Absolutely, in fact this is our recommendation. Babies tend to fall asleep in the hammock quickly as if they were being rocked in your arms. Children who have a difficult time falling asleep are often quickly calmed and soothed by the gentle motion of the Special Delivery Baby Hammock. The slight incline of the hammock helps comfort colicky babies. Close attention must be paid to children who are strong enough to climb out of the Special Delivery Baby Hammock by themselves; it is important to lower the Hammock to within a few inches of the ground or place similarly over a bed. Take them out of the hammock when they wake up, before they decide to try to get out on their own.