Baby pods are thought of as a safe and comforting place to lay your baby down when he/she is not in your arms. As always, never leave baby unsupervised, and the safest place for a baby to sleep overnight is in a crib with a fitted sheet on their back.
Here’s the deal: DockATot was designed to mimic the snugness of a mother’s womb. Its versatility allows your baby to rest, bond, and play all in one.
Age/Weight: Deluxe (0-8 months) or Grand (9-36 months)
Price: starting at $175
Love it: Great for sleep, tummy time, and play. Easy to transport from room to room, easy to clean, and easy to travel with (even fits in a large suitcase). The new fun covers are an added plus!
Not so much: Controversial, many doctors do not recommend this product.
What are moms saying?: “Totally worth every penny! He was getting too big for his boppy and decided to bite the bullet and I’m glad we did. He’s safe, comfortable, and we love it!” - Vanessa G.
Bottomline: DockATot is one of the most used baby items and provides easy portability with a compact design that makes it easy to move around the house or anywhere you travel.
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Here’s the deal: The Snuggle Me Organic is designed to curve around baby's body with a gentle hug. This hugging sensation is comforting and highly effective at calming baby. Age/Weight: Snuggle Me Infant (0-9 months) Snuggle Me (9+ months)
Price: Starting at $99
Love it: Machine washable, easy to transport from room to room, and travels well in a suitcase. There’s also a 30 day return policy if purchased on their website.
Not so much: Hard to find a Mom (or Dad) that doesn’t love the Snuggle Me.
What are moms saying?: “I was super resistant to buying this or the DockATot because let's be real, it's basically an expensive pillow. However, after one too many sleepless nights with my newborn, I bought this as a blurry-eyed 3am purchase. I had almost forgotten I'd bought it until it showed up on my doorstep. But IT IS THE BEST PURCHASE I HAVE EVER MADE. Since we bought it, when our baby was about 4 weeks old, he's slept through the night, occasionally waking up once to eat. Now, at two months old, he sleeps anywhere from 8-10 hours a stretch. It's amazing. I don't know if this pillow is the reason why - maybe he's just a good sleeper? - but I wouldn't put him to bed without it. Totally worth it.” - Chelsea B.
Bottomline: Lightweight and portable lounger that isn’t so hard on the budget.
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Here’s the deal: Comfy “nest” created specifically for preemies and newborns.
Age/Weight: Newborn to 16 lbs
Love it: Machine washable, easy to transport, can also be used while nursing
Not so much: Can only be used for a short time
What are moms saying?: “This is one of the best to go to products for newborns. I carry this product everywhere I go!” - Lindsay B.
Bottomline: Affordable lounger, great baby shower gift!
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Here’s the deal: The Podster provides a warm and cozy spot for infants. The contoured sides help keep baby in place while the unique sling center expands with infant's weight.
Age/Weight: 0-9 months
Price: Starting at $40
Love it: Provides upper body elevation which is helpful for babies with reflux. Zippered, removable cover is easy to clean.
Not so much: The sling seat is super thin, stretchy fabric without any cushion, causing some babies discomfort when placed on a hard surface.
What are moms saying?: “This has become one of those staple products. It is used everyday from feeding to lounging to tummy time. It's a lifesaver when you need a place to lay the baby down and don't want to lay them flat.” - Ashley A.
Bottomline: Priced right for what it is.
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