Decisions, decisions.

When it comes to buying the DockATot, there are a few important questions to consider. With so many stylish covers and prints to choose from - whether to match baby’s nursery or just your personal taste - this decision can be a conundrum all on its own. Then there’s the question of which accessories to add, do you need a spare cover, or travel bag, etc. You may even want to build your own DockATot from replacement parts and spare covers.

We also sometimes get questions about what size to purchase. The answer is usually pretty straightforward. We always recommend the Deluxe+ size for newborns up until about 8 months old, however some babies use the Deluxe+ much longer, up until about a year old. It’s meant to be snug to create a sense of being held.

The Grand size is designed for little ones approximately 9-36 months old. We advise against using the Grand before 9 months. Because the Grand is much roomier, babies won’t benefit from the snugness created by the Deluxe+ dock.

To help provide some context, we’ve compiled a collection of photos to give parents an idea of what babies look like at different ages and weights in both the Deluxe+ and Grand docks. It’s important to remember that all babies are different and have different needs, but hopefully this compilation will create a frame of reference.

Gabriel in the Deluxe, 3 weeks old and 9 lbs.

[By @everydayharts]
 
Soren & Huntly in the Deluxe, both 5 weeks old and 8 lbs.

[By @_sarapward_]
 
Jett in the Deluxe, 7 months old and 20 lbs.

[By @2dadsandajett]
 
Penelope in the Deluxe, 2 months old and 12 lbs 13 oz.

[By @acharlestonmom]
 
Jo in the Deluxe, 3 months and 10 lbs.

[By @genuine_jo]
 
Anika in the Deluxe, 4.5 months, 14 lbs.

[By @mitch_madrigal]
 
Mackenzie and Myla in the Deluxe, both 6 months and 16 lbs.

[By @jennamunkres]
 
In the Deluxe, both 6 months and 14 lbs.

[By @paigeklimas]
 
In the Deluxe, 6 months and 18 lbs.

[By @annyapovroznik]
 
Sienna Mae in the Deluxe, 4 months and 12 lbs. Indie Rey in the Grand, 2 years and 25 lbs.
 
Brinely in the Grand, 3 years and 37 lbs. Rhett in the Deluxe, 4 months and 16 lbs.
 
Conor in the Deluxe, 1 week and 9 lbs.

[By @nikkiehoang]
 
Conor in the Grand, 15 months and 23 lbs

[By @nikkiehoang]
 
Harlow in the Grand, 15 months and 23 lbs.

[By @jocelynsmithphoto]
 
Noah (left) and Jonah (right), both in the Grand. Noah is 15 months and 26 lbs. Jonah is 2.5 years and 32 lbs.

[By @theokiehome]
 
Scarlett in the Grand, 13 months and 25 lbs.

[By @caitlynneier]
 
In the Grand, 10 months and 23 lbs.

[By @domoniquedd]
 
Rilo in the Grand, 18 months and 24 lbs 6 oz.

[By @lexilarz]
 
Reign in the Grand, 2.5 years and 29 lbs.

[By @beccathorderson]
 
Ava in the Grand, 14 months and 23 lbs.

[By @mydaintydarlings]
 
In the Grand, 27 months and 29 lbs.

[By @beautyandbeatitudes]