Horrors Of The Crib

When you bring your baby home from the hospital you hear that NOTHING should go in the crib. You are told to maybe even let your kid cry it out because they are sooo safe there. Well I have news for you, I haven’t found the crib very safe lately. For the past 5 months Isabella has been getting her legs caught in the crib during naps and the night time. It scares me because she really gets stuck. Not long ago both legs were stuck all the way up to Izzy’s thigh and I thought my husband was going to pull the crib apart with his bare hands. I could hear the crib cracking.

At first you might think, it’s silly or cute. She was sound asleep and didn’t seem distressed. But it’s not cute and when I woke her up she was scared because she was stuck! She also had marks on her legs for over a week. It’s a serious problem. It took me climbing into the crib and my husband on the outside lifting and twisting her to get her legs out. We have tried the mesh bumpers, but she kicks above it and kicks it down. They are tied on so they slide down very easily. 

We now have a DockATot™. First I want to let you know what this is and then why it has helped us. A DockATot comes in two sizes the DockATot™ Deluxe and DockATot™ Grand. The Deluxe is recommended for ages 0-8 months. While the Grand is recommended for 9-36 months. It can be used for lounging, tummy time, changing, cuddling, playing and even resting and so much more. If you co-sleep the DockATot creates a great space for your baby to sleep near you.


DockATot™ knows the importance of thinking about a baby’s microclimate. The microclimate is the space directly affecting their surroundings. DockATot™ is hypoallergenic, yahoo!!!!  It is made with the most nurturing and hygienic fabrics that also have excellent air-permeability.


For Toddlers DockATot™ Grand was created to help ease the transition from crib to toddler or big kid bed. It has built-in, air-permeable bumpers that act as bed rails, and give your child a snug sense of security in their newer, bigger beds. We love the Grand because it keeps Izzy snuggled and she’s no longer kicking out at the rails or sleeping up against them getting stuck. This has been such an amazing find!


Could she be sleeping any more peaceful?

Not only does Izzy love to sleep in her DockATot™, she loves to play and lounge in it. My husband calls it her boat. I highly recommend this product for babies and up! If I knew about it when Izzy was younger I would have had this product a lot sooner. Go check out all of the fun colors and designs they offer and pick out a DockATot™ for your babe.


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14 Comments Add yours

  1. Ashley says:

    Love this post!!! Ordering for Willy?

  2. Ellen says:

    That’s a great item, I’ve never seen anything like it. And it’s so versatile,. I’m getting one for my daughter!

  3. This looks amazing! Is it safe in the crib (like climbing wise)? My almost one year old still wakes up several times a night.

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Izzy doesn’t try to climb on it at my house in the crib or at my moms in the playpen. Is your little one a climber? Izzy is 15 months old and climbs about everything around the house except her crib

      1. andrea says:

        She is not a huge climber, but she is always standing in her crib. Does it help her sleep through the night?

      2. busylittleizzy says:

        She always slept through the night since she was 10 months we haven’t had a regression issue. But it does help her nap longer and sleep in longer for sure. She was never a good napper & I think it has helped with naps a lot

  4. Nana says:

    DockATot is the best toddler sleep accessory I have used! I am a Nana and have lots of sleepovers!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you for sharing, so glad you love the product too

  5. Wendy says:

    The docatot people recommend not using it in a crib…I was devestated bc that is my plan. I see that you do and you have found it to be ok?

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Wendy, I can’t tell you what to do.. but we used it in the crib once Izzy was no longer at risk for SIDS and now use it in the toddler bed so she’s less likely to roll out. I hope that’s helpful 🙂

    2. busylittleizzy says:

      Not sure if my responses are going, but we didn’t do it until SIDS was no longer an issue… we also use it now it was a perfect transition to her toddler bed

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