Weight/Age Specification: The Hushamok Baby Hammock is an early development product designed for newborn sleep for babies up to approximately 6 months or 22 pounds. Hushamok recommends using the product when baby is born.
Hushamok guards against serious health concerns that can arise during baby’s sleep. The innovative design of Hushamok’s modern baby furniture enables baby to sleep soundly on their back, which is a key recommendation in the prevention of SIDs.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
While a complete medical cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) remains unknown, pediatricians agree that infants should sleep on their backs to prevent SIDS. Hushamok creates a restful and nurturing sleep environment for newborn sleep and beyond.
Flat Head Syndrome (Plagiocephaly)
Hushamok baby hammock is designed to conform to baby’s heads, which helps prevent flat head syndrome.
Positional plagiocephaly or ‘flathead syndrome’ can occur when a baby’s head develops a flat spot. This occurs when babies spend a considerable amount of time with their head resting in the same position. In the early ’90s, parents have been told to put their babies to sleep on their back to reduce the risk of SIDs. Since then experts have also noted a fivefold increase in the incidence of misshapen heads.
Babies are born with soft, pliable skulls, so when they rest in the same position on a regular basis, their head can develop a flat spot where it presses against a mattress as found in nursery furniture such as cribs and baby bassinets.
Infant Acid Reflux
To prevent acid reflux in infants, pediatricians recommend keeping baby’s head slightly elevated. Without the use of potentially harmful pillows or other objects Hushamok baby hammock designs provide an elevation that will reduce the symptoms of acid reflux.
William Sears (M.D), Robert Sears (M.D.), James Sears (M.D.) and Martha Sears (R.N.) recommend the natural swinging, rocking and bouncing motion of a baby hammock to induce sleep2. Hushamok’s unique design also helps ease symptoms of colic, which often interrupts newborn sleep cycles. Unlike adults, babies are triggered to sleep by motion; as many mothers notice during pregnancy when baby is asleep during the day and awake at night.