According to some, a hanging crib makes the transition from womb to world a little easier for your baby. Suspended from the ceiling, the crib is gently sent into a rocking motion whenever the baby wiggles. This slight rocking movement calms baby and puts him back in dreamland.So when my husband and I had our fifth child we got a hanging crib, and we felt it lived up to the hype!
My husband and I ended up going with the Kanoe Baby Hammock. Made from organic cotton Duck, the hammock safely conforms to the baby’s natural shape without the need for a mattress. You can purchase the hammock direct from the Kanoe website for $320. But Kanoe isn’t the only option.
This cocoon-like baby hammock is suspended from the ceiling by a gently bouncing spring. Available for $279 from Nature Baby.
And the Kindekeklein — pictured above — illustrates another benefit of hanging cradles: mobility. To make it easier, we put ceiling hooks in various places around the house. For example, I had one in the kitchen that allowed me to watch the baby while I was cooking. The front porch was another favorite spot, especially on days with a gentle breeze to rock the baby.