Swedish Moms Swear by This Must-Have Baby Dock—And It Makes the Best Baby Present
You're going to want to get one for every new mom you know.
Based in Sweden, DockATot is a company that's been making cozy baby docks for an adoring fan base of Scandinavian parents since 2006. A cross between a baby bed and an activity mat, the dock is a cuddly lounge surrounded in a pillow bumper, making it the perfect cocoon for lounging, playtime, tummy time, and even diaper changes. And the best part, since DockATot launched in the U.S. in July 2015 and Joy Cho of Oh Joy! just debuted her colorful, limited-edition collab with the brand this month, American moms can now jump aboard the DockATot trend.
Available in two fun patterns—Block Party, a graphic teal and gray design, or Petal Party, a whimsical floral motif—the DockATot ($200; dockatot.com) is designed for babies ages zero to eight months, or who weigh five to 22 pounds. Created specifically for newborns, these stylish baby loungers make an ideal present for new parents—and we don't think we're being dramatic when we say it's a total game-changer for parents. Providing a safe, snuggly spot for baby to relax on the floor, parents can keep a close eye on their little one, while leaving their hands free to type emails, cook dinner, or make a phone call.
And as a mom of two herself, Joy Cho knows how crucial it is to find products that will make those early newborn days easier and more comfortable. “I love the coziness that DockATot provides, and together we’re bringing you their quality and comfort with our signature whimsical colors and prints. Together they make a functional and beautiful addition to your new baby’s home," she explains. When stored in baby's nursery, the lounge infuses the room with color and pattern, while the lightweight, portable design makes it easy to move from room to room—wherever mom or dad and baby go.
Plus, parents can feel good about their little one's new hangout, because all of the fabrics are sourced from world-leading suppliers of breathable, hypoallergenic textiles. And when the cotton cover gets dirty after countless snack times and feeding sessions, it can be thrown in the wash to make it look brand-new.
A baby lounger that's chic enough to double as decor and frees up Mom's hands so she can get more done in the day? This Scandinavian standby is a new-favorite baby present idea.