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DockATot and My Clingy Toddler

September 23, 2018

Not a typical title, right? But it’s real and raw which is what we love to share. I wanted to give a new perspective on what we use and love our DockATot for with Jensen since she is the oldest- plus a discount link further on in the post!
Parenting, specifically while pregnant, has a lot of amazing perks and of course the outcome is the best, but it is so tiring. It takes me much longer these days to get things together and pretty much have us seemingly whole and in one piece when we are going throughout our day-to-day routines. Lately it’s been a tad bit more difficult since my oldest toddler hit this insanely clingy stage of life which has just started happening in my third trimester (can someone hit snooze??) and while I love being close and snuggling with her, it just isn’t possible all day.
One of my absolute favorite features of the DockATot is how comforting it makes Jensen feel especially when she wants to be cuddled up and mama has to take care of other things. The multifunctional DockATot takes J from lounging to napping and just plain relaxing so we continuously turn to our Dock. She reads her books in it, combs her dolls hair and yes, guilty as charged (I dare you not to raise your hand too!) we even whip it out in the living room floor for a cartoon sesh while I tackle the mountain of laundry.

There are two sizes for the DockATot, since Jensen is 3 she is in the Grand which accommodates 9-36 months. It’s a perfect piece for toddler bed transitioning, which is exactly what we used it for since we not only transitioned Jensen from co-sleeping but also right in to a full size bed. The breathability tested fabric was a great big plus.
Miller is newly 2 and also in the Grand while the third little babe will go in to the Deluxe+ which is for 0-8 months. See below for comparisons on how Miller fits vs. Jensen.

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Jensen is in the Grand La Vie En Rose

 

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Miller is in the Grand Bananas For You

 

Something that was very pleasing to discover was how soft the all natural, 100% cotton fabric is! The Oeko-Tex Certified fabric feels buttery smooth to the touch even after we washed it- Miller decided to be the first to put the ease of washing and assembly to the test after sharing chocolate with Jensens Dock. While I love the La Vie En Rose DockATot, I promise chocolate is not a good feature on it so steer clear with those sticky fingers! If you do need a replacement cover, or even a different print use this code for $10 off your Dock purchase at https://dockatot.com
It is very nice to know we washed the DockATot because of chocolate and not because of sweat spots (gross, yes, I know.) from our hot natured girl, which definitely makes it ideal for micro-climate kiddos.
When washing the cover we followed manufacturer instructions and I included a photo from their website on washing the DockATot products. It truly was so easy and the only noticeable difference I saw afterward was that around the top of the Dock it became a little wrinkly so I simply smoothed that out. It’s nice to have a beautiful product, handmade in Europe, and know that if there is a mishap, because toddlerhood, that it is so easy to clean up and thus far was have had no fading

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We received our DockATots courtesy of the brand and little did I know they would be products that helped not only with bed transitioning but also keeping my toddler content just lounging around while I do things that need to get done. This post was mostly geared toward Jensen and how it makes her feel snuggly and happy but of course we have to show Miller in his Grand as well. It has been the best baby product we could ask for and I highly recommend DockATot to any new or seasoned parent because of the heaps of uses for them! The versatility of DockATots is absolutely magnificent; from sleeping and bed transitioning to lounging & relaxing and even the ease of use for traveling, there are so many ways to make use of this comfy Dock.
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If you have any questions or want more info, click the image below for some helpful documents off DockATots website including further information on wash and care instructions as well as how to use your Dock!

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Bedtime

ergoPouch | Safe Sleeping and Safe Kids

November 30, 2017

It is no hidden secret that we are absolutely obsessed with sleep sacks over here at Little Gummi and the obsession further continues with ergoPouch. This Australian based and founded brand began it’s story much like we begin our sleep routines (er, lack their of); A tired mom, looking for a solution. Ergopouch is an award winning brand designed to help not just your Little, but your entire family sleep better. It’s all connected, right? I know if my Little doesn’t sleep, no one does- all the way down to our pets.

We love that ergoPouch is designed for babes of all ages. The sleep sack can be used as a swaddle but snapping the arms holes or your Little can move freely about by popping their arms through the designated holes! Another great feature are the sacks that transition from sack to suit. With a simple adjustment of the zippers, you can create little pant legs which is especially convenient when you have a walker. We usually settle down for bed about 45 minutes before we actually hit the bed and I love being able to put our ergoPouch on our kiddos and have a little sleep suit for them to get their last minute antics out in. Afterwards, we transfer the zippers and create the sleep sack for their night time needs.
Another amazing aspect of ergoPouch is the ability to oh so easily change a nappy! The zipper creates an amplified experience for those dreaded night time changes and it truly just makes parenting all around easier.

Ergopouch comes in multiple variations depending on age, size, weather and season. The sleep sack is equipped with a room thermometer that changes depending on temperature and I have found this to be extremely helpful when determining how to use ours.

I can fully trust that ergoPouch is going to keep my babes warm and safe throughout the night, all the while helping me sleep comfortable knowing they are comfortable as well! It is definitely a must-have product for every new or seasoned parent, and you can get yours via the shop link below!

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Miracle Sleeper by Miracle Ware

June 2, 2017

Miracle Sleeper

At Little Gummi we are huge fans of sleep suits and sacks so we of course had to add the Miracle Sleeper from Miracle Ware to our collection. This awesome sleeper makes the transition from swaddle to sleeper so much easier especially when you have routine adjusted babes such as our little ones.
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Peapod Mats | Catching Life’s Messes

May 25, 2017

At one point or another, we have all experienced the glory that is our children’s bodily fluids in the most uncanny of moments. At Little Gummi this is all too familiar and amidst a baby and a potty training two year old we are as thankful as ever for Peapod Mats and their desirable glory in a bedwetting world.

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Cozy Blanket Pouch by Revelae | Comfort With Ease

April 28, 2017


The stress of having a newborn can be overwhelming, finding products that work shouldn’t be. Little Gummi is excited to show you the cozy Blanket Pouch by Revelae which is designed to comfort and warm your newborn all the way up to nine months!
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Crescent Womb | Transitioning From Womb to World

April 7, 2017

Crescent Womb

Becoming a parent for the first time, or the fifth time, also comes with many worries and at Little Gummi we don’t think sleep time should be one of them! When ever our newest addition would draw closer to arrival, we always researched and over-thought the bassinets that our Little would go in. This can be cumbersome especially when you live in a studio (that’s us!) so we are really excited to talk about Dad invented Crescent Womb.

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Bedtime - Lifestyle

ergoPouch Happy Cosy Baby

December 26, 2016

ergoPouch Little Cozy Baby

We have all heard about the proper baby bedding atttire, only using certain sheets, no bumpers and definitely no additional toys, blankets or pillows in a crib but what we haven’t been told much about is ergoPouch; the clever little solution to a blanket that provides that additional safety to your little without compromising warmth or comfort.

We had the pleasure of testing out an ergoPouch to see what the rave was with our own eyes and I can’t imagine how I ever parented without one! The way ergoPouch works is through a sleep bag (they make other products as well) that is insulated using natural fibers compiled of bamboo, organic cotton and merino. You choose either a summer or winter bag and it can be used in two ways: arms tucked inside with snaps for the arm holes closed to create a swaddle or arms out.

The design of the ergoPouch was intended to make sleep easier and nights better because, who doesn’t want a nights rest?

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Hello Gorgeous- Sweet Ellie Sue Swaddles

August 16, 2016

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Co-sleeping 

August 16, 2015

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Co-sleeping. One of the most debated words surrounding the logics of doctoring conflicted with the Granolas and the unbelievers. You know, the ones who believe that co-sleeping is better because of late night feeding and essentially no waking up during the night. Uh, guilty. Or the ones who realize the worst but don’t ever become educated on the best. So we know that co-sleeping is a big no-no from anyone in any medical profession, i.e. Pediatricians.

I wrote this because I want information out there about the co-sleeping world and why we choose this.

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