We all want our children to be safe. One great New Year’s resolution to have this year is to make your entire environment safer which is why throughout the month of January I will be focusing on specific products to make you and your family safer throughout the year.
One of my picks in travel safety this year is the new Diono RadianRXT Car Seat. Touted as one of the safest car seats on the market the Radian RXT is quite impressive. Not only is it impressively safe, but with their new colors and fabrics it is also uniquely stylish.
With 3 kids age 3 and under we require 3 car seats in each of our vehicles. With Carson’s infant seat in the middle that doesn’t leave a whole lot of room on each side for Danika and Aiden, especially in my husband’s truck. The Diono RadianRXT fits like a dream. Not sold on how compact it is? Check out this next photo!
Aiden was a big fan of his new car seat and I was a big fan of the new Cobalt blue color! Isn’t that a beautiful, stunning blue? I love it! I love that the seat sits low to the seat so it is easy to get your child in and out of it. The chest buckle is thick and easy to operate even for big hands like Dads.
- 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
With the AAP’s new guidelines recommending children remain rear facing to the age of 2 the RadianRXT offers the highest rear-facing capacity in the industry: 45 lbs! With a range of rear-facing children from 5-45 lbs, forward-facing children from 20-80 lbs (in 5-point harness), it then converts to a booster for children up to 120 lbs, this could be the only seat your child ever needs!
The SuperLATCH system makes installation easy and it’s the only car seat rated for LATCH use with a child up to 80 lbs. Expandable sides and a longer seat bottom provide extra room and comfort for your growing child. One cup holder is included, with the option to add up to 4 cup holders! That means your child can have their drink, snack, toys, crayons and more right at their fingertips. In addition to all this versatility, it folds flat for travel and storage, has a 10 year life and offers amazing safety, comfort and convenience your child won’t outgrow.
Diono Radian RXT car seat review overview:
Why we love it: With the range of safety features, grow with me versatility and ease of use the RadianRXT gets 2 thumbs up from us! I love the addition of bold colors and fabrics too. The Cobalt fabric is wipeable and totally easy to clean. The SuperLATCH system makes installation a breeze too. And how could we forget that you can fit these 3 across in your vehicle? Simply amazing!
Suggestions for improvement: With the ability to add up to 4 cup holders to this seat I’d love to see it come with more than 1! I’d also love to see the RadianRXT more readily available at major retailers in store, however I should note that it is widely available online.
Buy It! You can buy the Diono RadianRXT online at major retailers such as Amazon and Sears. It retails for $339 but you can find it discounted at many online retailers!
Disclaimer! Please note that these photos were taken outside when it was freezing cold and the vehicle was NOT moving. I should have taken my son’s coat off but with all the doors open on the vehicle I didn’t want him to freeze. In the interest of safety your child should never wear a puffy coat while strapped into their car seat. It prevents the straps from tightening fully and could lead to your child being ejected from the seat in the event of an accident.