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The Kanoe baby hammock is an innovative, motion sensitive hammock designed to provide infants with gentle, 3-dimensional swaying and bouncing motion known to be highly beneficial to a child’s development, happiness, and well-being. With a unique canoe shape and specialized hanging assembly, the hammock cradles a baby in a safe and comforting environment while bouncing and swaying in response to the baby’s movement, thus mimicking the sensation of being held and rocked by a parent. Bouncing and rocking the hammock by hand produces an enhanced level of motion that is effective in soothing and calming restless babies.

The creator of the Kanoe baby hammock recognizes the value of a reliable alternative to holding a baby while cooking, gardening, or performing other work. The hammock is made from 100% organic cotton canvas, weighs approximately 9 pounds (4.0 kilograms), and is 36 inches long x 16 inches wide (92 centimeters x 41 centimeters). Adjustable straps of highly durable webbing attach to the four corners of the hammock and clip to a hardwood spreader/handle bar. An adjustable strap assembly extends above the bar and attaches to the bottom ring of a uniquely designed weight-calibrated spring designed for babies up to 35 lbs. The top ring of the spring hooks to an eye lag which can be screwed into any solid structure, such as a ceiling joist, beam, floor stand, or tree limb. The Kanoe hammock is suitable for indoor and outdoor relocation as needed, with a minimum anchor point height of 5 feet (1.52 meters) and a recommended maximum anchor point height of 11 feet (3.35 meters). The hammock is completely machine washable and is available in four color combinations: Natural/Natural, Natural/Khaki, Nutmeg/Burgundy, and Earth/Sky Blue. The Kanoe motion sensitive baby hammock retails for $290.00.

Key Features:

Safety, comfort, quality: The Kanoe baby hammock is free of hard surfaces or pressure points and is constructed from premium quality, double layered organic cotton canvas, providing a 100% organic alternative to chemically treated material. The KANOE® is suitable for infants up to 24 months of age and meets national safety standards.

3-dimensional motion: KANOE LLC has designed a specialized spring assembly that allows both vertical and lateral motion. This innovation was partially based on scientific studies confirming the physical and psychological benefits of rhythmic motion to premature and term babies. (See Sensory Integration, Theory and Practice by Anita C. Bundy, Shelly J. Lane, and Elizabeth A. Murray, 2002, F. A. Davis Company publishers.)

Practicality and flexibility: The Kanoe is easy to set up and relocate to different parts of the house or outdoors, can be hung from almost any structure, and is machine washable.