Fisher-Price On-The-Go Baby Dome

Last updated date: November 1, 2019

DWYM Score
11.5


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Overall Take

You'll never leave home without your Fisher-Price On-The-Go Baby Dome, which serves as a napping spot and play area in one. The dome features sun protection to help keep your baby safe. The mattress cover is both comfortable and removable, making it easy to keep clean. In our testing, we found that it packed up quickly and easily. In our analysis of 74 expert reviews, the Fisher-Price Fisher-Price On-The-Go Baby Dome placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note February 17, 2020:
Checkout The Best Baby Registry Gifts for a detailed review of all the top baby registry products.

Expert Summarized Score
9.3
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.6
1,081 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The comfy, soft and padded mattress padded makes a very comfortable surface for nap times or playtime
- Born Cute
This is such a great product because it's not only practical but we appreciate the sleek design. This product is available in various prints to fit your fancy! The padding does come off for a quick wash.
- TTPM
One of my favorite things about the Fisher-Price On-the-Go Baby Dome is the ability to use it outside. The “dome” aspect really comes into play when providing protection from the sun or other undesirable weather conditions.
- Pregnancy & Newborn
It has a canopy with UPF 20 protection to provide shade and keep bugs away and comes with a plush sleeping pad, ensuring you don't have to worry about lugging around a separate mattress.
- Romper
Don’t ask me how I found the Fisher Price On-The-Go Baby Dome, but what I can tell you is that it was love at first sight. As soon as I opened the box I knew it was everything that we needed at that stage in life.
- The Inventory
The canopy on the On-The-Go Baby Dome can be buckled shut to shield your baby from the sun and give them some privacy during nap time.
- Growing Your Baby
May 6, 2017 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Mattress pas is not secured down
- Born Cute
Make sure to watch the sides of the padding that can come detached and cause a suffocation hazard. The tags are on the under side of the padding, and my baby constantly digs to get to the tags. I have to watch her closely!
- Pregnancy & Newborn
But you have to keep in mind that, while a baby can comfortably play or rest in it, it's not going to offer a great deal of space for toys.
- Romper
The only thing I wished is that when folded, the Baby Dome would fit in the basket of our stroller, because that would make going to the park solo with the kid so easy.
- The Inventory

From The Manufacturer

Baby feels right at home in the dome! That's because it features a comfy pad for your little one to nap on or play on and a canopy that protects baby from sun and bugs. The canopy fabric has UPF20 protection which provides a UV shield. Use it indoors or out! Two colorful toys dangle overhead to encourage eye tracking. The toys can be removed and placed within baby's reach for exploring the textures. And when you're ready to pick up and go again, just fold the dome and use the handles to take it with you! It's a great take-along for camping, picnics, a day at the beach, play dates, or a visit to grandma's house. Where development comes into play Security & Happiness: Soft padding and sun blocking visor help baby feel secure when away from home. Fine Motor: Dome includes link toys that will keep baby busy while strengthening and developing fine motor skills.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Fisher-Price On-The-Go Baby Dome
Overall Score: 11.5
Expert Reviews: 6
2. Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine and Night Light
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 9
3. Mosen Baby Thermometer
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 5
4. Blooming Bath Baby Bath Bathtub
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 7
5. Diageng Baby-0011 Baby Car Mirror
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 2
6. Graco Benton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 8
7. Mancro Diaper Bag Backpack
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 11
9. Crystal Baby Smile Portable Changing Pad
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 5
10. Infantino Flip 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 9

An Overview On Baby Registry Products

Baby showers are an important rite of passage, whether you’re the expecting parent or you’re gearing up to celebrate the pregnancy of a friend or relative. Baby registries make the whole process easier, ensuring baby gets the right products while also keeping gift-givers from having to guess.

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But if you’re preparing your baby registry, you may feel overwhelmed by the many choices out there. There are a few items that tend to rise to the top of parents’ lists, though, whether for their value in keeping baby happy, healthy, comfortable or safe. But there are some important things to look for as you’re building your registry that can make shopping easier.

Technology is becoming a more dominant aspect of children’s products. If you’re considering an item that promises mobile app connectivity, it’s important to make sure the app is available for your type of device. Some may only work for Android or iOS, so check before you add something to your registry.

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Safety will be top of mind once baby arrives, so make sure there are a few items on your list that will give you the peace you need. Items that could shatter, break or otherwise come apart and hurt your infant are a no-go, as are items with small parts that can easily be accidentally swallowed. You’ll also want to keep an eye on your little one around the clock, so products like baby monitors are always popular on baby registries.

“Don’t be afraid to add big-ticket items,” Kate Desmond, an infant safe-sleep expert and mom of two children, says. “Many of your relatives and friends, including grandparents, can’t wait to spoil your little bundle of joy.”

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She lists a pack and play, bassinet, car seat, stroller, breast pump (if your health insurance doesn’t cover the cost, as many do!) and even a crib among the more expensive items she’d recommend including on a registry.

Convenience is also a consideration. Check into the cleaning instructions for any product you add to your registry, whether it’s fabric you can toss in the washing machine or toys you can wipe clean. If you want items to be dishwasher safe, look for that feature as well. Being able to pop a bottle or pacifier into your dishwasher before you run a load will be very valuable during those hectic early months.

Another tip?

“Don’t be afraid to add things that seem really personal,” Desmond shares. “My hands-free pumping bra is still one of the best and weirdest gifts I have ever received. ”

She says to consider adding products to your registry that your baby will need as he or she grows, such as sippy cups or books.

Finally, if you have a diaper brand preference use, your registry to indicate that, Desmond advises.

“You wouldn’t want to receive a whole bunch of Huggies, when you really wanted Pampers for your little one,” she says.

DYWM Fun Fact

If you’re loading up your baby gift registry, make sure you put some high-dollar items on the list. A study from Babylist found that the average amount spent on baby gifts is $130, yet about half of all gifts on registries are priced $20 or less. That means unless guests want to buy multiple items, they’re in a bind. The grandparents-to-be are likely to spend the most, whereas younger attendees will look for lower-dollar items. Practicality also rules when guests are considering what to buy. That means that baby monitor is likely to go faster than something like a personalized photo frame.

The Baby Registry Product Buying Guide

  • You’ve probably already heard that sleep is at a premium once a baby arrives in your life. The Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine and Night Light can help with that, providing soft light and pleasing audio to soothe your baby to sleep. Best of all, this device can grow with your child, providing alarm functionality in addition to the night light and white noise that’s always welcome in children’s bedrooms.
  • One of the best things about the Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine and Night Light is the quality of the sound. You won’t get that disruptive clipping noise that comes with cheaper sound machines that put the audio on a loop.
  • Every household with infants needs to keep a thermometer on hand. The Mosen Baby Thermometer uses infrared technology to provide accurate results. There’s also a built-in optional alarm that will alert you if your little one’s temperature reaches fever levels.
  • Keeping an eye on your baby will be extra important in those early months. The Diageng Baby-0011 Baby Car Mirror easily attaches to a rear seat to let you see your baby every time you look in your rearview mirror. Your baby will be able to see you as well, which can keep that all-important connection going when you’re on the road. The mirror is both simple to install and easily adjustable.
  • For taking your infant on the go, the Fisher-Price On-The-Go Baby Dome can be a great option. It serves as both a handy napping space and play area when on the go. The mattress is padded to keep baby comfortable throughout the day.
  • When you’re shopping for products to add to your registry, you’ll notice more baby products than ever interact with your favorite mobile devices. The Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine and Night Light is one of those items, enabling control through your smartphone or tablet. That means if you need to adjust the light or sound in the middle of the night, you won’t have to sneak into your child’s bedroom. Just pull up the app on your iOS or Android device, and you’ll be all set.
  • In addition to its wakeup alarm, the Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine and Night Light also lets you program the light to change colors at certain times throughout the night.
  • Another handy feature on the Mosen Baby Thermometer is a backlight that changes color based on the body temperature it detects. A red light means that your child’s body has reached a temperature that needs action.
  • Occasionally, you’ll need to wash the mattress pad on the Fisher-Price On-The-Go Baby Dome to keep it clean. The pad easily comes off so you can wash it.
  • Safety will always be top priority with any baby product. The Diageng Baby-0011 Baby Car Mirror is shatterproof, even if you end up in a car accident. The mirror also attaches with double straps to keep it in place while you’re moving. The Fisher-Price On-The-Go Baby Dome also brings extra safety to your baby, thanks to a dome that provides UPF 20 protection against the sun’s harmful rays.