As a mom of two, I'm always looking for innovative products that make our lives as parents, a little bit easier. When I came across the DockATot, I knew it was a product I wanted to look into. I did some research and here are a few points that won me over!
About the DockATot:
The DockATot is a multi-funcional cot that is meant for playing, resting, tummy time or play time. They are all-natural, 100% cotton, Swedish design and are currently handmade in Europe. The DockATot was designed to mimic the mother's womb, creating a soft surrounding for babies to lie in and feel soothed and comforted.
The DockATot offers two sizes. Because Alessia was already ten months old when we got one, we went with the DockATot Grand that is meant to carry your baby from 9 months to 3 years of age. Talk about a product that you can get major use from! There is also a smaller option, the DockATot Deluxe that is meant for younger babies, birth to 8 months old.
One of my favourite features was the breathable lightweight mattress pad with airflow. It also has a removable cover, making it a breeze for washing.
Thanks to the DockATot travel bag, we are able to transport it easily while keeping it clean. I can't tell you how great it is to visit friends or my parents' house knowing Alessia has a place where she can safely rest. We just set it on the ground next to us, never on an elevated surface. As always, ensure that your child is properly supervised at all times.
We do not use the DockATot in her crib, instead as a place to nap or play during the day, while my husband or myself are next to her. While I have seen many parents use the DockATot in a crib or for overnight sleeping, I would not recommend it for this use. Remember to always place your sleeping baby on his or her back, without any pillows, blankets or bumpers in order to lower risks of suffocation.
For younger babes, the DockATot is a great product to facilitate tummy time. A lot of babies have a harder time with tummy time but the DockATot allows you to rest your baby over the rounded bumper, making it a lot easier on baby.
Alessia is now 11 months and loves to use it during play time. Because I can easily transport it from room to room, she can be by my side as she plays and I get things done around the house.
Transition from Crib to Bed:
As Alessia grows into a toddler (time, please slow down!), she will be able to use the Grand to make the transition from crib to bed easier. The numbers or the Grand act as a bed guard, making the transition not only easier, but safer as well.
The DockATot is so beautifully designed and is such a well built product. There are lots of designs to chose from. When I have travelled with it, people have come up to me to ask me about it. It's definitely a product that stands out and I think a lot of it has to do with how beautifully made they are. You can find more information on the DockATot here.