Booster seats with rigid lower anchors are a bit of an anomaly in the United States and Canada so we were pretty interested when we met the newest addition to the Diono family at the 2019 JPMA Show in Orlando. The Everett high back booster seat was originally a European design, brought by Diono to
If you follow our Facebook Page or visit this website, you shouldn’t be surprised that preventing hot car deaths is a cause that is near and dear to us. We are huge supporters of anything that can help prevent hot car deaths, so we jumped at the opportunity to try out the Clever Elly. The
Cybex introduced the Sirona M convertible car seat to the market late last year. They quickly followed up that release with the Eternis. This multimode car seat takes the features of the Sirona and adds a booster mode. CSFTL Quick Stats Rear facing weight range: 5-50 pounds Rear facing height range: 17-48 inches tall or
The Evenflo Triumph convertible car seat isn’t a new name in the Evenflo family of car seats — it was discontinued for a time and is now back on the market. The Triumph has a couple of unusual features that many families were quite fond of — the knob harness tension adjuster and the Infinite
The KidsEmbrace slogan is “making safety fun”, and they do! What could be more fun than riding in a Batman car seat? How about Cinderella? KidsEmbrace has a stunningly large number of car seats with characters on the cover, and they’re adding more all the time.
Meeting with representatives is always a fantastic opportunity for us to ask the technical questions our readers expect us to answer. Of course, part of the fun of these events is seeing one another and working together to make the show a productive one. Our expectations were definitely exceeded this year on that note!
Sunshine Kids first released the Radian convertible car seats in November 2005, and some of the oldest CSFTL kiddos rode in those seats! Since that time, Sunshine Kids became Diono, and the Radian has gone through a few sets of changes. Recently, Diono has revamped the Radian family of products once again, introducing a new take on these familiar seats. The updated radian 3RXT multimode car seat loses a capital R in the name and adds some interesting new features.
Our challenges with installing the seat lead us to assert that the Recline N’ Ride could be a good choice for children with special needs who require a deep recline when forward facing but it may not work well in some vehicles. It’s also quite limited in booster mode since our models struggled to buckle themselves into the seat.
While the ABC Kids Expo was smaller than in past years, we were fortunate to see the debut of two brand new car seats and to be some of the first to learn about some other new car seats and booster seats! We look forward to giving these seats an in-depth look and review in the near future.
We’re always impressed by the number of great car seats and booster seats that our friends at Graco and Baby Jogger have to offer. After a year where they’ve introduced a number of great options, we are so impressed that even here at the year’s end, they’ve got more tricks up their sleeve!