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Doona is in South Africa!

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I’m sure by now you know how excited I get when a new brand comes to South Africa… especially if I’ve stalked the brand online.

When I heard Doona was coming to South Africa, I knew I had to get a piece of the cake for my readers. 😉

Why?

Doona™ is the only car seat in the world that goes from car seat to stroller in seconds.

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It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come with regards to baby products and how convenient they becoming.

Moving a car seat from the car to a stroller can be frustrating at times especially if you alone and in a hurry.

Doona was created to make things simple.

Doona™ has three modes for use in different situations:

  • Car Seat mode – This mode is intended for use in a vehicle. The wheels are tucked under the Doona body and the handle is placed in Anti-Rebound mode and pressed against the vehicle seat back to prevent rebounding in case of a crash. Doona should only be used in car seat mode when in a vehicle.
  • Pull-Along mode – This mode is intended for walking and maneuvering in tight or crowded spaces. The wheels are out and the handle is in the vertically upright position to allow puling the Doona right alongside the parent.
  • On-the-Go mode – This mode is intended for walking in open spaces – just like a stroller. The wheels are out and the handle is extended in a 45-degree angle towards the parent.

What you need to know about Doona:

1. Safety

  • Unlike other car seats, the unique structure of DoonaTM enables positioning its handle against the car’s seatback. In a case of collision, Doona’s Anti-Rebound handle absorbs tremendous forces and prevents Doona from quickly rotating backward, thus providing the baby with unparalleled Anti-Rebound protection and dramatically reducing rebound injuries. And since the handle is part of the Doona, babies enjoy anti-rebound protection whether using an Isofix base or not.
  • Doona’s unique double-wall structure, designed to allow the folding of the Doona wheels, creates an additional layer around the baby and enhances side-impact protection.Doona South Africa
  • Based on energy-absorbing memory foam technology, The Doona™ Side Impact Head Support provides the baby with improved side impact protection.
  • Misuse and improper installation are common injury causes for different car seats and strollers in the market. With this in mind, Doona™ was developed to include multiple fail-safe mechanisms preventing the following:
    • Unintentional folding / unfolding of Doona
    • Sudden extension of the Doona handle while in carry mode
    • Rotation of the Doona handle while in “on-the-go” mode”

Doona’s fail-safe mechanisms prevent parents, and caregivers, from accidently misusing Doona, thus improving babies’ safety.

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  • Inspired by the position of baby in its mother’s arms, DoonaTM was designed, alongside medical and engineering experts, to assure that the baby’s body is properly supported in an ergonomic position. And while babies should not be left harnessed for longer than is needed (as is the case for any baby product) parents can rest assured that when used properly their baby is safe and sound in Doona.
  • Doona’s newborn infant insert was specially designed to cradle and support newborn infants. The Insert’s near-flat ergonomic design boosts newborns’ upper and lower back and ensures the infant’s neck and back are ergonomically aligned. The infant insert is made from anti-bacterial, hypoallergenic, thermal regulating bamboo fabric, and it is safely anchored to the Doona to prevent involuntary shifting. Once the infant reaches 5 kg, the insert can easily be removed as it is not required for larger babies.

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  • Unlike some top-selling car seats in Europe, all Donnas are equipped with a 5-point harness, which provides higher protection in case of an accident. The 5-point harness distributes the forces in a collision between the baby’s shoulders and hips, as opposed to the 3-point harness in which all forces are absorbed by the baby’s shoulders and neck. A 5-point harness also better restrains the baby in the car seat, thus reducing forward head excursions and minimizing the risk of ejection during a crash.

2. Standards and Certifications

  • Doona is the only product globally to have successfully been tested and certified under 3 different stringent baby product standards – Car Seats, Strollers, and Reclined Cradles. Moreover, Doona has been certified under these three standards in both Europe and the US.
  • Experts agree that the best way to protect a baby in a plane is to properly restrain the baby in an approved infant car seat. Doona™ is the ideal solution for air travel since it is extremely easy to use all the way to the plane and it has been certified by the US and European authorities for safe use onboard an aircraft.Doona

Suitability (EU):

Rearward facing infant car seat
Group: 0+
Infant Weight: 1.8-13Kg
Product weight: 7kg

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3. Design and Practicality

  • Doona™ has won numerous design and innovation awards globally. These awards include the 2014 Innovation awards at the Kind und Jugend (Germany) and ABC (USA) shows, the most prestigious awards in the Juvenile industry worldwide.

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  • Wide range of accessories – Currently there are 9 unique Doona accessories which can help personalize Doona™ to fit exact needs.

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4. Quality Assurance

  • Every Doona which comes off the production line is tested by a specialized Quality Assurance team member for 20 minutes in order to ensure that all of Doona’s mechanism are functional and the products meet the highest quality standards. This process is conducted above and beyond the relevant regulations and is a testament of Simple Parenting’s commitment to quality.

For more information on the brand visit www.simpleparenting.co.

The Doona will retail for R 6999.

Availability:

Baby Boom
Baby Kingdom
Takealot.com
babygroup.co.za

Durban: Baby World
JHB CBD: Baby Fantasy and A-Z Baby World

Cape Town: Kids Living-Greenpoint

*****Competition Closed*****

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Be the first in the country to own a Doona infant car seat!

HOW TO ENTER:

1. Leave a comment below – Tell me which is your favorite feature?

2. Follow Doona on Facebook – www.facebook.com/DoonaSouthAfrica

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2. Tweet about the competition:

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Competition closes 19 May 2016. Good luck!

Opened to South African residents only.

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68 Comments

  1. Shay Mohamed

    May 5, 2016 at 14:36

    I lo e the fact that the newborn infant insert was specially designed to cradle and support newborn infants. The Insert’s near-flat ergonomic design boosts newborns’ upper and lower back and ensures the infant’s neck and back are ergonomically aligned like a womb like cocoon.

    Fingers crossed for this. Expecting a littke bundle in August.

  2. Joles

    May 5, 2016 at 14:42

    I love the fact that baby is so well protected and supported especially with Doona’s newborn infant insert which was specially designed to cradle and support newborn infants. For 9 months, baby has always been in that comfortable fetal position and even with this insert, baby still remains in that familiar position of safety, calmness and comfort.

    The Insert’s near-flat ergonomic design boosts newborns’ upper and lower back and ensures the infant’s neck and back are ergonomically aligned. The infant insert is made from anti-bacterial, hypoallergenic, thermal regulating bamboo fabric, and it is safely anchored to the Doona to prevent involuntary shifting.

  3. Cirsten Van Den Heuvel

    May 5, 2016 at 14:47

    Love the 5 point saftey harness. With a reflux baby that simply screams blue murder in the car seat and tried to lift himself out its the perfect feature. My baby turned 6 months old and it’s been the longest busiest 6 months of my life with reflux and colic and no time for myself. Such a wonderful pram would make him so comfy in it.

  4. Cairey Baxter-Bruce

    May 5, 2016 at 15:07

    Love the pull along mode – so often difficult trying to manoever a pram in a mall, shop or public area. Also great that you can use one hand so you have a hand free!

  5. Anita Dingwayo

    May 5, 2016 at 15:08

    whou, you real know what we need as mothers, for my bust little one who doesn’t have a car seat and a good stroller, i love the fact that i don’t have to struggle with the space to put it at home , i can leave in the car if i want and drive him around without noticing we not in the car. ohhh loving it,

  6. Ruweida Muhammad

    May 5, 2016 at 15:26

    I love that it has a 5-point harness; as mothers the most important thing is our child’s safety. I would love to win this for my 3 week old baby girl.

    All steps complete. Signed up for newsletter and tweeted ( Twitterhandle @princessruw)

  7. Charene Thompson

    May 5, 2016 at 15:26

    Wow what an awesome car seat/ pram. The features on the doona are just amazing. You have outlined all the necessary safety and security features that are best suited for a newborn baby. Not only do you have the 5 point safety harness which babe needs, you have made transporting baby a whole lot easier for us mums who have silent reflux babies. My son hates the car as his reflux plays up even more when in his car chair.

    What I find amazing too is that there is not much fussing with taking your baby out the car and connecting them to the pram which generally wakes babe up. The doona is an all in one no fuss carseat/pram. Just an amazingly clever concept.

    I’d love to get me one of these….

  8. Janine Stevenson

    May 5, 2016 at 15:48

    I Love how easy it looks without losing important safety features!!! As a first time mom to be this looks like a dream!!!

  9. Aadila Moolla

    May 5, 2016 at 16:38

    Love that it has 3 modes:
    Car seat mode, pull-along mode and on-the-go mode…its everything in one!

  10. Tania van zyl

    May 5, 2016 at 17:40

    I really have to win thiI one have never won anything.

    Im a paranoid mum and one of my fears is a car accident with my kids in the car or a breack in with them in our home. I have recently had our son and my daughter is 5 and have never been content with the car chairs of todays times. They are so flimsy and dont even look safe my daughter was even able to unbuckle herself from 2 years when in her car seat.

    My favourit part of the #Doona is the 5-point Harness that all #Doonas are equipt with which provides better protection incase of an accident.

    Im not saying im the most deserving of this prise but i know my heart would be content with regards to my sons safety when travelling in a car.

    I have also got to point out how amazing would it be to not struggle all the time getting the car seat and pram out everytime i have to go out as its an all in one.

    #Lovedoona

  11. Quinette Van Zyl

    May 5, 2016 at 18:44

    Looks like this would work great for short mom’s like myself! My baby is due on the 6th of June and this would solve the problem I have finding a car seat AND stroller and it weighs less than half the weight of my 2 year old!! Great product!

  12. Nadine Grobler

    May 5, 2016 at 18:56

    Love to love the feature all in one! In one quick step its done. For mommy and baby shopping will be fun. Making life easier for everyone!

  13. Sameerah

    May 5, 2016 at 19:09

    I love the fact that it goes from car seat to stroller. Having a 1 year old daughter and a 2nd one on the way this will make life way much easier when going out with the 2. Now I won’t have to buy a bigger car to fit 2 prams

  14. Sara

    May 5, 2016 at 19:19

    I love that I won’t need to disturb baby if sleeping, when taking out of car. It’s 3 in 1 design fits in perfectly with our lifestyle. Baby due Sep 2016

  15. Ilze

    May 5, 2016 at 19:36

    I can honestly not pick just one favorite feature. This product is just amazing and so versatile! How compact it is, how easy to use, the safety of it and so much more.

  16. Angelique

    May 5, 2016 at 19:50

    All three modes are brilliant but I must say my favourite is the pull along mode. Definitely comes in handy when you out shopping with your little munchkin!

  17. linel

    May 5, 2016 at 20:01

    love all the different modes and the safety and quality is all you want for your new family member! Would love one for my next baby, would be so much easier to move around with the Doona than with seperate item stroller and car seat…. Love it!!

  18. lauren van wyk

    May 6, 2016 at 03:02

    My favourite feature is the pull along mode. It is just so unique!

  19. Zakiyya Khan

    May 6, 2016 at 07:27

    My fav feature has to be the car seat to stroller within seconds! I mean thats what sets the Doona apart from other travel systems, right? I have a very tiny Hyundai i10 so space is a huge concern for me. By having a 2in1 car seat/stroller it adresses my problems easily allowing me to be able to carry luggage to go on holiday, and do lots of shopping for monthly necessities esp baby stuff, so no more thinking twice about going out and getting things done with baby. Ill also be able to take passengers with – my car seats are full up otherwise as my current pram structure takes up the whole boot! So the carrycot/pushchair goes in front along with everything else and everyone knows whats it like travelling with a baby. It will also save me so much of time in so many ways, what an amazing invention!

  20. Crystal Botes

    May 6, 2016 at 08:20

    My favorite part is that it can be used as a car seat. This would be such an amazing buy because you would save on buying a car seat, which is what every mommy wants – a great bargain.

  21. Faatima Bulbulia

    May 6, 2016 at 10:27

    I love the smooth transition from car seat to stroller, especially when baby is fast asleep and trying to manoeuvre him from the car into the pram and back becomes chaotic. With the Doona I could be on my way in no time and oh, the space it would save! With 3 kids and living miles away from everywhere, we tend to pack up the whole house everytime we go out!

  22. Nasreen

    May 6, 2016 at 10:43

    I love the fact that it has energy-absoring memory foam technology, and the fact that it has fail-safe mechanisms in case of misuse and off course, the fact that it converts SO easily from car seat to stroller and vice versa- its comfy, safe, convenient and stylish all at the same time!

  23. Farah Abrahams

    May 6, 2016 at 10:55

    I love how convenient and easy it to go from carseat to stroller in seconds! And the fact that it comes in such fashionable cool colors. Definitely a statement pram to have. Plus if takes up less space in my car. And u do t have to transport baby to stroller, Wat a mission. Amazing product. Well done!

  24. Joy Cleophas

    May 6, 2016 at 11:50

    The fact that Doona Next generation car seat goes from a car seat to a stroller in seconds will be very useful for a mom of 2, especially since our second bundle of joy will be making his entrance into this world any day now and the fact that it has been designed with medical and engineering experts is great.

  25. Shay Mohamed

    May 6, 2016 at 12:10

    Unlike some top-selling car seats in Europe, all Donnas are equipped with a 5-point harness, which provides higher protection in case of an accident. The 5-point harness distributes the forces in a collision between the baby’s shoulders and hips, as opposed to the 3-point harness in which all forces are absorbed by the baby’s shoulders and neck. A 5-point harness also better restrains the baby in the car seat, thus reducing forward head excursions and minimizing the risk of ejection during a crash.

  26. kristel jansen van rensburg

    May 6, 2016 at 13:24

    Doona’s unique double-wall structure, designed to allow the folding of the Doona wheels, creates an additional layer around the baby and enhances side-impact protection. ALL DONE AND DUSTED. I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS AWESOME PRIZE 🙂 🙂

  27. Fatima

    May 6, 2016 at 15:14

    I love the versatility of having 2 vital carriers for babies all in one. Especially since I travel often, space is sometimes very limited and to be able to drop one bulky stroller and a car seat for this, would be awesome. I absolutely love it!

  28. Sofiah

    May 6, 2016 at 15:33

    Love the fact that it can transform from car seat to stroller in seconds, such a genius idea, makes so much sense, would love to own one, I am also impressed with the safety features which are essential when it comes to a newborn

  29. Zaynab Ragie

    May 6, 2016 at 15:57

    Have to love the versatility of the product. Plus added boot space . would love to win this for my little girl.

  30. Sarisha

    May 6, 2016 at 21:54

    I absolutely love the simple transtransition from car seat to stroller. What an amazing product. Baby is comfortable wherever you are.

  31. Kishanda Pienaar

    May 6, 2016 at 22:19

    Love that the Doonas design was inspired by the way a mother holds her baby.

  32. Alana Buckle

    May 7, 2016 at 12:08

    Love the ergonomic design, as this is very important. I am also in love with all the different colours that the Doona comes in! The newborn infant insert is such a good addition to this product, they really thought of everything!

  33. Khayakazi Lubuzo

    May 7, 2016 at 12:29

    I love everything about Doona, it has 3 different modes, has an additional layer around the baby for side impact protection, easy to fold, is designed to support baby’s body. It will be very good for my boy coming end of June as it is also designed cradle & support new born infants.

  34. Rachel Goldstuck

    May 8, 2016 at 13:45

    I love that it mode is intended for walking in open spaces as I love walking around with baby. Also that it has a five-point harness, that’s super important to me.

  35. Sandika Daya

    May 8, 2016 at 20:21

    My favourite feature is how compact and versatile this is. My baby will be born this week and one product is so much better than having to buy a car seat, a stroller and a bassinet attachment.

  36. Lizelle

    May 9, 2016 at 08:56

    I like the way that its designed for newborn. I also like te safety part of it. And the best of all is not to disturb my princess when shes sleeping.

  37. Tanya Tobin-Primo

    May 9, 2016 at 10:37

    I love that this one product offers such a practical yet genius solution, car seat mode to on-the-go mode in a matter of seconds, taking into consideration all of the required safety features to protect baby! Just Genius! !!

  38. Chantal

    May 9, 2016 at 10:47

    I love that it goes from car seat to stroller in seconds, very handy!

  39. Margaret

    May 9, 2016 at 13:10

    My favorite feature is the he 5 point safety harness.i am absolutely blown away at the times and the type of new products on the market. it jst gets better and better with time! AMAZING!!!

  40. Kelly

    May 9, 2016 at 20:32

    I love the fact that the car seat has been designed to mimic lying in a mothers arms.
    What a beautiful and amazing touch.

  41. Hayley Jensen

    May 9, 2016 at 22:24

    My Favourite feature is the newborn infant insert that has been specifically designed to provide proper support. I love that so much thought has gone into every aspect from safety to comfort to support. And the easy transition from car seat to stroller is pretty awesome too. We are expecting a bouncing baby boy in July and I would love to win a Doona for him

  42. Tanya

    May 10, 2016 at 12:06

    Im loving the adjustable handles and the safety harness is an feature! wonderful product gets my vote 🙂

  43. Humaira

    May 10, 2016 at 15:19

    Amazingly transforms from a car seat to stroller, without disturbing a child and the fact that all safety measures and features are in place making it such an awesome buy

  44. Tarryn

    May 10, 2016 at 16:21

    What’s not to love?!? 5 point safety harness, ergonomic design, the practicality, good looks! But as a busy working mom it has to be the three different modes. I often wonder how much time I spend just unpacking and repacking the stroller base and frustrating car seat on my travel system let alone having to transport all these extras in the boot. This would save me lots of time and effort that is better spent with my babe. Must say it is really well priced too!

  45. Nicita October

    May 11, 2016 at 08:18

    As a first time mom-to-be trying to find the perfect stroller for my baby I am so excited and inlove with Doona! My favourite features are the support for my baby, the safety, and the ability for it to transition. I think as a first time mom this would put my mind at ease about my babies support and safety!

  46. Bronwyn Kessler

    May 12, 2016 at 08:55

    The fact that you don’t have to take baby out the car seat is fantastic, and looks so easy!!

  47. Nabeelah

    May 12, 2016 at 12:14

    I LOVE the fact that it is super convenient, all in one car seat. As a mum of 3 being on the go ALL the TIME, this would be the ultimate gift….

  48. Nabeelah

    May 12, 2016 at 12:16

    I LOVE the fact that it is super convenient, all in one car seat. As a mum of 3 being on the go ALL the TIME, this would be the ultimate safe travel solution for my baby girl….

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  50. Chaylene Venter

    May 14, 2016 at 22:25

    Absolutely love the fact that it’s a all in one car seat/stroller….the 5 point harness and the that the seat absorbs a lot of the shock if you get into a car accident!! great great product!! Would Love this!!

  51. Nareen Rebello

    May 16, 2016 at 11:00

    Im quite an active mom, the wheels look sturdy for a nice walk to the park. The fact that the car seat/ stroller is all in one is amazing, no fighting with buttons and contraptions while holding baby to try get the car seat sorted and stroller folded to put into the boot.
    This Doona product would make my first motherly experience that much more amazing!

  52. naweera

    May 17, 2016 at 10:11

    Car seat mode, pull-along mode and on-the-go mode…its everything in one!love these 3

  53. philani

    May 17, 2016 at 14:46

    it’s a car set mode, pull-along mode and on-the-go mode. it is very safe and can also work as a rocker.it’s also cradles and supports a newborn. it all in one. perfect

  54. Stacey de Bruyn

    May 17, 2016 at 16:10

    Oh. My. Goodness.
    How cool is this!

    We are pregnant with our first little one, and have been searching for something that will fit our lifestyle!
    We travel back and forth between Mozambique and South Africa a LOT for work, and the thought of transporting car seat, stroller back and forth is mortifying!
    This Doona is exceptionally light !(wahoo I can still pack toiletries) and looks super easy to fold up – perfect for the back and forth.
    This is the answer!

  55. Dennal Kallee

    May 17, 2016 at 21:50

    I love that it has 3 modes which means I don’t have to carry a car seat and pram around. It’s super convenient and I also love that it’s lightweight and easily changeable – no more struggling to get the car seat in and fold up the pram.

  56. Lee-Ann Daniels

    May 18, 2016 at 06:39

    The 3 modes are my favourite features. The convenience of how easily and quickly you can switch from one to the other will make life as an on-go-mommy so much better. Very innovative, great thinking there Doona!

  57. Saadiqah Tumi

    May 18, 2016 at 14:49

    Theres no feature that I do not LOVE LOVE LOVE about the Doona. I am always stressed out about not having enough time hence I am an advocate for anything that will save me time and that will aid me in being more efficient.
    The easy fold in and out from Car Seat to Pram position is undoubtedly the best thing since fragrance free baby wipes.Then there’s the 5 point harness and the infant insert OMGosh, somebody stop me!
    I would love and adore this amazing piece of greatness and beg of you to please consider us for this prize.
    With lots of Love
    Tumishoes

  58. Naseerah Mangerah

    May 18, 2016 at 20:44

    Convenient. Versatile. Space saver!
    These are features I love & so will my little bundle Ebrahim as I wont need to disturb him when moving him from his pram to car seat.

    Also, my other baby – my yaris – will appreciate the extra boot space :p

  59. A. I.Sooliman

    May 18, 2016 at 21:21

    The 5 point safety feature is the plus for the Doona Pram. It’s multi features make Doona a must have for all babies
    Perfect for our Princess
    #DoonaRocks
    (@saffer21)

  60. Roxanne

    May 18, 2016 at 23:27

    This pram is beyond amazing, the design and practicality will suit all moms. Best feature is the 5 point safety feature.

  61. Bongiwe Mbhele

    May 19, 2016 at 12:24

    My favourite feature of the Donna is that it is equipped with a 5-point harness, which provides higher protection in case of an accident.

  62. Zayaan

    May 19, 2016 at 13:20

    My favourite feature is the convenience – how quickly it goes from car seat to pram at the touch of a button!

  63. Zaahirah

    May 19, 2016 at 18:19

    So this is how you hold a baby, close the pram & put baba in the car seat ALL at once! Brilliant.

  64. Elize Swanepoel

    May 20, 2016 at 07:46

    I love that it has three modes. This makes it very convenient. We live in a small space, so storage is always a problem. It would be an amazing blessing to win with Doona. Especially with my little one due in July this year.

  65. Christelle

    June 16, 2016 at 20:14

    When is it coming to SA?????

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