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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. What’s more – a good car insurance policy will also cover your child’s car seat. If you were to be in an accident, your insurance company will pay to replace the damaged car seat.

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.

Cozywoggle Review

Cozywoggle Review

About Cozywoggle


Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and serious injury for children between ages 2-14, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Contacting a law firm like lamber goodnow would be useful if you and your child have been involved in an incident like this.

Many parents are unaware of the safety concerns that are associated with coats and car seats. Car seat safety is a growing field of awareness and needs to be in the spotlight so that parents and caretakers alike can understand how to keep children safe and also staying warm. When a child is strapped safely into their car seat the risk of injury is greatly reduced. When improperly buckled the risk of a child being ejected from a car seat is highly increased. An awesome group called Car Seats for The Littles is a great resource to learn more about car seat safety. Injury and death can be avoided when the correct measure are taken.

When you place a child in a car seat, even if you have managed to find the best car seat for 3 year old like me, you need to have the straps secure, then later put a child in a car seat with a coat the tightness be the same. If you have to loosen the straps to get a child in with their coat on, it is no longer safe! Due to this safety concern my children only wear thin fleece jackets in the winter, until now! Ohio winters can reach a whopping 30 degrees below zero. We use blankets to keep warm in the car seats after safely strapped in. But there are times my kids will travel somewhere and then want to play outside for a while. I need a jacket that I can allow them to play outside but then go directly into the car with. This is where the Cozywoggle is a game changer.

The Cozywoggle:

  • Is the ONLY product that looks and acts as a coat, but is safe to be worn in a car seat.
  • Is made from heavy-duty wind/water resistant polyester, and is lined with cozy fleece.
  • Can be used with any 5-point harness car seat – either forward or rear-facing.
  • Comes in sizes 12 months, 18 months, 2T, 3T, 4, 5 and 6.
  • Is stylish (and looks like a “regular” coat), warm and washable.
  • Has been crash tested in a lab and proven to be safe in a car seat.
  • Can be worn in a car seat and all around town.
  • Is easy-to-use and is a convenient, all-in-one solution for busy parents.

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Mama’s Experience

When I first found out about the Cozywoggle I was intrigued. As a mom who lives in a super cold state, the coat and car seat debacle is a big part of my life. My family doesn’t understand why I don’t put huge puffy coats on my children in the winter time. But they didn’t know the knowledge we do as well as such high-tech car seats. After testing this coat I can honestly say that I highly recommend this to any parent with a child in a car seat. Here’s why:


jacket 1

This coat is cute! Being that it has a super important functionality I wasn’t sure how it would really look like in real life. The zippers on the side are so unnoticeable that they are not distracting if fashion is your forte. They blend in like seams and no one would ever look twice at them. The material is smooth and durable. I feel like this would be a great playing in the snow jacket. Durable, warm and easy to move in. All qualities a child would want if they knew how to verbalize it.

The coat runs a tad large. Its just how they are manufactured. My daughter just moved into a 3T a few months back. This coat is a 3T and it really fits well. There is a little bit of room, but I would want that being that she will wear sweaters and hoodies under it occasionally and might have a growth spurt this winter. Every mom knows its better to be too big than to be too small.

Ease of Use:

side view

The coat front zipper works and functions like any other zip up coat. Easy peasy. My daughter likes that the top has a piece of fabric that covers up the zipper part so when you tuck your chin into the coat its against fabric and not a cold metal zipper. I think it is a tiny detail that really is thoughtful.

If you have not watched the video above I suggest you do. It shows how easy it is to zip the sides up and down. I was skeptical that it would glide that smoothly on my can’t-stay-still toddler. But it did! It was super easy and fast to zip up and down. Knowing this can be a crazy quick step makes my hopes for success in this coat rise. I also had no fear or skin pinching because its not too tight against her body.

In the Car Seat:


I was hesitant that this would be comfortable in the seat based on how it lays on the child. I asked my daughter what she thought of the her coat and she immediately said, “it’s very warm and cozy”. I offered for her to take it off and she wanted to keep it on, so I knew that she really meant it. I love how I can clearly see that she is buckled in correctly and she has the cozy coat on top of her still. I needed this to work fast though. I have a pick up line at her preschool and I cannot monkey around with a coat and the car seat. I was able to use it fast and safely the first time taking her to and from pre-k.

It functions perfectly, it’s warm, it’s safe, it’s fast, it’s durable