This Is the Only Infant Car Seat You Need — and the Best Travel Stroller Around
One mom's take on the car seat and stroller combo that does double duty and makes mom life so much easier.
You’re a brand-new parent traveling, and you’ve just parked in the airport parking garage. Your infant is screaming in his carseat while you struggle to yank the stroller frame from the trunk of your car and unfold it. Finally, you get it all together, get baby’s car seat out, and snap him into the frame. Then, you arrive at the airport gate, where you sigh because now, you have to unclick the infant car seat from the stroller frame and pack everything up for gate checking.
Sound familiar? If you’re one of the millions of moms struggling with all the endless gear associated with strollers, you need the Doona Car Seat & Stroller. This magical transformer is all you need for travel, park strolls, and trips to Grandma’s house.
Here’s how it works: You click one button and instantaneously, stroller wheels drop out of the bottom of the car seat. Press a button and push down, and the stroller folds back into a car seat. That’s literally it! Whether you choose to use the car seat base is up to you—if you’re traveling and you’ve learned how to properly strap the car seat in with a seatbelt, you don’t need a base.
At first, the Doona might seem pricey, but take it from an exhausted mom—it’s worth every penny to not have to unfold a stroller frame from the back of your car while your baby’s screaming because he thinks you’ve walked away from him and left him there. I’ve seen other moms struggle with their strollers at my pediatrician’s parking lot, and I always tell them about the Doona. This stroller is especially great for parents of infants who need frequent doctor’s visits, or parents of multiple kids who need to be ferried to soccer practice, piano lessons, daycare, and school.
The Doona is also easy to clean with a simple wipe-down and fits well with sun and insect covers like the Uppababy Cabana Infant Car Seat Shield. Simple Parenting—which makes the Doona and its similarly convertible tricycle companion, the Liki Trike—just debuted their brand new Doona Midnight Collection a few months ago, featuring a sleek new design. The collection boasts faux-leather detailing, a stylish diamond pattern, a black anodized aluminum structure, and extra storage bags.
There’s a reason why so many celebrities—Gigi Hadid, Khloe Kardashian, Gal Gadot, Natalie Portman, Stephen Curry, Kate Upton, Claire Danes, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, for starters—love the Doona. This is the most travel-friendly stroller for on-the-go parents, even if you’re just heading to the grocery store or baby & me yoga.