Why the Chicco NextFit is the only car seat you’ll ever need.

SAFETY | SuperCinch Latch Tightener Secures

The SuperCinch latch tightener on the Chicco NextFit Convertible car seat is easy to use while tightening the car seat’s safety latch as tight as possible to secure it into place. By using “force-multiplying technology” to pull on the strap located on the side of the car seat, you can tighten it into place in the back seat without having to yank on it or strain yourself in the process.

…strap located on the side of the car seat…

For some car seats, parents will end of trying and failing to figure out just how to attach it into place safely, as so many different car seats have different ways of being secured into place. Some car seats require squeezing your arm behind the car seat, between its back and the back seat of the car, to buckle the seat belt behind it. Others entail that you use the latches in your car, which can be a pain to unhook. The Chicco NextFit Convertible car seat uses their SuperCinch tightener to secure the car seat to your back seat in a way that is said to take much less effort.

…SuperCinch tightener to secure the car seat…

Chicco NextFit review Full View

Chicco NextFit Full View

COMFORT | Nine Different Reclining Positions

Unlike most car seats, with the Chicco NextFit Convertible car seat, there are nine different positions to click the car seat into. This makes for easy fitting in differently sized cars and means that your baby could find comfort at each growth point as he or she grows from baby to toddler. Since the car seat is made to fit a baby from infancy into toddlerhood, it’s important to be able to adhere to the different natural positions of each age.

Since there are nine positions to go through, from laying down to sitting upright, the Chicco NextFit Convertible car seat covers each necessary seating position. And since it’s easy to adjust to a new position, there is always the ability to switch back and forth between different reclining positions. With the Chicco NextFit Convertible seat, there are the options of easily adjusting it as your baby gets older. The extra padding that is inserted near the headrest as infant level is easily removable and there are six different positions to move the headrest up or down to accommodate your baby or toddler.

…nine different positions to click the car seat into.

As the headrest is raised higher in the Chicco NextFit Convertible car seat, the 5-point harness is also automatically adjusted to reach taller shoulders. This way, there is a lot less fussing around and trial and error to figure out the next adjustment needed to fit your baby or toddler. In other car seats, you may be stuck putting your baby in and out and then in again to try and figure out which harness position is right for them and how tight or loose a strap is. But with the Chicco NextFit Convertible, the adjustments are designed to be done much quicker.

…5-point harness is also automatically adjusted…

Chicco NextFit review Rear and Back Facing

Chicco NextFit Rear and Back Facing

EASE OF USE | Adjustments Can Be Made As Your Baby Grows

Size

The Chicco NextFit Convertible car seat takes up no more room than your typical car seat. It is also installed using a LATCH tightener once it is attached to your car’s LATCH system, so there will be no leaning over and behind the car seat to buckle the seat belt and secure the car seat in place. At 25 pounds, the Chicco NextFit Convertible isn’t lighter than the average convertible car seat, but it also has the ability to recline to nine different positions and has a sturdy frame that might make up for moving a 25-pound car seat, should you need to.

…no leaning over and behind the car seat to buckle…

Maneuverability

To install the Chicco NextFit Convertible car seat, all you need to do is locate the LATCH connector in your car’s back seat and attach the SuperCinch tightener to it. Then, you can use one hand to pull on it to tighten and secure the car seat in place. Next, there is a one-pull harness on the front of the car seat that also requires just one hand to pull and tighten it to further secure the car seat into place.

…requires just one hand to pull and tighten…

Chicco NextFit review Positions

Chicco NextFit Positions

PRICE + LONGEVITY | High-End Convenience

Price

Right now, the Chicco NextFit Convertible car seat has an MSRP of about $299.99, and for the long-term use you will likely get out of it, the price may not be an issue. 

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Versatility

That is where the nine different reclining positions come in, helping to keep your toddler from being in the position of bended knees for an entire rear-facing car ride. The Chicco NextFit Convertible car seat is also deep-set, providing a roomy seat while the exterior isn’t any bulkier than your typical convertible car seat. A removable cup holder can be attached to either side of the car seat and the sides provide armrests of sorts while being fully cushioned.

Longevity

Even though it is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics for toddlers to ride rear-facing until at least two years old, many parents find it challenging to keep their toddler comfortable as they quickly grow. The Chicco NextFit Convertible car seats keep them comfortable in both rear and forward-facing positions up to 65 pounds.

…removable cup holder can be attached to either side.

Chicco NextFit review Easy Pull Straps

Chicco NextFit Easy Pull Straps

PROS

  • The different reclining positions make it possible to be safely seated, while comfortable too, at pretty much every age your child will be utilizing the car seat.
  • Being able to tighten the different safety latches with just one hand is a big plus. In other car seats, it would be something of a hassle, but with the Chicco NextFit Convertible car seat, tightening the latches is made simpler.
  • The ability to fit the car seat comfortable in a variety of vehicles is also a plus, as some families have more than one car and prefer to share the one car seat.

CONS

  • The price of the Chicco NextFit Convertible car seat is a pretty steep cost to shell out for a car seat that may or may not last long, depending on how your baby fits in it.
  • At 25 pounds, it’s also fairly heavy, as far as car seats go. Transferring it from car to car could be bothersome at some point.
  • Because the Chicco NextFit Convertible car seat is so well-cushioned, it also gets warmer during the summer months. The fabric isn’t very breathable, which can make for a miserable kid riding in the back.

THE BOTTOM LINE | A Great Investment

Chicco NextFit Convertible Car Seat, Matrix
List Price: $299.99
Price: $299.99
Price Disclaimer

While the cost of the Chicco NextFit Convertible car seat isn’t ideal, the availability of the different adjustments that can be made are a big deal for some parents. Not only that, but being able to easily adjust the headrest and harness, while tightening different latches with just one hand makes things a lot easier on the adult getting the baby in the car seat.

Obviously, convenience isn’t the only important factor in choosing a car seat. But the benefits that the Chicco NextFit Convertible car seat provides make things easier for the adult and also more comfortable for the baby or toddler utilizing the car seat itself. Paying the MSRP of $299.99 for a car seat isn’t anyone’s first choice but in some cases, you get what you pay for. And when you’re buying from a reputable car seat brand like Chicco, paying the extra money for something that you expect to find quality with will likely pay off in the long run.

Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide on what car seat is the best for your baby, but the Chicco NextFit Convertible car seat may honestly be close to it. All car seats have their faults, and this one is no exception, but if the positive aspects of comfort, versatility, and ease are important to you, then this is probably your best bet.

Chicco NextFit review Adjustments

Chicco NextFit Adjustments