Monday, March 12, 2012

Diono Car Seat Product Review and Giveaway


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Safety is a top priority when it comes to my little ones while riding in the car.

We were able to review a car seat from Diono. I am excited to introduce you to this wonderful company and tell you about the item we reviewed.

First off, I know I have alot of viewers that are located all over the world.
 Diono is available in the following areas:
* Germany
United Kingdom
* Canada
* United States
* Australia
* New Zealand
Now Diono in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, we were previously known as Sunshine Kids Juvenile Products. Although our branding is new, as a world leader in car seats and family travel accessories, our quality products remain the same. Rigorous safety testing and thoughtful design have earned Diono products more than 50 international awards for reliability, convenience and value. Wherever your journey begins, count on Diono to help you arrive safely

We reviewed the RadianRXT® Car Seat in the pattern Shadow.

Description:
The RadianRXT is a highly versatile car seat that could be the only seat you’ll ever need. It comfortably seats rear-facing children from 5-45 lbs, forward-facing children from 20-80 lbs in 5-point harness, then converts to a booster for children up to 120 lbs. It’s built for strength and safety with a steel alloy frame, reinforced sidewalls, adjustable head support and our patented SafeStop® energy absorbing harness. EPS foam surrounds the child's head and body to provide complete side impact protection. Our unique SuperLATCH system makes installation easy. The RadianRXT is NCAP crash tested, the industry benchmark for verifying child seat performance in severe accident conditions, and the only car seat rated for LATCH use with a child up to 80 lbs. The RadianRXT sits low on a vehicle seat for easy child boarding, features memory foam padding and infant support pillows. Expandable sides and a longer seat bottom provide extra room and comfort for your growing child. One cup holder is included, with the option to add up to 4 cup holders. In addition to all this versatility, it folds flat for travel and storage, has a 10 year life and offers amazing safety, comfort and convenience your child won’t outgrow.

Features:
Rear-facing: 5 - 45 lbs

Forward-facing: 20 - 80 lbs (and up to 57") in a 5-point harness

Booster to 120 lbs

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

LATCH installation up to 80 lb child

Infant body support cushions

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

Sits low on vehicle seat for easy child boarding

Fits 3 across in a mid-size vehicle and offers more shoulder space

Add up to 4 cup holders (1 included)

Folds flat for travel and storage

Rubber bottom grips for no-slip installation

10 year life


Our Review:

We absolutely love this car seat. I wish I would have known about Diono when we had our oldest child in 2003. We have 3 children and bought infant and convertable car seats for each of them. This car seat would have saved us a ton of money as we could have used it from the time they were infants until they no longer need to be in a seat. The quality of this product is top-notch and definately worth every penny. You can feel save when you place your child into the seat. It is made of a steel allow frame.



It is the easiest seat to install in the car and to remove as well. It literally took me about a minute or 2 from start to finish and yes I did it all by myself. It has very secure locks that attach the anchor posts in the seat of the car. Normally with other car seats this part is very hard to attach and remove. Not with this wonderful seat. All you do is push a button and place it on or take it off and your done.

The straps that hold her child in are very easy to loosen or tighten as well. I place my daughter in the seat was able to comfortably adjust the straps around her. All buckles are very secure and you do not have to worry about them coming loose during your travels. My daughter is also 6 and cannot operate the button between her legs. This also makes me very comfortable as I am always scared she will remove it and get out of her seat.

It also comes with a cup holder. I love that the seat offers 4 different spots to place the cup holder. There are 2 spots on each side of the seat. 1 near the back of the seat and 1 near the front of the seat. This was a huge hit with us. My daughter got excited that she could pick her spot. I love that we can place it on the outer side next to the door. We have her seat and our baby girls seat in the middle row of our vehicle. Sometimes my son sits in the middle of them and with her old seat the cup holder was on the inside next to him. It always got in his way and we were worried that things would get spilled. We no longer have to worry about this beings it was designed so well with this seat.


The headrest piece is also adjustable and the highest rear facing car seat. My daughter is on the smaller side so we left it right where it was. However if your child is taller or as they grow, you can raise it to make them more comfortable.
(can you tell the flash got to her...LOL)

We also love that it comes in a variety of colors. I actually let me daughter pick the color out and she picked the shadow. It is a darker grey/black with a hint of stripes in it. We love it and it looks great in our car.

I also love that it has a little flap on the front of the seat located between the legs. When you lift it up there is a piece of paper in there. You can fill out emergency info for your child. This is great if you have another family member, babysitter etc that will be using the seat and driving your child from place to place. This is the first car seat I have seen do this and it is such a great idea.




       

NCAP tested (this page has a lot of the technical details including a description of what NCAP is: http://www.us.diono.com/en/safety-built-in/radian-convertiblebooster-safety-features )







I also love that the bottom of the seat folds right up. It also comes with straps that you can carry it on your back too. This is a huge plus for those of you that travel alot. Especially on planes. Easy to take on and off. Another big plus if you are taking it from car to car or allowing someone else to use it for your child.
 
Another plus with families that have more than one little one. You can fit 3 across in most cars. We have a Ford Explorer and you could comfortably fit 3 across in our 2nd row without a problem.
 
The ease and comfort of this seat is absolutely top-notch. I HIGHLY recommend it to any family that has children and especially for families that are expecting.
 
You cannot go wrong with this car seat.
We love ours and my daughter tells us all the time how comfortable it is!!
 
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They have also been kind enough to offer a giveaway. Just look below for the Rafflecopter form to enter.
 
*Disclaimer - I received the item(s) mentioned above for review purposes. In no way did this alter my opinion of their products. All of my opinions are one hundred percent honest and true.*



a Rafflecopter giveaway

176 comments:

  1. i like plum!

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  2. I would choose Cobalt!
    demonette 55 at hotmail dot com
    Thanks for the awesome review and giveaway!

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  3. Im having a hard time picking a color! I really like the Plum or the Daytona color!!!


    Christyn M

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  4. I would pick the Storm color.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  5. I would choose the cobalt color.

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  6. i love this in rugby!!!

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

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  7. I would chose Rugby.
    Thanks!
    David Holder
    davidholder3@yahoo.com

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  8. I'd choose "Shadow"
    Nathansmommy619(at)aol(dot)com

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  9. i like plum

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  10. I would choose Shadow.

    suebee05@gmail.com

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  11. I would choose Shadow.

    Couponmomfl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. I would choose Shadow color.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  13. I would choose the plum color.
    kathyluman@gmail.com

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  14. My cousin is pregnant with her first baby right now and money is tight; I would love to be able to win this to help her out. :)

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  15. my little one says cobalt
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  16. I would choose the shadow color.

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  17. I love the colbalt!
    Thanks!
    Michelle W.

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  18. I would choose Daytona
    ccasper@centurytel.net

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  19. I would choose plum for my daughter =}

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  20. I would choose plum

    Ngelica_mtz at yahoo dot com

    -Angie Martinez

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  21. I love Spring, but with how messy my kids tend to get and the fact that I have a boy and girl that tend to switch seat often, I would pick Shadow :)

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  22. I like the Shadow color.

    LesGalloway—at—Hotmail .d.o.t. com

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  23. where i posted i entered this giveaway https://www.facebook.com/azslyn

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  24. I would definitely choose the Plum!

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  25. It's hard to choose, I'm thinking colbalt!

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  26. I would choose the rugby color.
    arobinson45 (at) woh.rr.com

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  27. FB share:
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  28. I would LOVE the cobalt.

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  29. love rugby

    es1237 at gmail dot com

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  30. I love the plum!
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

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  31. colbalt


    johnny-amy lynn

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  32. Fb share
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  33. I'm thinking plum today! All the colors are great
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  35. I love the seat in plum

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  36. fb share
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  38. I would choose Plum!

    cbrooks@brooksvalley.us

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  39. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=385187124824687&id=1514551221

    I posted on fb.

    cbrooks@brooksvalley.us

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  40. The Cobalt is beautiful for our little boy who needs this. Spring is my favorite color for girls. Thank you for kindly hosting this giveaway! :)

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  41. i would love the daytona red color
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  42. Daytona
    hmahan_0529 @yahoo dot com

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  43. I like the cobalt. Thanks for this giveaway!
    becca9916 at gmail dot com

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  44. Plum or spring, hard to choose :)

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  45. http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=209907185784535&id=100002927405309

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  46. facebook shared:

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  47. We have the plum and love it!

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  48. I would choose Shadow, not sure what this baby will be but I have a 15 month old son that could use one of these too! :)

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  49. I would choose the Shadow color
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  50. I like the cobalt. sgusky@hotmail.com

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  51. I love the cobalt. Jessica_Oerly@hotmail dot com.

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  52. Do I have to know??? LOL. Either the Spring, Cobalt, or Daytona! But it would depend on which child I decide would get it! LOL.

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  53. I like the daytona red color

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  54. I like the plum but it would be my grandson so Daytona red would be great.

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  55. My face book url link for the comment. http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=427838060565152&id=100000316789538

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  56. I love the spring.

    Twnpt at sbcglobal dot net

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  57. I would choose plum! It's my daughter's favorite color!

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  58. I would choose the "Storm" color so that it matched the inside of our car and was a neutral color since we don't know what Baby #3 is! :-)
    (Johanna C on RC form)

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  59. I like the plum colored one!

    cc_girly(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. I would probably choose Shadow!
    janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com

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  61. kayleefaith1228@aol.com
    I'd pick spring

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  62. I would definitely choose the cobalt!

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  63. I would choose Shadow or Storm :)

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  64. i love the plum color so i would choose that.
    Is it bad to have a boy in a plum car seat when his mom's favorite color is purple? lol

    Rafflecopter Liz W

    wiseowldesignsinc at gmail dot com

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  65. I like Plum :) Thanks!

    metrocoastmom@gmail.com

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  66. I would choose the plum color. bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

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  67. I would choose the Cobalt. I really need to replace my seat. DS is about to be of the RF weight and I can't bear to turn him FF.

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  68. Michelle MacalusoApril 17, 2012 at 3:09 AM

    I would choose Cobalt

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  69. storm or shadow!

    bayareamommy@yahoo.com

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  70. i would choose shadow

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

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  71. I would choose the Plum.
    awhartness@yahoo.com

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  72. I like the spring pattern for my daughter but I'd Prob get cobalt in case I have a son someday lol

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  73. I love the plum... but would opt for the daytona :)

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  74. I'd choose Cobalt.

    AndreaH
    davandihamilton (at) gmail (dot) com

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  75. I would choose the shadow color!

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  76. I would choose the cobalt blue color
    Kelly F.

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  77. i would choose plum!

    heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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  78. I'd go with Shadow! Thank you!
    Tam S. Rafflecopter :) aka tamarsweeps

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  79. I'd choose Shadow (but I like Plum!) because I'm pregnant with a little boy.

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  80. I'd pick shadow.
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  81. I love the Plum! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  82. I like shadow
    nikki bergin
    crazycat09@ymail.com/kitten200235754@yahoo.com

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  83. I might pick Storm, but I'm not sure.

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  84. I like Storm and Spring...but would probably choose Storm because it's more gender neutral.

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  85. Shadow is my favorite.

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  86. On form as Tonya E. and I would pick Shadow

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  87. I would get the Cobalt, that's sharp!

    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  88. I would choose Shadow

    Amanda Maupin - Amanda.maupin@hotmail.com

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  89. Oh I love the Cobalt Blue! So pretty!
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  90. Id pick the color Cobolt!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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  91. I would choose Plum! Thank You for the giveaway!

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  92. FB share!
    https://www.facebook.com/brittany.choleva/posts/301929216548871

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  93. i like it in storm

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  94. daytona :)

    littleheathen9109 @ yah00 d0t c0m

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  95. Love the COBALT color! Really hope we win!

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  96. I would choose the Rugby color!

    thransom@gmail.com

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  97. I would choose Storm!
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. I asked my son and he said red (Daytona) because it looks faster than the others :D
    Thank you for the chance to win!
    candicesweeps@ yahoo dot com

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  99. I like the shawdow color.
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  100. i love the plum

    hollyngunter@gmail.com

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  101. I like Storem
    klconn7 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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