Click in and out with ease, great for new parents!
Great product, would highly recommend!
As first time parents, my husband and I were both relieved and impressed by the Chicco Keyfit 30 zip's ease of usability. The directions for installing the base are simple-- we tried both the latch lock in as well as, the lap belt lock in. We will probably end up using both the first few months for an added sense of security! The double bubble system for making sure the car set base is secured and level was awesome! It was definitely my husband's favorite aspect of the installation. The Car seat is lightweight and extremely easy to click in and out of the car seat base with one hand. I especially liked the orange buttons for adjusting the handle bars, and to slide the car seat in and out of the base. The pull on latch makes sure the car seat base is snug and only moves an inch or so from side to side. We had read a number of articles that said the best place to install a car seat rear facing for security is the center back seat, however with our car, there is only one latch in the middle seat, so we'd have to use the lap seat lock in method which seemed less sturdy. We will most likely keep the seat in the back passenger side. The newborn insert is a nice touch, as we will be able to continue to use it from hospital for most of the baby's first year!
We like the zip features, but are still not exactly sure what the purpose of the "boot is"-I'm guessing we will learn more with time. The seat does go pretty far forward, so for passengers with longer legs in the front, it is a little "squished" with the car seat in place.
Given the fact that we are planning a cross country trip this summer, we are excited to be able to click in and out with ease and feel assured that our baby is in a safe car seat. It seems like the easiest way to plug baby into the car seat is by putting her in the seat before clicking into the base to avoid waking her when she's sleeping. We were also excited to hear that the chicco works with the stroller we had purchased, even though it's a different brand. Thanks Chicco for another amazing product, we continue to be impressed!
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