Choosing an Infant Car Seat
Every Chicco infant car seat is designed to deliver comfort, safety, and peace of mind. Don’t just take our word for it though; experienced parents and experts agree. In fact, the KeyFit® and KeyFit® 30 have been consistently rated #1 across all infant car seats by a leading consumer magazine. Building off that expert engineering is the innovative Fit2®, which shares much of the same functionality as KeyFit® with added 2-in-1 versatility for infants and toddlers. All three models include the infant carrier as well as a stay-in-car base. Purchase additional bases (sold separately) to effortlessly transfer your little one from car to car and provide the same convenience to all caregivers. Whether baby is going from Mommy’s car to Nana’s car, or to a compatible stroller, there’s a Chicco infant car seat designed to fit your lifestyle.
All Chicco infant car seats are built with user-friendly features that make them easier to use correctly and safely, such as a one-pull harness tightener and remarkably easy leveling and tightening on the base. A spring-loaded ReclineSure® leveling system works in tandem with RideRight® bubble levels located on each side of the base. These visual indicators make it easy to confirm the base is positioned at the correct angle for your vehicle. Lastly, a SuperCinch® LATCH tightener applies force-multiplying technology to facilitate a tight and secure fit with a fraction of the effort.
You’ll also notice that key touch points on all Chicco car seats are orange in color. Those eye-catching cues direct your eyes and hands to the most important functions, such as harness loosening, carry handle adjustment, and release from base and strollers.
Auditory cues are also used to support proper installation. When the carrier is accurately inserted into the base, you will hear a distinct clicking noise. You should listen for this reassuring sound prior to hitting the road each and every time. A simple upward tug on the carry handle will further confirm that the carrier and base (or stroller) are securely connected.
Intended for use with infants as little as 4 pounds, each Chicco infant car seat also features removable head and body support to accommodate newborns and smaller babies.
Even though it’s been more than a decade since its introduction, the KeyFit® continues to be viewed as the best infant car seat by many parents and car seat experts thanks to its unmatched ease of use. The standard KeyFit® is designed for infants from 4 to twenty-two pounds and up to thirty inches in height. Upgrade to the KeyFit® 30, however, and the maximum weight limit increases to, you guessed it… thirty pounds.
The third and final Chicco infant car seat is the Fit2®, which features an adjustable 2-stage base that allows the car seat to grow with your baby from infancy to toddlerhood. Infant stage, for babies zero to twelve months of age, features more reclined seating with newborn head and body support. Then flip the lever on the base and you’re ready for another year of rear-facing safety and convenience! Designed for children between 9 and twenty-four months of age, toddler stage accommodates a more upright seated position and extended leg room. A 7-position headrest accommodates growth throughout both stages. Thanks to these innovative features and an increased weight limit of thirty-five pounds, the Fit2® helps keep your baby rear-facing in the same car seat from day 1 to year 2.
In addition to the benefit of extended use, the Fit2® has smart step-up features for even easier daily use. Chicco understands that you (quite literally) have a lot on your hands, so we recognize the value of one-handed adjustments for things like the carry handle and base leveling to allow you to keep moving throughout your routine with ease.
The arrival of your little one will be a time where time is most precious, and you should be able to savor it all. Choose an infant car seat from Chicco and spend time enjoying your little one with one less worry in the way.