Sleep nests have been all the rage amongst new parents and it's easy to see why! They create the cuddled feeling that babies love, to help them feel safe while lounging or playing, and prevent the Moro Reflex from suddenly waking them up. Before babies are able to roll and crawl away, sleep nests like Snuggle Me Organic or DockATot offer a great, comfy spot to lounge around, rest or play, right next to momma or papa, no matter which room you're chilling in!
Baby loungers or sleep nests are cushions designed and shaped to hug your baby, which can have a real calming effect on them, especially in the fourth trimester when they're still getting used to life outside your womb. While we cannot officially recommend them for use during sleep, many parents use sleep nests as a great tool to help transition your baby from a Moses Basket to a crib, or even from a crib to a toddler bed. Plenty of families even take these on their travels so their little ones have a familiar place that they love to sleep in.
Snuggle Me Organic and DockATot are two of the most popular baby loungers, so we thought you'd do a little side by side comparison to help you choose the one that best suits your family! Both create a soothing and relaxing environment for your baby while allowing moms to multi-task or just take a break, but which one is best for you? Let's take a look!
Size and Age:
Both Snuggle Me Organic and DockATot loungers come in 2 sizes. Snuggle Me Organic Infant Loungers is for 0-9 months and Snuggle Me Organic Toddler Loungers is for over 9 months (up to 3 years of age). The Snuggle Me Organic Infant Lounger may look small, but it's designed to allow baby's legs to drape over the side to prevent rolling. DockATot is slightly larger than Snuggle Me Organic and allows for more space between your baby and the edges of the lounger, which gives it more longevity but not the same snuggled effect. DockATot Deluxe+ is for babies from 0-8 months and DockATot Grand is for 9-36 months. It might be tempting to go for the larger size because of how much longer you can use it for, but remember that infant stage is when you and your baby will be needing it the most! They will be spending a lot of time laying down, so you'll want something comfy and snuggly.
*Snuggle Me Organic Toddler Loungers are available for custom order at Petit Tippi, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
If you are looking for a lounger that is made with organic materials, then Snuggle Me Organic is the one for you! It is made with GOTS certified organic, non-toxic, breathable, and hypoallergenic fabrics. That said, DockATot is certified with European Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class 1, which gives you the peace of mind that it's safe for your baby.
Colours, Covers and Accessories:
Snuggle Me Organic come in a variety of beautiful solid colours including Gumdrop, Moss, Natural, Sparrow and Sugar Plum. You can also buy covers separately to change up the colour or just have a spare while the other is in the wash
What differentiate DockATot is it comes in variety of colours and fun, new prints every so often. Currently available styles include: Pristine White, Cloud Grey, Celestial Blue, Strawberry Cream, Silver Lining, Carrara Marble, La Vie En Rose, Marine Shibori and Ginger Shibori. You can also get additional covers and accessories to match your nursery. The cabanas are great for summer if you want to bring your DockATot out with you for some picnic or pool-side lounging!
So what's the verdict?
Personally, we love Snuggle Me Organic and the amazingly fluffiness of the infant lounger. It's designed to really feel almost like a hammock as baby rests inside, and who doesn't nap well in a hammock!
For older toddlers or chunkier bubbas we love the DockATot Grand in all the fun prints!
Check out a mommy review from Kelly on Telly for more!