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We are staying rear-facing with Chicco’s brand new convertible car seat, the NextFit!

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Shelby is almost sixteen months old and we are still rear facing her in her car seat. I was excited to receive  Chicco’s brand new convertible car seat, the NextFit!

As soon as I took it out of the box I could see that Chicco really took time and effort into this convertible carseat, and they made it user friendly!  Take a few minutes to read over the manual and the car seat so you can see all the neat features! Also look into some neat car seat covers, you can check here to check them out.

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The NextFit truly is the easiest convertible car seat to install accurately and securely in a wide range of vehicles because of its innovative safety and convenience features. o Securely: Parents of any size or strength can easily install the NextFit correctly with the SuperCinch™ LATCH tightener, which uses force-multiplying technology to help achieve a tight and secure fit – no strong muscles required.

What I love is that the tethers tell you which to put in first and are labeled #1 and #2. LOVE it!

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The NextFit grows with your baby, easily adjusting to fit baby as he or she grows from infant to preschooler (from 5 to 65 lbs). The harness straps do not require rethreading and adjust in height AND width in connection with the position of the headrest.

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The innovative chest clip features two positions to fit the torso of smaller and larger children.

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There is no need for rolled towels or tubes to position your convertible car seat correctly in your car! The NextFit’s ReclineSure™ 9-position Leveling System adjusts with one hand for an accurate fit in a wider range of vehicles and vehicle seats.
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Just like the KeyFit, the Chicco NextFit takes the guesswork out of installing the seat thanks to the two RideRight™ bubble levels which clearly indicate the correct seat angle in both rear and forward-facing modes.

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Other features include a removable infant insert for smaller babies, 5-point harness with 2-position chest clip, 6-position headrest with integrated harness adjustment, built-in belt lock-offs for installation with vehicle belt, machine-washable seat pad, and removable cup holder for use on either side of the seat.

removable cup holder

removable cup holder

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built-in belt lock-offs for installation with vehicle belt

I have a Toyota Corolla and the Chicco NetFlix fits perfectly in my car
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I also have Five Helpful Hints from Julie Prom, Car Seat Safety Advocate for Chicco

Rear-facing is safest. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommend rear-facing as long as possible. Parents should keep child rear-facing until at least 2 years old, longer if the car safety seat weight and height limit allows. Young children are fragile and are best protected in a rear-facing car seat. To ensure a child can stay rear-facing as long as possible, purchase a convertible seat when your baby outgrows the infant seat.

Most children younger than 5-years old are not mature enough to sit without a full harness. Keep your child in a forward-facing car seat with a harness until at least 5 or 6 years old.

Most common mistakes can be avoided by simply following manufacturers’ instructions. All car seats must meet stringent Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards to be sold in the U.S. It is when they are not used correctly that makes them unsafe. Always read and follow the instructions for the safety seat. Also, read the vehicle owner’s manual section on child restraints.

Always buckle your baby into the safety seat first, and then cover the baby with blankets. Avoid bulky clothing and add-on products such as car seat buntings. This can interfere with proper harness fit and crash performance of the seat. A good trick for older children is to buckle them in without their jacket and then put it back on them backwards over the harness. Not only do these techniques ensure proper harness fit, but also avoids overheating by allowing the baby to be easily uncovered or the child to take his jacket off once the car gets warmer.

Always use the top tether when installing a forward-facing car seat. The tether reduces movement of a car seat in a crash and helps to achieve a tight installation.

These tips are great for families of kids/babies of all ages.  I completely agree with these tips and I feel that my kids are as safe as they can be in cars.

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About the Author

Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger. She created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has three daughters, ages 14,11, 5 and a son who is 2. They currently reside in Texas.

4 Responses to “We are staying rear-facing with Chicco’s brand new convertible car seat, the NextFit!”

  1. Sobuj says:

    Great blog site, Many information for new parents.
    Britax Marathon 70-g3 Convertible Car Seat

    Thank you
    Sobuj

  2. Kathy says:

    Thank you for your review of the Chicco Nextfit in a Corolla. That was my main concern when I was offered with this as a potential gift. I am just not that sure it’s a great idea for an infant since there’s not a carrier option. I will have to figure out how long that function is useful versus having the versatility of a carseat that grows with my child.

  3. Sheryl Brown says:

    The Chicco Nextfit is one of the best convertible car seats on the market. The level of detail that goes into the making of the car seat including the instructions for use have made me a disciple of the seat. This is one of those car seats that even a first time parent could so easily get the hang of in no time.

    Quite a good and engaging review you have here too.

  4. Emma Brown says:

    Spot on! I love your review of the Chicco Nextfit. Definitely one of the top convertible car seats of 2016 & 2017.

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