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amother
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Post Sat, Feb 03 2024, 10:16 pm
I'm almost due iyh after a long break... I just can't see myself buying a doona.

The past seven years I looked at it like a 'must have 'trend you buy it because everyone else has it. I think the babies are so uncomfortable in it.

As I'm considering my options I realize that we are on the road a lot and having a stroller take up half of the trunk just isn't practical. And we can only afford one stroller at this point.

I wonder if anyone that lives in a community that has 99.9% Donna's strolling the street, did you get anything else?
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ShishKabob




 
 
    
 

Post Sat, Feb 03 2024, 10:17 pm
Sorry if this is not helpful. But Why do you hate it so much? It worked amazing for me, was a lifesaver actually.

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amother
Quince


 

Post Sat, Feb 03 2024, 10:18 pm
I got a snap n go & just ignored the stares and remarks. You'd need a regular stroller regardless. A doona is a carseat & not meant to be used as a regular stroller.
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amother
Steelblue


 

Post Sat, Feb 03 2024, 10:20 pm
amother Quince wrote:
I got a snap n go & just ignored the stares and remarks. You'd need a regular stroller regardless. A doona is a carseat & not meant to be used as a regular stroller.


This. For the $550 price tag of a doona you can buy a car seat, snap n go frame, and travel stroller second hand.
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amother
Quince


 

Post Sat, Feb 03 2024, 10:21 pm
ShishKabob wrote:
Sorry if this is not helpful. But Why do you hate it so much? It worked amazing for me, was a lifesaver actually.


I don't like doona because of the upright position of the car seat, it's sweaty & uncomfortable, as well as narrow. And there's no basket to keep stuff.
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amother
Dustypink


 

Post Sat, Feb 03 2024, 10:33 pm
amother OP wrote:
I'm almost due iyh after a long break... I just can't see myself buying a doona.

The past seven years I looked at it like a 'must have 'trend you buy it because everyone else has it. I think the babies are so uncomfortable in it.

As I'm considering my options I realize that we are on the road a lot and having a stroller take up half of the trunk just isn't practical. And we can only afford one stroller at this point.

I wonder if anyone that lives in a community that has 99.9% Donna's strolling the street, did you get anything else?


I did, car seat and snap n go. I kind of regretted it tbh since a Doona really would have been more convenient.

I'm in Lakewood and got lots of stares lol

If I would do it again I would get Graco for the products since that clicks in (vs the universal snap n go), there is also a super light Graco car seat
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amother
Lilac


 

Post Sat, Feb 03 2024, 10:34 pm
amother OP wrote:
I'm almost due iyh after a long break... I just can't see myself buying a doona.

The past seven years I looked at it like a 'must have 'trend you buy it because everyone else has it. I think the babies are so uncomfortable in it.

As I'm considering my options I realize that we are on the road a lot and having a stroller take up half of the trunk just isn't practical. And we can only afford one stroller at this point.

I wonder if anyone that lives in a community that has 99.9% Donna's strolling the street, did you get anything else?


Snap n go frame will not take up half your trunk.
Some pple slide it in front of the seats.

You can put the money left over for a regular stroller, which you need anyway when your baby outgrows doona.
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amother
Steelblue


 

Post Sat, Feb 03 2024, 10:37 pm
amother Dustypink wrote:
I did, car seat and snap n go. I kind of regretted it tbh since a Doona really would have been more convenient.

I'm in Lakewood and got lots of stares lol

If I would do it again I would get Graco for the products since that clicks in (vs the universal snap n go), there is also a super light Graco car seat


Loved mine. Hello cupholders, basket, and little flap to hold keys and stuff.
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amother
Papaya


 

Post Sat, Feb 03 2024, 10:38 pm
I don’t hate them but they’re not good for babies. My hospital doesn’t allow you to do the car seat test on a doona. And I’ve heard from friends whose kids needed PT that the physical therapists HATE doonas. They say that it’s really bad for the baby’s posture
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amother
Dustypink


 

Post Sat, Feb 03 2024, 10:38 pm
amother Steelblue wrote:
Loved mine. Hello cupholders, basket, and little flap to hold keys and stuff.


That part was great! The trunk was annoying though.
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Orangehead




 
 
    
 

Post Sat, Feb 03 2024, 10:40 pm
amother Papaya wrote:
I don’t hate them but they’re not good for babies. My hospital doesn’t allow you to do the car seat test on a doona. And I’ve heard from friends whose kids needed PT that the physical therapists HATE doonas. They say that it’s really bad for the baby’s posture


What do they say about the evenflo shyft?
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amother
OP


 

Post Sat, Feb 03 2024, 10:40 pm
ShishKabob wrote:
Sorry if this is not helpful. But Why do you hate it so much? It worked amazing for me, was a lifesaver actually.


No moving room for the baby! The baby looks so tight in it. And the upright position, doesn't the baby's back hurt from it? Maybe I'm wrong
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amother
Rainbow


 

Post Sat, Feb 03 2024, 10:40 pm
I pushed off getting one by DC who is now 5. I regretted it. By dc1, I got it when she was born and loved it. I barely go anywhere by car, like once a week or less, and still enjoyed it. She was using it until she was 15 months old and outgrew the height limit. See if u know someone u trust who is willing to sell so u can get it cheaper. Don't buy off ebay cuz u will never know if it was in an accident
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amother
Peachpuff


 

Post Sat, Feb 03 2024, 10:40 pm
I have a yo-yo stroller with a car seat adapter for my car seat
I love that it’s one set of wheels folds small and I can use it as a stroller when my baby is awake or when baby is sleeping snap it on to the stroller
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amother
Hydrangea


 

Post Sat, Feb 03 2024, 10:41 pm
If finances are not an issue and you want to fit into your community somewhat, you may want to buy a nice carriage that you can attach a stroller to, not a snap n go. This way you have a stroller for when you don't want to use a carseat. A doona or snap n go you're either forced to keep them in the carseat or always need to bring a separate carriage with you.

Maybe something like this? https://www.dillards.com/p/nun.....D_BwE
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LovesHashem




 
 
    
 

Post Sat, Feb 03 2024, 10:42 pm
amother Dustypink wrote:
That part was great! The trunk was annoying though.


How often do you go in and out of the car? It's annoying to take your baby around oj errands regardless. Such is life with kids.

If you are running errands don't you often need to use the trunk anyway
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amother
OP


 

Post Sat, Feb 03 2024, 10:43 pm
Orangehead wrote:
What do they say about the evenflo shyft?


That looks more comfortable. Do you have any personal experience with it?
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amother
Dustypink


 

Post Sat, Feb 03 2024, 10:43 pm
LovesHashem wrote:
How often do you go in and out of the car? It's annoying to take your baby around oj errands regardless. Such is life with kids.

If you are running errands don't you often need to use the trunk anyway


In Lakewood, all the time. Pickup and dropoff, any kind of errand, I'm often in and out of the car 3 times in an hour on Sunday
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amother
OP


 

Post Sat, Feb 03 2024, 10:45 pm
amother Peachpuff wrote:
I have a yo-yo stroller with a car seat adapter for my car seat
I love that it’s one set of wheels folds small and I can use it as a stroller when my baby is awake or when baby is sleeping snap it on to the stroller


I'm not sure I understand this. Can you share the links?
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amother
Moonstone


 

Post Sat, Feb 03 2024, 10:45 pm
I live in Lakewood. I have a Nuna car seat and a compatible stroller. I’m tall and I feel no need to bend in half to push a Doona.
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