Chicco, the leading European brand came out with their first US offered convertible car seat the Chicco Nextfit 65 in April 2013. Before the stores where able to start selling there had been a lot of hype on the net about this Chicco car seat, was this warranted?
It’s been over a month now since the Nextfit has hit the stores and the reviews are coming in. From what I have seen people are loving their car seat and in genereal the hype seems to be holding up and people around the world are very happy with their purchase. Lets take a look at what makes the Chicco Nextfit so great and why you should think of getting one yourself!
It is suitable for newborns to toddlers of 65 lbs making this a very economical seat. It rear faces from 5-22lbs and foreward facing from 22-65 lbs! What I really like here is the added touch of the adjustable headrest. It comes with 6 positions and has an integrated auto-widen harness to accommodate older kids! The headrest also has side impact protection.
One of the main features that attracted me to the Nextfit is the 9 reclining positions which enables this convertible car seat to fit into almost any car.
Many parents use rolled up towels or blankets to get the right angle for their car seat, with the many positions that the Nextfit offers, this strategy is no longer needed. It is also suitable for traveling on airplanes, its a tall car seat, large but not huge.
Another major feature is that it is really easy to install. They have used new technology namely the SuperCinch Latch technology, allowing you to easily get a tight and secure fit and “revolutionary flowthrough integrated belt path” which together makes installation a breeze. The car seat also comes with bubble indicators on both sides of the seat enabling you to ensure that your baby or child is at the correct angle and height at all times.
It is made with a steel frame and EPS foam for side impact protection, together helping to reduce crash forces in the event of a car accident.
- 8 year warranty
- 5 point harness, with two position chest clips to keep baby safe
- For newborns or smaller babies there is a removable insert
- When the headrest is adjusted the chest harness straps automatically widen
- For installation with the car belt there is built-in belt lock offs
- The seat pad is washable, removable, breathable and durable
- The cup holder is removable and can be used on either side
This is a convertible car seat that should be high on your list of car seats to buy.It is easy to install, grows with your baby and is reasonably priced!
Here are some Chicco Nextfit reviews from people who have bought and are using this car seat.
GTO says “Love this car seat. It’s roomy but not bulky, easy to install and is very stylish”
Jessie D Walker in her review states:”The seat is heavy, and quite well built. I don’t doubt that it’s perfectly safe.”
Alyssah83 says in her review: “In the Chicco there are more positions so I was able to fit it to her much better, so she is comfortable and safe. It is much easier to tighten the latches with Chicco’s cinch system too. It is really an amazing seat when you compare it to others.” read more Chicco Nextfit reviews here
The Chicco Nextfit – The Easiest Convertible Car Seat To Install
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The Latch System