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Sleep?? Is that something moms really get to do from pregnancy on, ever again??? Well, it may not be like that single life sleep anymore, but there’s hope! The DockATot has been the key to helping us achieve better sleep in our house.
When my son hit the 4 month sleep regression (which NO ONE had told me about) I was desperate to try anything. I tried every swaddle, sleep suit and every book in between. I had a friend who mentioned trying the DockATot and to her I still owe so much.
When Ranger only wanted to be held to sleep at night, I knew this wasn’t something he should get used to, but I also understood that it was the closest thing to the womb that he recognized and wanted to feel safe. When we put him in the DockATot it seemed to emulate the same feeling and he was able to sleep. It made him feel warm, snug and without any straps or bells and whistles that can distract baby when sleeping.
I’m so thankful to already have one of these glorious helpers for baby number two to start off with right away! It could make a world of difference the second time around… sooner.
Whats so great, is that it has many benefits. It’s not just great for sleep, but it’s great for transitioning to the crib (or the Deluxe to a toddler bed), tummytime, playing and is easily transported to wherever you’re traveling.
Here’s how to determine what size is best for you according to their website:
The DockATot™ Deluxe is intended for babies approximately 5lbs-22lbs. The DockATot™ Grand is intended for tots approximately 22lbs-40lbs. Our experience is that parents seem to think the baby has outgrown the Deluxe size way before baby is uncomfortable. The design includes clasps that lengthen the legs of the DockATot™ Deluxe, so babies can get longer use out of it. The clip at the foot end, specifically on the Grand, is intended to be used for easy portability and storing and must remain unbuckled during use. The DockATot™is supposed to be snug. There are many users that tell us that they have used the Deluxe size up until 10-12 months. This creates a feeling of snugness, which is very comforting for the child. It’s as if the child is being held in a sense.
A few tips:
- Buy an extra cover so that when you have to wash one, you’ll have one to put on the DockATot and it won’t miss any naps! Shop Deluxe here and Grand here
- Use a sound machine on “white noise” to help buffer any outside noises and to help your baby better acclimate to any unfamiliar sleep places
- If your baby (like mine) likes the swaddle, use it in the DockATot until they are ready to go swaddle free.
- If you’re quite the traveler buy the travel case for it here
Please share your DockATot stories below! Or any other sleep tips you may have! Moms have to help moms (and dads)!!!!