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Our Top Pick for a Kindergarten Aged Car Seat

Our kids grew up – and so should their car seats.

Safety is at the top of my priority list when it comes to a car seat for my kids. I really wouldn’t want anything bad to happen to them if we were in a car accident (touch wood it never does happen though). All I want to care about is getting the right car accident lawyers, with the knowledge that everyone is safe and alive at least. Furthermore, taking precautions incase something awful was to happen is equally important. My baby has a good car seat and I know everything about life insurance and long term disability insurance, so that in the event of an accident, I know what my first move should be. It’s important to protect everyone in the car and insurance is the best way to protect myself as a parent.

Now that my 5 year old is getting taller, starting to weigh more and has stronger bones…we know that she is still a small child in the big picture of things. After my best friend bought an isofix car seat, I’ve been on the hunt for a car seat too.

I fully believe in staying in a 5 point harness as long as possible. It is safer, hands down. I’d hate for anything bad to happen. I know car accidents do happen, that’s why it’s so easy to get yourself a lawyer who specializes in law (for example, you could use someone like Batta Fulkerson). However, I would much prefer to not have a car accident (and I’m assume everyone else is thinking the same).

After looking around I saw that it was an option for her to move to a booster based on her weight (45 lbs) but I know in my heart of hearts it is not the time for her to move to a booster and seat belt only restraint. I know she wants to feel like a big kid, look like she is in a booster, but I want her strapped in safely. This is where is Diono rXT all-in-one convertible car seat steps into our lives.

The sleek and more vertical design of this seat makes it perfect for preschoolers and kindergarten aged children.

The sleek design also can fit 3 of these seat in the same row, for families with multiple children

Extended rear-facing

The radian® rXT keeps children comfortably rear-facing from 5-45 pounds for the safest possible position. Premium, plush head and body support cushions are included for newborns and infants.

Room to grow

Accommodates forward-facing children up to 65 pounds in a 5-point harness and converts to booster mode for kids 50-120 pounds. The aluminum reinforced, adjustable head support and sidewalls provide additional side impact protection.

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I love how this seat will change into a booster when my daughter gains more weight and needs to go into a true booster style seat. I am thinking this will happen by fall 2018…but who knows with the rate kids grow – it seems so random at times doesn’t it?

As soon as my 5 year old saw this seat she said “Woah! A car seat for big kids!”

MamatheFox’s Favorite Aspects of the Diono rXT

  • Safety First! The manual comes with tons of great information, helping you set up the car seat the way you should based on your child’s size
  • Learned new informationTo learn how car seats keep your child safe check out Parenting Pod. Because my daughter is under 50 but over 40 lbs, I no longer use the latch system with this car seat! I did not know this at all – and I am so glad Diono took the time to inform me of the right steps to take when installing my seat based on what is most safe for my child. For her weight I was to use the seat belt and the rear anchor.
  • Easy to buckle in and tighten the straps. One of the main issues parents have with car seats is pulling the straps tight enough. I have struggled, and I mean practically fought with tightening straps properly in other car seats. The Diono rXT has a cool feature that clicks as it tightens. You can feel it click, which makes it much easier to tighten to the correct place on your child’s chest.
  • Cup Holder is Removable. The grossest, most odd things can be found in your kid’s car seat cup holder. Having it be removable for deep cleaning is such a perfect and parent loving design.
  • Wider hip room for bigger children. Kids are build differently, just as adults are. This seat has a fun feature that allows your children to grow with their seat. The hip area can snap to a lower, wider setting, allowing your child to truly grow with their seat.

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  • Reply Cityrocka Perry

    I didn’t know that they made this type of car seat for kids. This is really so cool. Saftey first I always say. I will be recommending this to my sister who has a child about the same age!

    April 20, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Looks like a great booster seat! I can’t say I’ve ever sat in one before…but this one looks really comfy. Thanks for all the tips on what to look for!

    April 20, 2018 at 9:47 am
  • Reply Tara Pittman

    This car seat is awesome! We have one and it is very comfortable.

    April 20, 2018 at 10:19 am
  • Reply Kelly

    It is important to keep safety first, even when our kids want to be “big kids.” This seat looks like a perfect seat for big kids and moms!

    April 20, 2018 at 10:43 am
  • Reply Ally

    As a new mom, I’m still clueless and overwhelmed with all of the car seat options. I will have to bookmark your post to read it again when my son begins growing!

    April 20, 2018 at 10:46 am
  • Reply Brittany

    This sounds like a great carseat! We don’t LOVE ours….as much as we thought we would. I really love the safety, removable cup holder and extra hip room on this one! Your daughter definitely looks happy and comfortable!

    April 20, 2018 at 2:41 pm
  • Reply Jocelyn

    I really like the detail you added to this post. Super informative!

    April 20, 2018 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Carrie Liu

    Your little girl is so cute! Love the detailed review, will pass this on to my good friend who’s looking for a car seat right now.

    April 20, 2018 at 5:55 pm
  • Reply Sondra Barker

    Wow this seems like a great product. Safety is definitely my top priority while driving as well!
    Xo, Sondra

    April 20, 2018 at 10:45 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    Now, this sounds like an interesting chair, I love that it seems like it has the little things all under control and even adds in some amazing added extras.

    April 21, 2018 at 8:58 am
  • Reply Marguerite

    Wow, this is great information! Seems very safe- I have a lot of new moms around me, so I will be sending these tips their way!

    April 21, 2018 at 9:24 am
  • Reply Vidya Tiru

    i totally love the color…kids have outgrown carseats for years now

    April 21, 2018 at 1:10 pm
  • Reply Paula Stewart

    This looks so much safer than those booster seats that so many people use when their children outgrow their baby car seats.

    April 21, 2018 at 7:32 pm
  • Reply Terri Beavers

    I don’t like putting the kids in a booster seat. I don’t trust them as much as I do a car seat so I can see how this one would be a good pick. It looks safe and that’s what I look for when buying car seats.

    April 22, 2018 at 5:31 am
  • Reply Kiwi

    She looks happy in that booster seat. She reminds me of my 6 yr old cousin who uses booster seats too.

    April 23, 2018 at 2:06 am
  • Reply Moon

    It is so important to choose the correct car seat . So many accidents happens because we failed to do so

    April 23, 2018 at 3:44 am
  • Reply Joanna

    It sounds like a great car seat, especially because of all the adjustments so that the safety is never compromised. Your daughter looks very happy sitting in it, which means it’s comfortable as well.

    April 23, 2018 at 5:21 am
  • Reply David Allen Elliott

    It’s crazy how many things they have for car seats now. When it doesn’t seem like such a long time ago when we were getting car seats for our baby. These do look great and the room to grow part is so important.

    April 23, 2018 at 4:47 pm
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