Lia has always been one of those babies who can fall asleep wherever we are. Our issue seemed to be her actually staying asleep anywhere other than her crib. If we are out for a stroll she’s fine, or driving around is never an issue. Our problems came when we were visiting family members or if she fell asleep anywhere but her crib. Her typical 1-2 hour naps ended up being 15-30 minute ones. Definitely not enough time!
The DockaTot Grand came into our lives like a Godsend. We travel with it everywhere. The first time we tested out it’s magical power was a day visiting Grandma. As soon as she fell asleep I put her down on it she cuddled up and stayed asleep for a whopping hour and fifteen minutes! Yes she took a full nap! It was amazing. We incorporate Lia’s DockaTot into our every day lives, it has so many wonderful uses.
Lia loves to lay back and relax with her favorite stuffed animals. It is the way we start our mornings. While I sit at my desk to work she is laying in her DockaTot beside me. If we are watching a family movie or catching some Mickey Mouse Clubhouse she is in her DockaTot.
I don’t know a single person who doesn’t love baby snuggles! Lia is a 100% a snuggler. She loves to hug and cuddle with myself or even her stuffed animal toys. The DockATot is perfect for it.
Whether it be simply laying back and enjoying some down time or taking a nap the DockATot is perfect. We simply lay the DockATot on the floor next to us wherever we are and she can rest comfortably. It is very important to make sure you are supervising your baby at all times.
Supervised Tummy Time
Tummy time is so important to start as early as possible to encourage strong muscle development in your babies. The rounded cushion edges are perfect to lean your baby on.
It is the perfect size to use as a changing table for your little one. The border provides boundaries for your little one and the bottom mat is soft enough to lay them down on.
It is the perfect product to use as a co-sleeper. The DockATot provides you with a safe boundary around your baby. My best friend got her baby one for this exact reason. She began to co-sleep and wanted to do so as safe as possible.
Crib to Bed Transitioning
Transitioning your little one into a bed can be a tough thing to do. They are used to the enclosed and snug feeling a crib provides and are then asked to sleep in an open bed. By laying them in their DockATot they can feel the snug feeling while easing into using a bed. It is definitely something I plan to do with Lia.
DockATots come in two sizes: The Deluxe+ meant for newborns-9months and the Grand from 9-36 months. Lia was almost 10 months when we began to use hers and went with the Grand to get the most use as we could. It is a great size and will definitely be of use for years to come. I spoke to my best friend about it and she immediately bought her now 3 month old one as well!
Why Do I Love it?
The DockATot recreates the snug environment babies are used to in the womb. It is the perfect transition into the outside world for them. I love that it is easily to travel with and perfect for my on-the-go lifestyle. Lia’s body runs very warm and I love that DockATot makes their products with fabric that is hypoallergenic, breathable, and does not harbor heat. Best of all-it is machine washable. I recommend a spare cover to swap out in-between loads of laundry.
We have already decided that our next baby will have a DockATot from birth. The functionality is unmatchable and as a mother any product that makes my day to day life easier is a must have in my books. Get yours here today!