Chicco KidFit Booster Seat Fully Reviewed

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We like

LATCH system for easy installation

Impact absorbing foam

Adjustable backrest

Easy clean design

Ergonomic seat for comfort

We don’t like

A little wider than traditional booster seats makes it an awkward fit in some vehicles

How it works

The Chicco KidFit Booster Seat is the first booster seat put out by the incredible brand Chicco. They have over 50 years of experience in designing and creating some of the best baby products. This car seat is a convertible booster seat with options to have a back or be backless. It is a forward facing seat that has a design for children who have outgrown their regular car seat – the stage where your child is no longer a toddler, but still not ready for the grown-up seat. Chicco has designed an amazing booster seat to make things easier for parents and cool for children. The KidFit has a lot of top of the line safety features to ensure your little one is safe. Specifically, the headrest has a lining that is fully padded with impact absorbing foam. The headrest and back of the seat are also adjustable to grow with your child, so they stay supported for longer. There are also cool features your child will love. Specifically, there are 2 cup holders that can be folded away for extra space. Plus the color options that the KidFit seat comes with are stunning whether you want something sleek and modern or something more colorful and fun. The Chicco KidFit Booster Seat has everything a parent could want and the extras to make your child feel like they are riding with style.

Origin

Origin

Pietro Catelli in 1958 founded Chicco after spending most of his life dedicated to developing pharmaceutical devices used all over Europe. After having his first son, Catelli decided he wanted to move past these devices and into the world of products for babies and their parents. For over 50 years now Chicco has been used to create unique and innovative solutions to problems that parents and babies face every day. They do this by designing and creating products that range from baby apparel and shoes to equipment for nursing mothers, and products specifically for the care and protection of babies. Now a company that is known internationally and is located in 120 countries worldwide, Chicco received immense love by both parents and grandparents alike. Chicco is an Italian company which means they have a high value not just for quality and functionality but also for trendy style and design. Chicco keeps track of new and emerging trends in style and unique breakthroughs in quality, style, and comfort. They believe that design is just as important as quality and functionality for all baby products. Chicco uses the Happiness Lab in order to develop and test products using not just regular lab tests but real parents as well.
Design

Design

Chicco surpasses its competition when it comes to design that is about more than functionality. The KidFit is not just a quality and safe booster seat, but it is also a modern design with premium fabrics to blend in with your car and give your child cool features to enjoy. The Kidfit features an adjustable back, so as your child grows they can still be supported not just at the head but also at the shoulders. The head and shoulder areas are also designed with protection from side impacts with the wide head and shoulder padding. The booster seat also features Chicco’s signature LATCH tightener which allows for easy and proper installation. The actual seat is designed to be ergonomic for your child. It has double padding and a contoured seat designed to fit your child’s body and provide the most comfort and support. The backrest also has a recline position to comfortably fit the seat in the position of your vehicle. The adjustable back is also completely removable so your child can use this seat until it is time for them to sit in a regular seat. There are also 2 foldable cup holders so your child has a place to store their drink or snack and fold them away when not in use. Overall the design or the KidFit is perfect for your growing child.
Materials

Materials

The KidFit booster seat by Chicco is designed using only premium and high-quality materials for the most comfort and the highest quality. The seat is made from a combination of plastic and double padded fabric. The seat pad, back cushions, and covers for the armrests are all made from a removable padded material that is safe to be machine washed for convenience. The actual fabric is a premium and high-quality material that is double padded for comfort and well constructed to ensure durability and longevity. The cupholders are made from a foldable rubber material that is easy to clean but folds away when you are not using it. All of the materials used on the KidFit are tested and safe to be used on or near a child and are non-toxic and BPA free. Overall the materials used are safe, durable, high quality, and well designed so you can use the KidFit until your child is ready to move to a regular seat.
Maintenance

Maintenance

The Chicco KIdFit Booster Seat was designed to be easy to maintain as well as stylish and functional. The easy to remove seat pads are all machine washable for easy and fast cleanup. The plastic armrests can be wiped down with soap and water or a nontoxic wipe. The rest of the seat fabric can be spot cleaned as needed or vacuumed to remove crumbs from snacks. The cup holders are also easy to wipe out or to vacuum in case of chunks and they are also removable and dishwasher safe to make deep cleaning really fast and really easy. As for other maintenance, the KidFit seat only requires regular cleaning to keep it looking nice and as stylish as it was the day it came out of the box. The easy maintenance is just one more reason why Chicco’s products are not just kid-friendly, but parent-friendly as well.
Capacity

Capacity

The Chicco KidFit booster seat is intended to be used once your child has outgrown their convertible car seat, but is not yet ready to move into a regular grown-up seat. The KidFit is designed for children between 30 and 100 lbs when the back is fully extended and for between 40 and 110 pounds when the back is removed. Height wise, the KidFit is intended to fit your child from 38-57 inches. This booster seat is the perfect amount of adjustable so you can use it from the moment your little one outgrows their regular car seat until they are finally ready to sit in a standard vehicle seat. Parents who use and love the KidFit booster seat have said how great the wide range of capacity is especially when as a parent you have to purchase so many different car seats.
Ease of use

Ease of use

Chicco is known for creating products that are intuitive and very easy to use. The KidFit booster seat is absolutely indicative of those qualities in the brand. The KidFit is designed with Chicco’s signature LATCH system to make tethering your seat to the vehicle seat quick and easy to do without having to mess or tug on a lot of back straps or other adjusters. The seat is also easy to strap your child into because all you have to do is pull the seat belt through the adjuster and clip it in around your child. Not only is it easy to use through the KidFit, but it is also extremely easy to clean. The removable seat, back, and armrest covers are machine washable so you can clean things up without issues. The cup holders are also removable and dishwasher safe. The rest of the seat is easily spot cleaned and the plastic can all be wiped down with soap and water or a non-toxic wipe. Overall the ease of use of the KidFit is perfect for the family who wants something simple, sleek, and intuitive to use.
Comfort

Comfort

The KidFit was designed with the shape of your growing child in mind. The double padded seat provides lots of cushions to ensure maximum comfort whether you’re traveling long distance or short. The duo zone that surrounds your child's head and shoulders is not just a safety feature but it is also perfect for when your little one gets sleepy to add a little more comfort to your ride. The armrests are also perfect. Plus the adjustable height of the backrest means that your child will be able to have that extra support and cushion for longer than with a typical booster seat. Even when they have outgrown the backrest, they can still have the cushion provided by the extra padded seat. The ergonomic design of the seat is also perfect to keep your child comfortable on long trips by keeping their back discomfort to a minimum. The seat is designed to fit the shape of your child’s body comfortably. Overall the KidFit is perfect for all your travel needs-it will keep your most precious one safe and comfy and they will enjoy the ride.
Safety

Safety

Chicco are the makers of the number one rated car seat in America. While the KidFit doesn’t hold that title, it was designed with the same key safety features. The Kidfit has the LATCH system which allows for the seat to be tethered to your vehicle seat really tight with less than an inch of movement to provide a secure and tight fit. It also has an adjustable backrest to keep your child's head and shoulders supported by the impact absorbing foam for as long as possible for added protection in case of an accident. The seat belt adjuster is also perfect to make sure that the vehicle's seatbelt is correctly positioned over your child's shoulder and not behind it. The KidFit has been tested for safety in the Happiness lab which uses different processes to make sure the booster seat is perfectly safe. Plus the easy to use and install system makes it very simple to make sure your booster seat is correctly installed. Overall the KidFit is very safe for children when used properly.
Price Range

Price Range

Considering that this is the last car seat your child will need from the moment they outgrow a traditional convertible car seat until they are ready to move to a regular grown-up seat, the price range of the KidFit is more than reasonable. The affordable price makes the Chicco KidFit an easily accessible option for any family, especially those on a tight budget. It is great to know that such a high quality, safe, and comfortable seat is priced at a fair point to make it easy for families to make smart investments for their children. A smart investment is exactly what the KidFit is, it is reasonably priced and a great choice for safety and comfort in the long-term.

Conclusion

The Chicco KidFit booster seat is an ergonomic, safe, and comfortable choice for any family looking to keep their child protected during the transition from toddler to child. The features that are included with this booster seat are unique and awesome to make things easy on parents and fun for their children. The seat is super easy to install to prevent any mistakes that could cause an accident later on. It has removable seat padding and armrest covers that can be machine washed for easy and fast cleanup. The backrest is adjustable to give your child as much support as possible for as long as possible. The back also comes off completely when your child needs a little more space to grow. It also reclines to fit the style of your vehicle seats for added comfort. The double padded seat is also perfect for any trip. The bottom line about the Chicco KidFit booster seat is that it is a smart investment for any family.
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