While every baby grows at a different rate, you can expect to use the Doona with your baby for approximately 12 months. With a 6 year expiration date, you may even be able to use the Doona with a second child later on!
The manufacturer recommends that you discontinue use of your Doona infant car seat after it has reached 6 years from the date of manufacture. How can you find out when yours was manufactured? Just refer to the sticker located on the underside of your Doona car seat for the date of manufacture - it'll be found on the white sticker with a barcode, and will also have the serial number of your car seat which will be helpful when registering your car seat with the manufacturer.
Since the Doona is a rear-facing infant car seat only, once they outgrow the Doona's weight and / or height specifications they will still need a car seat for many years. The next car seat, called a convertible car seat, goes from rear-facing to forward facing as your child grows. A convertible car seat will also be the last car seat you'll need before they're ready for a booster seat and standard seat belt.
Unfortunately the Doona can't be used as a stroller for an older child, so once your infant has outgrown the infant car seat, it's time for a stroller that can accomodate your infant into their toddler or preschool years. If you travel often, you may want to choose from one of the many available Lightweight Strollers, and some can even fit in the overhead bin of an airplane! If you'd like your next stroller to have more features, such as all-terrain tires, a larger storage basket, or the option to add a second seat, you may want to look at these Convertible Strollers or Single Strollers.
Read our Stroller Buying Guide to see which stroller will best fit your needs, and shop the Doona collection below!