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April 03, 2023 4 min read
The DockATot Toy Arch is one of our most-loved accessory, converting a DockATot into an exciting play gym for your baby. Since small babies cannot sit up independently or hold objects for extended periods, it can be hard for them to interact with toys.
The toy arch solves this challenge by providing entertaining stimulation for your baby while they are supported in their DockATot, whether around the house or out and about.
DockATots are a portable, on the go parenting solution. Whether you are getting ready for the day or making dinner at night, with the DockATot your baby will always have a safe and comfortable space to rest next to you. With the addition of the Toy Arch, your baby has entertainment whenever they need. So you can put on your make-up or clean the house with the sounds of your baby cooing happily beside you. If you are meeting friends at the park, your DockATot is a great way to keep your baby happy when out and about too.
Young babies are constantly learning and evolving. As they absorb the sounds, textures and patterns around them, they start to engage more with their senses. In the first few months of life, their vision is very limited. Movement and sound attract their attention and encourage them to focus. Bold, clear images in black and white help them to identify shapes and patterns as their sight develops.
The DockATot Toy Arch provides a sensory combination for your inquisitive baby. While the movement of the dangly toys keeps them entranced, the bold black and white images help them recognise familiar shapes. And once your baby can reach out and touch them, the textures and crinkly noises of the toys offer even more for them to discover and explore.
The DockATot creates a safe place to 'dock' your baby. By recreating a womb-like environment babies are happy in the DockATot while they are lounging, resting, doing tummy time and playing! The Toy Arch helps them build their neck muscles as they turn their head and eyes towards the patterns and movement.
Over time babies start to develop muscle control, beginning with random, jerky movements. The first time they accidentally bat one of the toys will probably come as a surprise to them but over time they will realise their own ability to interact with their environment. It is fun to watch their attempts slowly become more controlled and accurate as they delight in patting, stroking or grabbing the little animals above them. You may well find them cooing and babbling to the little creatures as they become familiar with the characters.
Keeping your baby entertained should not mean having to sacrifice style. Toy shops can be an assault to the senses, with gaudy plastic toys and accessories that lack style and taste. Not so with DockATot Toys!
The original and quirky toy attachments have been created by two talented illustrators - New York City artist Matthew Langille and Swedish brand Mrs. Mighetto. The result is a toy that you will enjoy looking at as much as your baby does.
Day At The Zoo - Bring your baby’s favourite animals home with our trio of toys, as stylish as they are adorable! Your little one will be delighted with their crinkly interior, sparkly details and fine embroidery.
Cheeky Chums - Langille takes inspiration from art and pop culture, such as Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein or Tim Burton. He has created striking, unique interpretations of popular animal themes for our Cheeky Chums.
Toy Arch Set - Now available as a bundle! Purchase the popular White Toy Arch with the Cheeky Chums Toy Set together to add a playful addition to our DockATot Deluxe. Good fun for baby, good design for parents.
At DockATot, our aim is to create a product that you can make your own. Our array of cover designs are easy to fall in love with and to show your own style and the toy arch is no different. The Toy Arch allows you to mix and match however you choose. With three attachment points in the toy arch, the different characters can be added and removed as you wish.
While your baby may show a preference for a particular toy, it can also be good to provide variety. By swapping around the toys periodically you can keep your baby engaged and focused. Moving their favourite character to the other side encourages them to change position to catch sight of their little pal again.
Of course we love our adorable toy arch. But what about the parents themselves? Here are some of their comments on their experiences of the DockATot Toy Arch:
“My daughter absolutely loves staring at these toys and can't get enough!”
“Love the extra accessories to turn my babies sleeping area as a play area on the go!”
“Super easy to attach and my son loves the colours”
“This was just as pictured and beautifully packaged. Vibrant colour and good quality.”
“Great to have and convenient during play time.”
“My baby LOVES these little guys and just stares, reaches, and coos at his new friends and takes a high interest in these particular toys.”
With so much to recommend it, it is no wonder so many of our parents opt for the addition of the DockATot Toy Arch. Now available to purchase as a set, you'll be able to keep your little one occupied wherever they are with these imaginative, stylish toys.
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From parents who know:
"Life saver! No matter if we are home or out and about, we always take our DockATot with us. So easy for on the go and also easy to clean." - Alexia D
"My little girl absolutely loves her DockATot! Would 100% recommend this to anyone having a baby." - Carmen F
"This has honestly been my lifesaver post c-section. The DockATot means I can have him next to me all the time and not move around too much." - Meagan L
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