Thursday, March 17, 2016

DockATot // Product Review


While Phayre has always been a pretty good nighttime sleeper (minus that horrible, awful, no good four month sleep regression), I kid you not she has been the worlds worst napper.  The. Worst. Ever. Girlfriend is famous for her 15 minute power naps.  Fifteen minutes and she wakes up refreshed and ready to party!  I love hanging with my girl, but sometimes mama needs a break!  And nap time is supposed to be that break!  After months of frustration,  I discovered the DockATot and it has seriously been my saving grace.  We started using the DockATot right before P turned six months old and we went with the Grand so that we would get lots of use out of it.  Phayre is such a good napper now and I am so so way thankful.  Now you're wondering, what in the world is a DockATot and how can I get my hands on one?!


The DockATot is a multifunctional resting, playing, and lounging dock that has a womb like feel for your baby.  The breathable material creates a snug and safe environment without a bunch of buckles and ugly plastic characters hanging from it.  It is very lightweight and actually has a handle so it's easy to travel with and can easily be moved from room to room.  The DocATot was created in Sweden with an emphasis on design and comfort.  It comes in two sizes: the deluxe (0-8 months) and the Grand (8-36 months).  According to their website, "The DockATot™ has been rigorously tested and is fully compliant with both federal law and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission proposed standards, setting a new standard for baby lounger design and comfort."



For the first week, I left the dock in Phayre's crib and she slept in it for naps.  Then one day I wanted to take a nap with Phayre in my room.  I laid in bed with her and realized it wasn't going to work.  She was moving all over the place and couldn't settle and I felt too nervous having her in bed with me.  Then it dawned on me to go grab her dock!  I brought it into my bed and she fell right to sleep and I was able to sleep peacefully next to her.  She is so secure in her Dock and I believe it's because she's surrounded in almost a womb like bed.  I quickly realized that I could use our DockATot for so many other things!  We now use it for lounging, playing, tummy time, and of course rest.  P has never been a fan of tummy time, but doesn't mind it at all in her dock.  I seriously drag our dock all around the house because Phayre is always so happy in it.


Where you'll find Phayre, you'll most likely find Sloan.  So it's no surprise that Phayre's dock often houses both girls.  They love to snuggle, but we have had some sharing issues over the dock.  So, Miss Sloan got her own DockATot Grand and she. is. obsessed.  It's actually kind of funny to watch her drag it out of her bed and around the house (it's bigger than her!).  Sloan sleeps so well in her dock, it is definitely for toddlers too.  She sleeps in hers for both naps and at night.  She also plays in it (she says Phayre isn't allowed on her Dock, which means Phayre can't grab her toys #sisterproblems) and lounges in it to watch cartoons.


The princess shoes though :).

My girls could sleep in a potato sack and I would be happy as long as they're sleeping!  Luckily they both love to sleep in their DockATot's which are extra cozy and comfortable... unlike a potato sack ;).


We are taking a few weekend trips out of town in the next few months and we all know vacation sleep can be terrible if baby isn't comfortable in new surroundings.  I am so thankful we can easily bring our DockATots with us so the girls (and my) sleep won't be interrupted!

In my opinion, the DockATot is a must have for any baby or toddler.  Our dock makes Phayre feel so snug and safe and she actually SLEEPS.  And for me, you can't put a price on good sleep!  I honestly just wish I would have had it sooner!

You can learn more about DockATot on their website.  Also make sure to check them out on Instagram and Facebook!  I love their Instagram feed, lots of precious sleeping babes!  P.S. If you sign up for their emails you can save $10!

Let me know if you have any questions!

Xo

Marisa

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