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.
Gabriel in the Deluxe, 3 weeks old and 4 kg.
Soren & Huntly in the Deluxe, both 5 weeks old and 3.6 kg.
Jett in the Deluxe, 7 months old and 9.1kg.
Penelope in the Deluxe, 2 months old and 5.6 kg.
Jo in the Deluxe, 3 months and 4.6 kg.
Anika in the Deluxe, 4.5 months, 6.4 kg.
In the Deluxe, both 6 months and 6.4 kg.
In the Deluxe, 6 months and 8.2 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.
Conor in the Deluxe, 1 week and 4.1 kg.
Noah in the Deluxe, 22 weeks and 12 kg.
Conor in the Grand, 15 months and 10.5 kg.
Harlow in the Grand, 15 months and 10.5 kg.
Noah (left) and Jonah (right), both in the Grand. Noah is 15 months and
11.8 kg. Jonah is 2.5 years and 14.5 kg.
Scarlett in the Grand, 13 months and 11.4 kg.
In the Grand, 10 months and 10.4 kg.
Reign in the Grand, 2.5 years and 13.2 kg.
Ava in the Grand, 14 months and 10.5 kg.
In the Grand, 27 months and 13.5 kg.