My Baby Won't Sleep at Night!

Advice for parents on why your baby struggles to sleep at night and how the Amby Baby Hammock can help.

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The benefits of hammocks for sleeping babies

Our Amby baby hammocks aid peaceful, restorative sleep for your baby, ensuring they get plenty of quality sleep so that their bodies and brains can get on with growing and developing normally. Your baby feels secure in the hammock and is less likely to wake up so frequently.

With our baby hammocks there is no need for separation anxiety. The hammocks are portable so you can have your baby nearby you at all times while they are sleeping. Our hammocks are all safety tested and proven to assist restful, healthy sleep.

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When you your baby won't sleep at night it’s no fun for either you or your baby. In fact it can be downright miserable. Sleep deprivation can have negative effects on parent's health and can even trigger post-natal depression in extreme cases for mothers.

The negative effects of babies not sleeping at night on parents have been well documented.

Have you ever worried about the negative effect that a disturbed sleep cycle has on your baby? Or why your baby won't sleep at night, and how you can get your baby to sleep through the night?

Why your baby has trouble sleeping

  • Security & Comfort - Babies miss the security and comfort they once felt when they were in their mother’s womb. They simply don’t get the same feeling when they are sleeping in a crib or a bed. In fact a crib or a bed can feel huge to a baby, and that can cause anxiety.
  • Babies crave movement- New-born babies are used to being in their Mum’s womb when she was moving around, so gentle movement, such as rocking, actually helps with sleeping. In most beds and cribs, which are fixed, the baby does not experience the same level of motion.

    The Amby Baby Hammock provides a gentle swaying motion when your baby moves, helping to gently rock your baby to back sleep, meaning less time awake for you and your baby during the night!

  • Separation anxiety - Babies are used to literally being with the Mum, in her tummy, all the time. So when they have to face sleeping in a cot or a crib alone they can become anxious which will prevent them from sleeping peacefully, and may cause them to wake up frequently crying. 
  • Hunger or Thirst - Of course one of the more obvious reasons why your baby may wake up through the night is because he or she may be hungry or thirsty.
  • Over stimulation - This can be from noisy, exciting environments, a loud TV, lots of people around, or playing with exciting toys right before bedtime.
  • Bedtime Routine - The lack of a bedtime routine is a surefire way to make sure that your baby does not sleep well. Having a consistent routine will help your baby adjust to when it is time to go to bed.
  • They are unwell - If your baby usually sleeps well and then suddenly he is up crying, or he/she shows any other symptoms of being unwell, call a Doctor. When your baby is teething they may also have problems sleeping.

Those first few years with your baby are so special. A time to be treasured. However this special time can be marred if you are suffering from sleep deprivation because your baby won't sleep at night. Amby baby hammocks are specially designed to promote a longer and more restful sleep for your baby.

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