Our 13-month-old regularly takes a short nap in the early evening. It's usually both too short (under an hour) and too close to bedtime (within 2-3 hours) for us to want to put him in his crib in his bedroom.
So, we use the bjorn bouncer to help lull him to sleep and give him a comfy place to nap that's not confused with "going to bed".
But he's about to outgrow it. Is there some other device or technique that allows for shorter, more informal naps for a kid too big for a bouncer?