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Chicco Next Fit Zip Convertible Car Seat

LOVE: 183 NEUTRAL: 34
REGRET: 8 WANT: 241

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what parents are saying

LOVE: 183 NEUTRAL: 34
REGRET: 8 WANT: 241
  • Love that you can zip off the cover for easy cleaning. This is a must have feature! May 25, 2022

  • Love that it is so easy to take on and off. Perfect for those messy potty training age and messy baby food. It's well built and sturdy and has different reclining level. Apr 16, 2022

  • Super heavy/ bulky, but like that the cover zips off for wash. cup holder is hard for little ones to reach. I prefer other seats so we use it for grandparents’ cars. Apr 03, 2022

  • I have the zip and it's so easy to remove and wash! Mar 28, 2022

  • One of the few convertible seats that will fit well in our double cab Tacoma. Kind of a pain to put the baby in (he has to ride in the middle seat) but worth it for the extra space. Cushy seat also. Mar 17, 2022

    • Evelyn R.
    • Rancho Cucamonga, California

    The Chicco Next Fit Zip is a great convertible car seat. I love how easy it is to remove the cover for washing. Another feature that is amazing is the different recline levels lever. Jan 20, 2022

  • Easy to remove padding for washing machine. Not so good if child gets car sick and pukes everywhere. Then the whole thing has to come off. Dec 01, 2021

  • We have the regular version and this. Love the ease of cleaning the cover of this version! Nov 22, 2021

    • Sierra H.
    • Colorado Springs, Colorado

    I used this birth through booster. It is large, but I LOVE that it unzips for washing. It is very easy to use and recline as well if needed. Nov 19, 2021

  • Love how secure baby feels in the seat and the seat is VEDY easy to install however it can be hard to get baby into it if your vehicle is higher up Oct 29, 2021

  • 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

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  • Love that you can zip off the cover for easy cleaning. This is a must have feature! May 25, 2022

  • Love that it is so easy to take on and off. Perfect for those messy potty training age and messy baby food. It's well built and sturdy and has different reclining level. Apr 16, 2022

  • Super heavy/ bulky, but like that the cover zips off for wash. cup holder is hard for little ones to reach. I prefer other seats so we use it for grandparents’ cars. Apr 03, 2022

  • I have the zip and it's so easy to remove and wash! Mar 28, 2022

  • One of the few convertible seats that will fit well in our double cab Tacoma. Kind of a pain to put the baby in (he has to ride in the middle seat) but worth it for the extra space. Cushy seat also. Mar 17, 2022

    • Evelyn R.
    • Rancho Cucamonga, California

    The Chicco Next Fit Zip is a great convertible car seat. I love how easy it is to remove the cover for washing. Another feature that is amazing is the different recline levels lever. Jan 20, 2022

  • Easy to remove padding for washing machine. Not so good if child gets car sick and pukes everywhere. Then the whole thing has to come off. Dec 01, 2021

  • We have the regular version and this. Love the ease of cleaning the cover of this version! Nov 22, 2021

    • Sierra H.
    • Colorado Springs, Colorado

    I used this birth through booster. It is large, but I LOVE that it unzips for washing. It is very easy to use and recline as well if needed. Nov 19, 2021

  • Love how secure baby feels in the seat and the seat is VEDY easy to install however it can be hard to get baby into it if your vehicle is higher up Oct 29, 2021

  • 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

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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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