Confession. Our baby is a good sleeper. Now, I don’t know if it’s because we were consistent with bedtime habits from the start or if we just lucked out with a baby who loves sleep. Either way, I couldn’t be more grateful that I get a decent amount of sleep each night.
Early on, well meaning parents would ask us how we have been sleeping in a hope to commiserate together over how terribly small children sleep. But once we mentioned that our little girl has been sleeping through the night since she was 2 months old all we got was jealous glares and even the occasional “I hate you”. I get it, sleep is a touchy subject.
While our little girl slept great at night, she was terrible at napping during the day. Every time I would try to put her down for a nap, she would wake up. The only way she would nap was if we were holding her in our arms. This went on for months, until we discovered the Dock A Tot.
The first time I tried to put Emilia down for a nap in the Dock A Tot, it was like magic. Somehow she kept sleeping even though she wasn’t in my arms! The only explanation I can think of is that she likes the cozy feeling of the sides of the Doc A Tot wrapped closely around her. Since then, I’ve been using the Dock A Tot every day for supervised naps. Usually I sit beside her in bed with my laptop working on blog content and emails while she sleeps soundly beside me.
Lately, I’ve also been using the Dock A Tot in the morning as well. After I’m done feeding her I lay her in the Dock A Tot beside me in bed for some quiet play time. Although she’s not technically crawling yet, she sure moves around a ton! The Dock A Tot works great to keep her contained so she’s not rolling all over the bed.
The Dock A Tot
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Dock A Tot, it’s a multi-functional lounger that was designed in Sweden. They are 100% cotton and are tested for breathability so your little one can lounge safely. We currently own the deluxe size for babies 0-8 months but they also make a grand size for babies 9-36 months old. I’ve heard the larger size is great for transitioning toddlers from their cribs to a bed.
So tell me, is your baby a good sleeper/napper? Have you tried the Dock A Tot? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave me a comment below to share your experience and opinions.
*Special thanks to Dock A Tot for providing a Dock A Tot Deluxe for editorial consideration. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own*