So I like most new parents over purchased and bought things I really didn't need. I couldn't decide if I wanted the Dock-A-Tot or the Snuggle Me- so I got both! Now after using both, I realize that there's really only one that I use daily.
Now, I did get both, but second hand so I didn't pay full price for either. I ended up buying a second Dock-A-Tot cover because when one gets dirty- and it will- you need something else to put on! I was able to get one on Etsy that was slightly cheaper (around $65), but it didn't have the exact same snug fit that the original has. Completely and totally usable though!
I just found the Dock-A-Tot easier to use around the house. I put it on the kitchen table as I made dinner so many times. I didn't want to do that with the Snuggle Me because the bottom was soft and baby would be feeling a hard table instead of a cushion. I also found it was usable for longer because the bottom unclips and baby's legs can be free-- BUT, their feet are then on the table or whatever surface the lounger is on, so it's not realllyyyy usable much longer.
My baby is 3.5 months right now, and has outgrown BOTH! He is just too long! A long baby will not be in these until they are 9 months old- NO WAY! He is 25" long right now and his feet are past the bottom padding on the Dock-A-Tot.
Having said that, the Dock-A-Tot has been with us since day one and we use it for soooo much of the day! I use it for changing him, plopping him next to be as I shower on the floor, on the kitchen table while I cook, and outside (Using the Cabana cover- which I also love!) I can't imagine what I will do next as baby really can't be in here much longer!!
For us, Dock-A-Tot was the winner, but Snuggle Me I wanted to love so much because of the organic materials. In the end, functionality over material won out.
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What do you use when baby outgrows these items?! The search is ON!