Whenever I’m stateside I always try to do a bit of sewing. It’s something I really enjoy and it also end up saving me money because I create my own things instead of buying.
Last summer, when I was pregnant, I made a little baby cosleeper. It was based on a Dockatot deluxe, but the design was a bit different as I partially followed a Pinterest tutorial. That bed was sewn as all one piece. My baby took most of her naps in that sleeper as a newborn and even as she grew. These days it is too small for her and since she has become quite wiggly in bed I thought about getting her a bigger one, like the Dockatot grand.
I contemplated buying the bigger dock instead of making it, but I couldn’t let myself spend $260 on something I was pretty confident that I could make.
Overall, I’m very happy with the way it turned out. This one is much better than the first one I made as it can be taken apart and washed. This one also has a much nicer foam mattress pad and a softer bumper. Not to mention, the total cost of the materials was under $50.
If I get enough interest on this post I will consider writing a detailed tutorial on how I made this sleeper. Make sure to comment below if you want more info!