- Super easy, no-fuss installation
- Can fit even tiny, 4-lb babies
- Comes in several stylish colors
Some people report that it can be challenging to get a secure fit without the included base. And you will need to purchase a forward facing car seat when it's time to turn your baby around.
Safety: Chicco claims the KeyFit 30 to be the safest car seat in the US, and it has the crash test ratings to prove it as you can see in this detailed review on Baby Gear Lab. Additionally, the 30lb weight limit means you can keep your baby rear-facing longer. According to this study by the British Medical Journal, the longer your child is rear-facing the better. Swedish law requires children to be rea-facing until age 4, and only 4 deaths to children 4 and under have happened in seven years--all of which were unrelated to the safety of the car seat.
Ease-of-Use: With a 4-star ease of use rating from the NHSTA, the Chicco KeyFit 30 is super easy to install. Reviews from hundreds of parents agree that the One-pull LATCH system is easy enough for anyone to use. This infant seat is compact enough to fit in smaller vehicles, and lightweight for when you're on the go. It's even narrow enough to fit 3 across in cars as small as a Prius.
Features: This infant seat is comfortably padded to absorb shock, although some reviewers have commented that the cover can be a little rough, and less breathable than other brands. The KeyFit features include: easy to read bubble levels, a spring-loaded leveling foot in the base, and a secure 5-point safety harness. What more could you ask for?
Cost: The Chicco KeyFit 30 comes at a mid-range price point, but includes all the safety of higher-priced infant seats. Well worth the investment.
- Rated #7 in 7 Best Car Seats for Infants & Toddlers