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Chicco Next Fit Zip Convertible Car Seat

LOVE: 175 NEUTRAL: 30
REGRET: 8 WANT: 231

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what parents are saying

LOVE: 175 NEUTRAL: 30
REGRET: 8 WANT: 231
  • The zip is essential, so easy to quick unzip and vacuum all the crunched up snacks that fell in the seatbelt holes, washing is a breeze and you don’t have to mess with uninstalling or hooks etc Sep 20, 2021

    • Susi B.
    • RED WING, Minnesota

    Used this with my first baby and loved it so much. It is so plush and comfy he never complained on long 6+he trips to see grandma. Never go with out the easy zip off feature. It is worth it every time Aug 30, 2021

  • I’ve got 2 of these and really love them. Not a complete pain to install, super easy to clean, sit up tall enough so my toddler can see out the window and they’re adjustable enough to last us years! Jul 23, 2021

  • Best car seat, very comfortable, my son enjoys it. And sleeps in it reclining makes it great. Is heavy for traveling but we still managed to travel internationally with it. Jul 10, 2021

  • We’ve been happy with this seat, straightforward installation, materials are good quality and my son seems well protected. I do wish it had a metal frame. But it has held up all the past two years! Jun 12, 2021

  • Easy installation and comfortable. Bought for my twins at 4 months (3yrs now) and now my 3 month old. Cleaning is incredibly easy with these, my favorite part.. They are a little wide and heavy. Jun 05, 2021

  • This is the easiest car seat to take on and of the cover. It is slightly higher than my Diono car seat so as they get older, your kid will be tall enough to seat themselves. May 07, 2021

    • Jenna V.
    • Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Best convertible out there! Easiest install! Super plush! Convenient button to loosen straps! 9 recline settings! Zip off padding feature makes washing pad when needed a breeze! May 02, 2021

    • Kim G.
    • United States of America

    this is my absolute favorite! it may be a little on the big side, but it's so easy to install and so easy to clean! Plus, my son says it's much more comfortable than his other seat (graco 4ever) May 01, 2021

  • Seat is very easy to install. Straps are easy to loosen and tighten. The sides are a little high, but no big deal. Love that I can easily zip cover off! Apr 27, 2021

  • My toddler loves her seat. It is very comfortable and she can sit in it for long car rides without complaining. She can easily reach the cup holder for her beverages or toys. Mar 29, 2021

    • Paula S.
    • Beavertown , Pennsylvania

    I did extensive research before purchasing this car seat. I must say that I am extremely happy with my decision to purchase this one. Very stylish and so easy to install and adjust! Mar 24, 2021

  • Love this! Have been using since my daughter was 6 months. She was on the larger side and I felt that she was very safe. So easy to clean and she is nice and snug. Bonus that you can use for years! Mar 03, 2021

  • Install was very poor. We had such a tough time getting a good tight fit. We used this from birth with our second and he HATED it. I wish we had never got this set. Feb 18, 2021

  • Love the well padded interior. Very well built. Love the bucket style with deep headwinds. Makes he feel my LO is very safe. Cinch install!!!! Does not rattle! Solid construction seat. Feb 15, 2021

  • We tired Magellan (hard to install), Graco (not well padded), Britax (only ok), and settled in this. Zip is worth the extra $ for ease of cleaning! Feb 13, 2021

    • Helen R.
    • Sneads Ferry, North Carolina

    I love this car seat. Install is very easy, my child is super comfortable in it. I love that you can extend rear facing with it and all the different recline positions. Jan 23, 2021

  • So easy to clean and daughter has been happy in it from newborn to 5. Can be difficult to get a tight fit in van, have to adjust it regularly as it tends to loosen and lean. A bit bulky. Dec 22, 2020

  • This thing is a tank! It’s easy to adjust, clean and SUPER easy to install. It’s really big and heavy though, so not ideal for someone having to move it often. Dec 02, 2020

  • Whoever invented this car seat definitely has kids! It is so easy to take apart to wash. You literally unzip and everything goes into the wash! Nov 28, 2020

  • Super easy to clean. Just unzip and throw in wash gentle cycle. Brought this home 2 years ago and is still working great. The reclining isn't that great. It's bulky but I'd take that over a flimsyseat Nov 21, 2020

  • We have a bunch if these for our two older children. They are easy to install, safe, comfortable, and adjust easily to growing child. The zip is worth the extra money to clean easily after spills Oct 18, 2020

  • It fits so well in my midsize SUV. I love the disgn and look and it feels very safe. Sep 16, 2020

  • The zip off cover is a life saver! It is super easy to remove and replace. I also love how easily this seat installs with the LATCH system. and how comfortable my toddler is in it. Sep 06, 2020

  • The zip feature of this car seat is AMAZING! Makes clean-up so simple whenever there’s a mess. This car seat is sturdy and safe and simple to use. Aug 19, 2020

  • This is a great seat. Easy to clean, many adjustment levels, not hard to install. Comfy for kids. The only downfall is its not a ClickTight by Britax. But this would be my number 2 pick Jul 22, 2020

    • Alyssa Y.
    • Lanoka Harbor , New Jersey

    My daughter has been using this seat for two years and it’s great! She is 3 and still able to rear face in it. I love how simple it is to clean. Just unzip the fabric and into the washer it goes! Jul 15, 2020

  • This seat has great safety ratings, nice materials, and is easy to use. I do wish there was a space to hold the straps when putting your little one in. That lacking feature is definitely inconvenient. Jul 14, 2020

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  • The zip is essential, so easy to quick unzip and vacuum all the crunched up snacks that fell in the seatbelt holes, washing is a breeze and you don’t have to mess with uninstalling or hooks etc Sep 20, 2021

    • Susi B.
    • RED WING, Minnesota

    Used this with my first baby and loved it so much. It is so plush and comfy he never complained on long 6+he trips to see grandma. Never go with out the easy zip off feature. It is worth it every time Aug 30, 2021

  • I’ve got 2 of these and really love them. Not a complete pain to install, super easy to clean, sit up tall enough so my toddler can see out the window and they’re adjustable enough to last us years! Jul 23, 2021

  • Best car seat, very comfortable, my son enjoys it. And sleeps in it reclining makes it great. Is heavy for traveling but we still managed to travel internationally with it. Jul 10, 2021

  • We’ve been happy with this seat, straightforward installation, materials are good quality and my son seems well protected. I do wish it had a metal frame. But it has held up all the past two years! Jun 12, 2021

  • Easy installation and comfortable. Bought for my twins at 4 months (3yrs now) and now my 3 month old. Cleaning is incredibly easy with these, my favorite part.. They are a little wide and heavy. Jun 05, 2021

  • This is the easiest car seat to take on and of the cover. It is slightly higher than my Diono car seat so as they get older, your kid will be tall enough to seat themselves. May 07, 2021

    • Jenna V.
    • Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Best convertible out there! Easiest install! Super plush! Convenient button to loosen straps! 9 recline settings! Zip off padding feature makes washing pad when needed a breeze! May 02, 2021

    • Kim G.
    • United States of America

    this is my absolute favorite! it may be a little on the big side, but it's so easy to install and so easy to clean! Plus, my son says it's much more comfortable than his other seat (graco 4ever) May 01, 2021

  • Seat is very easy to install. Straps are easy to loosen and tighten. The sides are a little high, but no big deal. Love that I can easily zip cover off! Apr 27, 2021

  • My toddler loves her seat. It is very comfortable and she can sit in it for long car rides without complaining. She can easily reach the cup holder for her beverages or toys. Mar 29, 2021

    • Paula S.
    • Beavertown , Pennsylvania

    I did extensive research before purchasing this car seat. I must say that I am extremely happy with my decision to purchase this one. Very stylish and so easy to install and adjust! Mar 24, 2021

  • Love this! Have been using since my daughter was 6 months. She was on the larger side and I felt that she was very safe. So easy to clean and she is nice and snug. Bonus that you can use for years! Mar 03, 2021

  • Install was very poor. We had such a tough time getting a good tight fit. We used this from birth with our second and he HATED it. I wish we had never got this set. Feb 18, 2021

  • Love the well padded interior. Very well built. Love the bucket style with deep headwinds. Makes he feel my LO is very safe. Cinch install!!!! Does not rattle! Solid construction seat. Feb 15, 2021

  • We tired Magellan (hard to install), Graco (not well padded), Britax (only ok), and settled in this. Zip is worth the extra $ for ease of cleaning! Feb 13, 2021

    • Helen R.
    • Sneads Ferry, North Carolina

    I love this car seat. Install is very easy, my child is super comfortable in it. I love that you can extend rear facing with it and all the different recline positions. Jan 23, 2021

  • So easy to clean and daughter has been happy in it from newborn to 5. Can be difficult to get a tight fit in van, have to adjust it regularly as it tends to loosen and lean. A bit bulky. Dec 22, 2020

  • This thing is a tank! It’s easy to adjust, clean and SUPER easy to install. It’s really big and heavy though, so not ideal for someone having to move it often. Dec 02, 2020

  • Whoever invented this car seat definitely has kids! It is so easy to take apart to wash. You literally unzip and everything goes into the wash! Nov 28, 2020

  • Super easy to clean. Just unzip and throw in wash gentle cycle. Brought this home 2 years ago and is still working great. The reclining isn't that great. It's bulky but I'd take that over a flimsyseat Nov 21, 2020

  • We have a bunch if these for our two older children. They are easy to install, safe, comfortable, and adjust easily to growing child. The zip is worth the extra money to clean easily after spills Oct 18, 2020

  • It fits so well in my midsize SUV. I love the disgn and look and it feels very safe. Sep 16, 2020

  • The zip off cover is a life saver! It is super easy to remove and replace. I also love how easily this seat installs with the LATCH system. and how comfortable my toddler is in it. Sep 06, 2020

  • The zip feature of this car seat is AMAZING! Makes clean-up so simple whenever there’s a mess. This car seat is sturdy and safe and simple to use. Aug 19, 2020

  • This is a great seat. Easy to clean, many adjustment levels, not hard to install. Comfy for kids. The only downfall is its not a ClickTight by Britax. But this would be my number 2 pick Jul 22, 2020

    • Alyssa Y.
    • Lanoka Harbor , New Jersey

    My daughter has been using this seat for two years and it’s great! She is 3 and still able to rear face in it. I love how simple it is to clean. Just unzip the fabric and into the washer it goes! Jul 15, 2020

  • This seat has great safety ratings, nice materials, and is easy to use. I do wish there was a space to hold the straps when putting your little one in. That lacking feature is definitely inconvenient. Jul 14, 2020

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  • Q: Has anyone used the NextFit Zip in hot weather? I am considering buying it for my LO to transition out of his carrier. I love the idea of easy removal of the cover for washing, but am concerned the zipper track and the surrounding edge of material will got hot to the touch versus the non-zip model.

    asked by Christina H. - Oct 13, 2015

  • Never gets all that hot here in San Francisco but I will say that I think the highly padded nature of this seat does cause it to run warm--I noticed that the back of my kid was often warm/sweaty when I pulled her out, even after relatively short rides. I wouldn't worry about the zipper per se but if you're in a very hot climate, you may want to consider a less cushy/padded seat.

    Auburn D. - Oct 13, 2015

  • I live in Florida, and I haven't even noticed if the zipper gets hot or not. The zipper has some threading on it, which I think would help reduce a direct touch, and the zipper is coated. The metal clasps on the belt do get hot, but I am usually able to get my daughter in the seat without her touching them.

    Cherie G. - Oct 13, 2015

  • We are in Houston and haven't had any trouble with the zipper

    Calista T. - Oct 14, 2015

  • I live in MD and it gets pretty hot here in the summer. I've not ever noticed the zipper getting hot; the metal clips get hot but not the zipper! DEFINTELY recommend this seat, it's worth it the first time they have an accident or spill the contents of a pouch all over!

    Kathryn P. - Oct 14, 2015

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