sleep in heavenly peace: the dock-a-tot

I have mentioned this on Instagram (over and over, it seems), but the world of baby sleep and baby naps is one that threw me for a loop. I somehow, naively, thought babies slept all day long, with adorable breaks for playing and eating. I suppose some do, but mine sure does not. Sometimes he’ll nap for 30 minutes and wake up laughing and ready to party. I try not to worry about it, since he’s been meeting his milestones and isn’t a particularly cranky baby, but it means I get so little downtime that I am usually feeling pretty rough. I fully expected to be sleep deprived, but I thought I would have time for some tidying and reading. Nope! I also thought he would go from the bassinet next to our bed to the crib, no problem. Nope!

I’ve seen people singing the praises of the Dock-A-Tot, an award-winning baby sleep pod, made of breathable materials. Even though we were co-sleeping, I didn’t get the smaller size, the Deluxe, for Luca when he was born. I hemmed and hawed about it and didn’t make up my mind in time. Now we have the Grand, which is for use from 9 months to the toddler years, and it has been wonderful! It has many uses: it can be used for lounging, playing, and changing (which is great when they get too squirmy for the changing table). I specifically like it for naps, when and if they happen, because I can put it on the floor and he has a safe place to snooze. I can carry it from room to room easily, and I can travel with it. I know that a lot of people like starting off with the Deluxe because the cushioning makes small babies feel secure so that they sleep better (and as Diana says, it can be great for tummy time), but I think even older babies like Luca enjoy the snugness. Sometimes I put it on the bed since we have blackout curtains in our bedroom, and with my eye on the monitor at all times, he gets a nice long snooze. It looks so cozy that I want one.

This cover is the Mrs Mighetto Night Night cover (we also have the Silver Lining cover). It is so sweet!

Of course, it’s always important to read the safety guidelines of any baby product, and especially of baby sleep products. Find that information here. Click here for $10 off your own dock.

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