A car seat you can entrust your child’s safety. There’s no doubt about it as backed up by most parents who bought The Chicco Keyfit 30 Car Seat.
If you pick the right color, you can get the most breathable fabric, so your baby does not get too hot. If you are looking for more sun shade, pick the colors that offer more canopy adjustment.
Let’s enumerate the ideal colors as well as the ones to best avoid.
Last Updated: November 21, 2017
|Rear-Facing Weight:||4-30 pounds|
|Height Limit:||Up to 30 inches|
Avoid The Least Breathable Colors/Models
Get The Canopy With The Most Coverage
Canopy for every style is different. Some colors/models provide more shade protection from the sun while others barely have shade.
There are four types of Chicco Keyfit 30 car seat canopies – the sporty canopy, the magic canopy, the three-panel canopy and the zip canopy.
The sporty canopy does not give an ample amount of shade like a visor cap does.
The magic canopy provides an extra sun shade. In the rear, there is a zipper that when you open, you can extend the canopy.
The three-panel canopy extends more than the sporty canopy.
And lastly, the zip canopy is for those looking for a fashion statement while still providing an ample sunshade.
The sporty canopies can be found in the following models/colors:
4. graphica (one of the least breathable material)
6. midori (most breathable material)
8. romantic (available with Chicco Cortina travel system)
11. glacial (available with Chicco Neuvo Travel System Stroller)
12. veranda (also available with Chicco Neuvo Travel System Stroller)
It’s good to know that these twelve colors have already been discontinued by the manufacturer. If you happen to see them in stores, you already have been warned to avoid them. 🙂
The magic canopies are with:
The three-panel canopies are on:
- iron (Available on Chicco Cortina CX Travel System)
- coastal (Available on Chicco Viaro Travel System)
- teak (Available on Chicco Viaro Travel System)
- cranberry (Available with Chicco Viaro Travel System)
- lava (Available on Chicco Cortina CX Travel System)
- lake (Available on Chicco Bravo Trio Travel System)
And the zip canopies are built on:
Will It Fit In My Car?
|Country Of Origin:||China|
|Side Impact Tested:||Yes|
|Approved For Airplane Use:||Yes|
|Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle?||Yes|
The car seat comes with a thickly cushioned seat pad with energy-absorbing foam for improved side impact protection. A removable infant insert for smaller babies from 4 to 11 pounds will give extra support to your newborn’s head, neck, and back. It will also make them more secure on the seat itself.
For safe and snug fit, there is a comfortable, front adjustable five-point harness to ensure your baby’s utmost safety. It has three adjustment heights that you can adjust as your child grows. You should always adjust it at armpit height so that your child will be comfortable as well as safe.
The Chicco Keyfit 30 is one of the safest infant car seats around and has repeatedly been reported to save babies’ lives. It has also performed very well in several crash tests.
|Seat Weight:||9.6 pounds|
|Machine Washable Cover?||Yes|
|Comes With An Infant Body Support?||Yes|
|Easy To Remove Cover?||Yes|
|Shoulder Harness Has Pads?||Yes|
There is an ergonomically designed carry handle for easy portability.
Just a reminder: carrying this 9.6-pound empty car seat is manageable, but as your child grows, the carrier will be getting heavier with your child in it. You may need to attach it to a compatible stroller frame or a stroller travel system for efficiently transporting around.
The carrier handle has three positions if you want to put the carrier down. You can position it in a way that will make it rock your baby to sleep, place the handle all the way back so that it doesn’t rock, and of course, you can leave it up for the standard carry position.
|Do I need to use a pool noodle/rolled towel?||No|
|Easy to install?||Yes|
|Easy To Uninstall?||Yes|
There are two ways you can install the car seat base. The first one is the LATCH system and the second one is by using your car’s seat belt.
See These Youtube Videos To Learn How To Install The Car Seat Base Using The LATCH
Also, See How To Install The Car Seat Base Using The Car’s Seatbelt
This Is How You Install The Car Seat Without The Base
This Is How You Remove The Chicco Keyfit 30 Car Seat Cover For Washing
This Is How You Put Back The Keyfit Seat Cover After Washing
Name of the Product: Chicco Keyfit 30 Infant Car Seat
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One thing that bothers me is the manual re-threading of the harness. Well, it’s probably okay, though, because getting a non-rethread harness seat like the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio and the Uppababy Mesa seat would mean spending another USD 100.
The Regular Chicco Keyfit 30 is only good IF you know what to get and avoid. Because there are only six colors that can a provide good canopy coverage as well as has a breathable material seat, it’s not very difficult to choose.
As your child gets heavier, the total weight of the car seat + your baby can get heavy. Getting a little help from a compatible stroller will not need you to spend a lot. The Chicco Keyfit Caddy which costs around USD99 will let you snap in the car seat carrier in the caddy. That’s the same additional price you can choose to spend if you want to get the above-mentioned non-rethread harness infant seats.
But I can say that it is more practical to get the caddy instead. After which, when your child outgrows the infant car seat, you can transition your toddler to another affordable stroller, which most of the time is an umbrella stroller.
Also, safety is not just about what kind of materials the seat has but also how easy it is to install the car seat and buckle up your child. All of these can be easily done with the Chicco Keyfit 30 without costing you an arm and leg.
I highly suggest that you check out the reviews of parents who bought it to see what they think of this seat.
What do you think?
Is this seat gonna be on your baby registry list?
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