I'm excited to chat with you about a newborn must-have product! Our Dockatot has been a dream to use for the first month with our newborn, Abram. It has helped him sleep from 2 hours upon coming home from the hospital to 3 hours at a time which every sleep parent will agree is a big deal, because every minute counts, within the first few weeks! He is now a month old and taking to sleeping in the Dockatot at night like a total dream!
We have the Dockatot Deluxe+ Dock in Pristine White. I like that I can switch up the covers, too. My husband and I both love that it is lightweight, portable, and compact enough to fit between us in our king size bed while knowing that it is a safe sleeping space for him. He gets swaddled and laid on his back. I like that I don't have to get out of bed every time he makes a peep in order to check on him, I just lift my head, reach my arm over and give him a pat or scoop him up.
I am so impressed by the amazing quality of the construction and materials of the dock. We also have the travel bag which will make it easy to take along with us whenever we travel.
One of my favorite features is fun and functional, which you know we're all about, the Toy Arch & Toy Sets! It promotes sensory development and I love that the style coordinates with the color palette in our bedroom and home. He loves looking up at the crinkly toys that hang above! It'll also be a great spot to change his diaper once he gets to that easily distractible, super wiggly stage.
TIP: To avoid having to remove and wash the cover often, because messes happen daily, I lay a burp cloth down as a liner to catch spit up. These favorites fits perfectly inside the dock! They come in packs of three, are super absorbent, and come in such cute prints.
All in all, I think the Dockatot is worth the investment. I know that we've already gotten such great use out of it (the extra bit of time he sleeps in it every night on it's own are worth it!) and will continue to do so as he grows, since it's suitable for up to 8 months (5-22 lbs.) I give it 5 stars!