Amby Baby Hammocks

I’ve been a little slow in sharing some of the client jobs I’ve been working on lately.

This is a video I made a little while ago for Amby Baby Hammocks and it was such a pleasure to work for Trish on showcasing the Amby Air hammock in film. Best viewed in HD.

It was also so very nice to be able to use music by an Australian favourite Jay Laga’aia (who doesn’t love Playschool?).

Trish also hired me to supply some still imagery and here are a few. It’s so nice being able to work for companies that produce products I think are great. Companies owned and operated by mothers are also to me a very special kind of wonderful.
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After filming, we went on to use this hammock daily for Florin and it was such a nice addition to our life. Especially useful for us as a bed sharing family having somewhere Florin could nap safe and sound out of the way of his siblings. You might remember seeing Florin using it to nap while the kids and I swam in the afternoons at the beach during summer. Time goes way too quickly!

I’ll be back to share some more client work soon

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  1. gravatar for Pepa Pepa

    I loved your video and your photos, so I immediately googled Amby to check out their products. And the first thing that pops up is news articles about Amby hammock recalls back in 2009. On the US consume safety commission web page it says that this company should have stopped to exist in 2009. I am a bit confused.

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    • gravatar for Georgia Georgia

      Hi Pepa, I forwarded your question to Trish from Amby Baby because I don’t know much about this myself and this is what she had to say “There was a recall in 2009 in the USA and Canada for the USA company of the previous model Amby hammock, the recall did not affect any other country (Australia included). Unfortunately in 2009 there were two tragic deaths in the USA associated with an original style Amby baby hammock. In both cases it was proven that their hammocks were assembled and used incorrectly. Over 50,000 of that style Amby hammock have been sold since 1989 and no other death, nor a single case of SIDS has ever been recorded. Despite this information, the USA sadly decided to recall the Amby unless it was used with a “repair kit” issued by the USA company (who have since closed down, this is who the emailer below is referring to). The hammocks were investigated and tested by authorities in Australia and Europe after the USA recall and they were found perfectly safe to use when the assembly instructions are followed.

      When I took over as the Australian distributor almost three years ago (I have since become the owner and manufacturer after taking over from Ambrose Hooi, the inventor based in QLD) there was a lot of incorrect information flying around the web that I’ve worked very hard to address. In 2012 I contacted Standards Australia to find out how to make the Amby hammock even safer and with their input, I designed the new model Amby Air baby hammock (which you have shot for me :-) ). I also had the new design stringently tested to the British and European safety standards for cribs and cradles (BS EN 1130) to make sure our hammocks are 100% safe. As a Mum and fellow Amby user, I wanted to feel 100% satisfied in the safety of a product for our most precious family members. I am currently working on finding an insurer to come on board so we can get them back into the USA market. It is proving difficult with most insurers not wanting to insure baby products to be sold in the USA! Until then, the Amby Air baby hammock is not yet available over there.

      Please feel free to ask the emailer below to contact me personally (support (at ) amby.com.au) to discuss any concerns.

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  2. gravatar for Richelle Richelle

    As I look through your gorgeous photos of your beautiful family, I realize there is no way to comment on how incredible each one is. Just know that I enjoy watching these lovely children grow and getting to know your family through your blog! Thank you!

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  3. gravatar for Lauren Murray Lauren Murray

    Beautiful! Loved it, a bittersweet reminder of how quickly they grow up. x

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Curious little George. On the daily crawl to find out what everything is and what everything does. Daddy was using this very strange apparatus to make lots of loud noise and curious little George was not content to let it continue without getting a closer look. So close it started to suck him up.

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A not-so-happy kind of day at our house. When even the trampoline was a place to cry.

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Pause.

I’d like to stay here a while. To when the naps are shared and the knuckles are dimpled and the days are rhythms of eating and playing and sleeping until we can do it all again.

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  1. gravatar for Filipa Filipa

    Do you often have tears flooding your eyes when words like these come out from your fingers ? I do !

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  2. gravatar for Erin Erin

    The beauty and simpleness of this photo are lovely, Georgia, as always. What a wonderful photo of the love that lives in your home.

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Naps on the bed are becoming more and more infrequent now that Errol is home and Florin prefers to take most of his siestas on his papa’s chest, tucked in a Tula or the pair of them fast asleep on the couch. When I settle him on Priya’s bed I take an obligatory sleeping photo, having missed watching him sleep just so.

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