Babies are such precious little bundles that need a good long list of must-haves when they enter this world. And being a person who looks at value and practicality, I’m not the sort of person who will pick a car seat with a matching stroller for my infant child and another one to match the characters he/she likes.
I believe in investing in products that will satisfy my family’s needs for a decent period of time, that’s why I’d invest in a car seat that can be used for my child till its legally safe for him/her to sit in a car without a car seat…
a car seat like Diono’s Radian RXT!
The Radian RXT is Diono‘s (earlier better known as Sunshine Kids Juvenile Products) smart travel solution for parents who’d prefer to have a product that can be used as their child grows and boasts of features that have been tested and tried by parents like them, the world over.
Lets get technical
Here’s Diono‘s descriptive listing of all you’d find in a Radian RXT
Why we love this!
I drive a Camry and while I love it to bits I do sometimes wish we had a little more space in the back. If you face a similar predicament I have to mention that the Radian RXT is sleek and does not take up a lot of seat space like Bunny Boo’s earlier seat. (boy was that fat!)
And just because its not bigger width-wise does not mean it’s any less comfortable for the young rider.
I remember when Bunny girl was younger, she’d shriek each time we’d place her in her car seat. (Mind you this was a car seat recommended by our local baby store product specialist!) We then figured we’d try her out in another seat but it was the same drill. Tears, tears and more tears!
Finally, our third car seat, a more pricey option but better padded, was the ultimate choice. She loved sitting in it and never protested thereafter. With the Radian RXT I have both kids fighting over who gets to sit in the same but since we’d picked it with Bunny Boo in mind, Bunny girl only jumps into it when Bunny Boo isn’t in the car with me!
I love that this is a 100% convertible seat and though you can use this as a booster, it does have the provision of having your older child use the 5 point harness, which I personally think is 100 times safer than just using the seat belt over a booster.
Another feature that’s perfect for floppy, asleep little heads are the elongated, adjustable, padded side “head rests”. I know this will be put to good use during those long drives over the summer!
Here’s some information that’s good to know…
- Diono’s Radian RXT has been side-impact tested to the widely accepted German standard established by ADAC, Europe’s largest automobile club.
- Radian seats successfully passed the New Car Assessment Program crash test at both 45 lbs RF and 80 lbs FF without relying on the top tether.
All in all this is a fantastic product that rolls in safety and comfort in travel for kids…and yes, it’s very easy to install, pack up and use even while travelling in an aircraft.
We’ve been recommending this too all our Mommy-to-be buddies and though it may seem like you are paying quite a bit upfront, you will appreciate, over time, that it’s an investment that’s worth every penny!