I used mine from day 3 (day 1 and 2 were spent sleeping on DH and myself!). I use it with the snuggler (DS was just under 7lbs when he was born). My LO slept very well in it from then on!
I may be interested in selling mine if you are interested as he's moved into a cot early (5 months - only because we went overseas and I couldn't take the Amby with me so we transitioned him). I've got everything - stand, the nest, snuggler, 2 mattresses (one for when you switch to heavy duty spring), 2 springs (one heavy duty), one mattress cover and 2 sheets. Lots of extras! And in blue by the way... One of the sheets' band has snapped but everything else is in really good condition and I've washed and ironed the lot!
Hello, I saw one of these on tv recently and they look great My baby is due Sept so can't advise as to how they are but am lurking with interest One point that is making me think I won't buy one is when I had my appointment with the nursery advisor at john lewis and was looking at cots that rock, she said that she wouldnt advise going for one, as when babies get used to rocking to sleep it can be quite difficult to get them to sleep without rocking, and this would perhaps be the same?
I used one of these from about a month old I think and my son was very, very happy in it. I think it was absolutely lovely and am definitely going to be using it again for my next one so afraid am not selling yet. Plus, as a little extra you can get a bouncer that attaches to the frame instead of the hammock and he loved that too ! A definite YES vote from me.
hi lady, that is also a concern of mine that once they get used to the rocking motion...but i think it would be a price i will be willing to pay to get some sleep, esp during after birth. i am having a c-section, so it will be exhausting trying to recover!
I had a c-section too and it was easier getting the baby in and out of the hammock than a cot. As for the rocking, I just put him down and left him to sleep without moving him deliberately. If he woke up having lost his dummy or something I'd just pop it back in and then give him a little nudge so he moved for a short while but never rocked him constantly.
hi kaz, thanks for your reply i feel reassured and i think i am going to get one. though hubby is not completely sold on the idea! but then he is not going to be the one getting up to soothe a crying babe!
when you moved your DD into cot, did she miss the rocking motion of the nest?
Honestly, the thought of him falling out was NOT one I had. We used it for a good few months and only moved him out of it and into his cot as he was a noisy sleeper and needed to go in his own room for our sanity ! We didn't use it in his room as there wasn't the space for it but by then it was downstairs being used as a bouncer anyway.
Nope, not a peep to be honest which was a relief. Think it all hangs on whether they're good sleepers by nature to be honest. If they're non-settlers then it probably wouldn't matter where you put them as they're going to cry unfortunately.
Oh Heron, we must be due around the same time then ? I'm having this one first thing in the New Year. Can't wait to 'refill' my nature's nest. Haven't personally used the belly belts. Had a friend who just used an elastic hair band tied round the button to hold her jeans up....
I have one and will def be using it this time round as well. No problems with transitioning DS into his cot (which I did at around 6 months when he went into his own room) - I put a lambskin under his cot sheet to make it a bit more snuggly and didn't look back. By the time he moved into his cot he seemed happy to have extra space to stretch out and rocking wasn't so much of an issue as it was when he was a newborn with colic, etc.
I probably would be looking for £100 excluding delivery (I think I can get it couriered for £18). The whole package is worth over £200. I got it off another lady off Mumsnet and only used it for less than 4 months solely because we transitioned him early as we went overseas and there was no way I was going to take the whole thing there (though it's fine to transport it around in a car) as I was travelling alone with the baby. Make me an offer as I was initially thinking of keeping it for the next one but it's taking up space so in two minds about it!