Do you know about the fourth trimester? It’s the first three months after birth, a very special and important time for both parent and child. During this time, baby still has some big developments to complete and Mum has a roller coaster of hormones to manage. Best thing to do is snuggle-up together and act as if … Read more The fourth trimester explained
“Like many parents in New Zealand I was given more baby accessories than I needed. Among them were both a front- and back-pack. I gratefully accepted them and didn’t look at baby carriers any further than that. It was not until I came to use them that I realised how deficient their designs were. The … Read more A baby carrier is born – from Puku Pouch to Pouch Pack …
The decision on whether to buy organics or not is often an economic one sadly, due to the fact that the use of pesticides makes crops like cotton a lot cheaper to grow. The cost to the earth, however, is quite substantial when you take into account the large number of chemicals needed to produce … Read more What’s so good about Natures Sway organics?
Humanity has used baby slings since time began, not only for reasons of safety, but also to be able to meet their infants primary needs. The meeting of these needs creates benefits for both parent and baby as the feel good hormone oxytocin is increased from skin to skin contact, making us feel calm[i]. This … Read more Using our Baby Sling safely in the semi-reclined or slanted position
Natures Sway founding director, Kate Hornblow, created the original NZ made baby hammock back in 1993, for her first born child, Madelynn. The hammock was inspired by the traditional hanging beds used in Malaysia and Singapore, which she saw as providing babies with a soothing and supportive environment. Humble baby hammock beginnings… Years later, Kate … Read more The Birth of a Business – Natures Sway
It wasn’t until 1993, when I had my first baby, that my winning product was discovered – quite by accident. I was selling my other wares at the Titirangi Market with my newborn daughter, who was in a baby hammock I’d sewn from calico. I had it suspended from a tree behind me and it … Read more Kate Hornblow ~ Doing it the Natures Sway Way!
The new design Natures Sway hammock is chock full of features which make it a world away from the likes of the traditional baby hammock. Suspended baby beds were initially just a length of fabric, looped and tied to a spring; an arrangement used for centuries in countries such as Malaysia and Singapore. The Natures … Read more Why choose our new design baby hammock?
Natures Sway is celebrating 20 years in business and 11 of exhibiting at the Baby Show – the highlight of our year! As manufacturers, we love the opportunity the show provides for us to meet our past, present and future customers for feedback on the preferences of 21st century parents. Our baby hammocks and carriers are … Read more Natures Sway celebrates 20 years!
In this taster from the February/March issue of The Green Parent magazine, Jessica Richards looks at the history of baby wearing and how it is growing in popularity today. Baby carriers have been around for centuries; parents worldwide have always used long cloths, shawls, scarves and even bed sheets to snuggle up their babies and get the chores … Read more Wear Your Baby!