Disclosure: I was provided with this car seat for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
There’s nothing in the world more important than my girls. Their well-being is my number one priority. Because of this, it’s so important to choose a car seat that will keep them safe while going for rides.
I was given the opportunity to have my girls try out the Diono Radian RXT. The Diono Radian family of car seats are the only Convertible+Booster car seats with a full steel frame making them one of the safest car seats available today.
Here’s what Diono has to say about their awesome car seats:
The Radian®RXT Car Seats are designed with your child’s security and safety as top priorities. Premium materials and thoughtful safety features like a steel alloy frame, aluminum reinforced side walls, energy absorbing EPS foam, and a five-point harness put your mind at ease as your little one stays safe and sound. The reinforced adjustable head support provides additional side impact protection.
When seeing this car seat for the first time, I could tell Diono really put a lot of thought into the overall design of it. There are so many features on the Radian RXT that I have never seen on any of the previous car seats I have owned throughout the years. Not only is it safe, but by the looks of it, It’s really comfy too!
The Radian RXT has a narrow body so you can easily fit three of these seats in most mid-size vehicles. Although it’s nice and slim and doesn’t look bulky at all, I was surprised by how heavy it is. The Radian RXT weighs 26.15 lbs. It measures 28.5″ H x 17″ W x 16″ D when open and 28.5″ H x 17″ W x 10″ D when folded. The seat is FAA Certified for aircraft use, but because of it’s weight, I’d probably bring along a lighter seat when traveling. If you choose to travel with the seat, there is an option to buy straps which will allow you to carry it as a back pack, so that’s always an option.
With a 10 year life span, this may just be the only car seat you’ll ever need to buy. It seats children rear facing from 5-45 pounds and forward facing from 20-80lbs. in a 5 point harness. It also converts to a booster for kids 50 – 120 lbs. and 40 to 57 inches tall. My three and a half year old is a little over 30 pounds, and she fits in the seat perfectly. My seven year old is about 50 pounds and she fits comfortably as well, although she wouldn’t be able to fit for much longer as her shoulders are almost touching the head support.
My Favorite Features:
- 5 shoulder and 3 buckle positions deliver a comfortable ride for children as they grow.
- The sides are expandable, and they aren’t too high like other car seats we’ve had, making it easy to get a child in and out of the seat.
- Folds Flat for traveling or storage
- Well organized back of seat, clearly labeled with built in compartments for latches.
- Infant/rear facing adaptor is included
- Slim built allows you to fit three across in most mid-size vehicles.
Along with the car seat I also received the Diono SuperMat. This is something that I definitely could have used all these years! My leather seats are permanently indented from my daughters car seats, and I believe if I had used one of these from the beginning, that could have been prevented. This SuperMat features high density foam panels and are LATCH an UAS compatible. It’s also waterproof. There are also some pockets at the bottom to keep little things organized. I’m certain my 3 year old will utilize those pockets, as she loves bringing little toys into the car.
and now for the GIVEAWAY…
Livin’ The MOMMY Life along with Diono will be giving 1 lucky winner their very own Diono Radian RXT Convertible+Booster Car Seat. The Giveaway is open to US residents only. Enter using the rafflecopter form below.
Disclosure: Livin’ The MOMMY Life is not responsible for prize shipment.