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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.


Jensen is in the Grand La Vie En Rose



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
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.
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!



Teaching brother how to ride his Mini Micro Deluxe Scooter. I think he has another year or so though.


HABA On The Farm Threading Game

July 14, 2017

We absolutely love toys that promote learning and education over at Little Gummi and the HABA On The Farm Threading Game is the perfect toy with the best of both worlds. For children as young as 18 months, it encourages hand-eye coordination and development. Jensen is 2 and still loves hers!  It more or less is great for teaching patterns and just a wonderful introduction into directions and problem solving. It sounds silly because I don’t think we truly ponder teaching our young 18 month olds about patterns and directions but it is such a crucial age for beginning developments.

I absolutely love games for the entire family and HABA gave just that with their On The Farm Threading Game. Sometimes traditional boardgames can give an overwhelming feel and I love the simplicity of the On The Farm Threading Game. It sparks just enough curiosity to hold a young kiddos attention but at the same time does not feel overwhelming.
Threading the animals are so easy! Especially for little bitty hands. It comes with 8 pieces, four template sets and a bag to hold it! The templates have easy to follow directions that include patterns for your young ones to mimic while threading. We love to turn this into a counting experience as well! So we count the items we are threading and not only learn crucial hand-eye coordination but educational developments as well.

The On The Farm Threading Game is a perfect gift for any party, or just a great buy for your own kiddo to enjoy. I love that it catches and sparks the interest of younger babes all the way up to toddlers and gives a great opportunity for us as parents to teach our young ones animal identifying, names, sounds and multiple other educational developments!

You can begin your kiddos On The Farm Threading Game fun by shopping the link below! The made in Germany game is composed of beech wood and gives me peace of mind knowing my child is playing with something safe and fun! Keep in mind, the pieces are small and always need parental supervision when enjoying!


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Kid Lid | Put Your Tech in Kid Mode

June 26, 2017


Kid LidIn this day in age, we are no strangers to screen-time fun for our Littles to either occupy during chores or just relax while in the car to give us parents some piece-of-mind. Kid Lid has taken the craft to a whole new level of tech time fun with their clever cases that allow your children to watch their favorite program without interrupting your apps (like deleting your Little Gummi quick-link (; )

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The Crazy Scientist Lab Kit from The Purple Cow

June 18, 2017


This week we are celebrating Dads and all their glory with fun and exciting products that promote bonding and learning with dad and the kiddos!
First on our radar at Little Gummi is The Crazy Scientist Lab Kit from The Purple Cow. This awesome young survivor skill box has everything you and your little need to tackle the wilderness in your own backyard. Teaching skills that will stay for years to come, the Crazy Scientist lab kit will have your little one ready to adapt in any situation with their early survival techniques and skills!

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Playgro Music and Lights Comfy Car

May 20, 2017

Do you ever need a place to safely put your little one while you do the laundry, cook dinner or just need an ‘ahhh’ moment to relax? Yes?! Me too! Look no further than this super sweet Music and Lights Comfy Car from Playgro! This plush car promotes play and learning through music as well as a safe place for sitting for those younger Littles from 6months on. While it was intended for our 7 month old, our 2 year old has taken quite a liking to the Music and Lights Comfy Car as well. It is safe to safe it is officially a Little Gummi favorite.

The Playgro Music and Lights Comfy Car is plush enough for your Little to comfortably sit without fussing (Tell me my kids aren’t the only ones who do this?!) and entertaining enough to keep them occupied and happy for endless fun. This comfy little car is the right size for 6 months and on. It has an opening at the bottom where the feet go so even my 2 year old can hop in and play in the ‘race car’ as she calls it.



With music and lights the entertainment is as endless as the development your babe will incur from this plush car. The steering wheel with activities is removable so your Little can take their favorite car with them on the go. We love to sing the wheels on the bus and the Music and Lights Comfy Car is such a great addition as it provides the ultimate hands-on learning to go right along with our song. The indicator lights blink, the horn honks and the steering wheel moves for your little driver.


We cannot get enough of the Player Music and Lights Comfy Car and think it would make a great addition to any home! With its compact and plush shell there’s no where you can’t put your little racer!


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Learning Resources New Sprouts Camp Out!

May 6, 2017

As a parent of two, I have been determining the worth of my outings on if the actual errand is shorter than the time it takes to put the kids in the car and if the answer is ‘yes’, we nix it. Let’s face it, parenting is a tough -yet rewarding- gig and sometimes it is easier to be homebound and lazy, even if that means having a pretend play campfire over a real one. Learning Resources New Sprouts Camp Out is designed to stimulate the imagination and encourage pretend play in any setting. At Little Gummi we love fun toys with educational values. Grab some s’mores and get ready to shop this awesome campfire set!

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Meiya the Mouse and Alvin the Elephant

April 29, 2017

At Little Gummi we really like environmentally friendly toys so having something as whimsical and pure as the delicate Meiya the Mouse and Alvin the Elephant children’s toys is a really great bonus for us! The momma behind these sweet animals designed them with an envision of replicating the innocence that children posses. This innocence is what gives our Babes the identity of who they are creator, Mano Sheriff captures exactly that with Meiya and Alvin.

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People Toy Company | Mochi Made

April 25, 2017


People Toy CompanyWe have all heard about a baby’s first food being rice cereal, but what about their first toy?! People Toy Company is new to the States and a hit at Little Gummi with their rice made baby and children toys. People Toy Company uses a Japanese rice cake, Mochi, for an extensive line of toys and we got the chance to test some out. These 51% Mochi toys are close to nature and perfect for nurturing.
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Veyo Mittyz | The Only Glove For Your Littles

April 21, 2017

As dreamy as it is watching your Babes play in the snow, build a snow man (or woman!) and eat who knows what on those legendary homemade snow cones, the part right before all of that happens can be just a bit chaotic. The part I’m talking about specifically? Getting dressed for the elements! My daughter just abhors anything that could possibly keep her warm, including mittens. She will fight us tooth and nail until her hands are red and she decides it’s not worth it. Veyo Mittyz are created to eliminate those pink hands and the littles fight to get dressed.
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