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Diono Radian 3RXT All-in-One Convertible Car Seat 2020 Gray Slate

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NEW for 2020:

  • Rear-facing for longer: Now up to 50 lbs / 22.7 kg
  • Positioning Liner: New 2-in-1 infant positioning liner that is removable as child grows
  • Newborn Wedge: Integrated newborn travel high wedge creates near lie-flat travel position
  • Improved fabrics: New and updated fabrics that are easy to remove and wash.
Enjoy the journey with our Diono radianģ 3RXT all-in-one convertible car seat, lovingly engineered to always overprotect. Your childís safety is our top priority, with premium, innovative features the Diono radianģ 3RXT is sleek and stylish with all the practicalities that you could possibly need like a steel alloy frame, aluminum reinforced side walls, energy absorbing EPS foam, and memory foam to put your mind at ease as your little one travels safely in style and comfort. The reinforced adjustable head support provides additional side impact protection. And, if you want to avoid those bulky car seats, look no further as the sleek design of the Diono radianģ 3RXT allows for a 3-across fit or plenty of room for passengers. Weíve thought of everything so you donít have to.

Solid Side Protection

Additional side impact protection with aluminum reinforced head support and energy absorbing EPS foam.

Travel the World

Super portable, folds flat with available carry straps for easy travel and transporting.

Stylish and Snug

Modern, versatile cover in soft, premium fabric for a comfortable ride everyday Ė itís absorbent, easy to remove and machine washable too!

Easy Installation

Unique SuperLATCHô system makes installation quick and easy. A versatile top tether for both rear and forward-facing unique car seats.


  • Rear-facing: 5-50 lbs
  • Forward-facing: 22-65 lbs
  • Booster mode: 40-120 lbs
  • Seated torso height: 7.5-16.5″
  • Child max. height: up to 57"
  • Weight: 26.4 lbs

Review Summary
113 Reviews
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95% Recommend this product (107 of 113 responses)
By Alina
Great narrow seats!
January 14, 2021
I love these seats. I have a Yukon XL and the third row seat is definitely limited on space. With three kids in car seats (and 5 kids total!) I have to be very picky with the car seats I buy. Did a lot of research and measuring to decide on these. And they do not disappoint! They are heavy for sure, but I didnít find them as difficult to install as other reviews said. I love the fact that even the back is covered nicely with the neoprene cover, the manual is neatly tucked into a pocket on the back- that took me a bit and a YouTube video to figure out! ;) I used the seat belt passed through the proper path in the seat and adjusted the angle so they reclined a bit and then used the head rest tether for added security. Was able to put three seats across- these diono seats, and then squeezed a booster for my big girl in the middle, thereby freeing up both captain seats in the second row! Iím thrilled.

The bonus pack stuff is nice too, though I havent used it yet. Came with a lot of diono brand baby car gear- cool mirror for rear facing kiddos, nice seat protectors, and organizer caddies, etc.
By Jnicole24
Not a true all in one
January 8, 2021
The seat itself is very well made, feels solid and comfy. However, I bought this for my 4yo to be used as a harness to booster. His shoulders are about 1" from hitting the head rest and it's not adjustable.
ConsNot an all in one Doesn't work as a booster
Best UsesWhen space is limited Rear/forward harness only
By Meleah
Saved my children in a car crash
December 26, 2020
We just bought our second set after we were in an awful accident on Christmas Day. The car got totaled but the kids and the car seats were untouched! Iíll never own another car seat!!!
ProsLife saver, so sturdy
ConsHeavy but that?s what you want !!
Best UsesPut in car and don?t take out!
By Andy
New car seat
December 25, 2020
Baby grew out of her infant car seat and purchased this one. Could not be happier with my choice.
By Mei
Seattle, WA
Sturdy and simple
December 21, 2020
Great seat. We struggled to find one that worked. We had graco slimfit but the buckle hurt my baby's thighs or seemed like it did because he would cry whenever we put him in the carseat. We got diono bc we heard it was good and our family member had it.

It was easy to set up and it came w a lot of accessories. More than we needed tbh. I wished that they noted where the instructions were but I had to Google to figure it out. Hint, it's on the side of the seat.
ProsSafety, adjustable, sturdy, comfort
ConsPrice, heavy (hard to switch cars but doable if needed)
By Maggie
Sandy, UT
3rd D Radian Purchase
December 15, 2020
This is our third, love the stability and safety of these seats.
By Jenna
Fort Myers, FL
Great narrow car seat
December 11, 2020
We needed to buy a new car seat to fit 3 across in our jeep, this is wonderful, narrow and sturdy. It is heavy, but you can tell itís made for safety. My 3 year old
Loves it
ProsNarrow, easy installation
By Kay
Good car seat, good deal
November 30, 2020
We bought this seat specifically because we wanted the ďthree acrossĒ for our vehicle when we eventually have a third child. So far we are happy with it. I donít think it was too difficult to install. The fabric seems good quality and I like that it came with all the accessories. I donít know if there is another seat on the market that is as narrow at the base as this one so I donít know if this is the cheapest one out there but it was on sale so that I felt like I was getting a deal. I actually went back and bought a second of this same car seat for our other car. Iíll keep my eye out for more deals but I feel like this was a good buy.
ProsNarrow base for having multiple seats in one row. Good quality fabric. Two cup holders and multiple other accessories. Memory foam seat.
ConsDifficult to find instruction manual (was eventually found inside the fabric in a pouch, in Diono?s defense there was a little book symbol outside on the outside fabric to show this but I somehow missed it). Some muscle is needed to cinch the seat down. It comes with accessories you may not need (we already had a mirror so we didn?t need the one it came with). Can be pricier than other seats. Takes up a lot of room when rear facing.
Best UsesThree across in a row
By Skyler
Amazing Car seat!
November 27, 2020
I bought this so I could fit three car seats across in a small SUV (two toddlers and a baby). My son loves it and I was very happy to find something that was small enough but still very safe. I also like that it can grow with my child and be used a long time. Well worth the money!
Best Usesto fit multiple car seats in the same row!
By Andrew
Solid Build!
November 25, 2020
This thing feels very stout! We have had it about eight months now and it has held up well to the wear and tear of toddler grime, goldfish snacks, markers with missing caps, etc.
ProsNarrow width Ability to use the Angle Adjuster (if needed) Solid build Extended Rear Facing ability
ConsAdjusting the strap positions is not as easy as other car seats we have used in the past.
By Laura
Forward facing
November 11, 2020
We needed three car seats across our Ford Edge. This fits nicely in the center facing the window. My daughter thinks sheís a grown up now that she can see out the windshield. And we feel safe knowing sheís secure in this car seat.
By Laura
Rear facing
November 11, 2020
We needed three car seats. This one needed to be rear facing. And itís a perfect fit for behind the driver seat, even with my 6 foot tall husband driving.
By Wilson
Boston, MA
Slim fit, perfect to combine with other car seats
November 4, 2020
We couldnít fit two Nuna Rava convertible car seats in our vehicles so we started looking at other brands that were built to accommodate smaller vehicles. Thatís how we found Diono. The quality is not up to par with Nuna or Uppa Baby but slim fit was the key and it does the trick. Itís also not as easy to install but we got it done. Overall, we are happy with the purchase.
By Speight F.
North Carolina
Awesome car seat!
October 22, 2020
We have 3 for our subaru outback. all 3 fit in back seat. They are the most well made seats ive ever seen. The kids love them. Easy to use. Can't say enough good things about it.
Prossteel frame, easy to adjust, easy to install, easy to clean, etc..
Consa little heavy
Best Useskids safety
By Colette R.
Kansas City
Great car seat-
October 16, 2020
My two year old loves this! Fits comfortable and all!
By Jaime
Bought two of these
October 7, 2020
I think these are great they fit well and are reasonably easy to install. Would highly recommend.
By Kate
October 1, 2020
Complex installation rules but fits three across, which is why I bought it!
By Melanie K.
San Diego
Works for my needs
September 19, 2020
Mostly good! Fabric is great and I love the low profile. I wish it had a built in lock off but it does not so itís hard to make sure itís installed tight enough but it allows me 3 across so I can deal with that.

The cushions for the straps around the chest clip are really think and a little awkward so itís also hard to tighten it enough. Seems like itís too loose because of the big cushion but the cushion doesnít extend by the shoulder so when I tighten it more my daughter complains that itís too tight by her shoulders.

My biggest complaint is rear facing takes up tons of room. My front seat has to be pushed way up. Iím going to try Diono a angle adjuster to see if that helps.

Good seat with minor inconveniences but makes it so I donít need to buy a new car so Iíll deal.

For reference I have 2 Dionos and a britax infant seat in my 2010 Jeep Compass.
ProsLow profile Narrow for 3 across Nice fabric
ConsHard to install properly Takes up too much space when rear facing
Best Uses3 across
By Pat
Arlington Hts Il
September 11, 2020
Unable to review as this was a gift. Recipients have not used this as baby is due in October. All I know was this was recommended to them by a friend who was happy with this product.
By Reagan G.
Lakewood Ranch, FL
Awesome deal!
September 10, 2020
This is such a great bundle for the price, especially when having to buy 2 car seats. This seat is super heavy and heavy duty. Itís nice and narrow which is great for smaller cars/ SUVs that have more than 1 car seat!
By Kelsey
Really fit 3 across
September 6, 2020
These car seats Definitely do fit three across even on a smaller bench. This model doesn't zip down the back of the car seat so all the spare pieces are exposed with isn't ideal while rear facing. I have also noticed that the shoulder straps are too close together on older kids and bother their necks. My kids also complain that their backs start to hurt on longer drives. Maybe they just got spoiled in their old seats (nextfit) but those no longer fit in our car.
Install is more difficult than I would like the instructions aren't super helpful and the youtube videos are lacking as well. The latches are very difficult to pull tight enough in a forward facing position. But if you lean the seat back, it's possible to pull them slightly tighter before putting the seat back upright.
Rear facing latch install with three across is tricky but possible.
ProsFit 3 across, infant to toddler, all parts included.
ConsHeavy, difficult to install, harness rubs neck, possibly uncomfortable for child's back, overly complicated set up for different positions/install methods.
Best UsesShort trips daily. Not for traveling. Small cars where you need to fit 3 across. If you don't need three across, get something else.
By Sabreen
Sacramento, CA
Sturdy and intuitive
September 3, 2020
Love it! Very strong and safe seat. You can tell that they really thought about what kids/parents need when creating this seat. Itís complicated to install because there are different requirements for different weights. Great safe car seat that will last a long time.
By updateCategoryParent
Rhode Island
August 21, 2020
This is a great car seat
Great carsear!
August 19, 2020
This is our second car seat with Diono and we LOVE it! It provides easy access to your child especially rear facing while knowing they are safe and secure. Both of my kiddos love their Diono seats!
By Zchenn C.
Streamwood IL
Absolutely Love
August 7, 2020
Purchased this car seat about 2 months ago, and my 4 years old loves it! � Itís very heavy which is good cos I feel like itís safer for the 3rd row seat. So compact that we can still fit another car seat (which I plan to change to this one also soon!) and another person. So all three seats can still be occupied. We have a GMC Acadia, and itís perfect for it. The color is also fantastic! My son loves the mustard color and itís so bright and playful. I also love how securely it attaches to the seat and I just feel at ease with it thinking that my son would be comfortable and safe at the same time! :)
ProsCompact, nice color, heavy enough that seat doesn?t move.
ConsCan?t think of anything ;)
Best UsesIf you have a lot of kids and want that space to be used wisely, this is for you. :)
By Kimberly b.
Best carseat
August 5, 2020
Best price we could find anywhere online. It puts our 9 month old in the best rear facing position. She can sleep and ride comfortably now!
By William
San Diego, California
Missing pieces
July 24, 2020
I have purchase quite a few items from albee baby in the past and never had issues. This time around I bought 3 Diono car seats. 2 black and this red one. The car seat itself is nice but this one in particular seemed as if maybe it was a return because itís missing many items. I reached out to albee baby, sent them pictures and still no reply. I called and the customer service rep told me they would get back to me by the end of the day. Still, no reply. I just want an even exchange. Something complete. I have not yet installed any of them, just sitting in their boxes because Iím waiting for a reply.
ProsThe car seat itself is sturdy, but I haven?t been able to use it to properly review it since it?s missing the cushion I need to put my 4 year on.
By Jennifer
San Luis Obispo
July 22, 2020
We're big fans of Diono seats. This is our second model, my kids are 3 and 2 and we continue to keep them rear facing thanks to Diono's high rear facing weight capabilities. 3yo is 42lbs, tall and sits comfortably rear facing. 2yo is 34lbs, tall as well. We have a Honda Crv and each seat is behind the passenger and driver respectively. Driver and passenger have plenty of room. The quality is top notch, the 5pt harness is great and works on a ratcheting system, making it easy to loosen and tighten. Installs as well as other convertible seats. Sufficient padding for child's comfort and the head side impact protection works great as a head rest for car naps. The seat is heavy, but we don't plan on moving seats often. We did plan on traveling with the seats in flight and in Hawaii before covid...and purchased the 2 straps each to create a backpack carry for these....we'll see if we ever get to go.
ProsHigh weight rear facing and foward facing capabilities.
ConsPrice. You get what you pay for, so this is a personal.
Best UsesMultiple seats, slim
By Priscilla
New York City
Great Car Seat!
July 22, 2020
We upgraded my daughter from an infant car seat to the Diono Dradian 3RXT. It is definitely a slimmer car seat and fits nicely in the car. My daughter would get so hot in the infant car seat, but due to the slimmer size and smaller incline of the 3RXT, my daughter is extremely comfortable in the seat and doesn't complain. I recommend for anyone whose child likes to see out the window and gets warm easily.
By Jessica
New Orleans
Love this seat
July 18, 2020
I was involved in a accident so replacing my r120 and my rxt for my 2 and 4 yr old. My 2 yr extended rear facing and seat is amazing g for but I feel was best for my 4 yr old as insurance come would only replace with same seat that was in my car
ProsEasy to install new latch loops Extended rear facing
By Practically A.
Not So Stellar
July 11, 2020
I received my Diono Radian 3RXT a day late. When it did arrive, the box was banged up, and it did not look new.

Once I got my car seat out of the box, it proved tricky to install forward facing using the seat belt installation method. The seat fabric is sewn in the middle between to Velcro openings to access the belt path. Getting your hands in there to tighten the belt required lots of wriggling with no good sight lines to either the belt path or the buckle itself, leaving you to guess if the belt got twisted or went into the right receptacle.

The headrest on the seat provides plenty of extra protection compared to the Radian 3RX (which we also have, and was a breeze to install in the same car also forward facing using the seat belt option). But you have to remove the seat cover and headrest cover to adjust the headrest height. Unlike many other boosters, the headrest doesn't extend past the top of the seat. That means once your child reaches the top height of the seat, even with the headrest option (which costs about $100 extra), you won't get any extra use out of this seat.

The seat does fold flat, which is great for storage and transport. But it weighs so much I can't imagine ever lugging it onto any trips. A lighter seat that doesn't fold would be much easier. I do appreciate the steel core, but once you install this car seat, you don't want to mess with it again until you have to.

And you might. You have to uninstall the seat when using it forward facing to adjust the harness strap height. I'm not a fan of doing more work, much less more car seat installations, than required. I much prefer the handle adjustment found on Britax, Graco, and other brands.

It does make the seat sit low, so if you need a narrow seat with more side impact protection that doesn't block your rear window, this may be a good choice. Otherwise, save yourself some money and go with the Diono Radian 3RX or choose a different brand altogether.
ProsFolds flat Can be used rear facing (but very long so may not work in some vehicles or seat positions) Can be used forward facing with a harness Can be used as a booster with seat belt (though your child may outgrow it in height long before they should be a belt positioning booster) Narrow seat Low setback doesn't block rear window Last for 10 years before expiration
ConsSeat must be uninstalled to adjust harness height when installed forward facing Low seat back limits years of use Seat belt path blocked by sewn seat cover for forward installation Extra strap needed for forward facing in certain weight range Headrest can only be adjusted by removing seat cover and head rest cover Instruction manual stored on side of seat hard to access when installed forward facing particular next to another seat (which seems often given that this narrow seats lends itself to that) Heavy
Best UsesForward facing in vehicles where you need three car seats across, thanks to the super narrow base
By Stacey
Reno, Nevada
Solid Carseat
July 3, 2020
This is the second 3rxt I purchased. The first being the 2019 version. I was slightly disappointed that the fabric no longer wraps around the back of the seat, but in the scheme of things its no big deal. I fond these pretty easy to install and am confident it will protect my child.
By Stacey
Reno, Nevada
July 3, 2020
Overall I thought installation was easy. The seat is solid in my car and have no doubt it will protect my child in the event of an accident.
By Yuriy
Boston Greater Area, MA
Perfect fit for a bucket seat
July 2, 2020
This is our 7th car seat and the only reason I bought it was to fit it in a bucket seat of Mitsubishi 3000GT. So my review will be mostly devoted to that and could be related to 2+2 sport or GT cars with very limited space for rear seats, which are usually done as bucket seat. Except for 3000GT, I can think of Nissan GTR, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Nissan 300ZX (2+2 version) etc.
Overall Diono Radian 3RXT looks very solid, designed with both kids and parents in mind, looks very comfortable and safe for a child, and is designed to keep everything together (belt are secured and not hanging, fabrics are zipped or on velcro etc.).
So as I mentioned before it fits well in a very tight spot of 3000GT bucket seat giving some room to the kid. Although it is very tight, but is the only seat I could adjust to fit in there. Securing the seat in the 3000GT wasn't easy as the belt strapped behind the back is not tight enough, so I ended up using it as a "lap belt" strapping. But that gives too much slack in the upper side. To fix that an anchoring point is needed. Specifically in 3000GT I could find 3 anchoring points (there's no one from the factory):
1) with the help of auxiliary strap supplied with the seat to the back of the trunk (a loop could be made around one of the brackets). The only issue with it is I don't find it secure in case of impact from the rear. Although the car is very solid and can take a pretty severe hit from the back, if the trunk gets bent in that spot, the anchoring point loosens and that could be a safety issue. That's what I'm going to show on pictures, but would recommend only as a temporary solution.
2) Parcel bracket used for tying up luggage right behind the rear seats. The bracket itself is not big and is being held by 1 bolt, but since it is done in addition to the main belt, it should be able to manage. The only issue is that the bracket is not easy to find. I'm also trying to use a mopar tether from Dodge Dakota as a replacement for that rare bracket. That's what I will probably end up doing.
3) Probably the most secured way of anchoring would be a rear strut bar. The most expensive anchoring point but if you have one, not only the car seat could be fixed to it, but it also gives some more rigidity to the rear part of the chassis. Potentially a mod to consider.
Pros- Narrow but with enough room for the kid - Small base allowing it to be fixed in "bucket" seats (e.g. Mitsubishi 3000GT) - No parts hanging out of the car seat, everything has a spot to be secured at - A removable cup holder that could be put on either side - Has support for rear facing position, making it very comfortable for that position - Secure pads for side impacts - Universal car seat for different ages - Foldable so could be used for travel, although a bit heavy compared to "travelers'" seats, but that comes at a cost of being secure and solid enough to be used every day - Nice design. Looks good in real life, in my personal opinion
Cons- A bit heavy although positioned as a traveler seat. But to me it's not really a cons item as the heavier the more secure - Synthetic material, even though it is designed to be breathable. Not sure how is it going to be taken by my kid in summer - A bit tricky assembly of a cup holder. Made me look it up on YouTube
Best Uses- Tight cars, or when 3 in a row is needed - Bucket seats of sports cars but might need a fit test as could be very tight - Somewhat for travels, as it folds well, but might be a bit heavy if you're looking for "light" travels - All the ages, including rear facing as it comes with a proper support to maintain the comfortable angle
By Katie
Gilbert, Arizona
Great, Durable Carseat
June 26, 2020
Love this carseat! Safe, sturdy, and easy to install. Love that it is convertible for all ages!
By Rebecca
Newton, ks
Best car seat ever
June 26, 2020
This is our 3rd diono rxt purchased through Albeebaby. The first two are an older version (purchased roughly 2-3 years ago). I love that the newer seat has a fabric covering that covers the back of the seat so no straps are visible in the back. My kids love how comfortable these seats are. I love how slender they are and that they can rear face for so long. My oldest rear faced in this style of seat until age 4 and I intend for my two year old to do the same. Both are tall and at the top of the charts for height and weight. Every time I've ordered from this site I have gotten my car seats within one week! I love that!! Love the free shopping and prices as well. I always refer my friends here, and to this seat specifically.
By mommaof7
SLC, Utah
Very happy with the seat
June 19, 2020
This is my second Diono. I love how sturdy these car seats are and how slim. We have two Dionos and a high back booster across our Expedition bench seat and it all fits well. They fold compact and that makes it easier to travel with. Be prepared for the extra weight of this sturdy seat though.
ProsSturdy, comfortable, slim
By Adrian
Good looking, good materials, very sturdy, solid feeling
June 18, 2020
First, this car seat is very stylish, seems like visual appeal was a big part of their design. This seat looks like it belongs in a Ferrari. Materials also feel high quality and seems durable. My baby is comfortable sitting inside. It is a little heavier than other car seats but has a very solid and well built feel. One downside for me is the rear facing angle is not adjustable like other car seats and you need to attach a plastic piece under to make the angle for rear facing. Although when installed in the car, the rear facing angle in our suv seems fine. Another like that we have for the seat is the very nice and comfortable padding on the seat straps. When I compare this seat to others in person, I would still choose this seat. The yellow and gray coloring is pleasing and sporty.
ProsGood looking Good materials, washable Sturdy, solid Comfortable and soft padding Feels long lasting Slimmer compared to other seats Allows for 3 in one row Easy to tighten and loosen straps
ConsSlightly heavier No angle adjuster built in For rear facing, requires attachment
By Kayley
Far Exceeded Hopes and Expectations
June 18, 2020
I regret even ever buying an infant carrier rather than going straight to this super high quality car seat. We've gone through three car seats in three years with my three year old. I've looked at this one for a long time and regret that I didn't go for it--because I would've saved a lot of money if I had just picked this one the first time around! It is so comfy, so safe and sturdy, and I get an extremely secure install without nearly the effort I had to put in with past carseats (Safety 1st, Uppababy, and Chicco).
Safety is obviously the most important, and I give this carseat 5 stars. But it is so pretty too! It looks so nice in my backseat, and the plum color is beautiful. I am going to go ahead and move my three month old into this same car seat!
Prossafe, aesthetic, easy to install, superior quality, comfortable, narrow
Consa little heavy
Best Useswould be ideal for someone who needs to fit multiple car seats into a row
By Jessica
Vacaville, California
Love this seat
June 16, 2020
My baby loves this seat. It is easy to install and very soft. She doesnít fuss to be in it on long trips!
By Wil
Best car seat ever!
May 30, 2020
I love this car seat, feels so comfortable, heavy duty and great features.
ProsMetal frame Spacious No need to get another car seat since the max weight is 120lbs.
ConsNeeds more space than average car seats when in rear position
By Holliemtn
May 24, 2020
Everything we looked for in a car seat, plus some! Safety, comfort, durable, easy to travel, all in one, room saver, ...everything.
By Gina
Long Beach , CA
Safe and sturdy
May 22, 2020
Safe and sturdy. Would recommend
By rongracie
our baby love it
May 21, 2020
looking for a slim and comfortable booster seat for our 4 year old.. we are having a new baby and we need to maximize the space on our suv... and this booster seat did the magic... our little boy says he loved it and he got more leg space... its quite heavy but maybe bec its quality booster seat....
By Ashley H.
Bowie, Md
All 3 fit in my Nissan Altima
May 14, 2020
I was very shocked they fit in my car! Iím so happy i can ride around with my 4yr old, my 19 month old and 5 month old!
By Frances
Houston, TX
So far so good
May 12, 2020
We havenít really used it much since Covid is still around I havenít took the kids out but it is nice so far. We did have A LOT of trouble putting it in the car (QX60) I watched so many videos & read the instructions multiple times & couldnít quite figure it out but I eventually did!
By Olga
St. Cloud, Florida
May 6, 2020
I have been looking to car seats for about as long as Iíve had my car. These car seats fit perfectly in my 2012 Nissan Rogue!
By Lyndsay
Best car seat!
May 2, 2020
My 2.5 year old loves the color and comfort of this seat! I like the heavy duty steel frame and ease of getting him in and out.
By Kelsey
Carseats don't have to suck!
May 1, 2020
TL;DR: BUY THIS CARSEAT. You won't be disappointed. (For our next kiddo, I'm seriously contemplating skipping the infant bucket entirely, and just getting another one of these!)

I started researching carseats when my son was about six months old. We had been using an infant seat since birth, and I thought I had done a good job researching which infant seat I wanted, but I ended up absolutely hating it (hence the search for a convertible seat at an early age). After months of agonizing over which carseat to buy, the price point and ratings of the Diono Radian 3RXT could not be beat! So we pulled the trigger, and let me tell you: I LOVE THIS THING. The straps glide like a hot knife through butter. It's built like a tank, so I never feel like my little guy isn't safe. The design of the carseat allows my kiddo to stay cool, even when the sun is hitting him. And, it will grow with him until he's out of carseats. I never have to buy another seat! I have a 2012 4Runner, and my son sits behind the driver's seat because the LATCH system can't be used in the middle seat. I'm about 5' 4", and can move my seat forwards and back no problem. We have not tried it with my husband driving (he's a little over 6'), but I think it shouldn't be an issue.

One of my biggest concerns with purchasing this carseat was that installation would be hard (many reviews I read mentioned it was). Installing this thing is not hard at all if directions are followed. Pro tip: watch the Diono carseat installation videos as suggested and make sure you follow the directions! It took about 15-20 minutes to open the box, make sure the straps were in the right place for the little guy, and pop it into the car.

The only thing I do not love about this carseat are the cushions that go on the straps. They are very thick and sit kind of awkwardly on my guy. Note: I have not tried troubleshooting this, and I'm sure it's a user error as opposed to a design flaw.

If I could make one change, it would be to include the angle adjuster (sold separately by Diono) in with the purchase of the seat. If the seat doesn't work with my husband in the driver's seat, we will have to purchase one, but at the time of this writing (May 2020), they are next to impossible to come by.

With regards to Albee Baby, the price point couldn't be beat, and the shipping was FAST!
ProsBuilt of steel which makes it kind of heavy, but I also know my kid is super safe Folds up for flying/travel Design of carseat keeps the child cool Memory foam seats Can be used starting at birth
ConsKind of heavy Super thick cushioning for straps
By Shadawn
Bryan, tx
Better than most
April 30, 2020
I bought this for my 2 year old hoping it would be a better fit compared to my chicco nextfit zip. It is much slimmer and not so bulky but it definitely was not as easy to install even after reading the instructions about 3 times. After installing it fit pretty good in my small truck but was still pretty tall. I love the safety ratings and the level of comfort but think they should work on some of their features. Plus I still have not received my cup holder which was suppose to come with it.
ProsSlim seat Good padding Great ratings
ConsHard to install Strap pads are way to bulking and do not work to protect their neck from the straps
Best UsesI would not recommend for children under a year

1 Question & 1 Answer
Britney J
from Gilbert, Arizona asked:
November 17, 2020
Do you have to rethread the harness to move them to higher positions or can you move them up with the head support like other car seats?
1 Answer
  • Harness straps must be rethreaded to change height
Submitted by: Albee Baby on November 17, 2020

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