The Chicco Fit2 Infant Car Seat, although relatively new to the market, has some improved features that make it at par, if not, better, than most infant car seat nowadays. Let’s see what’s new with the improved Chicco infant seat.
Last Updated: February 26, 2018
|Rear-Facing Weight (Stage 1):||4 to 35 pounds|
|Rear-Facing Height:||Up to 35 inches|
|Rear-Facing Weight (Stage 2):||15 to 35 pounds|
|Recommended Height:||Up to 35 inches|
Will It Fit In My Car?
The above-mentioned dimensions are the assembled measurements. Despite the promised extra legroom for a toddler, there is not much difference in assembled size compared to the previous Chicco Keyfit 30 models.
It’s primarily because once you are utilizing the extra legroom, the base’s setting makes the recline more upright so the space taken in the vehicle is just somehow the same.
|Do I need to use a pool noodle/rolled towel?||No|
|Base Easy To Install Using The LATCH?||Yes|
|Base Easy To Install Using The Seatbelt?||Yes|
|Easy Baseless Install?||Yes|
|Easy To Uninstall?||Yes|
Installation of the Chicco Fit2 has never been easier. Using the LATCH system seems to be the easiest way to secure the base to the vehicle.
Checking the level of the base is as easy as making sure that the bubble is on the center of the indicator.
Should you need to do a baseless install, you can easily do so using the lap belt with the shoulder belt, or even without shoulder belt is fine.
On the sides of the infant carrier, there are two belt guides where you can slide to secure the lap belt. There is also a shoulder belt guide behind the infant seat for a more dummy-proof seatbelt installation.
Once you are done tightening the seatbelt, you can engage the shoulder belt lock-off to double secure the installation instead of using the classic locking clip.
The infant carrier has an orange-colored line on the side for leveling purposes. This is useful since you wouldn’t have the bubble indicator when you are doing a baseless install.
How To Install The Chicco Fit2 Base With The LATCH
How To Install The Chicco Fit2 Base With Seat Belt
How To Install Chicco Fit2 Without The Base And Using Seat Belt
|Country Of Origin:||Italy|
|Side Impact Tested:||Yes|
|Approved For Airplane Use:||Yes|
|Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle?||Yes|
The Chicco Fit2 is made in Italy. Just like the only other Italian-made infant seat Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4-35, the Chicco Fit2 is trying to be at par with the Peg Perego, at least mainly in the elegance is it known to have.
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|Length Of Canopy||A little way past the handle|
|Does it get in the way of the carry handle?||No|
|Does It Stay In Place?||Yes|
|Is It Easy To Move?||Yes|
The canopy coverage of the Chicco Fit2 is not much difference when compared to the three-panel canopy Keyfits.
There’s enough space between the handle and the canopy, so when trying to lift it using your hand or arms, the canopy will not get in the way of the carrying it.
As your child grows, remove the canopy easily with just a push on the side buttons if your toddler’s head is already uncomfortable.
When it comes to the most canopy coverage, the Chicco Fit2 is not the best Chicco infant seat option. The Chicco Keyfit Magic, has the most extendable canopy. It has an option to reveal a mesh behind the seat while extending the canopy to almost cover the whole carrier.
|Is The Material Breathable?||Yes|
|Seat Weight:||11 pounds|
|Easy To Remove Cover?||Yes|
|Machine Washable Cover?||Yes|
|No-Rethread Seat Harness?||Yes|
|Comes With An Infant Body Support?||Separate head and body support|
|Shoulder Harness Has Pads?||Yes|
The Chicco Fit2’s fabric is probably its next selling point. Being tailor-made in Italy, it is well padded and super soft so your child’s comfort is assured especially for long rides.
This weight increase only means one thing – you’d definitely need a compatible stroller everytime you bring the infant seat out of the car. The weight itself when empty is already heavy – how much more with a growing child?
Chicco Fit2 Is Compatible With
|BravoFor2 2-Passenger Double Stroller, Zinc||$279.99|
|Chicco Activ3 Jogging Stroller, Energy||$299.99|
|Chicco Bravo LE Stroller, Black/Grey||$249.99|
|Chicco Cortina CX Travel System, Iron||$299.99|
|Chicco Cortina Together Double Stroller, Ombra||$250.00|
|Chicco Keyfit Caddy Stroller Frame||$99.99|
|Chicco Mini Bravo Plus Stroller, Graphite||$160.99|
|Chicco Shuttle Caddy Stroller, Black||$119.99|
|Chicco Tre Stroller, Titan||$379.99|
|Chicco Urban Stroller, Manhattan||$399.99|
|Chicco Viaro Stroller, Graphite||$199.99|
The Chicco Fit2 is roomy enough for a toddler of up to 2 years old mainly because of the ability to move the base to a different setting where an extra legroom is provided while making the recline more upright.
Another improvement of the Chicco Fit2 is the no-rethread seat harness. While you move the headrest up and down to seven different positions, the seat harness height also moves with it so no unnecessary time wasted on your part.
Aside from the shoulder harness straps pads, there are also straps pads for the waist/leg area so that the straps will not rub directly against your child’s legs. It is a good addition since not many infant seats provide leg/waist straps pads by default.
Washing the fabrics of the Chicco Fit2 can be done in different ways. The easiest would be to machine wash in a cold, delicate cycle using a mild detergent. The second one is to hand-wash it with mild soap. The last one is to spot clean it.
Regardless of how you washed it, it is always advised to hang it dry instead of using the dryer.
The canopy is ALWAYS for hand-washing.
Here’s How To Remove And Put Back The Chicco Fit2 Fabrics
Name of the Product: Chicco Fit2 Infant Car Seat
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With a price increase of just around USD20 compared to the three-panel Keyfits and Chicco Keyfit Magic, there are a few notable improvements to the Chicco Fit2 model.
- It has increased its weight limit to 35 pounds instead of 30.
- It has increased its height limit to 35 inches instead of 30.
- The occupied space in your vehicle is almost the same despite providing extra leg room.
- The ability to switch to a less reclined setting when your toddler is older is notable, especially for an infant seat. You can mostly only do this with a convertible car seat.
- It’s made in Italy.
- It has a no-rethread harness.
Is it worth getting it?
I’d Say Yes To The Chicco Fit2 Infant Car Seat.
But I highly suggest that you check out the feedbacks of parents who got this seat to further confirm your decision.
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