miyo® [mêo] n; Japanese for The Miyo® Baby Hammock
beautiful generation a natural womb-like environment
for your baby
• For newborns up to 9 months old.
• Natural womb-like environment which is
perfect for night and day sleeping.
• Teaches babies to self-soothe and establish
good sleeping patterns.
• Gets baby to sleep in record time.
• The frame is ergonomically designed to
suspend the hammock at a back friendly
height, this is especially important after
“The Miyo baby hammock was to battle through the sleep • Over 80% of babies sleep through by
4 months old1
the number one, best purchase deprivation stage of raising a • Over 95% of babies usually asleep within
we made in preparation for the baby which has made the whole 10 minutes2
arrival of our son, Oliver. We experience so wonderful. The • Relieves symptoms of colic and reflux.
used it from day one and we Miyo hammock is my top tip • Prevents flat head syndrome (plagiocephaly).
were amazed at how well and and is definitely worth every • Keeps baby in the correct position as
recommended for SIDS prevention.
peacefully Oliver slept in the penny and it looks great too!
• One of the most compact and lightweight
hammock - there was no fussing Plus the service that the team travel cots available - only 7lbs.
or tears - ever! In addition to have provided have been second • 3 ways to suspend the hammock giving
a baby that would happily go to none. If you want a happy, flexibility, portability and space-saving
to bed, Oliver was sleeping secure and well rested baby the options and great value.
through the night from 4 weeks Miyo Baby Hammock is for you!” • Exceeds safety standards in UK, Europe,
USA, NZ and Australia.
and at 6 weeks he was sleeping
1 &2: Survey from 2008 of over 60 parents using Miyo
8pm - 8am. We have never had Truusje Barkham May 2009 Baby Hammock for up to a year.
The Miyo® Baby Hammock How do you use a
Miyo® Baby Hammock?
is designed to help babies sleep 3 innovative solutions
for your baby
Perfect for day and night time sleeping The material sides block out unwanted visual These are very striking results when
it is the ONLY bed a baby needs from stimulation and give you and your baby a bed contrasted with a survey conducted by
birth up to 9 months at home, with friends designed with one thing in mind - sleep! Mother and Baby magazine in 2005 which
or on holiday! showed that the average baby would wake
We have spent years perfecting the design 3 times a night and took over 30 minutes
In the womb, a baby experiences a of the Miyo Baby Hammock to create to settle each time. The survey has been
wonderfully close environment, which this sensation for your baby. Another so successful that a major clinical trial 1. With the beautiful
moves as their mother moves and holds advantage of a Miyo Baby Hammock over designed by leading paediatricians is being wooden frame
them safely and securely. For nine months, a standard baby bed comes when the baby developed in regards to colic, reflux and
this is all they know and all they have falls asleep. If they are in your arms, you flat head syndrome.
ever known. still need to move them from their warm
and comfortable position into a cooler and The Miyo Baby Hammock is the only bed
When they are born into the bright new less snugly bed. Just as you do this, you a baby needs from newborn through to
world you recreate the position they were can disturb them and wake them up and nine months old. Highly portable, when
held in and the movements they know by the process starts again. If they fall asleep used with the robust door clamp it can fit
cradling them in your arms and gently in the hammock, they are already there... in a change bag, allowing babies to sleep
rocking them to give them love, warmth, in their own bed whether you are visiting 2. As a highly portable
comfort and reassurance. The design, size and shape of the Miyo a friend or on holiday on the other side travel cot
Baby Hammock have been proven to help of the world. It is a simple and elegant
It is the most natural thing in the world to babies sleep. Over 60 families took part in solution to a problem which has nearly
hold a baby in your arms. The Miyo Baby a survey and the results showed that nearly every parent pacing the floors in the
Hammock enables you to give them the every baby was usually asleep within 10 middle of the night.
same sense of security and comfort when minutes of being put down and that over
you put them down to sleep. The hammock 80% of babies were sleeping through the
moulds around their body keeping their night by 4 months. Additional survey results
spine in a flat and neutral position whilst showed there were no incidences of Flat 3. As a space saving
the design gives gentle rocking motions in Head Syndrome (plagiocephaly) or cot solution, directly from
response to their own movements. death (SIDS). the ceiling
Questions & Answers
What makes a Miyo Baby Hammock and the process starts again. If they fall Do breast-fed babies sleep well in the uses the hammock, the more they learn to
different from a crib or Moses basket? asleep in the hammock, they are hammock? self - soothe and go to sleep unaided.
The main difference between a hammock already there... Breastfed babies will naturally wake in
and cribs or Moses baskets is the way the night to be fed, however at this time How is the spine supported?
the baby is held and supported. Before a What is ‘self-soothing’ and how does a they tend to be very relaxed and so return It is very important for babies’ spines to
baby is born, they are held very tightly in Miyo Baby Hammock help establish good to sleep quickly and easily after feeding. be held in a supportive position. The Miyo
the womb and experience a lot of sleeping patterns? Research in late 2009 demonstrated that Baby Hammock is designed to ensure it
movement as the mother moves around. ‘Self-soothing’ simply means the baby breast milk expressed at night contains is in a flat and neutral position and this
Once they are born they are placed on flat learns that they can relax themselves and naturally occurring chemicals which help has been confirmed by paediatric nurses,
and static surfaces such as Moses baskets fall asleep without having to be rocked induce sleep so if you’re using expressed chiropractors and midwives.
which are completely unknown to them - asleep. The hammock helps them to do this milk, make sure you give them milk
they are used to being held and supported as when they are put down, any movement expressed at night, not from the day! Can a baby fall out?
with something around them combined they make is translated by the spring into The Miyo Baby Hammock is designed to
with their mother’s movement. a gentle rocking motion, and so to sleep. How long can the baby be in a Miyo Baby keep your baby very safe and secure. The
It is the same if they wake, as is natural Hammock? way they lie in it means that whilst they
Why do babies sleep so well in Miyo Baby especially if they are being breast fed, From newborn up to 9 months (although have free movement of their arms and legs
Hammocks? during the night. Babies don’t tend to go size of babies may vary) for both day it is nearly impossible to roll onto their
The image of a parent walking the from deep sleep to crying in a second, it is and night sleeps. This means they will front, let alone crawl out. A good way to
floorboards in the middle of the night, a slower process but one that parents do move straight into a cot so no other bed understand this is to imagine how difficult
rocking their baby in their arms whilst not usually see as they are asleep until the is needed and if you use the door clamp it is for an adult to sit up in a hammock!
they try to convince them to go to sleep crying starts. Again, a slightly awake baby you don’t even need a travel cot. Although
is closely associated with being a new will move, this rocks the hammock, putting an older baby can fit in the hammock, How does a baby make the transition from
parent. It gives the baby warmth, comfort them back to sleep. The baby learns that the spine starts to strengthen at 10 - 11 a Miyo Baby Hammock to a normal cot?
and reassurance and is one of the most sleep comes easily and just as importantly months and research suggests that for The quick answer is very easily. There
natural things. This is the environment they do not become dependent upon optimal spinal development they should be are two aspects to this - the bouncing/
the hammock was designed to recreate. somebody picking them up to cuddle them sleeping on a flat surface by this age. swaying motion and the way the hammock
The difference comes when the baby falls as this in itself is a reward for waking up ‘cocoons’ them. In the womb babies tend
asleep. If they are in your arms you still and crying. This is the very first step in Can the Miyo Baby Hammock be used for to fall asleep whilst the mother is moving
need to move them from their warm and establishing good sleeping patterns and is day and night sleeps? around and then wake up when the mother
comfortable position into a cooler and the basis for why over 80% of parents in Yes - it is designed for any time your baby stops moving (usually when she is trying to
less snugly bed. Just as you do this, you our survey reported their babies sleeping needs to sleep from newborn to 9 months. It sleep!). This reflex lasts beyond birth, which
can disturb them and wake them up through the night by 4 months old. is the ONLY bed you need. The more a baby is why people rock a baby to sleep in their
Questions & Answers continued
arms. The hammock simply allows you to do How much space does the frame need? not receive enough play time on their hammock and mattress, and also in the
this without having to hold them; however Can I travel with it? Is it easy to store? stomachs, the bones may start to mould instruction booklet and website.
the reflex starts to fade around seven It is very important, especially after giving to the shape of the mattress, giving them
months old. This is good news because by birth, that you put the baby down at a a distinctive flat head. The mattress in What is the recommended weight?
nine months when they are transferred to a height which is comfortable for you. For the Miyo Baby Hammock is very soft and The maximum recommended weight is
cot, they no longer rely on the movement this reason we have developed the frame moulds to the shape of the baby’s head, 15kg however it has been tested to 125kg. It
to get them to sleep. The second part is the to hold the hammock at an ergonomically meaning beautifully rounded heads whilst is important to note that weight is not the
security they feel from being held within the comfortable height. To ensure that the still providing the correct spinal position. main factor but for how long the baby uses
hammock. Customer responses (and our frame is very stable, it needs to be wide a Miyo Baby Hammock. As a brief overview,
own experience as parents) has shown that enough to maintain balance. The three legs SIDS/Cot death. babies will stay in the hammock until they
babies still love to have something close to of the frame form a triangle on the floor The causes of SIDS are still unclear however are about 9 months old and will then sleep
them when they sleep so expect to see your with 1.1m between each foot. It is 1.65m there are guidelines that should be followed in a cot. Please see the question ‘How long
baby snuggle up close to the side of the cot high to give a comfortable height to put to reduce the likelihood. These include can the baby be in a Miyo Baby Hammock?’
or their favourite soft toy. your baby in the hammock. If you find keeping the baby on its back. One of the above as this gives full details.
that space is limited, the hammock can be main benefits of the Miyo Baby Hammock
How does the door clamp work? Is it safe? suspended by the included ceiling fixtures is that once you put a baby in it correctly, Is there a warranty?
The clamp rests over the top of a door which must be professionally fitted. The although they have free movement of their We have a 24 month warranty on all parts
frame. It is cleverly designed so that the curved wooden sections of the frame lie arms and legs it is almost impossible for excluding the mattress.
greater the weight pulling down on it, the next to each other when taken down which them to roll onto their front.
stronger it grips. They are fully safety tested allows it to be stored easily. Many people I have more questions - who can I ask?
for strength and include a door stopper take the frame when they travel as it fits Is the Miyo Baby Hammock all made of We love to talk to you, so contact us on:
to keep the door open. The safety test easily into a suitcase and weighs just 22lbs natural materials? UK:
involves hanging over 10 stone (66kg) from (10kg). A protective travel bag is currently All the fabrics are made of 100% cotton. 0845 257 7648
it for over an hour. The combined weight in development for launch in 2010. The mattress-outer is made of wool. Inside or 01273 390 666
of the door clamp and the Miyo Baby the mattress it is a synthetic polyfill, which
Hammock is less than 7lbs meaning it is How does the Miyo Baby Hammock prevent has been selected as it is soft, does not
0044 1273 390 666
one of the lightest and most compact travel plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome)? compact, is easy to wash and dry and is
cots available. Even more importantly, it The bones in a baby’s skull are very soft aerated so is breathable for baby. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
means that your baby has their own bed which helps them to come through the
that they know and love whether you are at birth canal. SIDS prevention guidelines Is it washable?
a friend’s house, grandparent’s house or on instruct parents to lay their babies on Yes, all parts can be washed and ironed
holiday somewhere exotic! their backs. In some babies, if they do beautifully. There are care labels on the
Miyo® Baby Hammock
“When you use the Miyo Baby Hammock The hammock’s original design is
your baby is cradled in a close and natural invaluable for unsettled baby’s and tired
way very similar to the womb. The other parents. It cocoons the baby and soothes
significant benefit is that this position with a gentle rocking motion. The baby
greatly reduces the strain on the baby’s is slightly upright which assists with
spine and nerves by maintaining the digestion, reflux and colic. A truly well-
natural primary curve of the spine. The designed product. I recommend the Miyo
maintenance of the primary curve has Baby Hammock as an important first
benefits that extend right into adulthood purchase for your baby.”
by increasing strength and reducing neural Robyn Whisker, Midwife
stress. The Miyo Baby Hammock is one of
the best purchases you can make to ensure “I am a pediatric nurse in a leading
the calm, happy, healthy transition of your children’s hospital in New Zealand. I have
baby from the womb to the world.” seen many babies use the Miyo Baby
Dr Keith Hammond, DC, Senior Chiropractor Hammock and have even purchased a
few to give to friends. The Miyo Baby
“Not only do they look good but are Hammock is such a fabulous product,
practical too. They help to mimic the giving many parents a peaceful and settled
comfort and security of the womb thereby baby. The gentle bouncing and swaying
producing a more settled baby. A welcome soothes babies into blissful sleep and it is
relief to any new parents.” very womb-like and natural. We are now
Wendy Wilkins, Midwife bringing the Miyo Baby Hammock into our
neo-natal ward to have in the rooms at
“The Miyo Baby Hammock is the best the hospital. Thanks so much to Miyo for
hammock I have ever seen. The design developing a wonderful product!”
is fantastic. A lot of thought has clearly Julia Armitage, Pediatric Nurse
gone into this product, from a Mum who
designed and used this product herself.
To read more about the Miyo
hammock or to watch a short
video of how it transforms a
crying baby into a sleeping
baby in about a minute, please
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