DockATot All in One Baby Lounger

Last updated date: February 19, 2020

DWYM Score
9.3


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Overall Take

Designed to grow with your baby, the DockATot All in One Baby Lounger has buckles that can be released at the bottom for more foot space and easier diaper changes. The material itself is comfortable, breathable and able to withstand heat retention. Thanks to its light weight and multiple handles, this lounger is also portable. In our analysis of 213 expert reviews, the DockATot DockATot All in One Baby Lounger placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note February 19, 2020:
Checkout The Best Baby Pillow/Lounger for a detailed review of all the top baby pillow/loungers.

Expert Summarized Score
9.4
38 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
1,910 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
High sides help co-sleeping parents rest a bit easier. Bottom unbuckles to accomodate growing babies. Made with Microclimate technology to combat heat retention.
- BestReviews
One of the biggest advantages is that it’s extremely portable and lightweight (about three pounds). I know a lot of people who have flown with it. I took it on a trip to visit family and it was a lifesaver. We could put it next to us in bed or even on the floor and it re-created the same exact crib environment he was used to, which meant no disruption to his sleep routine.
- The Bump
In a DockATot, they’re surrounded by bumper pillows which provide that cocoon-like sensation while, crucially, not posing a suffocation threat the way ordinary pillows do.
- New York Mag
Different design to choose from.
- Born Cute
The DockATot uses materials that are hypoallergenic and breathable. All materials are also washable. All parts of the DockATot meet the European Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Class 1 standards. Parents say that their babies find the DockATot to be very comfortable.
You'll never worry about your little one over-heating or waking up to rashes with the DockaTot Deluxe because it's made from a hypoallergenic, breathable fabric. Its multiple handles make moving it a breeze, even while it's occupied.
- Wiki EZ Vid
The materials used in the lounger, primarily in the pad, are breathable, so your baby is less likely to overheat while lounging, playing, or sleeping in the DockaTot.
- The Baby Swag
The feet section of the lounger can be conveniently opened for more space as baby grows, as well as easier diaper changes.
- We The Parents
The Sleepyhead Deluxe is fabric covered marketed as a “deluxe portable baby bed”. The flattish bottom section with a firm bumper around the edge cocoons the baby. It is completely breathable, the filling has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. 100% cotton cover and machine washable.
- Join Double
The sleeper is foldable, and you can even get a travel bag to make it more convenient. The cover of the sleeper is made out of 100 percent cotton, so it’s gentle on your baby’s sensitive skin.
- Mom Loves Best
Made with hypoallergenic fabrics that also have excellent air-permeability, there’s no need to worry about overheating. The DockATot Deluxe Lounger is great for co-sleeping and tummy time too.
- The Alpha Parent
Made in Europe, it’s made from high-quality, 100% cotton, breathable and non-toxic materials. AND it’s OEKO-TEX certified, been tested for safety and is compliant with CPSC’s safety standards.
- Wear Love Wanders
The polyester pad is surrounded by a large tube and offers your baby a snug feeling – it’s supposed to feel very similar to the womb. The lack of buckles adds to a comfortable environment.
- Travel Gear For Kids
The co sleeper’s design to mimic like the mother’s womb and allows the baby to rest at arm’s reach adequately. It lets baby sleep snugly, just like in the mother’s tummy. It has a raised tube design that guards the baby while asleep. Its materials are made of cotton and polyester that is durable yet breathable for utmost comfort.
- Baby Dot Dot
The DockATot was designed to resemble the womb so that babies would feel comfortable and be able to sleep in an environment familiar to them. It is considered to be super safe on the SIDS front, constructed out of air permeable fabric that is totally breathable.
- Babble
It was great as a docking station anywhere in the house, he rested, played, lounged and also did tummy time at the tip of cushion which was pretty cool.
- Through Mama's Eyes
Keeps baby within reach. Snug and comfy safe space for baby to lounge.
- The Baby Reviews
The lounger is very comfortable. It is made of a nice, soft, breathable material.
- Mind of a Mommy
It’s much easier to work around his nap schedule when I can move him to an area where he isn’t disturbed. Hubby docks him with him in the living room, so I can nap, which is an enormous blessing.
- Luxicon
The DockATot is a very multi-functional baby lounger. It can be used for babies and toddlers, around the house, changing, naptime, cuddling, playing, bed transitioning, bonding, supervised tummy time and lounging.
- Value Minded Mama
Dock-a-Tot is very lightweight and portable. I could carry my son in one arm and the Dock-a-Tot in the other using the convenient straps.
- Chill Mom Vibes
It is portable and great for travel.
- BabyBedtimeBliss
The most striking aspect of this lounger is the sideline which makes a safe place for your baby as well as a nice way to sleep with the baby without getting attached. Moreover, you can travel with this lounger because it’s lightweight and the exquisite appearance adds an extra ornament with baby!
- Smily Parents
It’s ideal for co-sleeping because of it’s unique rounded sides that create a barrier between baby and parent when used in an adult bed. The DockATot also has a womb-like shape, which gives your baby the ultimate nurturing comfort.
- Love Our Littles
The DockATot comes in multiple colors and designs, and the best part – the covers are machine washable! We also love that we can easily take the DockATot with us anywhere. We travel to many different houses during the holiday season, and we were able to take this with us to each place. Sonny could still get a good nap in even though we weren’t at home – bonus!
- Our Blended Home
The DockATot is hypoallergenic and is composed of fabrics that are said to have “excellent air permeability.” The cover is made of 100% cotton and the filling is made from non-toxic and breathable fibers. With the two materials combined, it makes the perfect temperature for baby whether its winter or summer. DockATot put a lot of time and research into finding a safe, comfortable, microclimate for babies everywhere, no matter the temperature.
- Bump N Bundles
The Dockatot cover is easy to wash.
- High Low Baby
It is very lightweight and actually has a handle so it's easy to travel with and can easily be moved from room to room. The DocATot was created in Sweden with an emphasis on design and comfort.
- Hello, Baby Brown
The Dock is great to bring with you if you go out of town. It’s perfect to take with you to a friend’s house so you can have safe and familiar place to let your baby hang out. Another one of my favorite features of the DockATot is that the cover is washable! I have washed the cover probably 1,000 times, and it comes out beautifully every time.
- The House of Hood Blog
The other really useful function of the DockATot is that it’s a perfect travel bed for babies. It’s small enough to carry on a plane with us in the carry case or throw it into the car when we are visiting family + friends. Emmy will always have a safe, cozy place to relax on the go. That’s huge for our family!
- Shut The Front Dorr
We liked this baby lounger most because of its design made to perfectly work when you want to co-sleep with your baby.The rounded sides are perfect as they create a barrier between you and the baby so the baby can have and maintain his/her sleeping space.
- 10 Baby Gear
It’s a dock, like a safe place to plop your newborn when you’re moving rooms. It’s a playspace, which is both comfortable and stylish (no more hideous playmats!) and it’s a consistent bed for your baby to sleep in.
- Life with Mar
I love being able to use the dock for the twins naptimes, co-sleeping- perfect for safe bonding time, playtime on the back or tummy time- the bumper on the dock is great for propping the baby up on their tummy helping to build back and neck muscles. I can grab the lounger’s and toss them into the car for visits to family and friends, hotel stays, quick diaper changes, and more.
- Celeb Baby Laundry
The main reason parents buy one is, so their baby can have a safe place for tummy time. That’s the best thing about this baby lounger! It helps baby during tummy time because of the pillow tube. Your baby’s senses don’t have to suffer because there are a variety of covers with different shapes and patterns that will equally keep them engaged and amused.
- WalletPath
The DockATot is convenient because I can move it from room to room easily, and that’s really important with an on-the-go toddler. Henry has multiple places in our home that he plays, so whether we’re watching TV and playing in the living room, playing in the hearth room, or hanging out in his room, Ruby can come with us and continue napping.
- Life on Shady Lane
The DockATot has gained popularity, in my opinion, because it provides the womb-like, snug feeling that so many newborns desire in those first few months after birth. Parents love it because it’s easy to transport from room to room.
- Taking Cara Babies
We are able to put the DockATot on the floor while we shower, cook, or do other things and let Bella chill while we prep dinner or get ready. It's such a nice soft place for her. You can also use it as a changing station or for tummy time so you definitely get a variety of uses for one item which is a bonus for parents- less things to lug around! One of our favorite thing about the DockATot is the ease of transport. It is about 3 pounds and very lightweight.
- Dream Big and Buy the Shoes
What experts didn't like
High price. Hot sleepers might still end up sweating in spite of the temparature regulating design.
- BestReviews
Not easy to replace the cover after washing
- The Bump
DockATot's safety instructions are confusing and impossible to follow, in our opinion. Adults must be "semi-alert" but not necessarily awake when using the DockATot for an infant. At the same time, DockATot warns it is "not to be used for unsupervised sleep." It is unclear how any adult could be sound asleep AND simultaneously supervising an infant sleeping next to them in a DockATot.
- Baby Bargains
Cannot be folded.
- Born Cute
A few parents noticed their babies getting a little sweatier than usual, so be mindful of that.
While the inner pad of the Snuggle Me stretches and curves to your baby’s body like a hammock, the pad of the DockaTot is a lot less intricate and therefore may not be as comfortable for some infants.
- The Baby Swag
While the tube-shaped wall is good for propping baby up and tummy-time, it may not be suitable for all planned uses.
- We The Parents
Some parents reported having trouble keeping the buckles closed.
- Mom Loves Best
The DockAtot can not be used inside a crib or bassinet.
- Travel Gear For Kids
Despite the claims that this can be used as a changing station the sides can get in the way when using the sleeper in this way.
- The Baby Reviews
This product is a little on the pricey side.
- Mind of a Mommy
The DockATot is only good for newborns through three-year-olds. Not sure if you would want to use it past three, but it is only good for a short period of time. May not be worth the investment for you, if your kid is reaching towards the older toddler years and you won’t be able to get much use out of it.
- Value Minded Mama
Not easy to replace the cover after washing.
- BabyBedtimeBliss
High price tag!
- Smily Parents
Hard to replace cover after washing.
- Bump N Bundles
DockATot Deluxe is almost $25 more expensive than Snuggle Me Organic.
- 10 Baby Gear
The biggest con about the DockATot is probably the price: They start at $165 which seems pretty pricey for something you only use a few months. The accessories are expensive as well.
- Life with Mar
The DockATot Deluxe is a more pricey lounger.
- WalletPath

From The Manufacturer

The Deluxe+ Dock is the ultimate Stage 1 docking station for your baby ages 0-8 months old. Multifunctional and multitasking, the DockATot Deluxe+ offers a safe and comfy spot that lets baby rest, lounge, play, cuddle, do tummy time and get diaper changes. The Deluxe+ Dock also offers parents a better way to co-sleep with their babies (be sure to review and follow all the Sleep Safety guidelines on our website). Deluxe+ Docks are lightweight and portable, allowing for easy travel. Additional covers are available for purchase to match your mood, room and style. Recommended Age: 0-8M, Stage 1, 5-22 lbs. Measurements: 18 inches wide x 29-34 inches long (29 inches with buckles open and 34 inches with them closed) Weight: 3.0 lbs REINVENTS THE WOMB DockATot Deluxe+ DockATot has been designed to offer a snug and soothing environment for babies. We like to think it's the next best thing to the womb. Babies can rest, play and lounge without the restrictions of buckles or the distraction of bells and whistles. The innovative design helps the baby feel snug and secure. When baby gets bigger, you can open the buckle on the dock. The dock is not designed to prevent a baby from rolling over. Rolling over is a natural development, which should be encouraged during waking and supervised time. Up until approximately 8 months, one must always place a child to sleep on his/her back. As to clothing, it is advisable to use wearable blankets or sleeping bags. PERFECT FOR CO-SLEEPING DockATot Deluxe+ The Deluxe+ Dock also offers parents a better way to co-sleep with their babies (be sure to review and follow all the Sleep Safety guidelines on our website). Deluxe+ docks are lightweight and portable, allowing for easy travel. Additional covers are available for purchase to match your mood, room and style. All materials used are washable. DESIGNED WITH LOVE IN SWEDEN AND MADE IN EUROPE The Deluxe+ Dock is compatible with our new Toy Arch. The "+" differentiates which docks and covers have the toy loops on the sides, which are used to attach the Toy Arch to the dock. DockATot is the ideal spot for tummy time. The rounded tube helps to prop up your awake baby when placed under his/her arms. Tummy time can help babies develop neck strength and motor skills. DockATot Deluxe+ Deluxe+ docks are lightweight and portable, allowing for easy travel. All materials used are washable.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Boppy Original Newborn Lounger, Elephant Love Gray
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 22
2. Snuggle Me Organic Sensory Lounger for Baby
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 34
3. DockATot All in One Baby Lounger
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 38
4. Boppy Original Newborn Lounger, Hello Baby
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 7
5. Boppy Original Newborn Lounger, Big Blooms
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 2
6. Abreeze Baby Bassinet for Bed
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 5
7. Leachco Podster, Gray Pin Dot
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 21
8. hiccapop Baby Lounger Seat
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 11
9. Boppy Bare Naked Nursing Pillow and Positioner
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 15
10. JOHN N TREE Organic Baby Protective Pillow
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 20

An Overview On Baby Pillow/Loungers

Parents can’t hold their infants all day long or they’d never get anything done around the house. Baby pillows and loungers are the perfect solution to this dilemma, as they are designed to cuddle your baby while you attend to your chores. As you browse different pillow and lounger models, you’ll want to look for the following traits:

Choose a pillow made from organic cotton. Not only is this material hypoallergenic and gentle on sensitive skin, but it’s also eco-friendly and free from any dyes or bleach. Of course, cotton is also known for being soft and breathable.

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Consider the material used to make the lounger’s filling. The DockATot All in One Baby Lounger has a filling with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It’s fabrics also resist heat retention, which means your baby will remain cool and comfortable throughout his or her time in the pillow.

Feel the baby lounger and make sure it’s light in weight. Ideally, you want it to be three pounds or less so that it can easily be moved from one room to another while you clean. It’s also helpful if the unit has a set of handles, like the Boppy Original Newborn Lounger, Elephant Love Gray, as this makes transport a breeze.

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Review how the lounger is able to cradle your newborn. Does it have a center depression that is surrounded by cushioned sides that act as a nest, or does it have a center sling, like the Snuggle Me Organic Sensory Lounger for Baby, which draws close to your baby when you set him or her in the lounger? The important thing is that your baby feels safe and secure while relaxing in the pillow.

Check to make sure the model you’re interested in is able to meet any specific needs your baby might have. Some loungers come at a slight incline to help with acid reflux, while others are designed for healthy back posture. You’ll even find models made to help prevent flat head syndrome.

Opt for a baby lounger that is versatile and able to grow with your child. There are pillows that can be used for tummy time, as well as diaper changes. Some also have buckles or buttons by the feet that can be opened as your baby grows.

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Lastly, review the baby lounger’s available colors and patterns. You may find one that matches the theme in your baby’s nursery. You may also opt for a pillow that comes in the shape of a cute animal. The JOHN N TREE Organic Baby Protective Pillow, for example, comes in elephant, lamb, monkey, puppy and bunny shapes.

DYWM Fun Fact

The first patented baby pillow was created by Tien-Hsi Han in 1998. Han designed the baby pillow to do several things. First, he wanted a pillow that kept the baby from turning its head to the side during sleep. He noted that babies have soft skulls that are malleable when left in the same position for a long period of time. The pillow would prevent the head from becoming disfigured during long stretches of sleep.

The second part of Han’s design was the cotton side walls that kept outside noises from reaching the baby’s ears. This would allow the baby to continue resting without being disturbed, which was also great for parents who needed to get a few chores done around the house.

While the original design had components that had to be folded, like the two sides, before the baby pillow could be used, newer designs don’t require this. Most modern baby pillows and loungers are now made ready to use without the need for any modifications. Newer models have also been adjusted to account for additional health issues that are common among infants, such as acid reflux and flat head syndrome.

The Baby Pillow/Lounger Buying Guide

  • Look for any extra awards, like the Mom’s Choice Award, or special certifications, such as the International Certification Control Union and the National Organic Standards Board. You may also find the company offers a customer satisfaction guarantee. These are all just further indications that the baby pillow is quality made and that the company stands behind its products.
  • Review the baby lounger’s care instruction label before attempting to clean it. You’ll find some loungers are easy to spot clean, while others require a full wash. You may be able to remove a cover and simply wash that, or you may need to toss the entire pillow into the washing machine. Some companies recommend placing the pillow in a laundry bag first, while others require you to wash the pillow as-is using the washing machine’s gentle cycle. When it comes to drying the lounger, the instructions may list the ability to use the dryer on low heat or they may suggest avoiding the heat from the dryer and allowing the pillow to air dry naturally.
  • When using a baby lounger, it is important that you always supervise your baby.
  • Always place your baby on his or her back during nap and sleep times, as this is the recommended position for reducing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). You’ll also want to reserve sleep times for a crib that meets the standards set by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • Never use a traditional pillow with a baby under the age of 18 months. This poses a risk of suffocation.
  • You’ll find one of the main differences in baby pillow prices is the ability of the pillow to grow with your baby. The Boppy Original Newborn Lounger, Elephant Love Gray and the JOHN N TREE Organic Baby Protective Pillow are on the lower end of the pricing scale, as they cater to newborns and infants of up to three months only. The Snuggle Me Organic Sensory Lounger for Baby and the DockATot All in One Baby Lounger command a higher price because they can be used from infancy all the way to nine months of age.