Before my baby was born, I did lots of research about the best baby products. I was on a mission to give my baby the best of everything to keep him safe, healthy, and happy. My research was helpful, but it missed one important fact—babies outgrow everything so fast.
We started with an infant car seat, but before we knew it my son was way too big. Instead of buying a new car seat every few months, we had our eye on the Chico NextFit Convertible Car Seat for a while. Then a great opportunity came my way to review one and it has been fabulous – Thanks Chicco!
Here are just five things to love about the Chicco Next Fit (seriously, I could go on about it all day).
The car seat fits babies 5 pounds all the way up to 65 pounds. It’s perfect for my growing son to sit rear facing, and then in a few months we can flip him around and have him face the front without buying a new car seat. That means I don’t have to spend a fortune getting a new car seat every year, and that my garage doesn’t turn into a graveyard of outgrown car seats.
Car seats are intimidating to me, but these instructions were so simple to follow. The NextFit is also designed in a way that makes it easy to put in any car. I’ll admit I was a little nervous about how it would fit in the car when I saw how big it looked in the box. But once it was in the car, it fit comfortably while still being big enough to provide all of the safety features for my son.
3. It has the LATCH system
The LATCH system instructions are so simple—the straps are clearly marked of which one to pull first and the instruction booklet shows exactly where to connect the straps. From taking it out of the box to completely installed, it took less than 10 minutes (it could’ve been quicker, but we got distracted oogling at the great features and cool design). The RightRide Safety bubble made it easy for us to know that we had the car seat in the right spot. I love that the car seat can easily adjust to the correct reclining level.
This is a huge thing for me, as it is with all moms. I just cannot explain the importance of car seat safety. The NextFit car seat is like a cocoon of padding, with supports in all the right areas, so I am confident that my son is safe and comfortable.
5. It has a great design
Besides all the other great features, I just love the look of the NextFit car seat. It’s sleek, cool, and comfortable. The straps are thick enough that they won’t get twisted, and the five-point harness is secure but easy enough for a parent to unlock. I also love that it sits higher than a typical infant seat, so my son can see out the window while we’re driving. It also makes it a lot easier to get him in and out of the seat.
Overall, the Chicco NextFit Convertible Car Seat is a real winner. I got compliments on it after using it for just a few days and can’t sing its praises enough. When a mom and a baby can be happy about a car seat, and I know my son is safe and protected, that’s a mom win!
We also did a review on the Chicco Cortina Keyfit Travel System. Be sure to hope over to read what we had to say.