Chicco Fit2 Infant & Toddler Car Seat Black Review
A car seat is an essential thing to buy if you have to go on journeys along with your child.
The type of car seat depends upon the height, weight, age, and other factors of your baby.
There are different types of a car seat:
For the very newborns and infants, manufacturers have introduced infant car seats. These car seats protect your child from side impacts and collisions.
Here in this content, we are discussing an infant car seat presented by Chicco. This car seat is not limited to infants but also it is for toddlers who are rear-facing. Below you will see a detailed description of the Chicco Fit2 Infant & Toddler Car Seat along with its pros and cons.
Chicco Fit2 Infant & Toddler Car Seat Overview:
Chicco Fit2 is an infant and toddler car seat. It is combined with a seven-position easy-adjust headrest and 4 recline positions. Your child will be riding in comfort while correctly secured in each stage. The seat grows with the growth of your child from infant to a toddler. The Chicco has introduced Chicco-exclusive installation features in car seats including ride Right bubble levels, force-multiplying Super Cinch LATCH tightener, recline Sure leveling system, and lock Sure belt-tightening system.
All these features combine to make Fit2 the easiest infant + toddler car seat to install correctly. The Fit2 has a slim and space-saving design that fits easily and securely inside your vehicle. This seat protects your child at every stage by the side-impact protection. It comes with two layers of protection; a steel-reinforced frame and EPS energy-absorbing foam. Both these layers combine to surround the head and torso of the baby throughout every stage so that it protects the baby’s head from slumping.
Following is the detailed description of the Chicco Fit2 Infant & Toddler Car Seat:
The handle of this car seat has levers on both sides for rotation adjustment of it. You just need to press one to move the handle; it is very easy as this action can be done by one hand only. The seat offers four different handle positions. The positions depend on the installation stage of the seat. For a perfect fit, read the manual carefully before installation.
The weight capacity of the infant position ranges between 4 to 35 pounds and that of the toddler position ranges between 15 to 35 pounds.
The height range of the infant position and that of the toddler position is up to 35 inches.
Ease of use:
The Fit2 infant + toddler car seat is one of the easier options to use. It includes features and functionality that impact the regular use of the car seat.
The buckle of the Fit2 car seat is not hard or stiff. It requires only one hand to operate. While opening the buckle, your fingers do not get caught. There is a strap located at the foot in order to tighten the harness properly. The strap does not require excess strength and is pulled smoothly. On top of the padding, above the strap, there is a release button located.
Carrier and base connection:
The carrier seat is attached easily to the base and does not cause problems. When the carrier is installed correctly in the base, it makes an audible click.
LATCH anchors and manual storage:
The LATCH anchors are placed in the storage pockets which are located on either side of the base. These pockets allow you to strap them up for storage. This storage prevents them from interfering with carrier base attachment by keeping them out of the way.
The user manual which comes with the car seat is stored in the head of the base.
The weight of this car seat is 20.5 pounds along with its base. Without the base, this seat weighs 12 pounds.
The age limit of the car seat depends upon the stages. The stage 1 which is the infant position has an age limit between 0 to 12 months. The stage 2 which is the toddler position has an age limit between 9 to 24 months.
The Fit2 is compatible with a variety of Chicco strollers. Because this is a relatively new seat in the market, therefore, it is not clear whether other brands might offer an adapter for this seat in the near future. So if you are interested in having a stroller please check if this seat is compatible with that stroller or not.
The Fit2 is compatible with most of the Chicco strollers but not all. It is only compatible with the following Chicco stroller models:
- 2 stages adjustable base
- Bubble level indicator
- One-hand adjustable handle
- SuperCinch tightener
- One-hand leveling
- Full coverage ventilated canopy
- Breathable 3D air mesh
- 7-position headrest
- No-rethread harness
- Anti-rebound bar on the base
- Handle has multiple lock positions
- Newborn insert
- Adjustable recline foot
- Seat Belt lock-off on base
- 2 buckle positions
- Side-impact protection
- 4 recline positions of base
- Premium push-on LATCH connector
- Energy-absorbing EPS foam
- Full-sized canopy
Child size limits:
Age: 0-12 months 9-24 months Height: Up to 35 inches Up to 35 inches Weight: 4-35 pounds 15-35 pounds
|Dimension:||28 x 17 x 16 inches|
|Maximum weight recommendation:||35 pounds|
|Minimum weight recommendation:||4 pounds|
|Maximum height range:||35 inches|
|Indicator type:||Bubble level indicator|
|Seat shell height:||21 inches|
|Seat weight without base:||12 pounds|
|Highest harness position:||12.5 inches (without infant insert)|
|Lowest harness position:||7 inches (without infant insert)|
- This car seat takes less space in the vehicle leaving a good room behind.
- For perfect installation, the base has a liquid bubble level indicator that helps to find a proper angle.
- The headrest has 7 different positions to be adjusted by just one hand.
- The handle of the seat can be locked into multiple positions in the car.
- It is quite easy to switch this car seat from infant mode to toddler mode.
- In stage 2, this seat offers more legroom to the toddlers.
- The lock-off on base allows for quick and easy seat belt installation.
- A full-sized generous canopy provides shelter to the baby from the sun.
- This infant and toddler car seat comes with generous height and weight limits and sizes.
- It is heavier as compared to other car seats like it.
- Fit2 is compatible with most of the Chicco strollers but not with all.
The Chicco Fit2 infant and toddler car seat is equipped with a unique 2-stage adjustable base. It offers a better fit for the growing infants to toddlers who are rear-facing. Chicco brand is listed among the best brands that manufacture car seats. This Chicco KeyFit 30 has been topped for quite some time in the list of infant seats. The features of this car seat are the same as many other car seats, but its 2-stage base is the main innovative feature that is newly added. There are a few flaws in this seat that should be considered, specifically the limited stroller compatibility. After choosing the perfect fit and compatible car seat you will not regret buying it.