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Sleepyhead Grand and DockATot Grand sleep pods to help baby relax

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Make sure baby is comfortable and relaxed so they can snooze soundly with a Sleepyhead Grand and DockATot Grand.

The sleep pod brand invented by Swedish entrepreneur Lisa Furuland has been hailed as the key to getting your baby to have a well-rested sleep. 

Not only do they provide a comfortable and safe environment for your baby to sleep in, they are also multi-functional allowing baby to relax and grow, including tummy time, play and changing.

Are sleep pods safe? 

Sleep pods or sleep nests are becoming a popular choice for babies instead of the traditional Moses basket.

But The Lullaby Trust doesn’t advise their use for baby sleep; it states: “Evidence shows that sleeping a baby on anything but a firm, flat surface, or using soft, heavy bedding, can increase the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).” This sleeping advice refers to babies under one year old.

The Trust also reminds us: “While there is a British Standard for cot mattresses, there is no standard for pods or nests as a sleeping place for babies.”

There might not be any recorded cases of SIDS related to the use of pods or nests, but there are safety concerns highlighted by the Lullaby Trust related to the products featuring padded sides and soft bases.

If you’ve considered all the sleeping guidelines carefully, and want to invest in a pod, have these points on a checklist while you’re choosing a nest:

  • Make sure the pod has a firm base and mattress
  • Only use the pod under your supervision
  • Check regularly that your little one isn’t overheating
  • Use it for playtime and resting rather than sleep

Has Sleepyhead changed its name to DockATot?

Sleepyhead and its global sister brand DockATot merged back in November 2020. When the Swedish based company launched in the US in 2015, it was branded as DockATot and so now the two brands have been merged in the UK as well.

Sleepyhead products are still available to buy at selected retailers, but the main brand is known as DockATot. The multi-award-winning products are still made in Europe and have launched some new designs. 

Founder Lisa Furuland said: "It is with great excitement that we usher in a new chapter and Sleepyhead adopts the name of our sister brand, DockATot. Embracing a singular brand name will bring together our loyal community of parents and caregivers. Our commitment to creating safe and beautiful products using carefully sourced materials remains the same. We can’t wait to grow with you and welcome you into the DockATot family."

DockATot Grand Sleep Pods

The DockATot Grand is multifunctional and multitasking. A safe and comfy option for baby to rest and relax in while under supervision. This stage 2 pod is a go-to spot for older tots lounging around the house or when travelling. The Grand pod will help ease your to into sleeping in their new setting.

Dimensions: H10 x W60 x L100-120cm | Material: Cover: 100% cotton, Filling: 100% polyester

Suitable from: 9 months | Care instructions: Machine washable at 40°C

Review: "Absolutely LOVE THIS for my daughter, definitely will be buying one for each of my future babies! My daughter is only 3 months and I thought it would be too big but she uses it to play, tummy time, nap and to just relax and watch tv!"

If you're looking for a DockATot with a pattern then the Grand Chevron is ideal for you and your baby. The multifunctional sleep pod will be your go to as your growing tot enjoys nap time in the comfiest of places. 

Dimensions: H10 x W60 x L100-120cm | Material: Cover: 100% cotton, Filling: 100% polyester

Suitable from: 9 months | Care instructions: Machine washable at 40°C

Review: "We love our Dock so much!!!! It's been such an amazing transitioning piece for our baby to nap/sleep. We had to purchase another cover to always make sure we were ready for anything!!"

This features the original Sleepyhead logo in gold embroidery on the pristine white design. Ideal for stage 2, the Sleepyhead Grand is portable and comes in a clear carry case which makes it ideal for home and away. It doubles up as a play or changing area and also has a removable cover, just in case!

Dimensions: H22 x W60 x L100-120cm | Material: Cover: 100% cotton, Filling: 100% polyester

Suitable from: 9 months | Care instructions: Machine washable at 40°C

Review: "Bought this for my 12 month old. She initially had the deluxe from new born unti about seven months but I thought she would no longer need the next size up as she's able to roll around etc. But she stopped sleeping through the night I thought it waw a phase but then looked into buying this - so glad I did as she is still for longer in her own bed! Would recommend to anyone whose baby struggles to sleep in their own bed."

Spare Covers

Make sure you have a spare cover for your DockATot Grand just in case of emergencies. We love the pink hue of this stylish cover adorned with the DockATot logo and compatible with all Grand Pods.

Dimensions: H10 x W60 x L100-120cm | Material: 100% cotton 

Suitable from: 9 months | Care instructions: Machine washable at 40°C

Go bold and bright with this red and crane bird patterened DockATot Grand cover. It features the DockATot logo in light gold embroidery and the playful print will really brighten up your child's nursery. Compatible with all Grand Pods.

Dimensions: H10 x W60 x L100-120cm | Material: 100% cotton 

Suitable from: 9 months | Care instructions: Machine washable at 40°C

If you're wild at heart then go for this painted spots design for your DockATot Grand. Featuring a cream background with black spots it will go perfectly in a monochrome themed nursery. 

Dimensions: H10 x W60 x L100-120cm | Material: 100% cotton 

Suitable from: 9 months | Care instructions: Machine washable at 40°C

Where can we get a duvet cover like this for our own beds? This La Vie En Rose print is a simply gorgeous spare cover design for your DockATot Grand that will add a touch of colour to your nursery if you've chosen a neutral theme.

Dimensions: H10 x W60 x L100-120cm | Material: 100% cotton 

Suitable from: 9 months | Care instructions: Machine washable at 40°C

If you've gone for an animal or safari theme for your child's room, then may we recommend picking up this stunning tiger and leopard print DockATot cover for your Grand Pod. It will complete the nursery and the bold turquoise shade will add a zing of colour.

Dimensions: H10 x W60 x L100-120cm | Material: 100% cotton 

Suitable from: 9 months | Care instructions: Machine washable at 40°C

For you William Morris fans out there, DockATot teamed up with the stylish brand to create a series of patterned products for their Grand, Deluxe and nursery essentials. The collection includes signature William Morris patterns like this green 'Willow Boughs' design, as well as a 'Brer Rabbit' pink, 'Blackthorn' dark green, 'Strawberry Thief' and a blue 'Pink and Rose' floral design. There are also baskets, mini teepees, cushions, zen pillows and a signature La Maman Wedge.

Dimensions: H10 x W60 x L100-120cm | Material: 100% cotton 

Suitable from: 9 months | Care instructions: Machine washable at 40°C

DockATot Deluxe Sleep Pods

The DockATot Deluxe sleep pod offers baby somewhere safe and comfy to lounge, rest, play, do tummy time and nappy changes. It has so many uses and is light enough to be portable so you'll always have somewhere for your baby to rest. There are plenty of different covers and styles available so you switch up the design to your mood. 

Dimensions: H10 x W50 x L80cm | Material: 100% cotton Filling: Polyester

Suitable from: 0-8 months | Care instructions: Machine washable at 40°C

Review: "Perfect for what I needed, soft fabric, the clip comes away super easy with pressure as stated and baby loves it."

Want to keep things basic but not white? Then opt for this chic cloud grey spare cover for your DockATot Deluxe Sleep Pod. 

Dimensions: H10 x W50 x L80cm | Material: 100% cotton 

Suitable from: 0 months | Care instructions: Machine washable at 40°C

What is the difference between a Deluxe and a Grand sleep pod?

The DockATot Deluxe is a stage one sleep pod suitable for babies from newborn to eight months. The Deluxe features a cushioned padding that extends the full way around the pod via a clasp to keep it closed. The DockATot Grand is suitable for babies from nine months to 36 months. It has an open section at the end of the sleep pod to allow for growing children. 

The Deluxe Sleep Pod measures L 80cm x W 50cm, the Grand Sleep Pod measures L100-120cm x W60cm.

What to read next:

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  • Author: Natalie Corner Natalie Corner
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Natalie Corner is the Deputy Commercial Content Editor for Bauer Media, working across brands such as What’s The Best, Yours, Mother&Baby, Heat and Closer.

With more than a decade of experience in the media, Natalie has worked for Mirror Online, Daily Mail and OK! Magazine and specialises in showbiz, TV, fitness and lifestyle.

With a growing collection of gym gear for her home workouts, Natalie is more often than not doing an online HIIT class or weight training in the living room. She loves to walk her cocker spaniel Dash and is a Yorkshire lass.

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