The Doona CarSeat Stroller is a carseat that wait for it.. Pops out into a fully functioning stroller! Its ideal for nipping out an about with baby, meeting friends for coffee or into the supermarket . It also means there no giant travel system frame taking up room in the boot of your car. Which was a bonus for us as our dog often needs to get in the car.
The Doona carseat has won multiple industry awards for being the next generation infant car seat that combines the highest standard in safety and a revolutionary integrated travel system.
It is a rear facing carseat suitable from birth to 15kg so could last you at least a year depending on the size of your baby. It uses a 5 point harness to secure your baby safely whilst also having an Orthopaedic inner cushion made from Bamboo Charcoal fibre – which is anti-bacterial, hypoallergenic, humidity and thermal regulating. It comes in a range of colours and has many accessories to choose from. Its price tag is £279.99 which may seem a little steep for a carseat but as you don’t need to buy a travel system i don’t think that its all that bad.
It is also isofix compatible if you buy the isofix base.
I had seen the Doona Carseat advertised on Facebook well before i was even pregnant and knew that i had to have one when the time came. Now I’m all about safety when it comes to travelling with a baby but i also love the convenience of the Doona carseat. It has passed all the legally required compliance tests above and beyond the requirements and has all the necessary safety certificates. You can read all the safety details on the Simple Parenting Website.
I know lots of parents will have there doubts about the Doona carseat as the recommendations state that baby’s shouldn’t be in carseats for no longer than 2 hours, or 30 minutes if newborn. I planned on baby wearing most of the time so i actually only use this for car journeys and nipping into the supermarket.
Poppy was born at 6lb 10oz so she was a teeny tiny baby. As you can see her size didn’t matter as she looks safe and comfortable.
We have been using the Doona car seat since we bought Poppy home from the hospital and my honest opinion of it is that it is just great! It is so easy to pop the wheels out and despite it not having huge wheels its movability is smooth. We have been using it for 7 months now and the only thing i can say about it is that the wheels don’t last very long. They are quite worn so we will have to buy some new ones for baby number two. Although the car seat is quite heavy with a 7 month old in, it doesn’t really matter as we never carry her anywhere. We pop the wheels out as soon as we take her out the car and push her in the house. Obviously i wouldn’t recommend lifting it into the car if you have just had a C-Section.
I absolutely love this carseat and honestly don’t know how i would live without it. I hope this has been a useful review.
**This is not a sponsored post, this is just an honest review of the Doona carseat.