When you have more than three kids, or they are spaced out years apart, you will usually have to purchase multiple car seats due to expiration dates. As our fourth baby prepares to make her arrival, we have been working to get everything ready for her. Car seats were an issue for us. We had car seats expiring and the brands we had been using we weren’t fans of. So, I went on a hunt for the best car seats on the market. That is how I came across Diono.
Diono is a company that is at the forefront of car seat innovation. They routinely have the highest crash test ratings and their streamlined shape makes them easy to fit into any vehicle. One thing I love is that you can fit three across in most mid-sized vehicles since they aren’t bulky. Another benefit that is that Diono seats can be used from birth, up until your child is out of a booster. The weight limits on these seats, 5 lbs to 120 lbs, allow you to use them for your child’s entire car seat experience and not have to purchase another seat. That is a huge bonus when you consider how much is spent on infant, convertible, and booster seats for kiddos.
I reviewed the Diono RadianRXT seat and we are in love with it! It boasts a steel frame, which I love where safety is concerned. The seat folds up so when we travel and have to take it through an airport it can be carried as a backpack. I noticed the buckles were easy to use and I never questioned whether they were securely fastened, or not. I was sure they were fastened properly and securely. When the seat is installed, there is no movement. It is the first seat we have owned that we have been able to install without any movement from the seat. It certainly gives me peace of mind.