Doona Infant Car Seat Review – The Car Seat Which Transforms

Doona

The Doona+ is the first car seat that transforms into a stroller at just a touch of a button.

The Verdict
The Doona is a great innovative product that ticks the boxes of being easy to use and install in your car, incorporates safety features, certified to travel on an aircraft, is nippy and light, does what it says on the tin – perfect for a quick out-and-about or travel trip.
POSITIVES
Innovative
Car seat doubles as a travel system/stroller
Easy to install and use
Unique anti-rebound protection
Double walls in the outer shell
Certified for being used on an airplane
Can be attached to your car by using an ISOFIX base or a car’s own three-point seat belt
Newborn infant insert as well as support cushion for ergonomic position
It is available in multiple colours
NEGATIVES
Lack of storage (can be complemented with the Essentials Bag or the Snap-on Storage Bag)
Difficult to fasten safety harness
Only suitable for use up to 18 months
Cannot lie flat
Top end in terms of price of Group 0+ car seats
8
SCORE

How it Works

So how does the Doona change from a car seat to a stroller? Well watch the video below:

The Nuts…

The Doona was first launched in 2014 and is hailed as the ultimate travel system. The Doona has integrated wheels which extend with just the touch of a button making it a one of a kind all-in-one travel system – the ultimate for the on the go parent. You don’t need a separate chassis allowing you to use all the boot space of your car for other things – like shopping!

As a separate chassis is not needed, carrying an infant around in a car seat or shifting your baby from one travel carrier to another is not required. You can simply remove the car seat from inside the car, hold the car seat at a comfortable height or place it on the ground, and press a button to extend the wheels. The mechanism of extending the wheels is also fairly quiet – perfect for ensuring your little one has an uninterrupted sleep.

The Doona also comes with safety features which include a double-wall structure and an anti-rebound handle. The double-wall structure reduces the impact energy while the anti-rebound handle provides protection by being able to be placed against the backseat of your car

The Doona is perfect for use when traveling out of town. As it has been certified “For Use in an Aircraft” in both Europe and the US, it is perfect to take along when traveling as it can be used in the aircraft and on taxis, trains, and buses.

…and Bolts

The Doona works with either an ISOFIX or via a 3-point seat belt. The ISOFIX can be purchased separately or in combination with the Doona.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

While the storage space is limited, this can be increased by complementing the Doona with the Essentials Bag or the Snap-on Storage Bag.

While the Doona is heavier than a normal car seat, weighing in at 7kg, it is pretty light as a stroller. This makes it great for public transport and its compact design makes it easier to manoeuvre through small spaces.

It’s not really designed for going off-road, and might be slightly bumpy over pebbly ground, but works well going up and down curbs.

Other additional extras you can purchase are:

SEAT PROTECTOR

INSECT PROTECTOR

SUN PROTECTION

WHEEL COVER

TRAVEL BAG

ESSENTIAL BAG

SNAP-ON BAG

The Verdict

It’s a great innovative product which ticks the boxes of being easy to use and install in your car, incorporates safety features, certified to travel on an aircraft, is nippy and light, does what it says on the tin – perfect for a quick out-and-about or travel trip.

More Stories
Newborn Baby Essentials List – Gearing Up for Arrival