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A car seat is one of those essential parenting products that you're able to find a discount on, as car seat sales generally only happen a few times a year (if that). That's why when it happens, you have to jump on them fast — and right now, the highly rated Chicco NextFit Zip car seat is on sale at Amazon.
What Makes it So Great
When we tested the Chicco NextFit Zip for our convertible car seat list, we tested both this model and the Air, and they both performed extremely well. And while this model is generally a little less pricey, the only real difference is in the material of the car seat and that it can be used for children starting at 5 pounds (instead of 4).
Our testers raved about how easy it is to clean (an essential feature to look for when it comes to car seats). Rather impressively, the whole fabric literally zips right off and goes into the washer — and the sturdy and safe cupholders are even dishwasher-safe. And when it comes to safety, the Chicco NextFit Zip has a ton of protection. It has DuoGuard with a deep rigid shell that cocoons around baby's head and body, an EPS energy-absorbing foam and steel-reinforced frame, and a premium latch.
Not only that, this car seat is designed to be rear-facing for a long time, helping you get the most out of your investment. Rear-facing from 5 to 40 pounds, the nine-position ReclineSure leveling system, the easy-adjust headrest, and their padded no-rethread five-point harness means that this reliable car seat will keep your baby safer, longer.
Forward-facing, the car seat can accommodate children up to 65 pounds. And don't worry about getting the right fit — the no-rethread harness has a one-handed tightening system that works easily, even against a child fighting the seat (it's like tackling a velociraptor).
The Chicco NextFit Zip has been my favorite infant positioner of any car seat — and that’s a major statement. It’s the easiest to adjust, and it doesn’t have that scratchy-polyester feeling to it that so many car seat infant positioners have. It feels rather luxe, and it truly cradles your baby’s head. Best of all, it locks like a cinch — no more ruined manicures and gunky connectors. They fixed that with their LockSure locks.
If you're expecting, looking for a new car seat, or have a loved one who will need one, you just might want to grab this one while you can.
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