Quick Answer: How do I transition my baby from DockATot to crib?

When should baby stop sleeping in DockATot?

A: The Dockatot Deluxe Plus is meant for babies zero to six months. It should only be used while babies are on their back. As the best evidence suggests, babies should be placed on their backs until one year of age.

Can DockATot be used in a crib?

DockATot should not be used in a crib, bassinet or play yard. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has cautioned that babies should be placed in a bare crib without any additional bedding, blankets or pillows.

Why can’t you put a DockATot in a crib?

The DockATot is designed as an in-bed co-sleeper. Co-sleeping is one of the biggest risk factors for infant sleep deaths. Safe Sleep Experts agree that there is no “safe co-sleeping.” Placing the DockATot in a crib, bassinet or other sleep surface is against the manufacturer’s warnings and is not safe.

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.”

Can you let baby sleep in DockATot?

No. The Dock A Tot is marketed for us as an in-bed co-sleeper. They even recognize on their website that it is not recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Our office does follow the guidelines set forth by the AAP, so we cannot recommend use of the Dock A Tot.

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What is so great about a dock a tot?

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.

Are Dockatots worth it?

The price tag might make you look twice, but if it’s the only sleep gimmick item you’ll need for the first eight months, then it’s worth it. It’s portable, washable and I’m recommending it to all my pregnant friends and friends with newborns.

Why is the 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.