baby is restless and cries during the night. The Amby’s design addresses many of the reasons why baby may be unable to get a good night’s sleep.
Babies love to be swaddled – it gives them a feeling of security. The hammock provides the natural elements baby experienced for over nine months in the maternal womb. Babies are born into a world that is unlike anything they have experienced inside the womb. They crave closeness and they crave motion.
Conventional cribs and cots are firm and flat and provide little sense of security for baby. The Amby Baby Hammock gives baby a slightly upright, soft, curved and contoured surface that gives baby the same snuggled feeling as your loving arms.
A baby will usually awaken slowly and peacefully in the Amby, soothed by the gentle bouncing of the hammock initiated by baby’s own small movements, instead of the abrupt arousal often experienced in a cot.
In fact, we have seen babies go from irritably crying to peacefully smiling when parents stop by the Amby head office with a restless sleeper or fussy baby and mum places her child into the Amby.
Helps Alleviate Flat head Syndrome (Plagiocephaly)
In the early months, babies are prone to developing a flat area in the back of the head due to the disproportionate weight of baby’s head on a flat surface. Because the Amby baby hammock allows baby to sleep in a slightly upright position, much of the baby’s head weight is more evenly distributed to the rest of the body. Due to this, our hammock will go a long way in addressing the problem of flat head syndrome (also known as “Plagiocephaly”).
The problem with cribs, bassinets and cots is that they have a hard flat surface. Practically all South East Asian and East Asian countries sleep their babies on their backs (a cultural thing). It appears that babies who sleep on flat hard surfaces (e.g. a cot mattress or a Japanese futon) end up with flat heads. On the contrary, babies in South East Asia, particularly the Malays, who sleep their babies (on their backs) in sarong hammocks, have round heads.
The Amby Baby Hammock helps alleviate flat head syndrome under certain conditions and not all conditions can be helped. Premature babies may need to seek professional consultation.
Provides a warm swaddled environment
Babies love to be cuddled and swaddled, and their favorite place to sleep is often snuggled close in mum’s or dad’s loving arms. When it is time to lay your sleeping baby down, the Amby’s soft bed and sides keep baby warm and snug throughout the night, while its breathable design promotes airflow to keep baby comfortable in warmer weather as well.
The movement of the Amby makes the transition from a parent’s arms to sleeping in the hammock effortless. Instead of dropping the baby on a cot’s hard surface and hoping baby stays asleep, the Amby moves easily while you settle baby in the hammock, often without baby even realising the change.
Flexible Sleeping Arrangement
The Amby fits easily in any room of the house and can be moved from room to room wherever you need baby to sleep.
A corner of the living room or kitchen is a perfect place for baby to nap nearby.
The hammock bed can slide right up next to you bed so you can easily reach baby during the night when you need to bring baby into bed with you.
The bed sits 20cm (8 inches) off the ground so baby can easily see you while you gently bounce the Amby to lull baby back to sleep.
Safe – Sids Prevention
The Amby is a safe place for your baby to sleep. The product has been thoroughly tested to international standards by the world’s leading testing agencies.
Amby Baby Hammocks encourages back sleeping according to the universally accepted ‘Back to Sleep’ campaign. Paediatricians agree that back sleeping can greatly reduce the risk of SIDS. The Amby Baby Hammock is also made of breathable 100% cotton, creating a safe environment for your baby.
When you first see the Amby Baby Hammock, it will probably catch your attention since you have never seen anything quite like it before. You may wonder how your baby would feel and look sleeping in the Amby. This is common and we recommend that you conduct your own reading and assessment – we are confident that you will become a believer because of the product’s safety features and benefits to your baby.
Please refer to the Amby’s Awards and Tests link for more information about the products safety design and tests conducted.
Great Air Ventilation
High Quality Material
The Amby Baby Hammock is made of the highest quality materials that will survive the wear and tear of baby after baby:
- The Hammock sling is made of 100% cotton that is durable, breathable, and shrink resistant.
- A 4cm (two-inch) foam mattress pad provides a soft and stable sleeping surface within the hammock. This provides a distinct advantage over traditional sheet-type baby hammocks which are too confining.
- The sturdy steel frame won’t bend, rust, or lose it’s supportive durability over the years.
The final design of the Amby Baby Hammock has been perfected over the years since its early beginnings in Australia. Amby inspects the final assembly and packing of your hammock before shipment. This way we are confident the product we send you has passed a total quality inspection before use. The hammock fabric is sewn tightly and inspected several times before final assembly. Each metal tube has been sandblasted and painted with a high gloss off-white gleaming finish.
The spring and cross bar are made with heavy metal and steel that will hold up to 12kg. The spring is so durable, it won’t stretch or lose its strength over the years.
Each hammock comes with its own durable canvas carrying bag so you can travel with your baby wherever you need to go.
The product is made to high quality standards with only adult labor and proper working conditions. We have personally visited our manufacturing partners and our own facilities in Shanghai. Our partners take great pride in providing this product to you while knowing it is being made for your baby.
“We are so pleased with the quality of the hammock. It is sturdy, the steel frame is strong and the hammock is so well-made. It even looks good in our daughter’s nursery.” – Lisa James British Columbia
Portable And Adjustable
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTING FEATURES OF THE AMBY BED
Soothes Colic and Comforts Special Needs Babies
Soothes babies with reflux and colic: The baby is soothed from their reflux and colic because of the natural movements they generate and the similarities of their mother’s womb: security, peaceful movements and snugness.
Provides comfort to special needs babies: The Amby Baby Hammock (Amby Motion Bed) also provides support for epileptic and foster care babies. For epileptic babies, the natural swaddling of the sling hammock gives the baby a comfortable and secure feeling by keeping the baby enclosed and snug.
Foster babies also benefit from the Amby Baby Hammock because it creates a security and comfort from the swaddling and gentle movements. Foster Care Institutions have found the Amby very useful.
No Fire Retardants
We are frequently asked about Fire Retardants, and their possible link to SIDS.
We are proud to let you know that there are absolutely no fire retardants present in any materials of the Amby Baby bed.
Amby Baby Hammocks Patents
The Amby Baby Hammock is protected by the following patents and design registrations:
Patents Pending: People’s Rep. China, Japan, France and several other countries