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What are the age and size limits for the NextFit?
The NextFit is designed for children who weigh between 5 and 65 pounds and who are less than 50 inches in height. The NextFit is rated up to 40 pounds rear-facing. Children should ride rear-facing in the NextFit until at least 2 years old or until they reach the 40 pound rear-facing weight limit.
When can my child be turned around to face forward
in the NextFit?
Riding rear-facing is safest for children until at least 2 years old. Keep your baby rear-facing as long as possible. The NextFit can be used rear-facing until your baby reaches 40 pounds. Once your baby reaches 40 pounds the NextFit must be used forward-facing.
Do I have to replace my Chicco car seat if it has been involved in a crash?
Yes.You must replace your child's car seat if it was involved in a crash, no matter what. Even if there appears to be no damage to the car seat on the surface, the impact and force of a collision can cause unseen structural damage to the interior of your car seat. Any such damage may prohibit your car seat from properly protecting your child in the event of a sudden stop or crash. Some insurance carriers will reimburse you for the replacement of a new car seat if it was in a crash. Check with your insurance carrier for more details.
Why is the recline angle important when installing
a car seat?
Because a baby has such a heavy head and a weak neck, the baby's head can fall forward, which can cause breathing difficulties to occur. It is important to make sure a rear-facing car seat is at the correct angle so your infant's head does not fall forward. It is important that the car seat is not too reclined in the rear-facing or forward-facing mode because it can affect how the harness performs in a crash.
What is LATCH?
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) refers to a standardized installation system in vehicles and on child car seats.
When should I use
ALWAYS use the tether when installing the NextFit in the forward-facing position. A tether will help hold the top of the car seat back and provide better protection for the child's head. The tether is not used when the NextFit is installed in the rear-facing position. Be sure to store the tether properly when not in use.
How can I tell if my car seat is installed properly
and is in tight enough?
To ensure proper installation of your car seat, it is important that you read, understand, and follow the User Guide. It is also important to review the section on seat belts and child restraints in your vehicle owner's manual. To check for tightness, hold the car seat at each side near the vehicle belt paths. Pull side to side and forward. The car seat should not move more than 1 inch from vehicle seat back or side-to-side. Check installation before every use!
What is the best way to clean my car seat?
Chicco car seat coverings can be removed for washing.[link to page 94 of NextFit User Guide]
Is there somewhere I can go to get help installing my car seat?
Contact Chicco Customer Service
877-424-4226, Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm est
or visit our Customer Service page.
Another resource is a local certified Child Passenger
Safety Technician. Visit www.safercar.gov and
select "Find Local Child Seat Help" or call
1-866-SEAT CHECK (1-866-732-8243).
How do I register my Chicco car seat?It's important that you register your car seat so that we may contact you in the event of a recall. To register your car seat call 877-424-4226 or go to our registration page. Additional information about recalls can be found at www.safercar.gov.
Can I get another copy of my car seat instructions?
How do I obtain replacement parts
for my car seat?
Call 877-424-4226 or go to our Customer Service page
What is RideRight?
Chicco's RideRight™ is a dual bubble system that indicates correct placement for both rear- and forward-facing installations to help you ensure the proper recline is achieved when installing your NextFit.Play Video
What is ReclineSure system?
ReclineSure™ has a NINE position leveling system offering the most recline options of any convertible seat for an accurate fit in a wide range of vehicles. 30% more recline range than any other convertible on the market to better fit more vehicles. It makes achieving the proper angle a breeze.Play Video
What is the SuperCinch?
SuperCinch™ is Chicco's innovative force-multiplying technology that makes installation with LATCH so easy it can be done with one hand!Play Video