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August 17, 2023 3 min read

What is a baby lounger?

A baby lounger is a product designed to provide a comfortable and secure space for a baby to lounge and play throughout the day under supervision. They typically feature a central space for baby to lay surrounded by raised sides which are soft and cushioned to create a cosy environment.


Why do parents use baby loungers?

A baby lounger gives your little one a cosy, womb-like feeling that helps calm and soothe them. It's like having an extra pair of hands for parents. You can have some hands-free time to take care of yourself while still keeping your baby content. Baby loungers are lightweight and easy to move around, making them great for both home use and travel. Parents often use them to keep a watchful eye on their baby during playtime, tummy time, or just when they need a comfy spot to chill.


Are baby loungers safe?

Baby loungers can be safe when used properly and under supervision. It's important to follow the manufacturer's guidelines for age and weight limits, as well as usage instructions. Always place the baby lounger on a flat and firm surface, away from any potential hazards. Never leave your baby unattended while they are in the lounger, and make sure to use it only for its intended purpose. While baby loungers can provide a comfortable and secure space for your baby to lounge and play, responsible usage is key to ensuring their safety. For more information, please read the safety guidelines below.

Are Baby Loungers Safe?

Safety Guidelines for Baby Loungers: 

1 - Baby on Back

Babies should only be placed flat on their backs in baby loungers, aside from tummy time. Please don't used incline loungers to ensure baby's head is not at risk of being restricted or compressed.

2 - Supverised Use Only

It is important to keep your baby within view when they are in their baby lounger.

3 - Stay Firm (and Flat)

Always place the baby lounger on a flat and stable surface like the floor. Avoid placing it on elevated surfaces such as beds or sofas in which a baby can fall.

4 - Cots and Bassinets for Sleep

Do not use the lounger as a sleep surface for your baby. It is not a substitute for a cot or bassinet. Please follow safe sleep guidelines such as placing a baby on their back in a cot with a firm mattress with no loose bedding. If your baby falls asleep in any baby lounger, please move them to an approved safe sleep environment.

5 - Bare is Best

Blankets, pillows and other objects which can cover a baby's face should be kept out of baby loungers. Additionally, baby loungers should not be placed in cots, bassinets, Moses baskets, etc.

6 - Never Carry Baby in a Lounger

Little ones should not be carried while in a baby lounger. While baby loungers themselves are portable, they are not designed for carrying babies. If you want to move your baby, pick them up from the lounger.

7 - Keep it Together

Baby Loungers should only be used when fully assembled.

8 - Please Read Carefully

Before using, please familarise yourself with the baby lounger safe use guidelines as above. 

Are Baby Loungers Safe?

The DockATot Safety Promise:

At DockATot, baby safety is at the heart of everything we do. Our baby loungers are designed with safety and comfort in mind at every step. We put exhaustive research into the practices, materials and labour that go into the making of our products. As leaders in the industry, we voluntarily submit all our DockATots to stringent testing to ensure that they not only meet but exceed safety standards. We also use the strict Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class I certification to ensure that our products are free of any harmful substances and are safe for baby. 


By following the guidelines and using them as intended, parents can provide a safe and comfortable experience for their little ones. When purchasing, please ensure that the baby lounger you choose meets safety standards, has no loose parts that could pose a choking hazard, and is made from non-toxic materials. 


Explore DockATot's range of safe, cosy and comfortable baby loungers here!

Discover just how useful baby loungers can be, read the 25 Ways to Use Baby Loungers. 

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