As I have mentioned in the past, I am a mom who co-sleeps. Personally, I find that it makes life easier and I get more sleep. See my article, Surviving the Fourth Trimester for more details. Even though I co-sleep, I am not one to let my baby simply sleep in the bed though. Recently, I had been struggling trying to find a solution that would work for my family. I wanted something where my boy would be comfortable, but also safe. That is when I discovered the DockATot. I fell in love the first night! Not only did baby brother sleep amazingly well, so did I and we all know that sleep is very important to moms with young children.
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The DockATot Deluxe
When we first got our DockATot in, my husband said it looked like a dog bed. I was not amused, although I guess it can bear some resemblance. We had been waiting for this baby to come in so I was super excited to try it out! That first night we put it in our bed and let out little man sleep in it. He slept for a good 4-5 hours (which is a lot for little man). I was impressed right away! It fits great in our bed between my husband and me, and it prevents the little man from rolling out of it in the middle of the night. The feeling of knowing he is right there next to me for his next nursing but feeling safe with him in the bed is the best.
We have been taking the DockATot around our house with us too and letting little man nap in it wherever he lands. It usually ends up in the living room on the floor. We learned that our little man loves to have tummy time on his DockATot.
While it is quite useful at home, it is also amazing for travel. We recently went to my father’s house and brought it with us. Our son was able to nap comfortably in his Dock A Tot while the rest of us enjoyed our family cookout. Normally there wouldn’t have been anywhere to really put him down at, so this was a Godsend. I can see how this would also be amazing in a hotel. We plan on going on a vacation soon and this will for sure be coming with us!
The other great feature about the DockATot is the removable cover. babies make messes. They will spit up and poos and pee and just make a royal mess of things. I am able to easily remove the adorable cover and give it a good wash when it gets icky. They even sell extra covers that you can buy if you want to switch up your patterns or have an extra for when messes happen.
We have the Deluxe, which is for ages 0-9 months, but there is a larger version, the Grand, which is for 9-36 months. I will be getting the bigger one once little man grows out of the Deluxe.
I would highly recommend this product to any new mother! DockATot will be a go-to baby shower gift from me from now on! If you are interested in one, you can get $10 off of your purchase using this link.