We don’t take money from the brands we review. In North America, it is known as DockATot. Mamas should believe in theirselfs, not to be scared like this. With that safety issue front and center, Canada blocked the sale of DockATot and other “baby nests” in 2017 because they deemed them a suffocation risk. Whatever! We used it a lot for the first 3 months, not for cosleeping but to just to leave the baby as she napped while we were near by. And sadly, DockATot has repeatedly posted pictures of its product used on a plane. October 2019 update: Consumer Reports says two infant deaths have been linked to DockATot.The company refuses comment. If you already own a DockATot we would not use it for sleep. FYI: These are actual captures from DockATot’s official Instagram account. On Sale $65.00 $75.00. . Several mom friends of mine are proud owners of the DockATot, and they were quick to sing its praises when I asked for advice. The answer was no. The DockATotâs website offers some comfort; their safety page claims that the coverâs material is 100% breathable. If you go house to house in an Asian country, you’d be surprised that most people sleep with their infants until toddlerhood. For the past few years, DockATot posted an FAQ on co-sleeping safety. it mislead customers to think another company was endorsing that use. There have been incidents where babies have suffocated after becoming entrapped between a soft product and the side of a crib, bassinet, wall, or other surface, and also incidents where babies have suffocated on soft bedding like blankets or soft … Rated 4.7 out of 5. . For us, it's a win. They even put a picture of the DockATot in a crib on their European web page and called it a "crib reducer.". Despite this, co-sleeping is “surprisingly common in early infancy,” said a 2016 New York Times article about a recent study on co-sleeping in the US: Nearly 75 percent of the parents co-slept with infants early on, and about half were still co-sleeping three months after the birth. If the child was on a firm surface, it may be unlikely for the baby who turned to the side to have his/her face pressed against the side. It functions as a lounger for naps, an optimal place for tummy time, and a co-sleeping device for parents who want to bed-share (which, I note, goes against the American Academy of Pediatrics' (AAP) extensive safe sleep guidelines). The DockATot came to Canada in the spring of 2016 and is available in two sizes. We found several pictures of babies in a DockATot in a crib (#dockatot) on Instagram in the past few months. Could we afford it? . Never use components of dock separately. DockATot Deluxe+ Dock (Pristine White) - The All in One Baby Lounger - Perfect for Co Sleeping - Suitable from 0-8 Months (Pristine White) 4.7 out of 5 stars 1,108. The company is based in Norrtälje, Sweden. Why are these uses unsafe? The Dock itself has to be cleaned and aired out frequently, which is tough when your little one just wants to spend most of her free time lounging in it (and now won't nap anywhere else). 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The Nap Nanny is clearly designed differently than the DockATot and its similar competitors. Note: we blurred the face of the child and obscured the parent's Instagram account name. Here are some more pictures of our unboxing of the DockATot we purchased for testing and evaluation. While the company officially plays down the use of the DockATot as an in-bed co-sleeper (at least on its US web site), DockATot’s social media regularly features the product being used in an adult bed. Your email address will not be published. These young newborns love womb-like experiences—swaddle blankets, baby bouncers that vibrate, snug baby carriers, etc. Co-sleeping is one of the biggest risk factors for infant sleep death. I’ve been in a small percentage once, and I plan to stay out of them from now on. 7. And Iâm willing to bet that weaning a baby from the DockATot is no picnic when it comes time for the crib â but weâll cross that bridge later, I suppose. âI bought it and never looked back,â one friend told me, explaining that her 6-month-old loves being close to his parents and sleeps soundly through the night. All. Complying with a British safety standard does not mean the product is safe for US parents to use. 4. 34 Reviews Final Sale Non-refundable. Still, it's not categorized as a bassinet or co-sleeper, which means it is technically an unregulated sleep product â there are several articles online that question the DockATotâs claim that the material is "breathable." What could possibly go wrong with having a baby sleep near a pool? And Iâm sure she enjoys having both of her parents close by for comfort if she needs it. We're pretty sure that this DockATot is propped up on a pillow, which is certainly not a 4) flat, firm, stable surface. So does the DockATot function like a crib bumper? Gone are most image types that we discuss below (but there are still photos of DockATots in adult beds—which is unsafe in our opinion). Quick summary: We do not recommend the DockATot (and similar co-sleepers/infant loungers like the Snuggle Me), based on safety concerns raised by government safety regulators and independent infant sleep researchers about infant sleep positioners.