We know that nothing beats the amazing feeling of having your newborn sleep on you. But when it comes to baby's sleep, you need safety first; and a comfortable, portable lounger can really do wonders -- from providing a secure sleep environment to your little one to allowing you to keep your multitasking ways.
My first son didn't sleep easy. I tried everything out there: swaddles, noise machines and essential oils. Nothing worked. With my second son, I got a DockATot cosleeper, and it's truly been a miracle product. Not only does my son get the sleep he needs, I'm also able to keep up with my toddler, keep up with my work, and schedule our travel plans.
The DockATot craddles baby, offering a soothing environment to snooze in without parents worrying about accidentally rolling over onto him or her. It contains hypoallergenic materials, cleans easily, and comes in two sizes: Deluxe (0-9 months) and Grand (9-36 months), which is great to transition your toddler from a crib to a "big kid" bed. The Deluxe size, on the other hand, is perfect for just about every newborn activity: sleeping, bonding with older siblings, tummy time, changing diapers… The list goes on.
You can bring the DockATot anywhere, literally -- on the floor while you create a Lego city with your older kids, in your old room, next to your old Boyz II Men poster, while you're visiting your parents, and on your bed while you take a nap (they do say, "sleep when they sleep," right?). Wherever you go, the dock is super easy to travel with, and you can purchase a separate travel bag so you never have to go without.
If, like me, you have an eye for design, you'll be happy to know that the DockATot comes in a variety of chic colors and fun patterns. You can even purchase covers separately to switch up the look.
Photography by Diana Lee.