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Making a Baby Hammock

post #1 of 16
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Hi everyone!
I was just wondering if anyone has ever tried to make your own baby hammock? The Amby and the happy hangup are just way too much money and we would really love to try one with our next baby. Any suggestions?
post #2 of 16
Great idea,
I loved the look of the happy hangup, but sorry ever made one. Let me know if you do make one, I' love to see it.
Good luck
Leah
post #3 of 16
Hey there, VTmountaingirl, did you ever have any luck with this? We are wondering the same -- love the happy hangup, but feel like it must be possible to simply make one for much less. Would love to hear about anything you've learned!
post #4 of 16
This one that sells on ebay seems to me like it'd be doable.

I haven't tried it though - I found it after I'd already bought the cosleeper and was way too pregnant to make something like it...
post #5 of 16
A Portland mama's DH made a Happy Hangup knock off. PM me if you would like her name
post #6 of 16
We are selling our Amby right now.

I'm pretty crafty but I don't think I could make anything similar to it.
post #7 of 16
anyone try???
post #8 of 16
there's also a lady on etsy that makes one for a reasonable price.

peaches and nips
post #9 of 16
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there's also a lady on etsy that makes one for a reasonable price.

peaches and nips
The fabrics are so cute!
Not so sure about the hardware, I think I could make that more aesthetically pleasing.... hummm....
post #10 of 16
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The fabrics are so cute!
Not so sure about the hardware, I think I could make that more aesthetically pleasing.... hummm....


It looks pretty nice looking to me
post #11 of 16
those look great! (and I love those fabrics!)
post #12 of 16
post #13 of 16
very nice links! i wanted to make a baby hammock before rowan was born, but i didn't get the one i was thinking of done. i was going to do something similar to the last tutorial that someone posted. i was looking at getting a hanging chair stand to hang it from too, but those were pretty expensive i found, and i couldn't think of where else to hang it up in the house. i'm wary to just go digging for studs in the ceiling! i know the older kids would be hanging from it and bouncing around too.

what i did instead was super simple and took me all of 2 minutes. i got 2 yards of cotton fabric and sewed the ends together into a loop. i then placed it in the pack n play that someone gave us. i put the ends of the fabric around the bars that snap in and out that would normally hold up the upper level. he hasn't slept in it too much yet, but i think it's pretty cool.

i put him in the outside hammocks when i need to set him down when i'm outside too.

some day i plan on putting up hammocks in the house, but i want to figure out a really safe way to attach it to the wall or ceiling. growing up we always had hammocks and swings all over our house and my kids love them so much i want to put some up for them too. i guess i could just try to find the beams in the ceiling and put in some heavy duty eye screws.

i got all jealous the other day when i was looking across the street at our neighbors house(they are vietnamese, i believe) and they had the window open and i saw they had this great huge hammock in their living room! so cool.
post #14 of 16
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there's also a lady on etsy that makes one for a reasonable price.

peaches and nips
Ohh, that is gorgeous!!! Pretty enough for me
post #15 of 16
just came across this one in another thread
http://anayaliss.blogspot.com/
post #16 of 16
subbing. i like the one sold through nova naturals but feel like 100$ is a lot.
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