Say Hello to our New Eco Stand

  Natures Sway are proud to announce their latest arrival – the Eco stand. For many years it has been a dream of ours to produce a wooden stand to compliment the natural elements of the hammock and finally we found a local wood-crafting family business just as excited as us to produce this sweet … Read more Say Hello to our New Eco Stand

A toddler essential you didn’t know you needed

Mum knows best, so when local Mama and free-lance designer Melissa came to us with an idea for her 18 month old Liam, we were straight to work. She wanted a low profile pillow to support little Liam’s head and neck as he was having trouble sleeping on his firm cot mattress and was even … Read more A toddler essential you didn’t know you needed

Last Ride to Burpsville – resolve colic, reflux, lactose and dairy overload in your baby

Book Review: Philippa Murphy, Nurture with Nature: Prevent and Remedy Colic, Reflux, Lactose and Dairy Overload. Nature’s Logical Answers. (Christchurch: Murphy Media Ltd, 2015 230pp., $49.95 pbk) By Nessa King My first baby, now 28, experienced long bouts of inconsolable crying. I’d heard vague stories about ‘colic’ but in my naivety had just assumed that … Read more Last Ride to Burpsville – resolve colic, reflux, lactose and dairy overload in your baby

The Magic of Wool – learn how it keeps your baby healthy

Wool’s a very versatile natural fibre. It’s naturally water resistant, breathable, safe and non toxic, making it ideal for essential baby items. Our mothers and grandmothers were well aware of the benefits of wool, but the move towards synthetic fibres for padding, especially in infant mattresses, carriers and car seats, has meant that in the modern … Read more The Magic of Wool – learn how it keeps your baby healthy

Baby car seat insert – our natural fibre ‘Breathe Easy’

The Natures Sway Breathe Easy insert provides natural support in a baby car seat. The unique design and durability of our other products is already well known. Now we’re promoting natural support for your babies while travelling in the car. Baby car seats are the latest products to come under scrutiny with regards to infant safety.  For some time … Read more Baby car seat insert – our natural fibre ‘Breathe Easy’

Safe sleep and the hammock

As the creator of Natures Sway, I’ve been invested in the need for safe sleep in our baby hammock for 21 years now. Recently I answered a question from an informed customer who was confused by our mix of instructions around using the mattress stiffener that we introduced in September 2010.   The conversation went like this: Query: Mattress Stiffener (optional extra) Natures Sway: How … Read more Safe sleep and the hammock

Baby Hammock instructions get an upgrade!

We’ve just loaded some updated Baby Hammock instructions on our site. It’s been quite a few years since we refreshed them so thoroughly but a few little issues have transpired over the years.  In business, just as in life, we are learning as we go along. So, first up we’ve addressed the mattress washing.  It seems … Read more Baby Hammock instructions get an upgrade!

Baby hammock study shows safe oxygen levels

We’ve discovered that our baby hammock was the subject of a University of Auckland research project last year (2014) that looked at whether using the hammock might cause impaired breathing.* Concerns about the use of car seat capsules for sleeping, and the public message to only sleep babies on a firm flat mattress, has led … Read more Baby hammock study shows safe oxygen levels

The Natures Sway Baby Sling, by Dr. Olivia Haig

Osteopathy is a form of manual healthcare that recognises the important link between the structure of the body and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function as a holistic unit. As an Osteopath and Clinical Pilates instructor I regularly see mothers suffering from … Read more The Natures Sway Baby Sling, by Dr. Olivia Haig

The fourth trimester explained

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