This blog post may contain affiliate links. Learn more.When it comes to pregnancy the second time around feels a bit more calm. We already have so many of the things that we need, especially now that we know Baby #2 is a boy! But there are always new things out there, right? I’ve been making a list and checking it twice when it comes to things that I think will make our lives a bit easier once we have a baby in the house again. I’m happy to say I’ve already checked a few of those things off of my list, like the DockATot!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or you aren’t a parent.. that may be a good excuse!) you have probably heard of the magical DockATot by now. They are like a portable cocoon for your baby to sleep in! I had heard so many good things about them helping babies get to sleep that I began researching immediately after I found out I was pregnant. If you are a long time reader you may remember that my FIRST BORN did not sleep through the night until he was TWO YEARS OLD. You guys, I can’t do that again. Ok, I’ll probably make it if we do that again – but I’ll complain about it a lot and I’ll probably lose several years off of my life. I really need the DockATot to come through here! Ha!
Until I began researching I had no idea that they made them in two sizes, the Deluxe+ for ages 0-8 months and the Grand, a larger size for ages 9-36 months! We got matching DockATots of course, one for Landon and one for the new baby. I chose the marble pattern because it seemed versatile and gender neutral since we didn’t know what we were having yet. I can tell that it has made Landon feel so special to have his very own! They are not recommended for crib use but Landon is old enough now that I feel comfortable letting him sleep in it. He is obsessed with it and tells me every night that he is thankful for his DockATot to keep him cozy. It is the cutest thing.
They come in plastic zip up cases that they can easily be stored in or carried in for travel but you can also purchase a more durable transport bag from their website if you travel a lot. So far we have had no issues with washing the cover when we have needed to do that. It zips off and washes easily in the washing machine. I always hang dry it just to be safe! I am thinking about purchasing some additional accessories that are available – the toy arch & toy sets are so cute! I’m so excited to have this for Baby #2! I think it will make life so much easier, especially if/when we travel. It’s just so easy to take on the go to have a designated safe and cozy space for them to hang out in. Eekkk, I just can’t wait for my little one to be here and to see Landon with him!