NEW Chicco Kidfit Booster

by Jennie on May 15, 2015

61% of car crashes occur less than 10 minutes from home! That is a high statistic and for those of us with children riding in the car, it’s a great reminder to be more diligent about car seat safety guidelines, specifically as it relates to booster seat safety. Cody turned 6 in February and I still have him in his 5 point restraint car seat. I figured if he hasn’t outgrown it why convert? Recently though I have noticed that he might be ready to convert and I wanted to learn all the rules and regulations on booster seat safety before making the change. This is especially important for our older kids because they are having more playdates without mama and although a booster seat might be easier to throw into your friend’s car it may not be safest. 

I was sent this AMAZING Infographic from Chicco and it answers most of the booster seat questions I had! 

chicco booster seat

I wanted to do a bit more research so I went to the Safe Car website (the link recommended on the info graphic) and it walks you through how to find the right carseat based on your child’s age and size. I highly recommend checking this website out! It put my mind at ease since there are SO many rules when it comes to car seat safety. This website allowed me to enter in Cody’s info and it showed me he was able to be in a booster. They give you a ton of options (I think they had 92 for Cody’s search) of boosters that you can use so it was really helpful. 

I have a Graco Carseat that converts from a 5 point restraint, to a high back booster and then to a regular booster seat, but I was sent the new Chicco Kidfit Booster seat to try out and I have to say this thing looks like a “cool race car” per my Cody Bear! At only $99.99, the KidFit converts from a full-back to a backless booster so it can last quite some time as your child grows.

Some other Features:

  • DuoZone™ 10-position head and shoulder side-impact protection

  • SuperCinch® LATCH attachment and tightener

  • ErgoBoost™ contoured seat with double foam padding

  • 2 removable cup holders fold away when not in use

  • Removable, machine-washable seat pad and armrest covers

  • 2-position backrest adjusts to mimic vehicle seat position

  • Removable backrest for use as backless booster

DuoZone™ Side-Impact Protection puts KidFit™ head and shoulders above the rest with 10 positions of combined head and shoulder protection for growing children. Like other Chicco car seats, KidFit™ also features SuperCinch® LATCH attachment and one-pull tightener, which helps keep the seat in place for easy in/out. Double foam padding and contoured ErgoBoost™ seat provide comfort and support in all the right places. Two soft-sided cup holders easily fold out-of-the-way when not in use and are removable for easy cleaning. For added convenience, seat pad and arm rest covers are removable and machine-washable. 

In my opinion, this is a high performing seat. It is not only sleek-looking and the material can be removed and washed in the washing machine (YAY!), but it has the great “Duo Zone” technology which keeps the seatbelt and head positioning right where it belongs to keep my Cody as safe as possible. Sometimes I get super annoyed by all the carseat rules and regulations, but I know it is for a reason and as I tell my boys “Safety First”!

After testing this carseat out, it is such a great price for all that you get with it and the fact that this can last you through your child’s growing years, I would definitely recommend it! Once again, Chicco didn’t disappoint!

*I was given a Chicco car seat to review. All opinions are my own.*

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ALYSSIA September 17, 2016 at 6:54 am

Thanks for the great post admin.

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