Not too busy
June 10, 2015
When I saw this color on my computer screen I almost got dizzy, but I kept coming back to it. I am really glad I ordered it. In person it is nice and goes well in my car, it isn't too busy and it doesn't show stains like darks colors do. I bought this for my 10 month old boy, he is my 3rd child. I have 2 older kids, 10 and almost 7. I used Britax with both of them. I liked the Britax, but I wasn't excited about installing it in our car rear facing. Since back in the day it wasn't recommended to rear face for so long. We always forward faced the seat as soon as we could(usually 1 year). I guess we just love our youngest more since we plan on rear facing him for 2 years. I know everyone says we should do it even longer, but we will see. We have never wrecked any car so I have yet to rate a car seat for that reason. The Diono Rainier is heavier than the Britax(I've owned ALL models-ok maybe they are a bit comparable) but it is sleeker. It fits nice in our Acadia with plenty of room. We installed it in the middle and had the older boys on either side. It worked great, but here comes the cons. The car seat is TALL, it blocks the screen in our car so our boys couldn't see it. It also blocked my mirror so I couldn't see the baby in the car seat. I think we could have found a work around for the mirror problem. So I moved it behind the drivers side. I did not have to move my seat forward to compensate. I am 5'7'. My baby seems happier in it, as he can see out a bit better. He is still inclined enough to sleep in it. My almost 7 year old wants one. We are thinking about it, since he is only 46 inches tall and 40 lbs. We travel long distance and this car seat is comfortable for the long rides. I think I am mostly impressed with how sleek it looks in the car. I still like Britax, but I like how this hardly takes up any seat room. If we do get one for the middle child we won't have a problem fitting all 3 kids in the back.
Pros:Sleek, soft fabric, very comfortable seat.
Cons:Very tall. Heavy