NOTICE: As of June 23, 2022, the distribution of the Deluxe+ DockATot (manufactured after 6/23/2022) has been discontinued from US markets, following changes to the Infant Sleep Products Rule. You can learn more HERE. DockATot has announced a brand new, redesigned product line that will launch in January 2023. CLICK HERE to read through DockATot’s Dock Safety Guide.Updated 2/21/2023
What is a DockATot?
THE DOCKATOT. It’s a mattress. A lounger. It’s a docking station. A resting pad. It’s a cocoon. It’s breathable. It mimics the womb. It provides a safe environment for parents and babies alike. It’s incredible, innovative, multifunctional and just plain amazing!! Read below to find out the benefits of adding DockATot to your list of essential baby items!
Benefits of a DockATot
A WOMB WITH A VIEW
Initially, it mimics the womb. It does this by providing a safe, snug and calming environment for baby to ease their transition from the womb. Also, there aren’t any buckles, or distractions to take away from the infant’s environment.
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO!
The DockATot is lightweight and extremely easy to move from room to room. You can even take it with you while traveling so that your baby’s safe haven stays with them – and it gives them a clean place to rest.
ROUND AND ROUND WE GO
A large area of concern for parents is Flat-head Syndrome (Plagiocephaly). A flat area on the baby’s skull develops due to uneven pressure on the skull, often from the baby laying on one side more than the other. DockATot helps prevent the risk and incidence of this condition by being constructed with a unique fiber that has a large weight bearing capacity, helping to relieve pressure on the baby’s head. The side bumpers also offer support and can be used to prop up your child when alternating from laying on their back to doing tummy time.
The Startle Reflex is very common in infants from birth up until about 6 months of age. It usually only lasts a few seconds but can often wake baby up at night and prevent them from sleeping soundly through the night or for longer stretches. The Dock helps prevent the Startle Reflex due to its unique shape and promotes a sounder sleep. The cushioning effect of the sides keeps baby sleeping longer and more peacefully.
Tummy time is a great way to help your baby strengthen their necks and develop their motor skills. The Dock’s bumpers can be used to safely position your baby for tummy time so they can explore their new world. [Baby must always be directly supervised when doing tummy time in the Dock.]
FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS JUMPING ON THE BED:
Transitioning from a crib to a toddler bed or an even larger bed can be scary for our little ones (and for us parents!). The DockATot Grand is there to help you, yet again! Its unique shape comforts your child and eliminates the need for a toddler or bed rail. The bumpers are air-permeable and help give your child a sense of security and comfort in their new bed.
7. IT’S SO FLUFFY!
A perfect night’s sleep can be directly affected by temperature and body heat. The Dock is hypoallergenic and provides a comfortable, breathable space for you child so they are able to drift off into a dreamlike sleep.
Ready for your own DockATot?
Are you convinced yet? DockATot comes in 2 sizes (0-8 months and 9-36 months) and as you can see, has a multitude of benefits and adaptations. We have been in love with DockATot and love that it bridges the gap between many differing views. Click on the image below to browse the entire collection by DockATot!
[The DockATot website provides safe sleeping guidelines that parents should read through before purchasing. SEE SAFETY GUIDELINES. The DockATot is intended as a lounger and should always be used under supervision of an adult.]
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