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
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