Babies for Scale: See Little Ones in Their Docks at Various Ages & Weights
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.
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 8/12 months old, however some babies use the Deluxe+ much longer, up until about a two years 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.
Soren & Huntly in the Deluxe, both 5 weeks old and 3.6 kg.
Sienna Mae in the Deluxe, 4 months and 5.5 kg. Indie Rey in the Grand, 2 years and 11.4 kg.
Brinely in the Grand, 3 years and 16.8 kg. Rhett in the Deluxe, 4 months and 7.3 kg.
Noah in the Deluxe, 22 weeks and 12 kg.
Noah (left) and Jonah (right), both in the Grand. Noah is 15 months and