The Diono Rainier is a newly updated version of the high quality brand that is known for excellent safety ratings. It’s one of the few convertible seats (only 8 in the US) that allow for rear-facing children up to 50 pounds.
An impressive seat in and of itself, the Diono Rainier has a narrow profile and wide weight range, but it can be a considerable financial investment. Whether or not it’s worth its weight in terms of price is up to you. But we’ve broken down the details so you can quickly determine if it will be the best option for your family.
As one of the world’s leading baby product companies, Evenflo is a household name for millions of families. When first founded in 1920, the company focused on baby feeding products alone, including the first rubber nipple secured with a cap instead of being pulled over a bottle top.
By 1960, after recognizing the changing needs of modern-day families, Evenflo began offering complete nursing kits that included bottles, nipples, sterilizers, and accessories. Since 1995, the company has expanded its products to include bottle and breastfeeding equipment, strollers, car seats, and more.
Their car seat line includes infant, convertible, all-in-one and booster seats. Among their infant seat line is the Evenflo SafeMax, built with an anti-rebound bar in the base to better withstand rollover accidents. Let’s find out whether the extra safety measures are worth the investment.
Since its inception in 1958, the Chicco company has offered innovative children’s products to fit the needs of modern families. Safety and comfort are their main focus, but being an Italian company near Milan, they don’t ignore fashion. From car seats to apparel, you can count on Chicco to offer eye-pleasing styles that fit trendy tastes and decor.
By partnering with charitable organizations such as Mission Bambini and Operation Shower, Chicco is committed to keeping children across the world safe and giving back to those in need. Their testing facility, lovingly called The Happiness Lab, partners with ergonomists, pediatricians, parents and babies to stay up-to-date on the changing needs in safety and comfort.
Chicco has become a leading name in the car seat industry, which is why we review several of their infant and convertible seats. They tend to have excellent ratings in our reviews. The KidFit 2-in-1 is their first booster seat product, so let’s see if their winning streak continues.
In 1953, Rex Thomas, an engineer for what was then Graco Metal Products, needed to design new products for the company. He turned to his own experience as a father, asking how he could make parenting easier with safe, reliable baby equipment. The Swyngomatic, the very first automatic baby swing, was born.
They didn’t anticipate such a huge demand for them and sold millions over the next few years. By 1987, when Nate Saint developed the first Pack N’ Play portable playpens, Graco had become a household name.
Graco and their 1500+ employees around the world stand by their promise of making life easier with quality products that generations have trusted for their children. They are one of the major players in the car seat market, which is why we’re taking a look at the popular Graco Milestone All-in-One to see if it lives up to the hype.
Why should you consider this convertible seat?
Like most convertible seats, the Graco Milestone starts out as a rear-facing infant seat, then converts into a forward-facing seat and then into a booster seat when your child is big enough. They have pillow inserts to ensure a proper fit for small infants, which can be removed when they no longer need them. In booster mode, the back cannot be removed, however, unlike some convertible seats.(more…)
Over thirty years ago (1984 to be precise), Safety 1st released the famous yellow diamond sign that read “Baby on Board.” It’s hung in millions of cars over the years. Since then, as the name suggests, this company has put safety first and foremost in all their products.
In recent years, they’ve become philanthropic, donating to parent-founded charities such as The Way Home, Inc. and longer-running organizations like the March of Dimes.
What makes this company stand out is probably their participation in popular events, such as Mom 2.0 and The Biggest Baby Shower. They were also a proud sponsor of Safe Kids Day, highlighting all the work of Safe Kids Worldwide, including a valuable message about preventable injuries.
Using the proper car seat and installing it correctly is one of the biggest ways to prevent injuries to your child. That’s why we’re taking a look at the Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 convertible car seat. Does it live up to the standards of Safety 1st, and most importantly, does it live up to yours? Let’s take a closer look.
In 1958, Pietro Catelli, an Italian inventor of medical devices, founded Chicco after his first son was born. Chicco has grown since then to 120 countries and offers gear for all things baby, including toys, nursing products, clothes, shoes, and more.
Chicco still honors their Italian heritage with a focus on quality and style. Their headquarters aren’t far from Milan, which of course is the world’s fashion capital. Chicco’s fashion experts travel far and wide to search for all the new trends in baby products, with a focus on safety, comfort, and style trends. They believe chic and functional go hand in hand.