Between The Chicco Nextfit or Safety 1st Go And Grow, the Nextift has major safety features that the latter don’t have – all of which comes with a high cost.

Can you get the same safety and convenience with the Go and Grow car seat, for a cheaper price?

Let’s see.

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Ideal Use


 

Chicco Nextfit Safety 1st Go And Grow
Rear-Facing Weight: 5 to 40 pounds
Rear-Facing Height Limit: Under 49 inches 19 to 40 inches
Forward-Facing Weight: 22 to 65 pounds
Forward-Facing Height Limit: Up to 49 inches 29 to 49 inches
Booster Weight: N/A 40 to 100 pounds
Booster Height Limit: N/A 43 to 52 inches

Although both seats have the same rear-facing weight limit, you can have your child seated rear-facing longer with the Chicco Nextfit because of its higher rear-facing height limit.

However, the Safety 1st Go and Grow car seat can be used until the booster mode. That’s something you cannot do with the Chicco Nextfit.

 

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Will It Fit In My Car?


 

Chicco Nextfit Safety 1st Go And Grow
Width 19 inches
Height 29.2 inches 24 inches
Depth/Length 21 inches 23.75 inches

Both seats are as wide as each other. Although the Nextfit is shorter in length, its tall back can still occupy vehicle space, especially when fully reclined in the rear-facing mode.
 

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Installation


 

Chicco Nextfit Safety 1st Go And Grow
Do I need to use a pool noodle/rolled towel? No Yes, allowed as per manual
Easy To Install Rear-Facing? Yes Relatively
Easy To Install Forward-Facing? Yes Relatively
Easy To Uninstall? Yes

The Chicco Nextfit’s LATCH straps have labels saying “pull first” and “pull next.” It’s as a dummy-proof as one can only wish for. Tightening the straps is a breeze, too.
 

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Safety


 

Chicco Nextfit Safety 1st Go And Grow
Country Of Origin: China USA
Steel Frame: Yes No
Five-Point Harness? Yes
Side Impact Tested: Yes
Approved For Airplane Use: Yes
Easy To Buckle And Unbuckle? Yes

Despite being made in China, the Chicco Nextfit has a steel-reinforced frame, something that the Safety 1st Go and Grow car seat don’t have.

 

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The Seat


 

Chicco Nextfit Safety 1st Go And Grow
Is The Material Breathable? Yes
Seat Weight: 25.5 pounds 15.4 pounds
Machine Washable Cover? Yes
Roomy? Yes
No-Rethread Harness? Yes
Comes With An Infant Body Support? Yes Removable Head And Back Pillow
Easy To Remove Cover? No (unless it’s the Nextfit Zip) Yes
Expiration 8 years 10 years
Comes With A Cup Holder? Yes
Shoulder Harness Has Pads? Yes
Crotch Pads? Yes

 

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Conclusion


 

The Chicco Nextfit and the Safety 1st Go and Grow are USD 130 apart. The Nextfit is more expensive. Let’s enumerate what the added cost is for.

  1. It has a higher rear-facing height limit.
  2. It’s dummy-proof to install in all modes.
  3. It has a steel-reinforced frame.

Are these three points good enough to justify the price difference? I think yes since the first three points are all connected to your child’s safety. How much are you willing to pay to keep your child safe anyway?

First, the higher rear-facing height limit means you can keep your child seated in the rear-facing mode longer. The longer they stay seated rear-facing, the safer they are.

Second, easy installation means a safe install. They regard Nextfit to be one of the easiest car seats to install.

And last, the steel-reinforced frame of the Nextfit means sturdier seat.

With the Safety 1st Go and Grow, you can have a seat that:

  1. can be used until the booster mode.
  2. is a little more compact.
  3. is made in the USA.
  4. is lighter.
  5. has an easy to remove cover.
  6. has longer expiration date.

When getting the Nextfit, consider the vehicle you have. Its high sides, although they provide the utmost side impact protection, can hinder you to conveniently put your child in the seat, if you cannot position yourself directly, or almost across the car seat. Your vehicle should be large enough to give you a space in front of it to buckle your child up.

If you have a large vehicle to conveniently deal with the Nextfit’s high sides, then you are better off with the Chicco Nextfit.

 

Do You Need More Help To Decide Between

The Chicco Nextfit or Safety 1st Go And Grow?

 

Read My Chicco Nextfit Review

See My Review Of The Safety 1st Go And Grow Car Seat

 

 

What Do You Think?

 

I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments section below!

 

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    1. Hi Darsy,

      More recline angles doesn’t only mean more options for comfort, especially for children with no head and neck control yet. It also eliminates the need for pool noodles or rolled towels because depending on the seat bight of the vehicle, a car seat with lesser recline options will inevitably be needing these after market products.

      Between the two, Chicco shines in this aspect.

      Kind Regards,
      Pitin

  1. My wife and I were actually comparing a few different types. Thank you for helping us make a decision! Do you have any reviews on baby monitors?

    1. Hi Rob,

      Glad to help. 🙂

      I currently don’t have baby monitors reviews. If ever you come back next time, you can type what you’re looking for in my search box to check again.

      Regards,
      Pitin

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