About the Diono Rainier Car Seat
The radian rXT`s design begins with a full steel frame for a foundation that stands strong while other features disseminate crash forces away from your child. Aluminum reinforced side walls and head support lined with thick, energy absorbing EPS foam provide excellent side impact protection. The Safe Stop energy absorbing harness provides extra protection for children 20 to 40 pounds in the forward-facing position. When installed, Safe Stop provides bungee-like energy absorption which reduces impact on the child. Additionally, the radian rXT boasts rear-facing tether capability to reduce seat rotation during an impact. This All-in-One convertible car seat is crash tested regularly and surpasses Federal crash test standards. The rXT is tested at its maximum forward-facing, rear-facing, and booster weight capacities, and is rated for 10 years of life.
All-In-One Design Accommodates Growing Children and Growing Families
The radian rXT can be adapted to your child as they grow, keeping their car rides safe and comfortable for years. It fits children in the rear-facing position weighing from 5 to 45 pounds, and children in the forward-facing position weighing from 20 to 80 pounds. The radian rXT also converts to a booster seat for kids up to 120 pounds. An adjustable, reinforced head support offers 12 height settings to ensure the right fit for your child and provides additional side impact safety. Thanks to its exceptionally slim profile, the radian rXT can fit three across in most vehicles. Because it does not have a pedestal the seat sits relatively low, making child boarding easy. It also lowers the child`s center of gravity which exerts less forces on them during a crash. The rXT features a folding design, so storing or transporting the seat is easy. The car seat is FAA approved for use on airplanes. The machine washable cover and included cup holder make this car seat even more convenient.
Stylish, Comfortable Ride for Little Ones
New Euro-inspired fashions and interlock knit fabrics provide a stylish and plush ride, and the contemporary colors look great in any car. All radian seats have a deep shell that provides a more comfortable rear-facing ride, as well as a higher rear-facing capacity. Expandable sides and a longer seat bottom offer better leg support and help keep children cozy as well as helping maintain a custom fit throughout their physical development. Head and body support cushions ensure infants and babies are safe, snug and positioned correctly.I have a 9-year-old daughter and a 3-year-old son. My daughter no longer uses a car seat, but my son down. We were using a previous brand,but I really don`t like how it never seemed secured. It was installed properly, but would easily shift, which would be a bad thing in the event of a car accident. What I love about this car seat is just how secured it is. It does not move and is seriously locked into place. Of course, with that, it is also much heavier than my previous car seat. My other one was light weight and easy for me to move. This one has added weight and required my husband to assemble and put in the car. The reason for this is probably because this car seat features a steel framework making it very strong. All the important components and side impact are constructed of steel. Your child will be as protected as possible in this thing. Aside from the heavy construction, the seat is lined with a nice, comfortable, layer of padding which is great for both comfort and protection of your child. One thing I do have to say I am impressed with this is the latch system. For smaller children, the latch provides a convenient and quick mechanism to attach your car seat to your car. Instead of going through the motions of having put the seatbelt through various rabbit holes and then wondering if you did it right, latch provides a great and simpler and foolproof way to attach the car seat. The problem that latch has always had is that in most cars up to 2013, it was only rated to 40lbs. This was the combined weight of baby + car seat, so very quickly you wound up having to go to the seatbelt once your kid got over 25lbs. I also love that it uses a five point harness. The five point harness system is the safest around and I will keep my kid in one for as long as I can. While this is a big car seat, it also works well for infants as this car seat can be set up to be rear facing. There are laws in every state for how long your child should be rear facing so please make sure you know your law and keep your kid rear facing as long as possible so keep this in mind. This car seat is intended to be the single car seat that you`ll ever need from 5 to 120lbs. Very few car seats could make this claim when my children were first born so yes it is expensive up front but consider that you won`t have to buy an infant car seat and you could be looking at a very cost effective solution here. One thing to note about this seat is that the "incline" for forward facing is about an inch or so. It simply does not allow for enough incline for a forward facing child to fall asleep and not instantly have their head fall down to their chest. On top of all those cool features, I really love that it folds nearly flat for easy storage/portability. This is great for those who only use it sometimes or may be traveling. Overall this seat is amazing and well worth the investment! It has a lot of features, but most importantly it provides the safety and protection I want my child to have while we are in the car. Plus, the little cup holder doesn`t hurt either. I highly recommend this seat to anyone in the market for a car seat!