“As a parent, you’ll rarely stumble across a product that makes your life that little bit simpler. And when you do, you want to shout about it from the hills. That’s how we felt about the Doona car seat. It’s a one-of-a-kind; the world’s first complete and fully integrated travel system, which allows you to move from car seat to stroller in seconds…now that’s commendable.”
Making it into the Independent’s ‘Indy Best’ review section is something most brands dream of and for Doona, that dream has come true, when the innovative infant car seat was taken for a week-long road test (with the help of an 11-week old), scoring an impressive overall 9 out of 10.
The stylish Doona has attracted celebrity parents including Ed Sheeran, Laura Whitmore and Novak Djokovic, all of whom love the ease of turning a car seat into a stroller at the click of a button – “one minute you have a car seat, and in a flash you have a stroller. Genius.”
The Indy Best review praised the ease of transitioning from car seat to stroller : “it really is just one simple motion, opening and closing at the push of a button which is located just at the top of the back of the seat. This whole process feels intuitive and not in the slightest bit clunky.”
The reviewer also commented on Doona’s portability: “TUV and FAA aircraft approved, you are safe to use this as a child seat in an aircraft, and it would also be incredibly handy at the airport”.
The verdict: Doona infant car seat
“It’s safe to say we totally see the hype around this multi-use parenting product. While the Doona car seat is more suited to some lifestyles than others, and yes you could use it as your main pushchair, we see it as more of a second stroller. But wow it’s clever, and at £299 we actually think it’s totally worth it, particularly on the school run or mad-dash trips to the shops…because let’s be honest that’s a lot of what parenting is about.”