Chicco Nextfit Zip Convertible Car Seat Review
I have the Chicco KeyFit 30 and love it, and I'm not the only one. According to Consumer Reports, the Chicco car seats are some of the top-rated by parents, as well as safety experts. If you are like many consumers, you probably have this car seat, too (it's everywhere). But what do you do when your baby grows out of it? Chicco has the next step: the Chicco Nextfit Zip.
With Chicco, things are easy. There's no guesswork on the installation, and the products are extremely user-friendly and intuitive. Whether you're switching car seats from one car to the other, or having to help Grandpa install one into his truck, it's just a simple matter of following the signs! Seriously, the installation has easy-to-follow labels and easy-to-find adjustment levers/buttons. For real, it's a mommy's dream come true.
What Sets the Chicco Nextfit Zip ApartHere are some of the top features you'll appreciate in the Chicco Nextfit Zip:
- Wide weight range: 5-40 lbs rear-facing, and 22-65 forward-facing
- Easy installation through the "super cinch" integrated latch system
- Labeled straps and latch storage
- Lock-off feature for seatbelt use
- 9 different recline positions with front adjustment lever
- 9 headrest positions (in the IX model)
- Zipper-removable cover that's machine washable
- Comfort flex cushions to keep harness straps out of the way
You can get all this and more with the Chicco Nextfit Zip. In addition, you'll receive an adjustable cup holder and an infant insert (for babies from 5-11 lbs) when you purchase the Nextfit. Here's a complete review from one of The Baby Cubby's certified CPS technicians:
Don't Forget the Safety FeaturesEvery car seat claims to be safe, but here's the proof in the Nextfit:
- Steel reinforced frame
- Inner frame lined with EPS foam
- Easy installation means proper installation every time for optimal safety
Although the seat itself is on the heavier end, it is definitely easy to install, lasts for years (from infant to large toddler), and makes adjustments convenient. Not to mention the awesome plus of a zipper-removable cover that you can throw in the wash when needed!