Great minimalist Diono
First of all, I love that this seat is SOLID! Other car seats we've tried feel flimsy, light, and cheap. Not a Diono. I feel peace of mind that my children are in the best seat money can buy. We bought the Radian for my 3 year old and passed his old Pacifica down to his baby sister. We opted for the Radian because he was old enough to have head strength while napping and didn't need the extra cushion inserts and head support that a baby would. Notable differences include that the Radian only has one cupholder slot on each side, as opposed to 2. We can only use one side since the door is in the way so this only leaves him with one cupholder to share with snacks, cups, and trains. There is significantly less cushioning in the Radian but it doesn't seem to bother my toddler at all. We love everything else about the seat. At a lower price point than the rest of the Diono Family, I would highly recommend it for older toddlers and kids, and not as excited about using it for a baby. - Note: we have only done forward facing in this seat, but it has similar dimensions to our Pacifica. The Pacifica rear faces we'll but leaves the front passenger with little leg room.
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