Watching your baby grow and hit those special milestones is something so beautiful. Those first little smiles, the milk drunk flutters, the squeals of laughter - it's just magical. Then as they get older their little personalities start shinning through.

We love sharing the moments you capture in your DockATot and seeing your little one growing up. From pregnancy announcements to baby's arrival earth side, milestone announcements are so special.

We put together this little piece showing gorgeous little Marlow growing from newborn to 12 months in his DockATot Deluxe, which extends as he grows.

You will notice the DockATot recreates a womblike space to snuggle Marlow.  This gives the soothing feeling of being held and subdues his startle reflex babies often experience.

A snug fit may not be your bedtime cup of tea as an adult, but it's worth remembering your baby has spent 9 months tight and secure in your womb. So what may seem too snug to you, is most likely the perfect fit to soothe and settle your baby. Just think of the DockATot like a wrap-less swaddle!


One to two months old

Congratulations on welcoming your little one earth-side. Enjoy all the deliciousness the newborn bubble provides. Around one month old your baby will start responding to sounds, staring at faces and can see black and white patterns. From 2 months old they will make gurgling and cooing sounds, follow faces and objects and hold their head up for short periods of time.


Three to four months old
By three months old your little one will be holding their head steady and recognise your face. Around four months old they will be bearing weight on their legs, cooing when you talk to them and doing little mini push-ups! Babies will become aware of their hands and begin to reach for things. This is a great time to consider adding the DockATot Toy Set to your ensemble.
Important Note: if your baby needs more length in the DockATot, simply leave the clasp undone to offer more legroom.


Five to six months old
Now we have definitely hit the stage of rolling! Your baby can also distinguish between bold colours and can keep themselves very entertained by playing with their hands and feet. By six months your little one will be turning towards sounds and voices, imitating you and blowing bubbles and is now ready for solids! 


Seven to eight months old
Are you prepared for your little one to be on the move? That time has come! Between 7-8 months old your baby will be sitting on their own, crawling, rolling of shuffling around the house. They will also love playing with you, doing peekaboo, making funny noises and finding toys. 
Nine to ten months old
Babbling will become the new norm in your household as your little one gets closer to saying their first meaningful words. They will also start to learn what their name is, and respond when you say it. Supported standing will also happen around this time, and you might even get to see their first steps!


Eleven months to one year old
Can you believe your little baby is almost 1 year old now?! It's fun to think back on what you were doing this time last year, and ohh how your life has changed in the most magical way possible. As your baby approaches their 1st birthday you will notice them communicating in many ways and often are trying to talk to you. They might even be taking their first unaccompanied steps!


If you're questioning which size DockATot to purchase, please take a look at our sizing page and if you're worried about your baby being to big for the Deluxe - then we have this wonderful piece showing babies of different weights and ages lounging in their dock!
We would love to see your little ones and their milestones with their DockATot, so don't forget to tag @dockatotausnz and #mydockatot.



Simplifying life for new parents, DockATot is your extra set of hands.

The multi-functional DockATot is the perfect place for your baby to lounge, play, rest, cuddle, and enjoy  tummy time. The DockATot is here for you no matter where the day takes you! Created to mimic the womb and voted as a must-have baby product, parents and babies around the world love DockATot.

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. Sadie has excellent supervised naps and I do believe this is one of the reasons why." - 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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