Make sure baby is comfortable and relaxed so they can snooze soundly with a DockATot Grand, formerly known as Sleepyhead Grand).
The sleep pod brand invented by Swedish entrepreneur Lisa Furuland has been hailed as the key to getting your baby to have a well-rested sleep.
Not only do they provide a comfortable and safe environment for your baby to sleep in, they are also multi-functional allowing baby to relax and grow, including tummy time, play and changing.
Are sleep pods safe?
Sleep pods or sleep nests are becoming a popular choice for babies instead of the traditional Moses basket.
But The Lullaby Trust doesn’t advise their use for baby sleep; it states: “Evidence shows that sleeping a baby on anything but a firm, flat surface, or using soft, heavy bedding, can increase the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).” This sleeping advice refers to babies under one year old.
The Trust also reminds us: “While there is a British Standard for cot mattresses, there is no standard for pods or nests as a sleeping place for babies.”
There might not be any recorded cases of SIDS related to the use of pods or nests, but there are safety concerns highlighted by the Lullaby Trust related to the products featuring padded sides and soft bases.
If you’ve considered all the sleeping guidelines carefully, and want to invest in a pod, have these points on a checklist while you’re choosing a nest:
Make sure the pod has a firm base and mattress
Only use the pod under your supervision
Check regularly that your little one isn’t overheating
Use it for playtime and resting rather than sleep
Has Sleepyhead changed its name to DockATot?
Sleepyhead and its global sister brand DockATot merged back in November 2020. When the Swedish based company launched in the US in 2015, it was branded as DockATot and so now the two brands have been merged in the UK as well.
Now known as DockATot, the products are still available to buy at selected retailers, with the multi-award-winning products still made in Europe and having launched some new designs.
Founder Lisa Furuland said: "It is with great excitement that we usher in a new chapter and Sleepyhead adopts the name of our sister brand, DockATot. Embracing a singular brand name will bring together our loyal community of parents and caregivers. Our commitment to creating safe and beautiful products using carefully sourced materials remains the same. We can’t wait to grow with you and welcome you into the DockATot family."
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What is the difference between a Deluxe and a Grand sleep pod?
The DockATot Deluxe is a stage one sleep pod suitable for babies from newborn to eight months. The Deluxe features a cushioned padding that extends the full way around the pod via a clasp to keep it closed. The DockATot Grand is suitable for babies from nine months to 36 months. It has an open section at the end of the sleep pod to allow for growing children.
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