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:
* United States
* 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.
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.
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
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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