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September 18, 2023 3 min read

Ah, the wonderful world of baby gear! Among the sea of swaddles, cots and bottles, there's one gem that often steals the show - the baby lounger.

With so many baby lounger options out there, it's easy to get lost in all the questions. Don't fret, we're here to break it down for you by answering the top 10 FAQs we receive about baby loungers. So let's get started!

Baby Loungers: Your Top 10 FAQs Answered

1. What is a baby lounger?

A baby lounger is a soft, cushioned, portable device designed to provide a safe and comfortable space for babies to relax or play. It is usually designed with raised edges to create a cosy environment for your baby.

2. Are baby loungers safe for sleep?

Baby loungers are not intended for sleep. They are intended for supervised lounging and playtime while the caregiver is nearby. For safe sleep, it is recommended that babies be placed on their backs in a cot with a firm mattress and no loose bedding. Read DockATot's safety guidelines for baby loungers here.

Baby Loungers: Your Top 10 FAQs Answered

3. Can I use a baby lounger as a co-sleeping solution?

No, as above, baby loungers are not intended for sleep. If you are looking for a co-sleeping solution, we suggest exploring these bedside bassinet options


4. How do I clean a baby lounger?

Cleaning instructions can vary depending on the specific brand of baby lounger. In general, most loungers come with removable, machine-washable covers. It's important to follow the manufacturer's guidelines for cleaning and care. Find out how easy it is to wash and care for your DockATot Baby Lounger here.

Baby Loungers: Your Top 10 FAQs Answered

5. Until what age can my baby use a lounger?

The suitable age range for a baby lounger can vary depending on the specific product. Some loungers are designed for newborns up to a few months old, while others may be suitable for older babies. Always refer to the manufacturer's recommendations for age and weight limits.

The DockATot Baby Lounger can be used from birth to 8+ months. However since babies come in so many different sizes, you can check out various babies at different ages and sizes in our baby loungers. You can also track baby Marlow's growth from newborn to 12 months in his DockATot here


6. Can I use a baby lounger for tummy time?

Yes, many baby loungers are designed to support tummy time activities. The raised edges provide a secure and comfortable space for babies to engage in tummy time exercises, which are important for developing neck and upper body strength.

Compared to any other lounger, DockATot uses premium fill to create firm padded edges. This feature makes the DockATot the most supportive choice for your baby's tummy time exercises. Explore our complete guide to tear-free tummy time here

Baby Loungers: Your Top 10 FAQs Answered

7. Can I use a baby lounger for travel?

Yes, many baby loungers are designed to be portable and can be used for travel. They are lightweight and easy to transport, making them perfect for trips, visits to family and friends, or for use in hotels or other accommodations.

DockATot is the most multi-functional baby lounger in the world offering a clever collection of multi-functional lounger accessories to make family travel a breeze. 

Check out our top 10 tips for travelling with a baby here


8. Can I use a baby lounger in a cot or bassinet?

It is not recommended to use a baby lounger inside a cot or bassinet. These products are designed to be standalone and should not be placed inside another sleep environment. Always follow the manufacturer's guidelines for proper use.

Baby Loungers: Your Top 10 FAQs Answered

9. Are there different sizes of baby loungers available?

Yes, baby loungers come in various sizes for little ones of all ages. Some are designed for newborns, while others are suitable for older babies and toddlers. It's important to choose a size that provides a snug and secure fit for your baby.

DockATot offers two sizes of loungers for two stages: baby and toddler.

Check out how to choose the right size lounger for your baby here. 


10. How do I choose the right baby lounger for my child?

When selecting a baby lounger, consider factors such as the age and size of your baby, the intended use (playtime, napping, etc.) and your specific preferences for features like portability or washability. Additionally, read reviews, consult with other parents, and look for reputable brands to help inform your decision.

The DockATot has been trusted since 2006 by over 1+ million families. Read over 4700+ 5-star reviews from real parents and discover which celebs call it 'the freaking best!'

Baby Loungers: Your Top 10 FAQs Answered

We hope this helps clarify how and why baby loungers can be used safely everyday in your parenting journey. If you still have any questions you'd like to ask, please reach out to our friendly and helpful team here


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