One of the biggest purchases parents make when it comes to their infant is their car seat. With so many choices out there it can be overwhelming to try and sort through them all. With three kids all still in car seats, and two vehicles I have done my fair share of car seat shopping over the last five years. One of the first car seats we bought for Monkey was a Diono Car Seat. After seeing them in person at a baby show I liked the style, construction, and size of their convertible+booster car seats. When I was asked to test out the Diono Rainer car seat with Baby Roo, I knew it would be a great fit.
Here are some of the features I love about the Diono Rainer Car Seat:
The Diono Rainier has a full steel frame and aluminum reinforced sides. While this is not the lightest car seat on the market, it does fold flat for travel and is FAA certified. I also love that this car seat has the harness adjuster strap at the front of the seat to allow for easy tightening once your child is fastened in. And the Diono Rainier has a 12-year product life, so you won't have to worry about your car seat expiring for over a decade. I like the nice deep side walls and the head protection, too. And it may seem like a small thing, but I love that the pads on the harness velcro on and off. That way if they get dirty with spit up or food you don't need to unthread the whole seat to get them off and wash them. It’s details like these that make my life so much easier.
To see how easy it is to install the Diono Rainier car seats you can check out the informative videos on the Diono YouTube channel. Have questions about this car seat? Leave them in the comments below and I will do my best to answer them.
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