This one thing could be why your toddler is STILL not sleeping well

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Hey mama. You look tired. When was the last time you got a full nights sleep? Oh, since before your toddler was born?

Yea, I feel you. If you are reading this, I am assuming you have gotten to the point where you are just done with these toddler sleep problems! Am I right?

And it’s probably not just one problem either. Maybe your toddler isn’t sleeping through the night and he or she is still waking up to nurse. Maybe you have been co-sleeping since they were born but now its just time to take the next step.

Is your toddler refusing to stay in their bed all night? Do you get woken up in the wee hours of the morning by little hands reaching out for you? Is it sleep regression or night terrors?

I feel like there is no medium point in toddler sleep.

Your toddler either sleeps great every night OR like mine, they have horrible sleep habits no matter what you do.

Just to state my personal stance here, I LOVE co-sleeping. I have both my little girls in my bed every night. We have a king size bed and it works for us.cosleeper | cosleeping | toddler lounger | cosleeping transition | dockatot |dock a tot | night terrors

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What I don’t like is that my 19-month-old is still waking me up to nurse several times a night. She won’t self-soothe and she won’t take a paci.

My almost 4-year-old is starting to show interest in sleeping in her own bed, which we have in our room. The problem is she is still waking up at night, crawling back in our bed and waking up dad, sister (who must be nursed back to sleep) and me. Every. Single. Night.

Does this sound like what’s going on at your house?

If you are like me, I’m sure you’ve tried everything. Special soothing bath soaps and lotions. Calm down sessions before bed. Special blankets or dolls to sleep with. You’ve read the books, read the blogs that PROMISE to give you awesome advice that will change your life. Only its still not working for you.

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Yes, I was there. Then, one day I am perusing Instagram during naptime and I see a fellow mom raving over this new “baby nest” that’s helping her baby sleep better. Intrigued, I check out her post, she swears by this DockAtot bed thing. Hmm.

I check it out and HOLY COW the price! No way Jose!

A few weeks go by, still horrible sleep from my two. I see another couple moms, this time on blogs and Pinterest talking about DockATot like it should be winning the Nobel Peace Prize or something.

So this time, I bring it up to my husband and he is all “HOLY COW that price!”

Another few weeks go by and now we are living with my parents because Hurricane Irma dropped a tree on our house. No king size bed anymore and the sleep is even worse. I am desperate at this point. I’m basically homeless, stressed and beyond tired.

I think, who cares about a price tag if this thing can just give me 5 more min of sleep??

After the DockAtot

Oh mama, I am getting so much more than 5 min of sleep. The DockATot really is all those things. It is worth all the praise and yes, if it was up for a Nobel Peace Prize it would be getting my vote.

Why DockAtot?


One of the things I love most about the DockaTot grand is it works great for BOTH my girls. The bed is HUGE. It’s totally multifunctional. My big girl can snuggle up into it and watch TV in the afternoon. It makes a perfect lounger for her! If we still had a toddler bed (thanks again Irma) it would fit perfectly on top of her mattress to create a perfect nest to sleep in. My baby girl can use it to nap in or to sleep in…ALL NIGHT LONG.

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Creates a safe sleeping area

The reason the kids love it so much is it cuddles them. When they are sleeping and they start to change positions they roll into the side and it’s like rolling into my body. They feel a comforting presence and are automatically soothed and reassured.18 month sleep regression | night terrors | nest sleeper | co-sleeper

Temperature control and Breathability

It’s also amazingly breathable. As Floridians, we are constantly having issues with getting too hot while we sleep. Especially with all of us in one room. The DockaTot is made of breathable material that prevents your child from getting too hot. Just one less obstacle to overcome in the sleep game!

A natural co-sleeping transition

No matter how long you let your little one stay in your bed, the transition is never easy when it is time for them to start sleeping on their own. Even if you aren’t quite ready to put them in a different room the DockATot is critical to get them at least sleeping on their own. At 19 months old the DockATot is a lifesaver for my youngest! She has always been cuddled to sleep and now with the DockATot, she is able to settle herself into sleep. It allows her to have her own sleeping space but still be in our bed or in our room.

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Peace of Mind

Not only does your baby LOVE DockATot but so does mom. The quality and safety of a DockATot are uncomparable to anything else on the market. I love that the fabric and the bed are both breathable. Your child should ALWAYS be laid to sleep on their back as that is the safest.

I have side sleepers, no matter how hard I try to keep them on their backs. I watched Magnolia roll onto her side in the DockATot and completely smash her face into the side a few nights ago. Even at 19 months old this would have normally freaked me out. However, her breathing never changed and I could tell how completely unrestricted the airflow was for her. The ability to put my child to sleep and feel completely safe about her sleeping in a room alone is totally liberating!

Mama, if I didn’t believe in the DockATot so much I would never recommend something with a price tag this high. I am a bargain shopper, always use coupons and will buy used whenever I can. I promise it is worth every single penny.

It will change your life. You will sleep, your baby or toddler will sleep. Everyone will be sleeping! And not just sleeping a little bit. You will be getting ALL THE SLEEP!

Please, Please, Please comment below or shoot me an email if you have questions! Stop waiting and hoping and praying things will get better. Order your DockATot right now and things WILL be better!


    • TheGracefulOlive says

      So Sweet! We went with Magnolia because we wanted something southern and that we could make nicknames out of lol!

  1. Nicole says

    I am considering getting a dockAtot for traveling with my 3 & 5 year olds. Would my five year old be too big for it?

    • TheGracefulOlive says

      My five year old can still fit in it. She doesn’t sleep in it anymore and my three year old just recently transitioned out of it. I used it with my three year old when she finally moved to her own bed at nighttime because it made me feel better about her possibly rolling out of the bed. But they both still use it as a lounger when they are watching TV or something.
      It is VERY large so its probably not super practical to travel with unless you have a lot of extra room to pack

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