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February 28, 2023 5 min read 1 Comment
Why use a baby lounger? The short answer: It makes parenting easier. Parenting arrives with a whole host of accessories and products that we’re told we can’t live without! Essentially all a baby needs is a loving person to provide nourishment, comfort and safety. But sometimes we parents need a free hand to do other things. Which is why we created DockATot baby loungers – a safe, comfortable place to lounge your baby throughout everyday life.
A baby lounger is a safe and comfortable spot for baby with a specially designed dip in the middle that fits snugly around the entire body of your baby. Whenever you need your hands free, your baby can lay in their baby nest so you don’t need to worry about them laying on hard surfaces and being uncomfortable.
"Best baby investment ever - worth every dollar! Extremely versatile and handy, it's like having an extra set of hands. My boy Quinton absolutely loves his DockATot." - Anna D
The benefit of using a baby nest like a DockATot is that it provides a convenient, simple solution to soothing your baby whilst enabling you to have your hands free. Easily washable, easily transportable and with the added benefit of supporting baby development through play and tummy time.
DockATot loungers are designed to mimic the soothing environment of the womb. As newborns experience the sensory overload of entering the world, the soft, safe nest of a baby lounger helps them to relax in those first few weeks. And as they continue to grow, their lounger remains a comforting and familiar place for them to lounge and play. Many of our DockATot parents tell us that their little ones absolutely love being in their loungers. Take a look at what parents are saying about their DockATot docks.
Quite often babies don’t want to be held, but then, they don’t always want to be put down either (they don’t know what they want!). A space that baby knows well and feels familiar with can help solve this problem. As you place them in their dock with its comforting womb-like environment, they are much more likely to settle there when they don’t want to be held.
When babies are cosy in their DockATot baby lounger they’ll enjoy watching you and engaging with you from their dock, helping them build a sense of security and strengthening the parent/child bond. You can enjoy play time together, and for added bonding, a baby lounger is a wonderful place to indulge in baby massage.
A baby lounger also means that friends and family members can enjoy quality time with your child when they’re relaxed in their dock. Whether you travel with baby, or whether people come to you, you always have a convenient place for them to sit and enjoy playtime, making them feel safe and secure as they interact.
You may have heard of the importance of tummy time for your baby? Paediatricians recommend placing your baby on their tummy to develop strong neck and arm muscles, developing those early gross motor skills that will develop into crawling.
You may find that your baby isn’t a fan of tummy time – it’s not unusual! Using a baby lounger for supervised tummy time, helps your child to find the support they needs to push-up and look around. The padded base also makes it a lot more comfortable for little muscles unaccustomed to being used!
You’ll notice that many of our DockATot docks are designed with bright, bold prints. Whilst they look great, the purpose isn’t purely for aesthetics. In those first few weeks, a newborn’s eyesight is still developing. Strong contrasting colours and bold shapes, help them to learn how to focus their eyes. That’s why we’ve used bold, simple designs in our attachable DockATot play arches and toys. These toy arches are also great for developing those very first fine motor skills, as baby reaches for and grasps the toys.
When you bring a baby into the world, so much in your life changes. One of the big changes that we don’t always anticipate is how simply moving around the house becomes a lot more difficult. Unless they’re fast asleep and safe in their cot or bassinet, baby needs to go wherever you go. Even just going to the bathroom becomes a lot trickier, and often needs some forward planning!
Baby loungers make your life in this respect so much easier, providing an easily transportable safe, soothing place for your baby to lounge wherever you are. DockATot loungers are designed to be convenient for travel too, so you can easily bring it with you whenever you spend time away from home.
Please note, we don’t recommend that you carry a baby lounger with your baby inside. Always take your baby out of the lounger before picking it up.
In terms of everyday practicalities, baby loungers are far easier to clean than a lot of other nursery equipment (ever tried to wash spit-up off a pram?!). DockATot docks have removable covers for easy washing. Spare covers are also available for life’s messy moments.
We can’t speak for other baby loungers, but here at DockATot safety is at the heart of everything we do. This means that we put exhaustive research into the practices, materials and labor that go into the making of our products. As leaders in the industry, we voluntarily submit all our docks to stringent testing to ensure that they not only meet, but exceed safety standards.
Created with luxuriously soft fabrics, the design of the DockATot baby nest ensures that the temperature remains the same for baby, so you don’t need to worry about them overheating. We also use the strict Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class I certification to ensure that our products are free of any harmful substances.
"Our baby boy has been loving his DockATot! It has been our favourite baby item purchased to date. It may be one of the more pricier items we’ve bought in this time, but you can’t put a price tag on peace of mind for safety, or for the purpose of sanity." - Fiona A
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