Why so tall? With the Natures Sway hammocks, a defining point of difference is the quality of the primary motion which is the bounce. A gentle yet full action that actually requires some room, and we think the amount of movement is worth it. We have worked closely with our spring designers to custom make a short barrel spring to give the best bounce within the average weight range of babies newborn to 6 months. Having such a spring requires at least a half metre of space to operate hence our stands need a good amount of height.
Why 4 legs so close together? The consequence of having the centre of gravity high is you need to keep the hammock within the boundaries of the 4 legs, so we have made the legs closer together in order to keep the hammock central. The big win with the Eco Stand is the much smaller foot print of the stand allowing you to fit it in much tighter places… like by the parental bed in the master bedroom, or in smaller homes which are on trend at present. Note: If you really want to swing the hammock, you can purchase it with the ceiling attachments which secure into a suitable overhead beam and keep clear of obstacles.
With our launch of the Eco Stand this year at the various Baby Expos around the country we enjoy demonstrating how bouncy the hammock is and then seeing the surprised looks. That is the great thing about single point baby hammocks, they can bounce in one spot unlike an adult hammock with 2 ends to attach and which is made to swing side to side. We figure a lot of the natural response for humans comforting and holding babies is to jig and bounce them with just a bit of sideways swaying. This is a great description of the movement the hammock is able to engender and magnify, thus giving your baby a huge amount of natural comfort and security while you give your loving arms a well-deserved break.
We hope you will see the benefits in investing in the hammock and Eco stand yourself or maybe feel inclined to recommend to your family and friends. It is a hand crafted and aesthetically pleasing item that can fit almost anywhere, it is usable for about twice the time of a standard bassinet, and it really is one of the most portable baby beds around!