News and Updates from the 2018 JPMA Baby Show
Overall the trend in carseats for 2018-2019 is ease-of-use and technology. We saw that in abundance at the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) Baby Show this year. From mobile apps that tell you if your child has unbuckled their chest clip to QR codes that help you register your carseat and get installation help, to new seats with anti-rebound features, there were plenty of new and updated products on the show floor this year.
2018 Chicco Updates:
NextFit iX Zip + (plus) Convertible
Chicco has designed an updated infant insert for this new NextFit iX Zip + (plus) model which lowers the minimum weight rating, on this model only, down to 4 pounds! This model also sports the 2-position chest clip that was featured on the original NextFit models. The 2-position chest clip really helps to achieve proper harness fit on small babies who generally have very narrow shoulders. Designed for parents who wish to use a convertible from birth, this updated insert (for babies 4-11 lbs.) allows the NextFit iX + to fit preemies and small newborns as well as the KeyFit infant seat!
- Rear-facing 4-40 lbs.
- Forward-facing 22-65 lbs.
- SuperCinch LATCH tightener
- Lock-offs for easy seatbelt installations
- Zip-off cover for cleaning
- Breathable “Air” fabrics
Currently, the NextFit iX Zip Air + is a BuyBuyBaby exclusive. MSRP $389.99
This convenient new stroller frame accommodates a Chicco KeyFit 30 or Chicco Fit2 infant seat with easy click-in attachment and has a large basket for all your stuff. It was engineered to have the infant seat sitting on top of the folding mechanism so it can’t accidentally collapse. Compact and self-standing fold with a convenient carry-handle design. Parent tray features two cup holders and zippered storage compartment. MSRP $119.99