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 use DockATot in crib?
The DockATot should not be used for sleep.
Because all the factors that make it so snuggly and nest-like, also make it unsafe. The soft, round sides of the DockaTot unfortunately put babies at risk of suffocation.
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 use 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.
How long should a baby sleep in a 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.
What is so great about a DockATot?
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.
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.