For the most part we didn’t get a lot of new things for Penelope when she was born. Since we had Roy 16 months earlier everything was still in good working order (with the enhancement of a few blow out stains here and there ;)). And just like I was smarter about what to bring to the hospital, I had a good grasp on what we would and wouldn’t use for baby #2.
One thing we didn’t have with Roy was a DockATot.
I saw them all over Instagram and debated about getting one but never did. We made do with our swing, rock n play or blanket on the floor. But when I got asked if I wanted one to review, I jumped on the opportunity!
To be honest, I literally use my DockATot every single day all throughout the day.
I use it ever morning after Penelope’s done eating. She gets to hang out while I get Roy up and get his breakfast made.
She’ll typically take at least one nap in it during the day while Roy and I are playing. (I like to encourage her to nap through noise and in different environments to hopefully make her a good sleeper as she grows!)
I’ll actually even use it to change diapers too! I put a changing pad down and get after it rather than going all the way upstairs to change one of a million diapers or doing it on the floor. Although since I rarely reach my move goal of 250 calories a day maybe I should rethink this one. 😉
And to be totally honestly, it’s really the perfect spot to put her when I need to tend to Roy or get something done around the house when she’s not napping in her crib.
One of the favorite things about it is how easy it is to travel with!
With Roy, we used to bring our rock n play everywhere. It was fine since it folds but it’s still big! And with 2 kids worth of crap to lug everywhere, the smaller the better. Now I just throw the DockATot back in it’s plastic carrying case and throw it in the car. It’s super convenient to put on a bed or the living room floor for Penelope to nap in at other people’s homes. I like it better than in her car seat or another makeshift bed! At Christmas time she napped in her DockATot in between my parent’s coffee table and a chair and it was perfect!
After I posted a photo of P in her DockATot on Instagram I had a ton of you ask if you should get it. I feel like everyone’s situation is different but I am so glad I have one. Are you someone who travels a lot or spends a lot of time not at your home? I think it’s a perfect solution for where your baby could sleep. Or are you someone, like me, who has a crazy toddler running around and you need a safe place to put your baby? Then I highly recommend it!
Do you own a DockATot? Have any other questions about them? I’d love to know!
Be sure to check out my Baby Registry Checklist – Your Go To Guide For Your New Baby post!
Thanks so much for reading!