Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Chicco and I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
I have four children, which means we have owned a great many car seats over the past decade. Every time I had a baby, I got a little pickier about the car seat I wanted to buy. Past experience had taught me what car seat features I liked best, plus I always wanted to get the safest car seats available on current market.
After lots of research on car seats and car seat safety, I purchased Chicco’s #1-rated KeyFit® infant car seat for my youngest two children. I love the Chicco brand so much that I always recommend it to family and friends.
Choosing the Right Car Seat For Your Child
Julie Prom, Car Seat Safety Advocate for Chicco, shared tips with me about helping parents choose the right car seat. She reminded me that Rear-Facing Car Seats are Safest. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics and NTSB recommend children stay in a rear-facing car seat as long as possible – at least TWO years. A convertible car seat is a great way to make sure your child can stay in the rear-facing position for this extended length of time.
Another great tip from Julie is that most children under 5 are not mature enough to sit without a harness. I KNOW that is true in my vehicle. I have a 3-year-old who has surprised me more than once by letting himself out of his seatbelt to roam the car while I was driving. I need a convertible car seat to help keep him securely harnessed in until I am ready for him to get out of his car seat.
Chicco has recently released its first convertible car seat designed for the North American market. The Chicco NextFit Car Seat is the only car seat your child will need from infant to preschool age (5 t0 65 pounds).
Rear-facing: 5 to 40 pounds
Forward-facing: 22 to 65 pounds
Just like the popular KeyFit® infant car seat, the NextFit Car Seat is made to help parents easily install it correctly. Its innovative design makes it the easiest convertible car seat to install in a wide range of vehicles.
Watch this brief video that shows the Chicco NextFit’s many helpful features. You will be amazed at how easy it is to know your NextFit Car Seat is installed correctly and securely. The children in this video look so comfy in their car seats, it makes me want one for myself!
I love that the NextFit car seat is so easy to install and KNOW you have it installed correctly. No more hoping and guessing that you have done it the right way. Chicco’s Car Seat lets you know with a glance that your child’s seat is safe and secure.
Most parents don’t know the four ages and stages of car seats for their children. Do you? Take a look at this helpful infographic that tells parents what type of car seat their child should be using at every age.
Learn more about the Chicco NextFit Car Seat and find a retailer when you visit the Chicco NextFit website. Chicco NextFit Car Seats retail for $299 and exclusive designs can be found at Babies R Us, Target, BuyBuyBaby, specialty stores and retailers.
Are you planning to purchase a car seat within the next year? What features do you look for in a car seat? What do you like about the Chicco NextFit Car Seat? Please feel free to leave your thoughts and tips about car seats in the comments section below.