Sunday, November 20, 2011
By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 12:02 PM
I can't believe it, my daughter turned 7 years old yesterday. I have no idea where the time went but she is so excited about being older. She is allowed to do some more "big girl" things this year but one thing I am not allowing her to do is leave her car seat.
We've tried many car seats and boosters but none really really comfortable for her or has safe as I would like. My daughter is so tiny, the shortest and thinnest in her class. She only stands about 40 inches and she is about 35 pounds. She eats like crazy so I have no idea where it all goes but her weight is a concern and always has been when it comes to her car safety.
Diono, formerly Sunshine Kids, has come out with a new, highly versatile car seat that has the highest rear facing limit and forward facing harnessed weight and height (57″) limits on a car seat that I have ever seen.
The RadianRXT Convertible Car Seat-Booster Seat-weight limit for rear facing is 45 pounds, forward facing in a 5 point harness from 20-60 and belt positioning booster until 120 pounds!!
The seat itself is almost 30 pounds which is really heavy for a car seat but that's because of the steel frame and aluminum reinforced sides. I figure the heavier the safer so it's a huge plus to me that it weighs a little more then the average car seat... since this isn't your average car seat.
The RadianRXT also folds up really compact and comes with a built-in carry strap so it's great for traveling especially if you have to lug it to the other side of the airport you can just throw it on your back and go.
I started installing this seat without reading the manual and let me tell you first hand that you should NOT do that. This seat has so many ins and outs and it became quite stressful at times for me to install it but in the end those "bad" things turned into great features that other seats don't have.
Notice the read writing on the bottom of the seat. That is a flap that contains an Emergency Child Information card underneath. You can write your child's name, birthday, allergy, medial issues and medication use on the card so if an accident does occur. I love that and it makes me feel just that much safer.
The Radian RXT has been NCAP crash tested and is approved by the FAA for aircraft use. My daughter loves her new seat and so do I. I also love that if and when Makenna does grow out of it then Kendall will also be able to use the seat since it has a 10 year experation date on it. Or if we have another baby then they can use the seat from birth on. Oh, and did I mention that you can fit THREE across in a Sadan type vehical.
» 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
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**I was sent the RadianRXT by company or PR representative write my honest review. The views are strictly 100% my own. Receiving the product(s) did not influence me to produce a positive review. Any information regarding statistics and safety information comes from the Diono website**
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