There are different types of baby hammocks depending on the way you can install or hang them. In this article, three types are reviewed: baby hammocks for cribs, portable hanging ones, and those that attach to shopping carts.

Crescent Womb Infant Safety Bed

Crescent Womb Infant Safety Bed is a hammock designed to mimic the comfort of the mother’s womb and minimize environmental dangers that may cause Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in young infants.

Product specifications

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Weight: 11 ounces

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Dimensions: 43” x 21” x 0.3”

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Target users: Babies and infants weighing 15 to 20 lbs

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Unique supportive shape

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Unisex

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Breathable and flexible high-quality natural mesh material

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Maintains an ideal microclimate and temperature

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International safety compliance

Pros & Cons

Pros

N

Unique supportive shape

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Foldable and travel-friendly

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Free from hazardous chemicals and choking hazards

Cons

M

Too large for a standard crib

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Safety certifications are only for the buckles and materials

Customer Feedback

While some parents reported their babies getting a full sleep while in the hammock, many users complain of safety concerns and under-quality materials you get for the hefty price.

Autbye 2017 Enhanced Baby Hammock

Autbye 2017 Enhanced Baby Hammock made to soothe baby and allow baby to comfortably sleep away from parents arms.

Product specifications

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Weight: 0.55 lbs/ 8.8 ounces

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Dimensions: 42.3” x 25.5”

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Babies age 2-12 mos and weighing a maximum of 33 lbs

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High-quality Oxford Cloth and cotton material

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Detachable and foldable

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Helps develop baby’s self-soothing ability

Pros & Cons

Pros

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Convenient to use, store, and carry

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Durable, soft, and comfortable materials

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Fits securely in most standard cribs

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Great quality for the price

Cons

M

Flimsy straps

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Comes with no directions

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Safety concerns and issues for heavier babies

Customer Feedback

Parents report their babies slept better and longer in this hammock especially those with sleeping problems and gas. However, it has also been reported to provide inadequate support and pose a risk of suffocation due to the cheap material used for the base.

Sorbus Baby Crib Cradle

This stylish baby swing and hanging bassinet can be installed and used anywhere as long as you have something sturdy and reliable to suspend it from.  

Product specifications

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Weight: 5.16 lbs

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Dimensions: 35” x 23.25” x 14” (without rope)

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Babies age 2-12 mos and weighing a maximum of 33 lbs

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Off-white unisex finish

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Versatile and portable

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Safe, breathable and durable 100% handmade cotton material

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Allows for a gentle, relaxing rocking movement

Pros & Cons

Pros

N

Beautiful, simple design

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Soothing and comfortable motion

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Can be placed almost anywhere, both indoor and outdoor

Cons

M

Hard to balance

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You need a longer rope to hang it from the ceiling

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The bottom sags

Customer Feedback

Many parents love the appearance and idea of this portable hammock. Babies also love the rocking motion. However, the bottom may not be firm enough to hold a baby in a comfortable and safe position.

LA SIESTA Joki Planet Koala

LA Siesta’s Joki Planet Koala hanging nest hammock is made of high-quality, durable materials and can be a fun, relaxing place for play and naps.

Product specifications

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Weight: 5.16 lbs

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Dimensions: 35” x 23.25” x 14”

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Children 3 years and older not heavier than 175 pounds

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Machine washable and removable zippered cushion

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Soft organic cotton material

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Weather-resistant and fast-drying polypropylene fabric exterior

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TUV-certified safety and GS-Tested

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3 colors: Joki Planet Turtle Green, Neutral (Brown) Koala, and Piggy Pink

Pros & Cons

Pros

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Easy to clean and fast-drying

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Can be hung outdoors or indoors

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Helps in child’s development, balance, and posture

Cons

M

Comes in different color schemes than what is shown in pictures

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Comes with no mounting hardware

Customer Feedback

Many parents would agree that this product is a nice addition to their children’s play area or room. It serves as a cozy swing and comfort nest made with high-quality and durable materials. However, it has no mounting hardware whatsoever and may not come in the color you expect it to.

Cotton Kids Hanging Nest

Cotton Kids Hanging nest, another product from LA Siesta, is very similar to the Joki Planet Koala. It is made with the same high-quality cotton materials. The only notable differences are the size and color schemes.

Product specifications

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Weight: 4.6 lbs

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Dimensions: 59.1” x 27.6”

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Children 3-9 yrs old and not heavier than 175 pounds

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Outdoor/indoor use

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Durable, lint-free, soft cotton material

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GS-Tested and TUV-Certified Safe

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Removable and washable cushion

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5 color schemes: Cherry, Dolphy, Froggy, Lilly, and Sunny

Pros & Cons

Pros

N

Easy to wash and clean

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Vibrant colors

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Versatile, Comfortable and Soothing

Cons

M

Top part where it hangs from rips easily

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Can be unsafe for bigger, heavier babies

Customer Feedback

Parents attest that this product helps calm and comfort children, especially those with special needs. While it is great while it lasts, the material tends to rip at the top and seams within weeks.

Portable 100% Cotton Baby Hammock

This portable baby hammock is made of pure cotton and comes with a natural wooden stand. It also looks good and is travel-friendly.

Product specifications

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Weight: 5 lbs

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Dimensions: 24” x 18” x 60”

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Babies 1-9 months old and weighing 2-36 pounds

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Handmade using natural materials

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Comfortable and stylish

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Comes with stopper belt, safety plastics, carrying bag, and stand.

Pros & Cons

Pros

N

Easy assemble

Cons

M

New to market

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Very few user reviews

Customer Feedback

According to the handful of customer reviews online, assembly of this hammock is quick and requires no tools. However, it is much smaller than expected for a baby hammock.

Hammock Chair C Stand

Because not all baby hammocks come with stands, this durable stand made of strong steel. It is also easy to use and assemble.

Product specifications

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300 lb maximum weight capacity

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Weight: 55 lbs

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Base: 2’3″ x 3 1/2′

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Made with 2”-diameter black powder coated, rust-resistant steel made to withstand most conditions

Pros & Cons

Pros

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High weight capacity

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Allows 360° rotation range

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Weather-resistant

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Great quality for the price

Cons

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A bit heavy for transport

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Varying colors and slight metalwork imperfections

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Unclear instructions

Customer Feedback

Users complain that this product is rather unsafe, unstable, and of low quality and poor engineering. It is also very bulky. The metal frame and base were reported to be flimsy. It tends to break or rock violently with a load much less than the maximum capacity.

Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock7

Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock features an innovative design and 97% cotton material to make shopping easier for both you and your baby.

Product specifications

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Weight: 12.8 ounces

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Dimensions: 14” x 8” x 2”

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Babies weighing a maximum of 50 lbs

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Phthalate- and lead-free materials

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Comfortable, natural incline and cocoon that cradles and supports baby’s spine and neck

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Built specifically for shopping carts

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Safe and high-quality plastic clips, velcro, and double layer upholstery fabric

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Full compliance with the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

Pros & Cons

Pros

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Infant carrier strap and seat harness for security

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Easy assembly and storage

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Stylish and cute design

Cons

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Not safe for babies who can roll over or have acid reflux

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Flimsy hard plastic clips

Customer Feedback

Many parents found it very useful and convenient for when shopping with younger, smaller babies. However, some report the design to pose a potential safety hazard for babies who like to roll over which can cause them to flip over or remain hanging upside down. It is also hard to fit on most shopping carts.