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.