For the most part we didn't get a lot of new things for Penelope since we literally had Roy a year and a half ago and everything was still in good working order (with the enhancement of a few blow out stains here and there ;)).
One thing we didn't have with Roy was a DockATot. I saw them all over Instagram and debated about getting one but never did. We made do with our swing and rock n play (or a blanket on the floor) but when I got asked if I wanted one to review I jumped on the opportunity!
To be honest, I literally use it every.single.day all throughout the day.
I use it in the mornings after Penelope's done eating to hang out while I get Roy up and get his breakfast made.
She'll typically take at least one nap in it during the day while Roy and I are playing (I like to encourage her to nap through noise and in different environments other than her dark, quiet room to hopefully make her a good sleeper as she grows!).
I actually even use it to change diapers too! I put a changing pad down and get after it rather than going all the way upstairs to change one of a million diapers or doing it on the floor. Although since I can hardly ever reach my move goal of 250 calories a day maybe I should rethink this one. ;)
And to be totally honestly, it's really the perfect spot to put her when I need to tend to Roy or get something done around the house when she's not napping in her crib.
One of the favorite things about it is how easy it is to travel with! With Roy, we used to bring our rock n play everywhere - which was fine since it folds up but it's still big! And with 2 kids worth of crap to lug everywhere, the smaller things are the better. Now I just throw the DockATot back in it's plastic carrying case and throw it in the car. It's super convenient to put on a bed or the living room floor for Penelope to nap in rather than in her car seat or another makeshift bed at a friend or family member's home. At Christmas time she napped in her DockATot in between my parent's coffee table and a chair and it was perfect!
After I posted a photo of P in her DockATot on Instagram I had a ton of you ask if you should get it. I feel like everyone's situation is different but I am so glad I have one. If you're someone who travels a lot or spends a lot of time not at your home, I think it's a perfect solution for where your baby could sleep. Or if you're someone, like me, who has a crazy toddler running around and you need a safe place to put your baby, I highly recommend it!