It seems that The Chicco Keyfit 30 Magic Car Seat is made specifically for parents expecting to give birth in winter months.
The thicker pads it comes with as well as the weather boot is perfect for a much-needed extra-warmth. Your child will comfortably feel warm and cozy inside.
The generous canopy will provide an almost full coverage that will protect your child against the snow or the rain. You don’t have to worry about ventilation since there is a mesh netting behind the seat that can let the air circulate inside.
Let’s see what else this seat has to offer.
Last Updated: October 24, 2017
|Rear-Facing Weight:||4-30 pounds|
|Height Limit:||Up to 30 inches|
Will It Fit In My Car?
|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. First is by using the LATCH and the next is by using the shoulder/lap belt.
Refer to these videos to help you out.
Installing The Base Using The LATCH
Installing The Base Using The Shoulder/Lap Belt
When you need to install the seat without the base (i.e. directly using the car seat belt), refer to this video to help you out.
|Country Of Origin:||China|
|Side Impact Tested:||Yes|
|Approved For Airplane Use:||Yes|
|Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle?||Yes|
|Is The Material Breathable?||Yes|
|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|
Clicking the car seat carrier in and out of the base is no doubt, an easy job – that is if we are talking about an empty carrier.
The seat weight is around 9.6 pounds. Add the weight of your child that is every day growing – it can be a heavy chore. But isn’t that the case for the majority of infant car seats?
The seat cover is machine-washable, unlike other infant seats that are only good for hand-washing. You might not need to wash it in some cases as the material can be easily cleaned by wiping.
The colors are also vibrant and nice to look at – not an important factor when deciding, but still worth noting.
How To Remove The Chicco Keyfit Car Seat Cover For Washing
How To Put Back The Keyfit 30 Seat Cover After Washing
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So, Do I Actually Need The Chicco Keyfit 30 Magic?
If you will be using this seat during your child’s early months, which, are expected to be cold, you will come to appreciate the thick pads and the weather boot that the seat comes with. Not to mention that you will be happy with the length of the shade.
However, the same job can be done by the regular Keyfit 30. You just have to use a thick blanket to keep your child warm as well as drape over a blanket to get a “full canopy coverage”.
The newborn insert it comes with can be a life-saver if you have a preemie. However, some parents find that the Regular Keyfit 30 head insert is more comfortable.
There’s one thing about the headrest that is worth noting. A parent reported that it made her child “slump” in a way that can be dangerous (i.e chin to chest – this can block the airway).
“Slumping” can be resolved by a proper recline, which, this seat can generously do.
Name of the Product: Chicco Keyfit 30 Magic Infant Car Seat
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The majority of parents think that if you are located in a cold climate place, it is worth it. You don’t have to be dealing with flying blankets as well as be very pleased with the canopy length.
However, the debate about the “comfort” of the newborn insert (the Regular Keyfit 30 insert seems to be more comfortable), will have you thinking that you might need to get a separate newborn insert should you not like the insert that it comes with. That will add to the cost.
The safety rating of the Chicco Keyfit 30 Magic comes in flying colors. The alleged baby’s “discomfort” due to its insert is questionable.
That makes me think that getting the Regular Keyfit 30 is a better choice.
Alternatively, a good suggestion from one of my readers came up from a comment he left in one of my car seat articles. He suggested getting all the car seats you are eyeing to buy, test them, keep the best, and return the rest. And you can always do so hassle-free with Amazon.
What Do You Think Of The Chicco Keyfit 30 Magic Car Seat?
Are you gonna go for it?
I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments section below!
I highly suggest that you check out the reviews of parents who got this seat.