I RECEIVED THIS PRODUCT FOR REVIEW, BUT ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.
I first learned about a DockATot 2 years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter. I heard a lot of other moms talking about them and posting about it but didn’t think we really needed one. When Aubrey was around 4 months old we ended up purchasing one and after using it for only 2 days, my only regret was that we didn’t buy one sooner.
What Is A DockATot?
The DockATot is a multi-functional baby lounger that can be used for babies and toddlers. It can be used for lounging around the house, changing, naptime, playtime, cuddling, supervised tummy time, traveling and even safe co-sleeping if you choose. We used ours with Aubrey for co-sleeping by placing her and the Dockatot between us in bed. It also helped me with night nursing since she was strictly breastfed at that time.
There are a lot of different opinions on whether or not the DockATot is a safe sleep environment. When it comes to babies sleeping you as the parent have to make an informed and safe choice. We did what worked for us and made sure that when our daughter slept in it, she was safe and secure.
Sizes & Accesories
Dockatot comes in 2 sizes: Dockatot Deluxe+ for baby ages 0-8 months old & the DockATot Grand ages 9-36+ months. The fabric is 100% breathable & machine washable and the Dock itself is light and portable. There are so many cute colors and patterns to choose from when you purchase your DockATot and now you can even get it personalized with special script font & gold thread.
There are also a variety accessories you can purchase for your Dock including:
Why I Love DockATot
- Easy to wash
- Easily transportible
- OEKO-TEX certified
- Great for tummy time
- Perfect for safe co-sleeping
- Cozy & makes baby feel secure
- Safe place for baby to rest while getting things done around the house
The DockATot Deluxe+ worked great for my daughter until she outgrew it at 8 1/2 months and at that point we purchased the Grand which she still uses daily. She brings it into whichever room we are in the house and really loves lounging in it in front of the tv and even naps in it every now & then. I love that the Grand will last her until she’s 36 months.
I am looking forward to using this DockATot Deluxe+ that we were gifted for our son. Knowing he’s going to be safe, secure & comfortable in his Dock is important to me and a priority.
I would recommend this to any new, expecting & even toddler mom. It’s definitely a luxury item but it’s worth the investment. Not only is it multi-functional but it’s lightweight and portable, whereas pack-n-plays are bulky and can be a headache to setup and takedown. It’s also the perfect baby shower gift for any expecting friends or family you have.
For other baby must haves be sure to check out my post on baby registry must haves.