Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Diono Radian RXT is THE Best Car Seat I Have Ever Owned!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

You can strap this on your back to carry, which makes it great for travel!
What if I told you Diono has a Convertible + Booster Car Seat that you can fold up and strap on like a backpack, making it perfect for taking on trips?! That'd be pretty awesome, right? It is also airline approved, so if you're flying, you can take the Radian RXT right on the plane. The approval seal is stamped right on the side of the seat so when the stewardess comes around and asks to see it, and she will, it's going to be no problem at all! 

Photo Source: Diono

That's just the icing on the cake, so I should have saved that information for last, but it was too exciting for me to keep it suppressed for even a few paragraphs. No more do you have to worry about dragging a car seat along the narrow aisles of an airplane, now you can carry it right on your back. Nor do you have to get upset about no car seat in grandma's car... this one is easily portable and can transfer from your car to grandma and grandpa's car with ease.


The Diono Radian RXT is also designed so that the seat adjusts to accommodate growing babies, but it doesn't take up a lot of room while it's doing so. A lot of car seats are big and bulky but not this one. It's heavy, don't get me wrong, but that's because it's no-messing-around solid construction. It's slender though (with expanding leg room for growing kiddos) so that three people can still fit comfortably on a 3-seat bench of a back seat. I've even seen a picture of three Diono's side by side in a back seat. Yeah, that's a cool feature.


The EPS foam-cushioned headrest adjusts to (12) different positions, showing yet again how easy it is for the seat to adjust to your growing baby/toddler/child. There are also (5) shoulder and (3) buckle positions, and the seat has an angler to ensure a contoured fit on the seat of any type of car.


It's kind of hard to see in this picture, but there's also a spot for you to write in personal information, which would be necessary if an emergency happened. That's something you hope you never need to use, but nice to have if you do.


The Radian RXT has a full steel frame and aluminum reinforced sides. It was created and designed with safety first and foremost in mind.

The Diono Radian RXT has an insert for baby (5 - 45 lbs.), so you can use it as a rear-facing seat (it has a special tilt base for the little ones too). 45 lbs. might seem like a lot, but my daughter-in-law swears it's the safest way with a little one. She still has her baby girl facing backwards and she's 2-years-old. It's no problem at all, it's just natural since that's they way they've done it since birth.


Of course you can take the insert out and turn it around too, to be a front-facing seat if your child is 20-80 lbs. And if you want to use it as a booster, with the lap belt going across (instead of the 5-point-harness) you can do that too. :)

My son is 8-years-old.  and he fits in the seat wonderfully. If you use the booster it goes from 50 - 120 lbs.

Features

  • Full steel frame and aluminum reinforced sides for unmatched safety
  • Comfortably seats rear-facing children from 5-45 lbs, forward-facing children from 20 - 80 lbs in a 5-point harness, then converts to a booster for children up to 120 lbs.
  • Unique SuperLATCH system that makes installation easy
  • It also fits 3 across in most mid-size vehicles, folds flat for travel and is FAA certified
  • Booster mode from 50 - 120 lbs (40 to 57 inches)
  • NCAP crash tested, the industry benchmark for verifying child seat performance in severe accident conditions
 Additional Features
  • Infant body support cushions and memory foam for added comfort
  • Energy absorbing EPS foam and side impact protection provides added safety
  • Safestop® energy-absorbing harness
  • Additional forward-facing recline position to accommodate different types of contoured vehicle seats, 12-position adjustable headrest, 5 shoulder and 3 buckle positions deliver a comfortable ride.
  • Rear-facing tether capability
  • LATCH installation
  • Additional set of harness pads included to use only when the child is over 65 lbs in the 5-point harness
  • Expandable sides and long seat bottom allow proper leg support
  • Low-sitting profile makes it easy for your child to board
  • Angled cup holder keeps a variety of drinks upright and within easy reach
  • Cover is machine washable (we do not recommend one with an agitator) and dryable
  • Rubber bottom grips for no-slip installation
  • 10 year life

I've had four children of my own, and a nephew who used to ride with me everywhere. I've seen a lot of car seats in my time, and many of them I've really liked. This one however, is the nicest one I've ever seen or owned.

You can learn more about this car seat and the other seats and items that are available by visiting Diono. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

56 comments:

Shefluential Blog said...

I wish I knew of this brand when we had our son! Back then, I found my baby information in magazines!

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

Wow, it looks awesome. I've only ever heard amazing things about Diono so I'm not surprised. This is a great seat! - Jeanine

Masshole Mommy said...

I have a whole slew of new nieces and nephews. This would be perfect for them.

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

That is a FANTASTIC car seat. I mean, when you can put it on your back. That's amazing.

Terri Beavers said...

This looks like a great car seat. I have a friend who is expecting and I've been researching car seats for her. I'll send her on over to your post to check this one out. She wants the best one for her bun in the oven.

Jen said...

This is really cool!!! We opted for a Chicco Nextfit convertible seat, I am not a fan of messing with infant carseats.

Catherine Sargent said...

What a great looking car seat. They sure have come a long way since my son was little.

Theresa Mahoney said...

It certainly looks comfy. I like that is seems so portable, not anything like big, bulky seats I used for my girls.

Kristi Maloney said...

This model does look like a great car seat. Your son looks so peaceful resting in it too! :)

Rebecca Bryant said...

That is one awesome car seat. I love that it can be toted anywhere.

GayNYCDad said...

What a great car seat! We graduated a few years ago from that and we are headed to the front seat in a year!

blythe32 said...

I'm not a mom myself, but if I were I would definitely consider this car seat. It has great safety features and really looks like it lasts for the long run.

Amy Jones said...

This seems both confortable and safe

Pat Hatt said...

They are sure getting better, lots of options is a good thing indeed.

Amanda Love said...

This is what I use for Madison and haven't used anything else in ages. We first installed it last year when we went to Disney World in the summer and it has never gotten out of my car. My husband actually has a Diono Radian for Madison in his car too. :) We love Diono!

kaflickinger74 said...

What a great looking car seat. I will be sure to let my friend know who is in the market for one.

Binky said...

Years ago we didn't even have kid seats and barely used seat belts. It's a wonder we survived.

Brandy Ellen said...

What a super cute booster to have, I love it!

Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy said...

Wow car seats have come such a long way. They are getting more techy all the time. Safety is very important that's for sure.

Kristi said...

I am part of a large Mother of Multiple group and everyone seems to rave about this seat, it works well to fit two or three kids across in the same seat.

Lisa Joy Thompson said...

This looks like an awesome car seat! I love that it can also be used as a booster seat!

Elizabeth O. said...

It sure sounds like the best car seat a parent can have. It looks really sturdy and durable and comfy enough for the kids to sit on especially if you're going on a trip.

Aziel Morte said...

This is perfect for our car and to have my son a peaceful sleep too

raul dereal said...

I would love to have this on my car this is so relaxing for my son

Joanna said...

It looks very comfortable and also safe for children.

Seattle Travel Blogger said...

This is a good idea and a good design.
I am sure a lot of mothers would be happy to own one of these.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Wow that does look like a really great car seat!

Julie Wood said...

This is a heavy duty car seat! I like how sturdy it is and easy to use. I need to get one of these for my son!

Gwendolyn Mulholland said...

I have heard great things about the Diono car seats and love that they sell straps so you can easily transport them which would be great when traveling by plane. I love the support it provides.

ana de jesus said...

Wow! I love that the booster seat is convertible and it looks like ther perfect car seat for kids.

Ann B said...

This car seat would be an amazing baby shower gift. I love that you can strap it to your back.

alissa apel said...

I still have Isaak in one, but Travis has had him out of one in our new Subaru. This looks like a nice one!

Chris said...

I could really of done with this about 2 years ago. I ended up buying a bigger car!

~ Noelle said...

Thanks for the heads up on this. We will need a new one soon.

Tamra Phelps said...

I've heard really good things about Diono. I don't have kids, but I would definitely buy this as a baby shower gift!

Maddi'sMommy said...

Oh my gosh I love that it folds right up like that - perfect for the extensive amount of travel we do.

Echo A said...

This is incredible! I think I need one of these for my daughter asap!

Tione Rdny said...

I never knew they build car seats for 8 yr old. Portability is a good feature in this product. I guess it has less struggle of moving around with..

lori felix said...

When my daughter was younger we had to keep switching car seats every time she was over the weight limit of the previous car seat. It's so convenient to have car seats nowadays that grow and change with the child.

Life With Kathy said...

That is an awesome car seat! I love that you can strap it on to your back like that. That is so neat! I wish I would have had one of these when my girls were younger.

Nicole Herose said...

Wow, this car seat deserves to be the best. I'm always worried with the safety of kids, good thing there is a car seat like this.

Mauie Flores said...

This booster seat looks awesome! And it's portable too!

Nikki said...

Wow, this product is really great. I remember when we have a car seat before, it is very hard to carry.

Nicole Escat said...

Me too! I would love to have one for my son, I am so glad I hear about it.

Shaylee Anne said...

That's really smart they look super portable and easy to move between cars!

Ron Leyba said...

Looks really good and comfy. Nice car seat indeed. Amazing brand too!

Melissa Bernardo said...

This is a really cool car seat. Seems to be very travel friendly.

Louise Bishop said...

Wow! This carseat is so versatile and complete! Car seats have sure come a long way since my children were small.

Nicole Escat said...

I love it being portable! So convenient to use!

Tiffany said...

This sounds like it would be an awesome investment. Buy it and your child is all set until they are 10!

Anne Lauria said...

We don't have children yet but DO have a baby registry! After 5 years of infertility, we have done a ton of research about the best products and the Diono Radian RXT is the carseat we WILL use. It is by far the best in my opinion too! Thanks for sharing this with others :) - Anne @ www.ourthriftylife.com

Christie C said...

I've heard of this car seat because you can put 3 across the backseat! I love the carry option too, especially for travel

Ana Fernandez said...

It would be great to have it! IM not a mom yet but this looks so helpful

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

What a great car seat. I think ours fits only children up to four years old.

Cassandra said...

Thank you for sharing this info! We are in need of a new car seat and I was curious to see what DIONO has to offer :-)

Enricoh Alfonzo Naidu said...

great product review. the way you describe the car seat is awesome