When it comes to our kids, there’s nothing we won’t do to keep them safe. We do our research and buy items that will protect them best.
Purchasing a car seat can be an overwhelming task. There are so many brands available, so many styles and types. Sure, they all have to meet the required safety standards, but what if we want better than that? What if we want safety that surpasses the ‘others’, plus comfort and style? With Diono, you can have it all!
We currently have (and are in love with) the Diono Radian RXT car seat!
Diono, previously Sunshine Kids Juvenile Products, has been creating amazing, award-winning products for over a decade. They currently offer more than 100 products from car seats to storage solutions to travel and stroller accessories, and are available in 54 countries worldwide.
Personally, I’ve always preferred a convertible car seat. While infant car seats can be convenient to carry baby around in, inevitably you will have to purchase another car seat when your baby outgrows the infant seat (often within the first 6-8 months depending on baby’s size), and then later a booster seat, causing you to spend quite a bit of money!
The Radian RXT fits children from 5lbs up to 120lbs. Yes, you heard me right! This car seat will take your child from newborn all the way to booster, eliminating the need to purchase additional car seats as your child grows. And while other car seats only have a 5 year life (car seats DO expire), this has a 10 year life which- in most cases- should take your child through the car seat years!
Less than one year ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics changed their recommendation on rear-facing car seats, advising that parents keep their toddlers rear-facing until age 2. The RadianRXT offers the highest rear-facing car seat available in the industry -up to 45 pounds- meaning even the largest child can remain rear-facing to the recommended age.
Another very appealing feature is that the RadianRXT fits 3 across in most cars! When we found out we were expecting our 3rd child, we knew we were going to have to get a bigger vehicle. There was no way we would be able to fit 3 car seats in our car. Now we have 4 kids and need the bigger vehicle anyway, BUT if we ever have another baby I know we can fit him or her in and not have to worry about getting yet another larger vehicle!
Assembling and installing the RadianRXT was super easy. Because Connor is still just 16 months old, he is rear facing. I had to add the detachable base to the bottom so the seat would be angled properly, and that was easy as pie! The LATCH system makes installation super easy too! The buckle design on this system is so much easier than the other LATCH systems I’ve experienced. Diono developed the SuperLATCH™, making Radian the first car seat to allow forward-facing LATCH use above 48 lbs and rear-facing LATCH use above 40 lbs!
I also appreciate the additional safety features that the Radian offers. We can never be too safe when it comes to our kids. 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. It has a steel alloy frame and aluminum reinforced sides, Energy-absorbing EPS foam panels on all sides, and adjustable head support, reinforced for complete side impact safety (to name a few).
We love love LOVE this seat. My husband got to where he was beginning to hate our other car seat. It was hard to get Connor buckled in. The Radian is a breeze. I can tell Connor likes it too. He was getting to where he’d arch his back and pitch a fit to be put in the old car seat, and now he literally climbs into the new one, ready and waiting to be buckled in. Maybe it’s because it’s so comfy with the memory foam and support pillows? Wish my seat had that!
Buy It: Diono products are available nationwide in stores and online, such as Amazon, Walmart and Target. The Diono RadianRXT is available for $339.99 (SRP), and is sold in 7 stylish colors to suit any taste!