Benefit of Duyan

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Babies love being rocked to sleep. Babies associate the rocking motion with the movements they felt whilst nestled in the safety and security of their mother's womb.

My topic is about cradle or duyan. Cradle help us bigtime especially when we're putting my baby boy to sleep. For the first month, my baby was used to swing by the crib's cradle. The thing is ang sway ng crib's cradle ay side to side and maliit lang space or layo ng pagsway. Unlike sa regular duyan, yung sinasabit mas malayo siya.

My parents discovered it when my baby was around 2 months old. There were so many nights that he's having a hard time to sleep. Sometimes he start to sleeps around 5 am-7am. That's very exhausting. It just came up on their mind this technique where they took a blanket and hold each corner to shaped it like a duyan. When they started swaying, my baby stopped crying and just a few minutes he started yawning and closing his eyes. They regularly did this for 5 days. After that we bought a duyan in Kalentong, Mandaluyong.

Ang problema ayaw niya sa duyan na nabili namen. Gusto niya yung kumot. We think the reason is when a baby puts into the blanket shaped like cradle, his own weight pulls the fabric in around him, creating a snug cocoon- or womb-like environment. So what we did, my father created an improvised duyan. Nilagyan ng tubo sa magkabilang gilid yung blanket para wide open siya then kinabitan ng lubid sa magkabilang gilid din at sinabit sa matibay na bakal na parte ng kisame sa bahay. It really works for us. We saved time, effort and energy to get him sleep.

Advantage:
  • Di ka na mangangalay maghele especially kung mabigat na siya.
  • Maiduduyan mo siya in very comfortable position. Pwedeng nakaupo ka or nakahiga. Unlike pag naghehele kelangan nakatayo ka.
  • Mabilis siyang makatulog at mahimbing ang tulog niya pag naiduyan siya.
There is no disadvantage with this duyan para samen up until now kasi napakalaging bagay niya. One day, pinalitan ng mama ko yung kumot na duyan kasi medyo may amoy na. We didn't expect na magagalit si baby. Ayaw niya sa bagong kumot na duyan. Nung binalik naman namen yung lumang kumot ayaw na din niya. So we tried putting up again yung nabili nameng duyan. At first ayaw niya talaga, pero tsinaga namen. Hanggang sa nakasanayan na niya.

Medyo nakakaagaw lang sa space ang duyan. Sa bahay namen nasa tapat siya ng TV and nasa sala nakakabit kaya medyo sumikip lalo yung bahay dahil sa duyan. Pero di naman siya nakakakapangsisi kasi pinagaan neto ang buhay namen especially pag magpapatulog na kay baby.



Dati madalas lang siyang nakakapit, ngayon sobrang likot na niya. Halos magiba na yung duyan. Anyway, it's really up to you if you are going to use cradle for your baby. Some are using cradle and swing gear. It's quite expensive but if you can afford one, you can try using it. Have a great day mommies.

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16 comments

  1. Yung 1st and 2nd babies ko mga duyan babies and i agree. Mas madali nga silang patulugin at i comfort. Pero sa last ko since nag papa breast feed ako. Katabi ko lagi. Di na need i duyan kasi pag dumedede sya diretso tulog na hehe.

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    1. I really wish I breastfeed my son. So sad hindi siya nagwork sakin. :( Mas magandang bonding yung makakatulog na lang siya sa arms or chest mo and no need of duyan :) Thank you for reading. Have a nice day!

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  2. Awww that is so cute! I wanted duyan for my girls but we didn't have anywhere to put it (we live in a condo) and we have 2 cats. I was scared they'll jump inside like what they do on the girl's crib.

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    1. Thank you mommy Renz. Yes, medyo nakakaagaw talaga siya sa space sometimes hirap gumalaw. Tiis tiis lang. Hehehe :) Thank you for dropping by. Have a lovely day!

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  3. Awww aliw! Hindi ko naibili ng duyan my baby kasi takot ako na ma putol yung tali at mahulog yung baby ko haha! From experience kasi dati yung pinsan ko na baby nalaglag na sa ganyan nabukolan sa ulo. Traumatic kaya maka witness nun. Maybe when she's bigger na sa hammock ko na sya papasakayin with me :)

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    1. Nakakaloka nga yang ganyang accident. I am so worried at first too. May nabalitaan kasi kami na merong baby na lumusot yung ulo niya sa isa sa mga butas ng duyan at namatay. Nung una ayaw ko talaga kaso parents ko ang nagbabantay kay baby sa gabi dahil night shift ako, I have no choice. We're very careful kapag nasa duyan na si baby. Hope to see your post swaying with your baby in hammock when she's get bigger. Have a great day!

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  4. I didn't know you could actually buy a duyan lol XD

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    1. Yes mommy Rowena. My mama is very makaluma kasi hehehe :) Thank you for reading. Have a great day!

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  5. I wanted a duyan for my now 7-yo but never had one because our house then was small. Hindi kasya ang duyan. She only used her father's military-style hammock. :)

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  6. Oo nga eh ang lakas makaagaw sa space. Ngayon ko lang nalaman yung military-style hammock. Have a great day with your 7 yo child!

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  7. nothing beats the traditional pinoy talaga and its best suited for our climate too!

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    1. I agree with you mommy. One factor din pala kaya mas madalas nasa duyan si baby dahil base on experience of other parents nakapneumonia baby nila dahil sa pawisin sila sa crib gawa ng comforter. Thank you for reading! Have a fantastic day!

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  8. Hindi kami nakapagtry ng duyan sa lo ko kasi hindi namin mabutasan yung kisame hehehe. Buti nalang di ako gaano pinahirapan ng lo ko nung first 3 mos niya, saka hindi na siya need iduyan / ihele bago matulog.

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    1. Naku buti ka pa di mo naranasan. Hehehe :) Thanks for dropping by :">

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  9. My son didn't experience being lulled to sleep in a duyan. That must be fun!

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  10. In India we have hammock kind of cradles, very similar to shown in your pictures. I can not imagine my life without that. My both kids used to sleep in it till age 2-3yrs. Its not recommended to make them sleep long time in hammock so I used to make them sleep in hammock and then take them on bed.

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