Science Behind the DockAtot


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DockAtot Video Review Script

Hey, everyone! This is Kensie with The Baby Cubby! Today we’re going to talk a little bit about a product called the DockAtot.

So, first off, I am a big believer that baby products should be versatile. And if their not I kind of question if they are worth it or not. The nice thing about the DockATot it was originally created for co-sleeping, but its also great for snuggles, and tummy time, and you can also use it under a play gym. Its also great for travel. It makes a really great portable bed. You can use it for anything where you feel like you would need your infant to be comfortable and size.

Next, lets talk sizing. Dockatots come in two sizes: the Deluxe, which can be used to 0-8 months and the Grand which can be used 9 months to about 3 years.

When you get your Dockatot there are a few things you should do before using it. The first would be to remove the cardboard. The cardboards included in the base for shipping purposes just so it doesn’t get bent in transport. And that’s just located at the bottom here. This tag reminds you to remove it. And just remove it like so.

Because DockAtot creates their docks from materials that are air permeable, which we’ll talk about in a minute. They have zero waterproofing abilities. Which means if water gets into your DockAtot and isnt given any time to dry, that can create mold and mildue.

After you remove the cardboard from the inside all you have to do is check that the buckle is working properly, and then you’re good to go. Easiest setup ever!

Now lets talk about the science behind the DockAtot and that air permeability that I mentioned before.One of the biggest concerns with co-sleeping is the risk of SIDS. When it comes to SIDS the biggest concern is overheating and lack of fresh air. DockAtot solved that problem by engineering materials that allow 12 liters of air per minute through, which is the rate at which a baby breaths. That means your child will have cool, fresh air circulating around them all night, and if your baby snuggles up to the wall they won’t have a lack of fresh air!

Finally, let’s talk about cleaning this little piece of heaven. If your baby spits up, has blowouts, or throws up, which let’s be honest which baby doesn’t. You will inevitably have to clean this at some point. And lucky for you everything about the DockAtot is machine washable, with the exception of the mattress pad. Which is just inside this zipper here. For this you’ll have to hand wash it with a gentle detergent, then lay it flat to dry.

To clean the cover, place it in a wash bag on cold with like colors and lay it flat to dry. Because the DockAtot is made of natural fibers, there will be some shrinking that occurs – in fact, DockAtot says that it may shrink 2.5-3%.So just be sure to expect it. But if you tumble dry it, wash it on hot, or lay it on a hot surface, that shrinkage might increase.

For the tube, it should be noted that you shouldn’t need to wash it very often. However, for those times that you do need to wash it,just put it in a wash bag on cold. And then while it’s still wet, let it dry on LOW or MEDIUM (never on high heat) and then shake it and fluff it out and allow it to regain its shape. If it’s still not completely dry go ahead and lay it flat to dry completely before reshaping it.

But if you do want to protect the DockAtot from spit up or other bodily fluids,all you have to do is use a muslin swaddle, like this one from Little Unicorn. Lay it over the DockAtot and then place your baby inside. This will still allow the air to pass through as well as protecting the DockAtot.

Last but not least, lets talk about some safety steps to use while using your dockAtot:

1.This is NOT for use in a crib or bassinet. The Dock should ONLY be used in the center of a firm mattress or on the floor.
2.NEVER carry baby while in the Dock.
3.And always take the following precautions when co-sleeping:
a.Remove all toys
b.Remove excess bedding like pillows and mattress padding
c.Never use on a waterbed
d.Always place the infant face up and in the center of the dock
e.Ensure no window cords can be reached from the bed
f.Do not let your infant co-sleep with older children
g.Do not co-sleep with both infants and pets simultaneously
h.Never place the dock on the edge of the bed.

can’t wait to see all you mamas with these DockAtots and your babe! You can shop them online at, or learn more at our Cubby Community Blog! See you soon!


amar amethyst says:

It’s very expensive ! Kinda inconsiderate

Stronger then Infertility says:

Question? I had a premie 6 weeks ago and bought the deluxe and it doesn’t sooth him and he didn’t like being in it anymore then his regular boppy. He’s only 6 pounds do you think as he grows and it is more snug on him he will enjoy it more? It was over 300 here in Canada 336 to be exact for the animal print or should I say safari print

huolielie says:

I have quick question. Why can’t we use it in the crib?

Jessica Ramirez says:

Hand washing? Ain’t nobody got time for that! Lol

LovedHappy says:

Great informative review! 🙂

mmmarch15 says:

I want this so bad for my little one due in October

Tiffany and Co. says:

Just brought this home today for newborn. Glad I found this video explaining the cardboard removal

Paul Silvestri says:

we have a grand dockatot it came with the foam on bottom and hard surface on top is that cortect

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