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Chicco Next Fit Zip Convertible Car Seat

LOVE: 135 NEUTRAL: 24
REGRET: 7 WANT: 188

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LOVE: 135 NEUTRAL: 24
REGRET: 7 WANT: 188
    • Bree O.
    • simsbury, Connecticut

    The Zip option has been a lifesaver!! Jan 19, 2020

  • LOVE this seat. Provides most space to front seat passenger in Subaru. Straps don't cause frustration with twisting; my 15-month old seems VERY comfortable! Washing is a breeze with fit zip! Jan 19, 2020

  • We have two (for 2yo and 4yo) - it fits both so well! Multiple settings for seat comfort, super easy to unzip and throw cover in washing machine, and seats are very breathable. Jan 13, 2020

  • Its one of the only convertible seats that fit in compact cars with allowing leg room! The zip makes it a breeze to clean and most importantly it offers a solid one piece base. Less parts the better! Jan 09, 2020

  • Owned it, used it and ditched it after a few weeks of use. It's incredibly bulky and the cover is difficult to remove and reattach. Jan 04, 2020

    • L M.
    • United States of America

    We bought this, only to return it. The sides were too high, and getting our baby in and out meant hitting his head on the roof. Jan 03, 2020

  • I love this car seat, mainly because of how easy it is to clean the car seat cover! It is also very easy to i stall. It does take up a lot of room, so be careful if you have a small back seat. Jan 01, 2020

  • We’ve had multiple barfing incidents, and the removable part of the car seat is a blessing. Easy to take out after looking at a video, and putting back in. Comfortable and very padded. Dec 26, 2019

  • SO easy to install and comfortable for my 2 year old. It is also a great size for a compact car to an SUV. Dec 09, 2019

    • Kim M.
    • Anacortes, Washington

    Latch system with easy cinch makes installation a breeze. I currently own 2, and have installed in a new model Ford fusion, expedition, and F350 without sacrificing front seat adjustability. Dec 09, 2019

  • I purchased this based on crash test ratings. It's quite heavy and I wouldn't recommend it for travel. It's fairly easy to use but I have a hard time tightening it after months of use. Dec 03, 2019

  • Bought these for our twins when they put grew infant car seats. Love the ease of unzipping and washing fabric but after too many accidents in the car the base has a smell that won’t go away. Nov 23, 2019

  • I bought this car seat when my son was ready to move up from the Fit2. It's super easy to install, so I can move it to different vehicles with ease. I love that it adjusts to grow with my toddler. Nov 04, 2019

  • I bought this for my parents car and I use britax normally but got this for a good price! It is comfy for my little and is very secure. The installation is not as easy as britax though! Oct 27, 2019

    • Megan B.
    • CHARLOTTE , North Carolina

    Easy to clean car seat liner!! Great! Oct 23, 2019

  • So easy to install! Love the latch tightening system and how easy it is to unzip and wash upper fabric. Oct 17, 2019

  • Love love love this car seat. I just washed the cover yesterday and it survived the wash easily. Oct 11, 2019

  • Love this car seat for the zip cover and how easy it is to wash. However, it is very HEAVY and it is bulky. We own a ford explorer and it is a tight fit on the middle 2nd row. Sep 30, 2019

  • I love this car seat, it’s comfy, breathable, easy to clean, easy to remove and versatile. Sep 26, 2019

  • Great seat. Great comfort. More padding than others. installing is BY FAR the easiest. it’s very large and heavy. Also very deep sides. If you need to move often than no. But otherwise it’s my choice Sep 25, 2019

  • I love this car seat we have two and they are super easy to clean with the zip off. They are pretty heavy but if you dont have to transfer to different cars they are great. Sep 19, 2019

  • I recently had to wash the cover off of this for the first and was dreading it but it was incredibly easy to get on and off! Im confident this seat is safe and now that it’ll always be clean too! Sep 12, 2019

  • This is by far my favorite car seat! I love how easy it was to clean yet it is on the bulky side. Hate we was in a car wreck and no longer have this seat. Sep 11, 2019

    • MJ W.
    • Bethel Park, Pennsylvania

    Loved my nextfit and now I love the nextfit zip! Easy to install and get a good safe fit and now easy to clean as well with the zip cover. I also like that you can tuck away the cup holder. Sep 11, 2019

  • We have 3 and we love it! We even took one with us to Hawaii because we wanted our little one to be comfortable while we drove around there. Being able to unzip and wash these is a bonus! Aug 29, 2019

  • It's so easy to take the cover off of this carseat and just throw it in the wash! We let our toddler eat in the car and there's always a mess because of that so we love that this comes off so easily! Aug 28, 2019

  • I love Chicco and its track record for safety. It's a plus that it's washable, comfortable, and could be used for my next baby while our firstborn transitions to the next level car seat. Aug 22, 2019

  • Great convertible car seat. Child sits very comfortably. Used it with my second child as well. Can be used since birth. It is easy to install as well and no need to thread the harness. Aug 18, 2019

  • I love how easy it is to take fabric off to clean. Jul 29, 2019

  • I want to love love this. It was easy to install and my little guy is comfortable and seems safe. The cup holder doesn’t fit most cups and the fabric is harder than expected to get off and clean. Jul 18, 2019

    • isis G.
    • JACKSONVILLE, Florida

    LOVE IT! So easy to take apart and wash! And super durable fabric. Mine is 3 yo now and looks new!. Easy to install is the big plus here! Zippers make it easy to take apart and clean. Jul 06, 2019

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    • Bree O.
    • simsbury, Connecticut

    The Zip option has been a lifesaver!! Jan 19, 2020

  • LOVE this seat. Provides most space to front seat passenger in Subaru. Straps don't cause frustration with twisting; my 15-month old seems VERY comfortable! Washing is a breeze with fit zip! Jan 19, 2020

  • We have two (for 2yo and 4yo) - it fits both so well! Multiple settings for seat comfort, super easy to unzip and throw cover in washing machine, and seats are very breathable. Jan 13, 2020

  • Its one of the only convertible seats that fit in compact cars with allowing leg room! The zip makes it a breeze to clean and most importantly it offers a solid one piece base. Less parts the better! Jan 09, 2020

  • Owned it, used it and ditched it after a few weeks of use. It's incredibly bulky and the cover is difficult to remove and reattach. Jan 04, 2020

    • L M.
    • United States of America

    We bought this, only to return it. The sides were too high, and getting our baby in and out meant hitting his head on the roof. Jan 03, 2020

  • I love this car seat, mainly because of how easy it is to clean the car seat cover! It is also very easy to i stall. It does take up a lot of room, so be careful if you have a small back seat. Jan 01, 2020

  • We’ve had multiple barfing incidents, and the removable part of the car seat is a blessing. Easy to take out after looking at a video, and putting back in. Comfortable and very padded. Dec 26, 2019

  • SO easy to install and comfortable for my 2 year old. It is also a great size for a compact car to an SUV. Dec 09, 2019

    • Kim M.
    • Anacortes, Washington

    Latch system with easy cinch makes installation a breeze. I currently own 2, and have installed in a new model Ford fusion, expedition, and F350 without sacrificing front seat adjustability. Dec 09, 2019

  • I purchased this based on crash test ratings. It's quite heavy and I wouldn't recommend it for travel. It's fairly easy to use but I have a hard time tightening it after months of use. Dec 03, 2019

  • Bought these for our twins when they put grew infant car seats. Love the ease of unzipping and washing fabric but after too many accidents in the car the base has a smell that won’t go away. Nov 23, 2019

  • I bought this car seat when my son was ready to move up from the Fit2. It's super easy to install, so I can move it to different vehicles with ease. I love that it adjusts to grow with my toddler. Nov 04, 2019

  • I bought this for my parents car and I use britax normally but got this for a good price! It is comfy for my little and is very secure. The installation is not as easy as britax though! Oct 27, 2019

    • Megan B.
    • CHARLOTTE , North Carolina

    Easy to clean car seat liner!! Great! Oct 23, 2019

  • So easy to install! Love the latch tightening system and how easy it is to unzip and wash upper fabric. Oct 17, 2019

  • Love love love this car seat. I just washed the cover yesterday and it survived the wash easily. Oct 11, 2019

  • Love this car seat for the zip cover and how easy it is to wash. However, it is very HEAVY and it is bulky. We own a ford explorer and it is a tight fit on the middle 2nd row. Sep 30, 2019

  • I love this car seat, it’s comfy, breathable, easy to clean, easy to remove and versatile. Sep 26, 2019

  • Great seat. Great comfort. More padding than others. installing is BY FAR the easiest. it’s very large and heavy. Also very deep sides. If you need to move often than no. But otherwise it’s my choice Sep 25, 2019

  • I love this car seat we have two and they are super easy to clean with the zip off. They are pretty heavy but if you dont have to transfer to different cars they are great. Sep 19, 2019

  • I recently had to wash the cover off of this for the first and was dreading it but it was incredibly easy to get on and off! Im confident this seat is safe and now that it’ll always be clean too! Sep 12, 2019

  • This is by far my favorite car seat! I love how easy it was to clean yet it is on the bulky side. Hate we was in a car wreck and no longer have this seat. Sep 11, 2019

    • MJ W.
    • Bethel Park, Pennsylvania

    Loved my nextfit and now I love the nextfit zip! Easy to install and get a good safe fit and now easy to clean as well with the zip cover. I also like that you can tuck away the cup holder. Sep 11, 2019

  • We have 3 and we love it! We even took one with us to Hawaii because we wanted our little one to be comfortable while we drove around there. Being able to unzip and wash these is a bonus! Aug 29, 2019

  • It's so easy to take the cover off of this carseat and just throw it in the wash! We let our toddler eat in the car and there's always a mess because of that so we love that this comes off so easily! Aug 28, 2019

  • I love Chicco and its track record for safety. It's a plus that it's washable, comfortable, and could be used for my next baby while our firstborn transitions to the next level car seat. Aug 22, 2019

  • Great convertible car seat. Child sits very comfortably. Used it with my second child as well. Can be used since birth. It is easy to install as well and no need to thread the harness. Aug 18, 2019

  • I love how easy it is to take fabric off to clean. Jul 29, 2019

  • I want to love love this. It was easy to install and my little guy is comfortable and seems safe. The cup holder doesn’t fit most cups and the fabric is harder than expected to get off and clean. Jul 18, 2019

    • isis G.
    • JACKSONVILLE, Florida

    LOVE IT! So easy to take apart and wash! And super durable fabric. Mine is 3 yo now and looks new!. Easy to install is the big plus here! Zippers make it easy to take apart and clean. Jul 06, 2019

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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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