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April 06, 2023 4 min read

Adjusting to a new baby at home can be equal measures of joy and challenge for families. Sleepless nights and a change in routine can leave a new mum feeling overwhelmed and tired, especially when the other partner needs to return to work.

Lightweight and portable, the DockATot baby nest can easily be carried around the house to keep baby soothed and settled wherever your domestic tasks lead you. The DockATot's ability to soothe your baby will give you those much-needed handsfree moments and make you feel like you have won the 'extra pair of hands' lottery!

Here are just some of the ways the DockATot baby lounger can help a parent feel more confident managing the home front with a new baby in tow...


1. Handsfree Cooking

When you need your hands free to meal prep, the DockATot comes to the rescue to keep your little one happy and cozy. Consider adding the Toy Arch to your DockATot to keep your baby engaged for longer. 

Extra Tip - Place your baby on the floor nearby but with enough safety distance in case utensils fall off the bench.



2. Get it Clean!

When you are knee-deep in everything baby, a clean house can sometimes feel as good as a holiday. Use the DockATot as a safe place for baby to lounge while cleaning the house or folding the washing. 

Safety Tip - Never carry your baby in the DockATot.


12 Ways the DockATot Baby Lounger Helps You at Home


3. Enjoy Family Mealtimes

Coming together around the dining table as a family creates more than a place to enjoy meals. It provides families an important daily anchor point to check in and connect in our ever-switched-on worlds. Building this family foundation can start before your baby can even sit up in a high chair. Include your baby in this important family time by placing the DockATot beside the table and surrounding them with the love and chatter of mealtimes. 


12 Ways the DockATot Baby Lounger Helps You at Home


4. Easy Showering

Simple daily tasks like showering sometimes feel impossible when your baby is upset and needing a cuddle. DockATot can help you enjoy a refreshing shower or bath and help you feel like a new mum. Simply place your lounger on a bath mat on the floor in front of the shower or bath. Your baby will be happy being close enough to see and hear you while you enjoy some simple daily pleasures!

Extra Tip - Our waterproof Base Protectors are a great addition to your DockATot when using it in wet areas. 

New mum enjoys hot bath with DockATot Baby Nest 

5. Get Ready Babe!

Bring the DockATot around the house while you get ready for the day and give your baby a familiar, snug spot to lounge. It will give you an extra set of hands while you do your hair, get dressed or enjoy a coffee kickstart.


Mum getting ready with DockATot Baby Lounger


6. Baby Sponge Baths

Bathing your newborn is not only a time to clean your baby but a beautiful bonding moment to share together. If you or your baby are tired, a simple sponge bath can be a great alternative to using a tub. The DockATot will keep your baby soothed and settled while you give your baby a gentle sponge bath. Our DockATot Base Protectors will come in handy if you need to protect your dock in a wet area. 

Extra Tip - Read our guide to giving your baby a sponge bath in their Dock here.


12 Ways the DockATot Baby Lounger Helps You at Home


7. Juggling Toddlers and Babies

When juggling the often-competing requirements of your baby and your toddler, the DockATot will feel like your Fairy Godmother! Here are a few tricky scenarios every parent of two or more young children can relate to. When bathing your toddler, simply place your younger baby in the DockATot beside you on the bathroom floor to give you hands-free moments to keep your toddler safe while bathing. When feeding your newborn, set up your toddler in the Grand Dock with some toys to help keep their focus and extend their quiet time. Being able to attend to each child individually, without competition from their sibling, will help calm and ground you as a parent. 


12 Ways the DockATot Baby Lounger Helps You at Home


8. Wriggle-Free Nappy Changes

Babies can become so wriggly and unsettled during nappy changes. The comforting padded edges of the DockATot will minimise your baby's movement and allow you the opportunity to make a swift and calm nappy change. 


12 Ways the DockATot Baby Lounger Helps You at Home

9. Relaxing Baby Massages

Baby massage has many benefits - helps relaxation, encourages longer and deeper sleep, improves blood circulation, stimulates the immune system, helps develop body coordination and is excellent for digestive issues (particularly gas and constipation). End a busy day peacefully by offering your baby a massage in their DockATot in a low-light, warm environment. The bumpers provide a snug and secure spot for your baby to drift off into deep relaxation. 


Baby massage in the DockATot Baby Nest


10. Story Time Snuggles

Daily story time can become a beautiful family ritual, bringing delight to each day. Storytelling promotes brain development, develops language and strengthens relationships. Cozy up in the DockATot while you read your precious baby a story to ignite their imagination. Babies and toddlers alike will love hearing your familiar and comforting voice.


Bubba Cloud Baby Nest


11. Introducing Siblings

Considering the details of your children’s first meeting can be valuable, since big emotions are likely on the day. The DockATot can provide a safe ‘borderline’ for toddlers to easily understand, keeping your newborn safe and loved from a short distance. After they meet for the first time, your toddler may benefit from one-on-one time with one or both parents to reassure them of your love.


12 Ways the DockATot Baby Lounger Helps You at Home


12. Movie Nights

Life with a baby can feel a lot less social than pre-baby days but with some planning you can still enjoy quality couple time together...even with baby in tow. Enjoying a date night at home with take-away food and a movie is a fuss-free way to spend time together. A young baby's sleep rhythms can take time to develop, so if your baby is awake during your date night, all is not lost. Simply pop your little one in the DockATot and they will likely settle beside you. 

We hope these little tips will help ease your daily new mum juggle and help you enjoy the sweet newborn bubble! And remember in this season, the night are long but the years go fast. So try not to sweat the small stuff, your baby will always embody the memory of being held over and above a clean house! 


12 Ways the DockATot Baby Lounger Helps You at Home

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