Rear Face Longer with Chicco NextFit Convertible Car Seat

It should be no surprise to anyone who reads my blog or follows me on Social Media that I’m an advocate for Extended Rear Facing. I learned about extended Rear Facing around the time Mason was getting ready to out grow his first car seat. With all the information I was provided and found it was clear to me that I would rear face Mason until he was at least two.

Mason is now a couple of months over three and he is still rear facing. People often look at me funny because of it and a lot of people question my decision but I’m very comfortable with it. I know that it is the safest option for my children.

I love that more and more people are rear facing their children longer. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics

All infants and toddlers should ride in a Rear-Facing Car Seat until they are 2 years of age or until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car seat’s manufacturer.

You can find more information on general car seat safety for your child here. For a quick reference this Infographic is perfect for determining if your child is in the proper car seat

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When I’m choosing a car seat for my children it’s so important to me that it has the ability to rear face for an extended amount of time. Recently Chicco released the NextFit Car Seat. It’s a convertible car seat which rear faces from 5-40lbs and Forward faces from 22-65lbs.

NextFit Gravity Hi

I’m really excited for this car seat. Chicco currently makes the KeyFit Infant car seat which according to Consumer Reports is the #1 Rated infant car seat on the market! So obviously I have high expectations. I haven’t been able to test this car seat out myself but so far I like what I see!

How awesome does this car seat look?  It comes in five different styles


and has some amazing features:

Key Features:

ReclineSure—9 Position Leveling System

RideRight—Dual Bubble Level Indicators

SuperCinch—Force-Multiplying Technology

FlowThrough—Integrated Belt Path

I think my favorite feature is the FlowThrough. Not all cars have the latch system so this helps to provide a secure fit no matter who’s car we’re in!


favorite feature 

    Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Chicco and I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

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  1. Kristin Lesney-Ruiz says

    I have this car seat an my favorite feature is how comfortable it is for my baby. Rear facing I know she is safe too!

  2. says

    My boys were always such fast growers that they outgrew the weight and height limits of their seats well before they turned 2. With the first reaer facing was only until 1 y/o. It changed when my youngest was born. I agree that rear facing is safest and love that this seat maximizes comfortability as they grow. Thanks for sharing!

  3. says

    We rear-face, too, and our boy is 3 1/2 now. I can’t believe how many people challenge me on it! We’ll be looking for a seat for our new little girl soon, so I’ll have to keep this one in mind. Any seat that supports ERF as long as possible is a seat I’d like to have!

  4. says

    I’m so glad to see these Extended Rear Facing posts. The more education out there, the better. I learned about Extended Rear Facing when Gracie was about to turn one year old – I was about to turn her forward facing. I’m so glad that I was able to find info on ERF and I chose to keep her RF. She just turned 4 years old and I am debating switching her now. Not sure yet what to do.

  5. Tamara says

    Wow it seems like a great new car seat! It’s hard to pick a favorite feature though; all of them seem really great. The ReclineSure and the FlowThrough are both up there for me.

  6. Tamara says

    This car seat seems awesome! I think my favorite features would probably be the ReclineSure and FlowThrough. Both seem to make it really easy to install correctly and I love that!

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