Wish I would have found this cool car seat years ago. I can’t even count the number of seats I have gone through with my three boys. Too many! Look no further than the Diono Radian.
Now is the perfect time to get a new one as you may be traveling this time of year (or put it on your list for the grandparents who are always looking for ideas! Right grandparents?) We aren’t going too far away, a couple of hours for us. But with company in town, we have to show them the sights and the road is where we’ll be almost everyday.
P’Diddy’s new car seat will be put to the test and let me tell you the Diono Radian RXT has it ALL!
Let me share with you some of the features that we really like…
One size from birth on. Fits rear-facing babies from 5-45 lbs ~ forward facing for the little ones from 20-80 lbs with 5-point harnness ~ then it can be a booster for the big kids up to 120 lbs. Wow! I went through THREE car seats with each child.
Only car seat rated for LATCH use with a child up to 80 lbs. Hubby is the car seat expert in our house – the adjuster, the installer, you name it, I don’t do it. 🙂 He says that this is the easiest LATCH he’s seen yet.
Features memory foam padding and infant support pillows. We want them to be comfy, right? Add expandable sides, longer seat bottom, a 2 way recliner and they have their very own lounger.
It is heavy! Steel alloy frame and aluminum reinforced sides. You would think heavy to be a negative but I want something sturdy – and safe!!
Head support. Adjustable head support I should say. Makes me feel a whole lot better with the wrap around head for complete side impact safety.
Folds flat for travel and storage. This is great for the airplane or when storing between children. I would know, I have still have car seats galore sitting around taking up needed room. But tell me, what do you do with old car seats?
10 year life. See above. Car seats expire and take up unwanted space . This is a wonderful life span!
Up to 4 cup holders. I love cup holders and I think this feature is great. One for a drink, one of snacks, and one or two for small toys.
Variety of colors and styles. I like options. 7 colors and different fabrics too! The Shadow Black has the micro-denier nylon which is super easy to wipe clean. Very important!
We’ve only had our seat for a week so don’t call me an expert yet, but the whole family is enjoying it.
I like it because it takes up less room in the car. His brothers like it because he can see all around him better which means more interacting with them. He likes it because it makes him feel like a big boy. He’s comfy and safe. What more can you ask for?
I can’t wait to see how he does for long periods of time this holiday season.
Go grab one for your Holiday Traveling!
Available on Amazon.
Diono sent me this car seat to review for my post. All opinions are my own and links may be affiliate.