Chicco’s car seat portfolio offers car seats that accommodate babies from infant to toddlers up to 110 lbs, including the #1 rated KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat and NextFit Convertible Car Seat, as well as the KidFit Booster.
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3. What is the difference between a convertible and a 3-in-1 car seat? A convertible car seat allows for babies to stay rear facing until they are at least two years old, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Chicco also endorses that babies should stay rear facing until they are at least two years old, as that is the safest method. It is even a law in some states! The 3-in-1 car seat seems to be a good option for parents who see the economic benefit of not buying multiple seats, but most don’t realize that some 3-in-1 seats are forward-facing only, and convert from a car seat for older toddlers to a high-back booster and backless booster. This means you would still need to buy an infant car seat in addition to the 3-in-1 in some cases. When buying any car seat, it’s always important to do your research to make sure that it is in line with the most up to date safety guidelines and recommendations.
To keep your child rear-facing as long as possible, transition to a convertible car seat when your child outgrows either the height or weight guidelines for your infant car seat. Keep your child rear-facing in their convertible car seat until at least 2 years old. It’s OK if your kid’s feet are touching the seat back or if they look a little cramped. Kids are a lot more flexible than adults, so it’s okay. Kids need to stay rear-facing for as long as possible to protect their head and neck in the event of a crash. Kids do not need to be turned forward-facing until they reach the maximum height or weight of the car seat. Kids are fragile, and they are best protected rear-facing, even if that means they have a little less leg room.
The first question, might as well have come from me, but it didn’t I swear! Tommy has just about out grown his infant car seat and we just got the Chicco NextFit Zip. The question now is when do we install it…
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