The NY Times Home Section has a feature on Suchitra Van and Nette Gaastra, two artsy, West Villagers who decided to remodel when their son Sebbe was born rather than give up their 1BR apartment. Think of it as an Indo-Dutch version of the Apartment Therapy House, only with about 80% less underbed storage.
Anyway, we learn that, "When Sebbe is not in bed with his parents, he sleeps in a wood-framed sling, like the one his father slept in as an infant in India."
Turns out that sling is called a ghodiyu. And though you can buy a Disney version in Jersey City, and you can make one out of a sawhorse and baling twine, they have a very, very low profile on the web. Hopefully, you diaspora parents won't leave us hanging too long on the details.