Can my baby sleep in the DockATot?

DockATot Deluxes are not intended for overnight sleep. Babies fall asleep most anywhere you put them, and this may include a DockATot Deluxe. You should always supervise your baby in the dock, whether awake or asleep. The dock is not designed to contain a child and babies can begin to crawl or scoot unexpectedly.

Is the DockATot safe for sleeping?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends avoiding pillows, bumpers, or any other soft elevated edges in a baby’s sleep space due to increased danger of suffocation. According to the AAP’s sleeping surface guidelines, the DockATot is unsafe for sleep.

How long can my baby sleep in a DockATot?

Best described as a docking station for your baby, the DockaTot creates a snug and soothing environment for your little one to play, lounge and rest in at home or on the go. The Deluxe+ is suitable from 0 to 8 months and the Grand Dock from 9 to 36 months.

Can a baby suffocate in a DockATot?

The danger of the DockATot, and other products similar to the DockATot, often referred to as baby nests, is due to a risk of possible suffocation. Your child could roll or turn their head into those soft sides and suffocate. Babies don’t have a lot of head control and can easily get stuck in a position.

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Has any baby died in a DockATot?

CR has also tied in-bed sleepers, such as the DockATot and the Baby Delight Snuggle Nest, to at least 12 fatalities. … All told, that amounts to close to 120 infant deaths connected to one of these hazardous infant sleep products.”

Why is DockATot banned in Canada?

Health Canada warns: a baby nest’s soft, padded sides pose a suffocation risk. In an article on Today’s Parent, a Canadian parenting web site, a Health Canada spokesperson says the warning by the government safety agency was prompted by injuries or deaths caused by in-bed co-sleepers.

When do you stop using DockATot?

When is the Dockatot NOT to be used? Do not use the Dockatot during any periods of sleep (yours or theirs) or when a caregiver is not consistently supervising.

Why are Dockatots so great?

It facilitates tummy time:

Tummy time is important to help babies develop motor skills and neck strength, but it’s common for them to dislike the effort it requires at first. The DockaTot provides the ideal tummy time space thanks to its rounded sides that help prop babies up when placed under their arms.