The Dock-A-Tot is every parent’s best friend. It’s a totally breathable lounging station for your baby. It has multiple purposes: it can be used as a place for your baby to sleep/rest, lounge around, play, and to do tummy time.
There are 2 sizes available for the Dock-A-Tot, the Deluxe size which is for babies 0-8 months, and the Grand size, for infants/toddlers 9months to 3 years of age.
The Dock-A-Tot is supposed to also help transition your baby from co-sleeping with parents in their bed, or from a bassinet into their own bed when they grow older. It is also supposed to make your baby feel snugly secure, thus preventing unnecessary wake ups from their natural startle reflexes when they are sleeping. Because of its 100% breathable material from Sweden, it is supposedly completely safe if you have a tummy or side sleeper on your hands. Our son definitely prefers to sleep on his side (rather than his back), so the Dock-A-Tot has been a peace of mind for me, being the paranoid first-time mom that I am. When the Dock-A-Tot first arrived, my husband put it right up to his face, and smushed his face into it, and took a deep breath. To both of our amazement, it was indeed fully breathable, and didn’t restrict breathing at all. After that test, we felt 100% confident that our son would be safe in it.
Because the Dock-A-Tot is supposed to be snug around your baby, preventing them from waking themselves up with their startle reflex, it’s supposed to help your baby sleep longer periods and through the night. I can’t honestly say whether it does or not, because we have been über fortunate that our son has been an awesome sleeper since birth. He sleeps pretty much through the night, with the exception of waking up for feeds every 4 hours or so. Because we haven’t had problems yet with him not sleeping long periods, I can’t say for certain whether the Dock-A-Tot is actually success in helping the little ones sleep longer through the night.
We use our Dock-A-Tot in the Halo Bassinest, and it’s a perfect fit, if any parents with the Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper are wondering. The Dock-A-Tot can also be used in your own bed if you want to co-sleep but are worried about your baby rolling, or you or your significant other rolling onto the baby.
Overall, it is expensive, I’ll grant you that, but no one said babies were supposed to be cheap. It’s a good product and I would recommend it to anyone having sleep problems with their little ones. Plus, it comes in a sweet-ass grey chevron design with this really nice green zipper trim on it. It would make a great baby shower gift for a close friend or family member if you’re feeling generous. I would also highly recommend purchasing an extra cover for it, as babies tend to like to spit up when it’s least convenient. We had a few accidents in the middle of the night where our son spit up into the Dockatot and we had to wash the cover. We ended up buying an extra cover so we could still use the Dockatot when this happened, but in hindsight I wish we bought it all together to save on the shipping.
*As an update, our son is now 6 months old, 15lbs 6oz and is 26″ long. He still fits wonderfully in the Deluxe size.
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