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Hammocks For Children

Everyone loves hammocks, but perhaps kids love hammocks the most. Hammocks are great fun for kids and they also provide a nice little hide-e-hole for reading and relaxing. The other noticeable thing about kids hammocks is that they only have one rope, so there is nothing to get caught in when playing unsupervised.

Read 5 Reasons why Hamaca hammocks are superior hammocks + how to get FREE shipping.

You might have noticed that there are many hammocks available online today.

So, other than colours, what's the difference ?

Here are 5 reasons why Hamaca hammocks from Hammock Heaven are MUCH better than other hammocks:

1. Hammocks with Cadejos

Cadejos is the spanish word for chains. This refers to the twisted plaits at each end of the hammock. These look beautiful and they help to distribute the weight perfectly which makes a more comfortable hammock. This is common on Colombian hammocks, but not so common on hammocks made in China.

2. Hammocks Made in Colombia

Hammocks have a long tradition in Colombia. Colombian hammocks have some design differences to Brazilian hammocks. One of these is the open loop at the end. This makes it quicker and easier to hang the hammock in different places and again distribute the weight a bit better.

3. Hammocks From Eco-Friendly Cotton

Our Hamaca hammocks are made from recycled cotton. This is many times kinder to the environment than organic cotton. The cotton for your next hammock comes from Mexico where it is spun in to yarn and dyes before being shipped to Colombia to be woven in to hammocks.

4. Hammocks Made by Experienced Happy Staff

Some of the people working in the hammock factory have been working there for 25 years! Staff turnover is very low due to the good working conditions. You can see videos and interviews at the hammock factory here.

5. Extra Strong Hammocks

When we chose the thickness of the fabric and the strength capacity of the strings, we made everything at the highest practical level. This means the hammock fabric is thicker and stronger and the strings will be durable for many many years.

How to get FREE shipping on your Hammocks.

  1. Have a UK delivery address.
  2. That's it. Place your order and shipping will always be FREE in the UK. 
  3. Your Hamaca hammock will arrive on the next working day. Most Vivere items will take a few days, but shipping will still be FREE!
Cadejos looks stylish and help distribute weight perfectly

Cadejos on the Raya Family Hammock


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These are not just any hammocks. HAMACA hammocks are high quality hand made Colombian hammocks which not only look amazing, but have perfect weight distribution and feel soft and cosy to boot! You can relax in your new hammock safe in the knowledge that they have been made from eco-friendly recycled cotton. How can you get such a great quality hammock for so little money? Hamaca is our own brand. We design and import  these hammocks ourselves and there are no middle-men bumping up the price.

Why Buy A Kids Hammock For Your Children?

What Is A Children’s Hammock ?

Let's start with our definition of a children's hammock . There are two characteristics that define a children’s hammock.

  1. A children's hammock is one which has a single cord at the end rather than a spread of cords. This is a safety feature. It means that if the child climbs up the end of the hammock and climbs through the cords, there is nowhere to enclose around the child's neck.
  2. A children’s hammock is smaller than a single adult hammock. The maximum fabric laying area of a children’s hammock would be 120x200cm. Most of our children’s hammocks are this size.

Why Children Love Hammocks

As a dad to three boys, I see on a daily basis how much they love hammocks. Every time they go in the hammock, either together or by themselves, they smile. I have asked them why they like it, but as they are still young, I get answers like ‘I just like it!’ or ‘because it’s good’. Therefore, I will have to substitute some of my own theories as to why my boys, and children in general love hammocks so much:

You are never really still in a hammock. Every time you make a slight movement, it triggers a general swaying at least. Any bigger movements make more momentum, which then has to be controlled. Children love moving or perhaps they just can’t sit still. So I think a hammock allows a child a place to rest and relax without being still.

There is always some feeling of some physical risk or instability when in a hammock. This feels quite exciting for children. Even though the worst that can happen is a drop of a few inches on to a lawn or carpet.

If there is more than one child in the hammock, they will inevitably tumble in to each other. Everything contact seems to be ticklish and hilarious, and sharing a hammock makes contact inevitable.

You can kind of disappear in a hammock. Many children like to be in the vicinity so they know what’s going on without being the focus of attention. When you lay in the middle of a hammock, with the sides up high, it is quite a concealed little hidey-hole. It is also a very comfortable place to be ensconced. It’s a place where you can carry on reading the book you were enjoying without disruptions, but still be around the rest of the family.

When two children are in a hammock, they can make their plots and plans with a feeling of being in a den. You can easily also put a string above the hammock and hang a blanket over it to make it even more den-like.

A hammock is a good place for make believe and role playing. Our boys like to pretend they are on a pirate ship or in a spaceship. The hammock provides the feeling of flying or floating so it allows the imagination to work it’s magic.

So, that is why I think they love it so much.

6 Other Reasons To Buy A Children’s Hammock

From my dads-eye point of view I love how much they enjoy it and that is the primary benefit to me, but I have noticed how having a hammock around gives them a space to read. This means they read more which I like.

By the way, the kids hanging chairs are also a great hit with the boys. They never sit still in them, constantly pushing off from a nearby wall, and they can do that for a long time and read a book at the same time. I have to admire the coordination going on there. If it was me I would be crashing in to the wall all the time.

You can just about fit an adult in one of our children’s hammocks. I am 5feet 10inches and it is just about comfortable. I only have one position I can lay in , which is straight, but it is perfectly comfy for an adult until someone comes and jumps on you!

Because the children’s hammocks are smaller, they are more easily transportable. They weigh under a kilo and will easily fit in the bottom of your hand luggage if flying. Next time you are stuck at an airport due to drones, you can just whip out your hammock and tie it between two benches, so the kids can have a sleep. At least until someone comes and tells you off.

It is perfect to take on any picnic with you. The ropes are built in and it comes in a handy carry bag. It is the most portable of the cotton hammocks. The travel hammocks are more portable, but the cotton is more cosy than the nylon.

A hammock always makes a great present. The price is in the range of normal niece and nephew gifts and everyone will love it.

The last reason to buy a children’s hammock, or at least something that you don’t have to worry about, is that it is machine washable. Simply tie up the ropes at the end and wash it like you would with anything else that is colourful and made from cotton.

Why Buy Your Children’s Hammock From Hammock Heaven ?

Now you have read the arguments as to why you might want a children’s hammock, we think you should buy one from Hammock Heaven, especially hammocks of our own Hamaca brand. Here are 3 reasons why.

  1. Great quality - a thicker and stronger hammock means it will last as long as you need it.

  2. Gorgeous designs - very nice colours and patterns which means it looks better than other hammocks.

  3. Free overnight delivery in the UK - so that the price you see is the price you pay and you can expect to receive your hammock tomorrow.

Last words

If you disagree with anything, or think we missed anything, please contact us. We love to hear from people interested in hammocks outside of just shopping.

If you thought this was interesting, you might want to read the advantages of family hammocks, or some reasons to buy a double hammock.

There is a reason for everything, but I think the case for children’s hammocks is the most compelling.