Claims of revolutionary functionality. Beautifully designed, A bit expensive but it feels worth it when you pull the trigger. And you'll be hanging your laundry off of it in six months.
Yes, the Hushamok is the sleekest new entrant in the rather specialized infant hammock market. The website goes long and deep on the ancient Central American heritage of hammocks. But the dramatically curved steel or aluminum stands and the eye-popping hammock colors are like Mayan Vice. [There's a bentwood beech version, too.]
The Hushamok offers the same bundle of solutions for troubled sleeping, acid reflux, colic, and the like as other baby hammocks. So first, there's a question of need: though a screamer can make it feel like forever, the practical usage window for a hammock can be just a few months. [The US weight rating is 22 lbs, but do you still use a hammock once your kid can sit or pull himself up?]
But if you've decided that you want/need a baby hammock, but were put off by the slightly crunchy vibe of the Amby Baby, and you didn't know about the Leander cradle because you're not from Denmark, then the Hushamok may be just the ticket.
Now if only it had a 200-lb weight limit and came with a bolt-on crossbar for the top, you could do pull-ups on it.
Hushamok infant hammock company site [hushamok.com]
Buy a Hushamok from $429 at Genius Jones, deliveries start Oct. 31 [geniusjones.com]