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.
Can baby sleep overnight in DockATot?
No, the DockATot is not safe for baby sleep. The warning label on the DockATot now says to not use it in a crib, bassinet, or other contained area. They also changed their guidelines in the fall of 2020 to no longer promote their Docks for bed sharing.
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.”
How long can a baby sleep in 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 dock a tot cause SIDS?
Unfortunately, that’s not true. “There’s no question that the DockATot isn’t a safe sleep device,” says Denis Leduc, a community based paediatrician and clinical director of the newborn nursery at Montreal’s Royal Victoria Hospital.
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.
Why is the dock a tot 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.
Why do babies love 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 dock a tots 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.
How do I get my infant to sleep in his crib?
You can read a short book, feed them, and give them cuddles, then put them into their crib, drowsy but awake. If they startle or fuss when placed in the crib, place a hand on their belly and softly shush or sing to them briefly. Sometimes you may have to repeat the cuddles and putting them down stage a few times.