So good, we bought two!
March 5, 2015
My husband and I suffer from a chronic case of over-education. Apparently neither of us knew when to stop, and now we treat important decisions like a major research project. I'magine, then, the time, energy, and angst involved in choosing a car seat. We could practically write a dissertation on the subject now, so intense was our evaluation. In lieu of that, here is the shortened version: There is no perfect car seat. Meaning, someone will always find something to complain about. Personal preferences are, naturally, a part of this equation. But as far as a car seat that knocks the ball out of the park, this is it. Firstly, it is safe. It has a solid steel frame that protects your little love so well it almost makes you forget how awful it would be to lug this bad boy around an airport, no matter how conveniently it folds up. Secondly, it has the best profile of any car seat ever made, period. While we may never need to fit three across in our sedan (read: never, ever, ever), we can get our kids in and out of the car with ease. As someone who tried a different car seat first, I can tell you that my son is grateful not to have his head accidentally knocked against the side of the car anymore. Thirdly, it is actually a pretty simple, easy to use seat after you get the hang of it. Yes, it takes some learning. Ahem, they all do. As a con, there is the matter of it taking up an inordinate about of room rear facing. Yes, we have to move our passenger seat up to accommodate it. However, the Diono is hardly the only seat to cause this phenomenon. Buy an angle adjuster, you will need it. To wrap up, it is a great seat. So good than when our little girl joined the family 14 months after her brother (yes, we are crazy), we did not hesitate to choose Diono again. Matching, of course. Because heaven forbid they have something else to fight over.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.