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Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat

LOVE: 32 NEUTRAL: 7
REGRET: 3 WANT: 42

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LOVE: 32 NEUTRAL: 7
REGRET: 3 WANT: 42
  • I have a very tall toddler that this seat has grown well with. Great seat if you leave it in the car after install, as it’s heavy. It is narrow, which I love for fitting multiple car seats in a row. Nov 26, 2019

  • I didn’t love it. It had a ton of pieces to keep up with. It was also outgrown long before the max limits and I have a small child. I wanted to continue to rear face her so I bought a different seat. Aug 04, 2019

  • I love and hate this seat. It’s comfy and low sides make easy in and out but takes up a ton of space front to back seat Even with adjuster. Doesn’t have rethread harness, tether is annoying. Jul 18, 2019

  • Does not recline enough while forward facing for my daughter to fall asleep without her chin touching her chest. The piece that you need to make the seat backwards facing is removable and very easy lo Apr 10, 2019

  • By far my favorite seat and we’ve owned many. Made extremely well and more narrow than most seats on the market. Super comfortable and heavily padded. I know my baby is well protected in this seat! Oct 13, 2018

  • I bought 2...one for my daughter and son. I have truly loved both since having. I feel like the Diono brand is an outstanding brand. Would definitely recommend! Feb 22, 2018

  • I want to say we love this seat, but I’m a bit on the fence at this point. Between the recall, the weight and level of difficulty to install it’s not my favorite. Jan 10, 2018

  • Love the high weight limits but outgrown by height pretty quickly. Can be difficult to install correctly. Dec 23, 2017

  • We have 1 of these and I love the bright blue color we got! Can’t wait to be able to buy a 2nd one for baby number 4 soon! Dec 12, 2017

  • Have these and love. They are narrow enough to fit two and still have enough room for a third person, in a mid size vehicle. Newborn to school age. Very heavy...but sturdy. Oct 18, 2017

  • Diono's are the best and this one is a bit wider than all the rest! Its got more room and comfier but may not be able to fit three in a row! Sep 23, 2017

  • it is a very sturdy car seat, and it will last for a very long time from infant rear facing to high back booster Sep 04, 2017

    • Jenn P.
    • Palmdale, California

    I have never felt like my child was so safe until I purchased this seat. It's heavy, but it's worth it knowing the frame is thick and made of metal. I would spend every penny on this seat again. Aug 15, 2017

  • Love this carseat for our tall daughter!It's quite heavy, so travelling with it is a bit cumbersome, but it's worth it knowing she's safe! & I love that it leaves room for other car seats/people! Jul 11, 2017

  • I love this car seat! It is so easy to get my daughter into. The low sides mean her short Mama doesn't need to lift her rear facing 30 lbs toddler bum over the sides into the car. Seems comfy too! Jul 11, 2017

  • Heavy duty car seat that is roomy for baby. Easily fits 3 across in car. Jul 04, 2017

  • Love the deeper sides, install can be pain with the narrow belt path and depending on vehicle. Lasts a long time and comfy. Feb 22, 2017

  • We have one of these and two of the diono rxt. I love both models! This model let us rear face out son much longer because of the added weight allowance. Feb 03, 2017

    • Jen S.
    • South Mills , North Carolina

    It's a bit heavy but fits great in my SUV. Love the long rear facing weight limit. We will get a lot of use out of this seat until 120 lbs. Dec 15, 2016

  • This car seat is great! We love the safety ratings and the fact that the car seat is essentially the last one we have to buy. We also loved extended rear-facing capabilities. Sep 07, 2016

  • love our diono! had a britax boulevard for my 1st and wish I had gone with diono instead! now that they have the side protection, it's no contest! only con is the weight: this thing is a beast! Sep 02, 2016

    • Leigh H.
    • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Very safe seat, extended rear facing, can be used for all ages and until child can ride without a booster. Jun 10, 2016

  • Have 1 in ea car. it's heavy but we did travel with it a couple times. Still rear facing and it takes up room, but will be super slim once fwd. We had the Britax Chaperone, got this for DD's 1st bday. Dec 16, 2015

  • It is so cushioned and sturdy! I love that it is so portable, able to fold and be carried, though it is heavy. Dec 16, 2015

  • love, love love! super safe and sturdy, Baby is comfortable and I feel assured that she is safe. Oct 15, 2015

  • This car seat is heavy due to the steal frame. It will fit three across if we need it. Also will last ft I'll baby is done with seats. Also made with memory foam so it has to be comfy. Sep 22, 2015

    • Meg B.
    • cherry hill, New York

    we are very pleased with this purchase Aug 17, 2015

  • Great car seat. Fits in my compact and leaves plenty of room for an adult (or two if necessary in the back seat). It is very tall and heavy, but I don't move it. So easy to get baby in and out of. Aug 13, 2015

  • We have three different car seats in three cars - this is the only one he will crawl to and seat himself in. Only complaint is that it does take up a lot of room in the rear facing position. Aug 06, 2015

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  • I have a very tall toddler that this seat has grown well with. Great seat if you leave it in the car after install, as it’s heavy. It is narrow, which I love for fitting multiple car seats in a row. Nov 26, 2019

  • I didn’t love it. It had a ton of pieces to keep up with. It was also outgrown long before the max limits and I have a small child. I wanted to continue to rear face her so I bought a different seat. Aug 04, 2019

  • I love and hate this seat. It’s comfy and low sides make easy in and out but takes up a ton of space front to back seat Even with adjuster. Doesn’t have rethread harness, tether is annoying. Jul 18, 2019

  • Does not recline enough while forward facing for my daughter to fall asleep without her chin touching her chest. The piece that you need to make the seat backwards facing is removable and very easy lo Apr 10, 2019

  • By far my favorite seat and we’ve owned many. Made extremely well and more narrow than most seats on the market. Super comfortable and heavily padded. I know my baby is well protected in this seat! Oct 13, 2018

  • I bought 2...one for my daughter and son. I have truly loved both since having. I feel like the Diono brand is an outstanding brand. Would definitely recommend! Feb 22, 2018

  • I want to say we love this seat, but I’m a bit on the fence at this point. Between the recall, the weight and level of difficulty to install it’s not my favorite. Jan 10, 2018

  • Love the high weight limits but outgrown by height pretty quickly. Can be difficult to install correctly. Dec 23, 2017

  • We have 1 of these and I love the bright blue color we got! Can’t wait to be able to buy a 2nd one for baby number 4 soon! Dec 12, 2017

  • Have these and love. They are narrow enough to fit two and still have enough room for a third person, in a mid size vehicle. Newborn to school age. Very heavy...but sturdy. Oct 18, 2017

  • Diono's are the best and this one is a bit wider than all the rest! Its got more room and comfier but may not be able to fit three in a row! Sep 23, 2017

  • it is a very sturdy car seat, and it will last for a very long time from infant rear facing to high back booster Sep 04, 2017

    • Jenn P.
    • Palmdale, California

    I have never felt like my child was so safe until I purchased this seat. It's heavy, but it's worth it knowing the frame is thick and made of metal. I would spend every penny on this seat again. Aug 15, 2017

  • Love this carseat for our tall daughter!It's quite heavy, so travelling with it is a bit cumbersome, but it's worth it knowing she's safe! & I love that it leaves room for other car seats/people! Jul 11, 2017

  • I love this car seat! It is so easy to get my daughter into. The low sides mean her short Mama doesn't need to lift her rear facing 30 lbs toddler bum over the sides into the car. Seems comfy too! Jul 11, 2017

  • Heavy duty car seat that is roomy for baby. Easily fits 3 across in car. Jul 04, 2017

  • Love the deeper sides, install can be pain with the narrow belt path and depending on vehicle. Lasts a long time and comfy. Feb 22, 2017

  • We have one of these and two of the diono rxt. I love both models! This model let us rear face out son much longer because of the added weight allowance. Feb 03, 2017

    • Jen S.
    • South Mills , North Carolina

    It's a bit heavy but fits great in my SUV. Love the long rear facing weight limit. We will get a lot of use out of this seat until 120 lbs. Dec 15, 2016

  • This car seat is great! We love the safety ratings and the fact that the car seat is essentially the last one we have to buy. We also loved extended rear-facing capabilities. Sep 07, 2016

  • love our diono! had a britax boulevard for my 1st and wish I had gone with diono instead! now that they have the side protection, it's no contest! only con is the weight: this thing is a beast! Sep 02, 2016

    • Leigh H.
    • Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Very safe seat, extended rear facing, can be used for all ages and until child can ride without a booster. Jun 10, 2016

  • Have 1 in ea car. it's heavy but we did travel with it a couple times. Still rear facing and it takes up room, but will be super slim once fwd. We had the Britax Chaperone, got this for DD's 1st bday. Dec 16, 2015

  • It is so cushioned and sturdy! I love that it is so portable, able to fold and be carried, though it is heavy. Dec 16, 2015

  • love, love love! super safe and sturdy, Baby is comfortable and I feel assured that she is safe. Oct 15, 2015

  • This car seat is heavy due to the steal frame. It will fit three across if we need it. Also will last ft I'll baby is done with seats. Also made with memory foam so it has to be comfy. Sep 22, 2015

    • Meg B.
    • cherry hill, New York

    we are very pleased with this purchase Aug 17, 2015

  • Great car seat. Fits in my compact and leaves plenty of room for an adult (or two if necessary in the back seat). It is very tall and heavy, but I don't move it. So easy to get baby in and out of. Aug 13, 2015

  • We have three different car seats in three cars - this is the only one he will crawl to and seat himself in. Only complaint is that it does take up a lot of room in the rear facing position. Aug 06, 2015

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