One of the most highly sought after baby products of the last few years has been the DockATot. This is a game changer when it comes to keeping a baby cozy and comfortable while sleeping. The DockATot comes in two sizes: the Deluxe (used for ages 0-8 months) & the Grand (used for ages 9-36 months). I’ve heard rave reviews about the Deluxe so I was beyond excited to try out the “Grand” version for Marley.
I love that the DockATot is multi-functional. Not only can it be used for sleeping but it is also a playtime lounger! It is made from 100% cotton and tested for breathability.
Marley is 20 months old and most nights she is a great sleeper. There have been a few times shortly after her 18 month sleep regression where she seemed uncomfortable, especially at nap time. Since using the DockATot grand I can honestly say her sleep is so much better. She loves snuggling so this truly gives her that feeling while sleeping. We’ve had less restless sleep and longer naps which is always a mom win!
The DockATot has become a permanent fixture in our living room. I can set it on our couch and both kids climb up and ask us to read them stories. I also often place it on the floor so the kids can play with their toys in it! Kellan loves to pretend that it is his “firetruck” and Marley calls it her “boat”. It’s great when an item serves so many purposes, including an imaginative one!
I am excited to continue using the DockATot grand until Marley turns 3. We are planning on doing a lot of traveling this spring and summer! I love that our grand comes with a convenient travel bag which makes packing for travel a breeze. I am confident this will be key for sleeping while away from home.
Clearly Marley wasn’t the only fan of the DockATot! Both kids have been loving just sitting or laying together reading books or watching movies. I can’t say enough about how much this product has meant to our family! I truly think this is a such a worthwhile long term investment that can benefit your child during each stage of childhood.
Finally, I wanted to share a fun video of my husband and Marley playing. The DockATot has become a staple in our household, and if you are a parent with a child between the ages of 0-36 months I think this is such a valuable product to have, a true investment that pays for itself with family fun & a good nights/days rest!
*I received this product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.*
I know many of you can relate to feeling the “decorating itch” in your own homes. After the Christmas decorations went down I was feeling a little tired of how our living room was looking. Enter Lorena Canals Rugs and this space was instantly transformed!
Our living room space is really a multi-functional space for our family. My kids run and play with toys in this area (we always have baskets of their toys in the area). We also use this space to watch movies or Football on Sundays and after the kids are in bed my husband and I like to tuck the toys away and light a fire in the fireplace and enjoy the quiet with a glass of wine. I love that the Lorena Canals rug can transform the room and works with both this being a place my children play and also a sophisticated spot for adults only.
Additionally, to update this room we’ve added in some new mantle decor. The space is feeling fresh for the new year but I still don’t feel like it is completely finished as we want a new couch. We’re still on the hunt for the right one!
In the mean time one thing I am confident that fits the space perfectly is this amazing Lorena Canal rug. What initially drew me to this brand is that these rugs are machine washable (say what!?). You mean my kids can spill oatmeal and milk on it and I can just toss it in my laundry machine? Count me in! The variety of rugs they offer is truly so amazing and I had such a hard time narrowing it down. I loved so many of the rugs they have available!
In addition to these being low maintenance and easy to clean rugs, Lorena Canals also donates a portion of their proceeds to the Sakula Project and provides schooling to children in India. The rugs are made in India and designed in Spain and they are made of all natural dyes, handmade, eco, and contain no VOCs like most carpeting and rugs. Since this area of my home is a spot my children lounge or play in often, this was very important to me!
*While this rug was gifted to me all opinions are my own.*
Tis’ the season to give gifts to those you love the most! Shopping for others can be difficult, especially when it comes to children. Many family members in our life have asked that we do not get their kids toys. This can make shopping hard but I think a great option is a meaningful book.
A book is a great gift for kids because most kids love to be read to or love to look at the pictures in the books. Couple that with a book that is ABOUT them and their lives and you have a winning combo! That is exactly what the Wonderbly books offer.
These unique books are personalized to each child which makes them such a special keepsake and a fun gift.
Marley’s book is called The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name and it is available on Amazon just in time for Christmas! We loved this book because it is about a little girl who goes on an adventure to find her name. The book eventually spells out the letters of the child’s name. Marley loved the bright pictures and the pages were very thick (not so easy to rip!) so the quality was fantastic. This can be personalized for a boy or for a girl.
Kellan’s Wonderbly book is called The Christmas Snowflake and it is also available on Amazon for purchase. This book is so special this time of year and it was personalized to include our entire family. We were able to choose NINE family members to include in the book that help the snowflake find his way home. The book even comes with a special keepsake ornament that we hung on our tree (which you can see above the book).
Books are such a great gift whether it’s for Christmas, a birthday, or even just because! Promoting children’s reading by including them in the story not only helps them learn but also makes it fun!
*These books were sent to me c/o Wonderbly, however all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.*