being MVP: Baby Must Haves: Diono Radian RXT & One for You!

Baby Must Haves: Diono Radian RXT & One for You!







One of the most important purchases a parent will make is definitely the carseat.  When I told Hubs that we needed to purchase a new carseat when Kenzie outgrew the infant carseat, he about flipped.  He thought one would last forever.  Having a child is a continuous learning process which includes learning what items tot needs.  Diono's Radian RXT is the ultimate all-in-one carseat for use from birth to booster (120lbs!).


Out of the box this carseat is pretty heavy (24 lbs) but is surprisingly without bulk.  It comes with plush body cushions for use with infants when rear-facing.  A tot can sit rear-facing in the Radian RXT carseat from 5-45 pounds.  Since the new regulations recommend children to sit rear-facing until the age of 2 (although I did put Kenzie forward facing at 1), this carseat will comfortably provide enough leg and body room for bigger toddlers.  You can use this carseat forward facing from 20-80 lbs and up to 5'7"!  Again there is a vast range to promote safety as your children grow in this seat.  Moreover, once you convert to the booster, it can accomodate a 120lb child (or me pre-bump haha).      



The install is super easy due to the LATCH system and I like that the seat is low profile which allows me to scootch Kenzie into the seat rather than heaving to put her in a higher seat.  Hubs actually did a mini-toss once while trying to put her in the carseat when it was installed in the middle.  It's also slim so for those with multiple children who have an average vehicle, you can easily fit three Radian RXT's in the backseat!  We put this seat into the Volvo S60 which is a bit way smaller than our SUV and it actually takes up only one seat area rather than invading into the middle seat.  I've already given the link to my co-worker who is anticipating many children and my friend who is expecting her third.  The seat actually folds flat for easy storage and travel.   



Kenzie's favorite feature of her new carseat is the cupholder (1 is included).  One seat can accomodate up to 4 cupholders to allow for multiple cups/snacks/toys/etc.  This is very handy as I used to just shove a cup between the seat and padding for her.  Hubs' favorite feature (I am speculating) is the 10 year life

There are also many technical features that make this carseat outstanding:        
       
  • Steel alloy frame and aluminum reinforced sides
  • Safestop® energy-absorbing harness system
  • Adjustable head support, reinforced for complete side impact safety
  • Energy-absorbing EPS foam panels on all sides
  • Rear-facing tether capability
  • Memory foam padding for superior comfort
  • 5 shoulder and 3 buckle positions for custom fit
  • Expandable sides and longer seat bottom for leg support and comfort
  • 12 height positions for adjustable head support
  • 2 recline positions in forward-facing mode
  • FolRubber bottom grips for no-slip installation



One Winner will Receive the Diono Radian RXT Car Seat!
(Open to US and Canada)



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The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

87 comments:

  1. My toddler needs a new carseat.

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  2. My baby is ready for a big girl car seat and this one has 4 cup holders!!!!

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  3. my baby boy needs a new carseat c:

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  4. Ooo... a car seat for all stages! Looks great, I'd love to win!

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  5. I would love to win this seat, I have been looking at it for a while!

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  6. W have been looking at carseats for our little car and this one won! We decided to get this one once our daughter no longer fits in the infant seat. Which is really soon. I sure hope we win!!

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  7. i would like to win b/c our carseat is a hand me down that is about to expire and we could really use a new one!

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  8. My son is about to outgrow his infant carrier and we just learned about the Diono and were planning on buying this exact model sometime soon, so it would be very serendipitous if I won!

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  9. I would LOVE to win because with baby #4 on the way we need to figure out how to fit 3 seats in the back! And the Diono Radian RXT fits the bill. It would be SOOOOO helpful if we would only have to purchase 2 and be able to win the 3rd!

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  10. I would like to win because I really need a new carseat for my son. He has outgrown the infant car seat.

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  11. We could really use a new seat!
    Lexijo213 at yahoo dot com

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  12. I want to win because my middle boy needs a new seat
    Brooke S
    anjellfire at gmail dot com

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  13. I would love this for my 3 year old! Her car seat is older and I just would love for her to have one that isn't "expired".

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  14. We could really use a new carseat for our growing boy!

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  15. I have two little ones in booster/car seats - a new one like this one would be awesome!

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  16. I would love to win because we have a very tall 3 yr old that is quickly outgrowing her seat!

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  17. My son needs a car seat BAD! This looks amazing!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  18. Joonyer is about to outgrow her convertible seat and this one would be perfect for the next stage!

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  19. I'd love to win to use this with my daughter! She's almost outgrown the infant carrier, and we have a new baby due in August. We could reallllllly use a good carseat for DD!!
    ssqueakert at aol dot com

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  20. I would love to win this because we could really use a new carseat! My daughter is just getting out of her carrier carseat and my son is in just a regular forward facing one. I would like to put her in that one and my son in a convertible one so this would be PERFECT!!

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  21. I would love to win this for my youngest daughter who is in need of a bigger ca rseat that will fit in my little car with her 2 sisters who are also in car seats!

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  22. I would like to win so I can have a carseat for my grandson in my car!
    janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com

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  23. I would love to win this for my son. He is in need of a new carseat.

    ziggy28028 at yahoo dot com

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  24. My second child is currently using his brother's hand me down seat. It doesn't have much life left in it and I dread spending the money on a new one. This would be perfect!

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  25. My son will soon outgrow his current car seat, and this one seems like one we could use for a long time.

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  26. I love that this can rear face to 45 lbs.

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  27. My son is outgrowing his car seat.

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  28. I want a carseat for grandma's car that is safe!

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  29. i heard good things about this brand

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

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  30. I would like to win this for my granddaughter
    sandy1955 at comcast dot net

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  31. I would love to win this so I can take my grandchildren in my car when I take care of them every week!

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  32. I would love to win because my small 3.5 year old is about to outgrow the rear-facing limit in his current seat, and with this we could rear-face him for longer (because his body is so small, but his head is in the 90th percentile!). These seats are so safe!

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  33. I would love to win this for my 2 year old who will be moving to a new seat and we'll use her seat for the new baby! She is on the tall side for her age and I love that this seat goes to 80lbs!

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  34. I'd love to win this. My grandson is 2 and he could get many years of use from this.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  35. I would like to win this because we only have1 caraway that we have to move between cars which is annoying!

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  36. My princess needs a new carseat and i take care of my niece which she is using my sons carseat!!!!

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  37. We need a new seat, and I would love one of these

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  38. We are hoping to be able to fit 3 kids in my little car, but won't be able to with our current carseats!

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  39. I'd like to win because I'm expecting #3 and everyone gets to move up in car seats and this would be perfect for my 4 yr old!

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  40. I'd like to win because it looks like a great car seat. We currently only have one and it's such a pain moving it every time we want to switch vehicles. I like how long this one could be used.

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  41. I tend infants and I always have to have car seats. I would love to have this and be able to be sure of the kids safety

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  42. I'd like to win because I have heard so many wonderful things about this seat.

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  43. would love to win this! Sounds like the best carseat for my baby girl!

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  44. This looks like a great seat, I would love to win one for my daughter and son, they can both use it when needed in dads car. Thanks :)

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  46. i would like to win because i need a new one

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  47. I would love to win because my sister-in-law is expecting!

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  49. My son needs a new carseat and this one would be perfect!

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  50. I would love to win this- it would be a BIG upgrade for the carseat in my mom's car.

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  51. We desperately need an extra carseat so we can stop playing musical carseat

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  52. Just downgraded from an suv to a car and with 3 kids in the backseat, one in an infant seat and one in a booster, other is old/heavy enough to not be in carseat, we could really use something this compact! Plus, I am ready to switch my 3 month old to a different seat b/c carrying him in the carseat is getting to be mighty heavy!

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  53. This would be great for my daughter to move into, that way her car seat can go to Baby #2 :) ngiraldi at gmail dot com

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  54. My daughter needs a bigger carseat.

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  55. I totally need to get one of these for my daughter.

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  56. id like it cause I need it for my son

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  57. I love this!! It's 'husband-approved' for safety and exactly what we're looking for in a carseat!

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  58. I love the high weight limits on this seat. I'd love to win one for my 4-year-old so he can pass his current carseat down to his new baby sister.

    Jodi J

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  59. I'd like to win this for my daughter, I really don't like our current car seat for her.

    cherriesjessilee at gmail dot com

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  60. I would like to win because my daughter is getting bigger and is quickly growing out of her current car seat. bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

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  61. I want to keep my son rear facing as long as possible. This chair would keep him safe for quite a number of years.

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  62. We are going to need to fit 3 carseats in the backseat and supposedly the Diono Radian RXT are the only ones that will fit!

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  63. We are looking for a new carseat and with daddy's car being small and barely fitting one carseat now, we will need this one(2 of them actually) to fit 2 seats in the backseat!

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  64. I would love to have this since we are going to have to fit 3 in the backseat soon. I love that it is trim but definitely safe!

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  65. I like that you can buy one seat that your child won't outgrow and it is very safe.

    sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

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  66. I would love to win this so that my son can have a comfortable and safe seat. DuckySam27@yahoo.com

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  67. Weight limit would be perfect and continued to be used on up.

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  68. This looks like a great lifetime car seat!

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  69. I really need a car seat because I am tired of moving mine back and forth between cars.

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  70. Ashlee Gensman KrumpMay 6, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    my parents have an older Radian and It's amazing!

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  71. I have a new baby on the way

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  72. need the next step up in carseats for my son

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  73. I would love to win this, not sure how we're going to fit two rear facing & a booster without really narrow carseats! Thanks

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  74. It'd make a wonderful baby shower gift my niece who's expecting in August. Thanks. partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  75. I would like to win this because we need a new car seat.

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  76. Awesome...love the color!Lisa P.

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  77. Its our first child and DH will ducktape the baby inhis/her seat if we don't find a carseat he trusts!

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  78. I would love to win either for baby #2 arriving in September or as a gift for a good friend who is expecting in October.

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  79. I would absolutely love to have 1 seat that goes up to 120lbs... I have two one that goes to 65 and one to 100... So the extra poundage on one would be awesome! I don't think enough people know about these seats either!!!!!

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