Are You Carpool Ready?
Fall is just around the corner, the new school year has started, school supplies have been purchased, and shopping for new school clothes is complete, but are you Carpool Ready? As your children continue to grow, now can be a good time to check their height and weight to make sure they’re fitting properly in their car seat.
According to NHTSA, 59% of car seats are installed incorrectly even though most parents believe they are correctly installed. While proper installation is one part of car seat safety, making sure your children are harnessed correctly and in the right seat is another important part of keeping your children safe in their car seat. As your children grow, the type of seat they’re in and the adjustments on their harness will need to change as well. Having your child in the right seat can be confusing for some parents, and know what type of car seat to get for your child as they grow can be overwhelming and costly.
If your children vary in ages it’s very likely that you have multiple types of car seats in your car, and if your family is growing it can be a challenge to get more than two car seats to fit comfortably in the back seat. Knowing when to upgrade from one seat to another can be quite the challenge.
Take the Guess Work of out When to Upgrade
This is the where the Radian rXT comes in handy. This All-In-One Convertible Car Seat can fit 3 across in most vehicles, and has eliminated the need of buying a new car with a third-row seat, which can be a big money saver for many families. It’s 3 across feature, height and weight capabilities, versatile rear and forward-facing modes can allow you to ride with your little ones all in the backseat. The slim design and low-profile also make boarding in and out of the car seat a breeze.
5 – 45 lbs Rear Facing in 5-Point Harness
20 – 65 lbs Forward Facing in 5-Point Harness
50 – 120 lbs Booster Mode
- Steel alloy frame
- Aluminum reinforced sidewalls offer additional side impact protection
- Energy absorbing EPS foam
- Built with thick engineered plastics
- Aluminum reinforced adjustable head support
- Extended rear-facing capability up to 45 pounds
- Rear-facing tether capability
- Unique SuperLATCH system for a secure and easy installation
- Fits 3 across in most vehicles
- Folds flat for easy travel and can be worn as a backpack (straps sold separately)
- FAA certified for airplane travel
- Extended-rear facing capability up to 45 lbs
- Memory foam seating for a comfy ride
- 10-year life span
- Machine washable cover
- Removable infant body cushions
- 5 shoulder and 3 buckle positions that adjust for a comfortable ride
- Rubber bottom grips prevent slipping during installation
- Low-sitting profile allows your child to easily board their seat.
“I have 5 Diono Radians (about to buy a 6th) for my own 3 children and my home day care kids and I love the versatility! I bought them because they fit 3 across (still the best feature) but they do so much more! I carry multiple ages, from 2 months up to 8 yr olds in my Diono’s in a combination of front and rear facing and I can switch them between age ranges fairly easily. I love that I can extend rear face (at least up to 2 yrs ) and even have my 3 yr olds still rear facing. I love that my kindergartener is still in 5 point and my 8 yr old only just moved from his Diono, in 5 point, to a booster.”
Childcare Provider and Car Seat Guru, WY
“I am a Nanny, so safety is very important to me. I recommend this car seat to all my employers and many have purchased one for my vehicle. Having a safe car seat while transporting my employers children makes me feel so relieved because I know in the event of an accident, their children will remain safe and are less likely to be injured.”
Samantha, Seattle, WA
“We love our Diono Radian RXT. My son (now 9 months) has been using it since birth, and it has always seemed very comfortable for him. We also have an infant carrier carseat in my husband’s car. My son does not seem to like it as much, and seems to get uncomfortable in it quickly. However, he has never seemed uncomfortable in the Diono.”
Kira, Columbia, Maryland