Honest Review of the Sleepyhead Deluxe/ DockATot Baby Pod


سْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ,

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The DocATot Baby Docking Station, formerly known as the Sleepyhead Deluxe Pod, is a great item for your baby to lounge or rest in. It keeps your baby really snug and comfortable, and my babies really enjoyed sleeping in it.

Pros

It is very lightweight. You can move it from room to room very easily.

Peace of mind
knowing that your newborn is safe and secure within the pod and cannot rollover.

Stores away very easily. The pod is slightly larger than a pillow so it doesn’t take up too much space in the house.

Easy access to baby. Much easier than reaching down to a Mosses basket or a cot every time you want to pick up your baby.

Cons

Babies grow out of the pod really quickly. Even though it has a buckle at the bottom, which could be opened as your baby grows bigger for more space, I found that after only 2 months, my baby could no longer use it.

The pod is more on the expensive side. This pod retails for around £130.
There are pods that are much cheaper, more spacious and can be used for a much longer period than the DockATot/Sleepyhead Deluxe.

Very difficult to keep clean. I bought the pristine white pod & regretted not getting a darker colour (I was clearly a first-time mum who did not realise how messy baby items can become).

Putting the cover back on once you have washed it is difficult. However, removing the cover is very easy to do.

Extra covers are expensive. If you have a colicky baby or a baby that often has nappy leaks. It can be tough to remove the stain, and if you want to buy an extra cover, it retails for around £54.

Conclusion

★★★☆☆ (3/5)

The Sleepyhead Deluxe pod/DockATot does help babies rest and sleep comfortably and safely. It has many advantages but also many disadvantages too.

Would I buy it again or recommend it to others?
No. I think that there are better sleeping pods for babies that are just as comfortable and easier to clean for half the price or less. Though it is machine washable and lightweight, I feel that maintaining this product and trying to keep it clean takes a lot of effort.

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