Products that serve multiple purposes are great, as they help you save a lot of space. Such a product is the Doona infant car seat that converts into a stroller without any other additional gizmos.
Created by Simple Parenting, this infant car seat-stroller combo is a time and space saver. The manufacturers also claim it’s the first of its kind, and they might as well be right. Turning this certified rear-facing car seat into a certified stroller takes just a few seconds, but most importantly, Doona enables people to carry with them a single item, instead of having an infant seat inside the car and a stroller in the trunk.
At first, the design might seem inconvenient, but the wheels fold neatly under and behind the car seat, while providing an additional layer of protection. This is clear proof that for Simple Parenting, not only the design played an important role, when developing this product, but also the safety of the infant seat. With the wheels folded in a double wall structure, the side-impact protection is increased a lot. It’s great to see that some companies can find new ways of designing child car seats. Volvo’s recent concept, for example, focuses on making the car seat lighter and safer, but while using that one, you’d still require a separate stroller.
As seen in the above picture, the Doona infant car seat – baby stroller hybrid is available in quite a few different colors, all of them bearing a codename. Parents will be able to pick between 7 options according to their own preferences.
Doona is accompanied by a wide range of accessories, from variously sized storage bags to rain covers, sunshade extensions, insect nets and wheel covers. The latter are particularly useful when you are concerned about getting dirt on car upholstery.
Considering how convenient the Doona baby car seat-stroller hybrid is, there’s no doubt that it will provide useful, especially while traveling long distances. Imagine getting from your car on a plane without having to transfer your sleeping baby from a car seat to a stroller and then again in a car seat. Doona is the perfect solution for such situations, and if you’re considering getting one, prepare to pay between $350 and $400, unless you’re in the UK, where it costs £299, the equivalent of approximately $500. It’s a bit of a steep price, but for the convenience it ensures, it might as well be worth it!