I don't know about you, but I LOVE my DockATot, and a lot of my friends have purchased one and praised its name, as well! I understand that it's one of those big baby expenses and requires a bit of research and thought...
A mistake many parents make when purchasing the Dock is trying to go straight to the Grand size (9-36 months) rather than the Deluxe (0-9 months) when their little one is not old enough. I realize the importance of saving money, but sadly, and shockingly, the two sizes are actually very different, for very specific and well thought out reasons:
The Deluxe is distinctly made for tummy time, and the Grand is not. The Deluxe has firmer bumpers to help facilitate those muscles needed to gain strength. The Grand does not accommodate tummy time since it is made for children who are more developed, even though it is just as safe and breathable.
MIMICS THE WOMB
The Deluxe is made to mimic the womb. When you have a fresh little baby, you want to create their sleeping environment to be as close to the womb as you can. That is why parents swaddle, use noise makers, have a small bassinet for the first year, etc. The Deluxe is made with this thought in mind and it is the reason babies sleep so well in it (seriously it's magic!). But, if you skip the Deluxe and move right to the Grand, you aren't going to see the results of this amazing sleeping routine everyone is buzzing about.
HUSH LITTLE BABY
"The Startle Reflex" is also something the makers of DockATot took into consideration when they created two different sizes. Babies tend to wake themselves up due to lack of control of their limbs, and they wake themselves up. The positioning of the bumpers and the cushioning in the Deluxe size were designed to prevent your little one from waking themselves up in this way.
Lastly, the Deluxe states 0-9 months, but the truth is, many parents use it well past 9 months. It is designed to accommodate even those babies who are in the higher percentiles! I know several little ones who still use the Deluxe size at 15 months + counting.
When it's all said and done, DockATot is my go-to recommendation for all new mamas. It has made sleeping, lounging, and traveling with my littles so much easier! Just remember, get the size for your baby to realize it's true benefit.... MORE SLEEP FOR YOU AND BABY :)
CUSTOMIZE YOUR DOCK
As if things couldn't get any better....you can now customize your dock! What does that mean? Choose your customization, like a name, or quote, and DockATot will embroider it on your Dock with special script font and gold thread - to either gift or cherish. What a special addition to your nursery! [CLICK HERE] to customize your Dock!
ACCESSORIZE YOUR DOCK
Want to complete your DockATot and make it fit your lifestyle even more? Accessorize it! You can add a toy arch, to provide your baby with a safe place to play or lounge. We all know parents could use a break now and again! Do you travel often or are you a family on-the-go? Try adding the transport bag to ensure safe passage of your Dock on airlines or between dinner parties! Do you need sun shelter for your little one while out and about? Add a Cabana Kit to shade that little babe of yours!
You might notice that our shopping links are direct from DockATot (vs. Amazon). While we LOVE Amazon for baby items, we love DockATOT as a company also, and appreciate their passion for your peace of mind and your child's safety. As a former small retailer, we try to go directly to the source of our favorite items to fully show our support 💛.
The Deluxe dock is the ultimate docking station for your baby ages 0-8 months old. Multifunctional and multitasking, the Dockatot Deluxe offers a safe and comfy spot that lets baby rest, lounge, play, cuddle, do tummy time and get diaper changes.
DockATot Grand is a multitasking stage two dock for babies age 9 – 36 months. The Grand is perfect for cuddling, playing, lounging, resting and everything in between. It’s ideal for travel, grandma's house, and bed transitioning, thanks to built-in, breathable bumpers.