Yes, an infant insert is included with the Doona Infant Car Seat / Stroller, so the Doona is safe for use with a newborn!
Is the infant insert necessary?
Newborn babies can be too small to fit safely into a car seat without the extra padding a newborn insert provides. As babies get bigger, they outgrow the newborn insert. That’s the reason the newborn insert is removable. For safety purposes, though, it’s important not to take the insert out too early.
When can I remove infant insert in car seat?
As time goes on and your baby grows, the newborn cushion and head hugger can be removed; this is generally between 5-6 months of age. When you remove the cushion from under the baby, it will ‘drop’ them down in the seat, giving them more room to grow.
How long do you use the infant insert in car seat?
As a general rule of thumb, most newborn inserts can be removed once your baby’s five or six months old. But to be absolutely sure, check the seat’s manual. It should give clear guidelines for removing the newborn insert from your car seat. It will either specify an age or a weight.
Are slings good for newborns?
A baby sling — typically a one-shouldered baby carrier made of soft fabric — can be a safe way to carry a baby, if you follow safety guidelines. But a baby sling can pose a suffocation hazard to an infant, particularly those younger than age 4 months.
How do you use a stroller for a newborn?
If you plan to use a stroller for your newborn, make sure that the stroller reclines — since newborns can’t sit up or hold up their heads. Some strollers fully recline or can be used with a bassinet attachment or an infant-only car seat. Also, most jogging strollers aren’t designed to recline.
Can you use Doona without base?
Yes. The Doona is certified for air travel (without the base). In most aircrafts, the Doona can easily pass through the airplane aisle and can be installed on passenger seats. Make sure to contact the airline company in advance.