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We are expecting our third baby this July and I've just heard and been reading about Amby beds. They look like a very smart idea, but I'm trying to get some testimonials from the experts, aka moms!<br><br>
We co-slept with my son, but really struggled with it as he got older. I love cuddling/nursing babies, but as he got into toddlerhood, he just climbed all over us all night long. Nobody slept well by time he was 18 mths.<br><br>
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We couldn't live without our Amby Hammock. We bought it when ds, now 2.5 yrs, was 7 mos. old because he would only sleep in our arms. He slept in the hammock until he was almost 18 mos. Now dd, almost 10 mos., sleeps in it every night. She rarely will sleep with us in bed...her choice...so she sleeps in the hammock at the foot of our bed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Did your son go to a bed at 18 mths?<br><br>
I guess one of my concerns is after they grow out of it. When I read Amby's website, they say that the product is good from 0-12 mths. I just wonder where we'd transition him to at that time? A crib or a bed would likely be a tough transition for a one yr old.<br><br>
And can they roll over in it? Is this a concern at all?<br><br>
Thanks for your input!<br>
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My son and I are loving the Happy Hangup. We just started using it this past month, and he is 21 months old, but I'm so happy with it, I feel I must pass it on.<br><br>
We have coslept up to this point, although I did make use of a bedside cosleeper for a brief stint when he was small. I learned about the Amby baby hammock when he was probably just about to outgrow it (I wish I had known of it when I was pregnant, as I would have definitely bought one), but I loved the idea, so when we recently moved, I thought I'd try a Happy Hangup hammock, which supports weights from newborn to older toddlers, and if he hated it, I could always save it for a future child. He's taken to it like a fish to water.<br><br>
Since we are in a rental, I'm using a regular hammock chair stand to support it, otherwise I'd put in ceiling hooks. I'd say it definitely requires a little patience in getting it set up to be in the most comfortable position, but we just use a firm chair cushion covered by a sheepskin, and he is very safe and comfortable.<br><br>
I'm starting to tell friends and family that I use this product - I'm not exactly surrounded by people who think outside the box, but it feels intuitive to me that this would be very healthy for a child. The seller (Australia) also posts on Ebay.<br><br>
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Its nice to hear of other hammock products. My concern with the Amby bed is what to do after baby grows out of it.<br><br>
Can your son get out of his?<br><br>
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hi,<br><br>
my son used his from about 7 months til 18 months. he never fell out of it tho he did sit up in it a couple of times. he did LOVE it and i sold it on ebay for a great price. if i were to end up pg again i would buy another in a heartbeat and use it from the beginning. wish i'd known about it for dd.<br><br>
i do like cosleeping but the amby is great...and i know a lot of babies sleep better in it.<br><br>
hope that helps.<br><br>
oh and i bought mine new from someone on ebay....very nice.
 

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My son slept in the Amby hammock for the first 2 weeks, and we found out that co-sleeping worked best for me. I had a c-section and the movement of getting my son in and out of his hammock was agonizing, at best. I planned on putting Kai back in the hammock once my incision healed, but that didn't happen. I enjoyed having him close to me in bed.<br>
At any rate, I would put Kai in the hammock for his naps. He couldn't roll over in it...but once he got big enough, he would find his way out of it. He's a big kid, and he was an early walker (8 months old!). I would recommend it, even though we didn't get much use out of it. Ironically, I posted it for sale on another AP board about 20 minutes ago!! Funny that I ran across this thread today!
 

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I've been watching ebay and wondering where else I might find some used ones for sale. I'd enquire more about yours, but see you're quite far from me (I'm in Ontario, Canada!) so the shipping might bankrupt me!<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've been watching ebay and wondering where else I might find some used ones for sale. I'd enquire more about yours, but see you're quite far from me (I'm in Ontario, Canada!) so the shipping might bankrupt me!<br><br>
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Yes..it would be. It might be worth it to purchase one from eBay that has a set shipping price.
 
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