The Doona Infant Car Seat & Stroller is designed to be used for approximately two years, from birth up to 35 pounds or 32 inches in height, whichever comes first. The car seat is specifically engineered to provide optimal safety and comfort for infants. As your child grows, they will require a different type of car seat that can accommodate their changing needs.
The lifespan of the Doona Infant Car Seat is also influenced by the materials used in its construction. Over time, exposure to heat, humidity, and UV rays can cause the plastic and other materials in the car seat to degrade, compromising its structural integrity and ability to protect your child in an accident.
To ensure that the Doona Infant Car Seat is functioning correctly and offering optimal safety, it's essential to follow the manufacturer's guidelines and use instructions, which include regular inspections of the car seat, cleaning and maintenance, and adhering to weight and height limits.
In addition, it's important to note that car seats have an expiration date, typically between 6-8 years from the date of manufacture. This is because the materials used in the car seat will naturally degrade over time, even if the car seat has not been involved in an accident. Therefore, it's essential to replace the Doona Infant Car Seat once it expires, regardless of whether or not it has been used for the entire two years or reached its weight or height limits.
Overall, it's essential to prioritize your child's safety by following the manufacturer's guidelines for use and replacement, and replacing the car seat as recommended by the manufacturer.