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New Chicco GoFit Plus Booster – a very stable, genius, new feature!

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I’m convinced that the engineers at Chicco know how to make everything easier. Maybe they could rewrite our tax codes, or invent an easier way for me to get out of bed in the mornings? Well, the getting out of bed thing is probably asking too much but they did make their awesome GoFit backless booster “latchable”, which is what everyone had hoped for. But they couldn’t just stop there, they’re Chicco!  So they asked themselves, “how can we make this easier”? And their solution was genius, in a very stable way! 😀

Introducing the brand new Chicco GoFit Plus

Chicco GoFit Plus Booster Specs & Features:
  • Backless booster: 40-110 lbs.; 38-57″ tall; at least 4 years old
  • Quick-Release premium push-on LATCH connectors
  • Ergonomically contoured seat
  • Double foam padding
  • Padded armrests
  • Space-saving “cup folders”
  • Shoulder belt guide clip (optional)
  • Carry handle for easy transport
  • MSRP $49.99

 

The GoFit Plus is a welcome new addition to the Chicco lineup. For those of us who desire a nice backless booster that can be secured with lower LATCH anchor connectors, it’s an easy winner. Plus, for your school-age carpooling kids, it’s going to bring you peace of mind knowing that they can easily secure and use this booster properly even when you’re not around to supervise.

GoFit Plus fashions: Iron, Avenue

 

GoFit Plus is available now from Amazon, Target, BuyBuyBaby, and ChiccoUSA.com.

Sneak Peek: Chicco NextFit Zip *MAX* Extended-Use Convertible!

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2019 Chicco NextFit Zip Max Preview

We’ve been sitting on a little secret and we’re excited to finally share the news! Chicco is launching their NextFit Zip Max Extended-Use Convertible in January 2019! This new model takes everything that we love about the original NextFit to the next level. With some structural and non-structural changes, the NextFit Zip Max has a lower rear-facing weight minimum (4 lbs.) and a higher rear-facing weight maximum (50 lbs.). Max also has more leg room (both RF & FF) thanks to an integrated extension panel. Additionally, this new model has an enhanced infant insert, smooth harness adjuster, zip-off cover plus all the original features that we know and love like SuperCinch LATCH connectors, 9-position no-rethread harness, lockoffs for RF & FF, liquid bubble level indicators, and more. Check out the video for all the details!

NextFit Max Specs & Features:

  • Rear-facing 4-50 lbs., 49″ or less
  • Forward-facing 22-65 lbs., 49″ or less
  • Integrated leg extension
  • EZ zip & wash cover
  • Breathable 3D Air Mesh backrest
  • Enhanced newborn positioner for babies 4-11 lbs.
  • Harness strap covers, buckle cover & hip strap covers
  • 9-position, no-rethread harness
  • 9-position base
  • SuperCinch LATCH attachments
  • Lockoffs for RF & FF seatbelt install
  • Bubble level recline indicators
  • 2 folding cupholders (“cup-folders”)
  • MSRP $369.99

 

 

  

Stay tuned for a full review coming soon!

hiccapop UberBoost Preview

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We were skeptical when we first heard about the hiccapop UberBoost inflatable booster seat. We typically hear about new seats long before they’re released, and since we’d heard nothing about this one, we suspected it might not be legitimate. It’s not uncommon to go on Amazon and find similar but dangerous, imported “seats” that don’t meet federal safety standards, such as this inflatable booster seat we “reviewed” a couple years ago. To be honest, I ordered this seat fully expecting to write another one of those “reviews.” Imagine my surprise, then, when I opened up the box to find what appears to be a totally legitimate product.

There’s a registration card attached to the product.

There’s a manual.

There’s what appears to be complete federally required labeling.

Then there’s the seat itself. Unlike the knockoff seat linked up above, the UberBoost feels firm and sturdy, not like a beachball.

Some quick stats on the seat:

  • Weight range: 40-110 lbs
  • Height range: 38-62 inches
  • No minimum age listed
  • Seat width: approximately 14.5 inches
  • Depth: 14″
  • Height (of seating area): 4.5″
What we like

The air bladder is made of a very strong, heavy-duty vinyl. Fully inflated, the seat has barely any give when I push down on it. It feels more like a padded, conventional seat than something inflatable.

It’s a nice size–not too big that it’ll take up a lot of room, but large enough that it seems like it would be stable and supportive.

Grippy material on the bottom should help keep the seat from sliding around and should help keep it stable. I gave it a few nudges while it was sitting on the leather seat of my Odyssey, and I was impressed at how it didn’t move.

2019 Chicco NextFit Convertible Lineup: NextFit Sport, Zip & Zip Air

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I recently had the pleasure of being invited to Chicco HQ to check out what’s new and coming soon in the carseat department. Here’s what I can share at the moment – the NextFit lineup has been expanded and there are now several different NextFit “trim levels” with different features and options! They are also dropping the “iX” labeling on this new lineup although all of these seats are the updated models with the new style lock-offs and the 9-position headrest.

NextFit Sport

The Sport model does not include an infant insert cushion. Therefore, it is not suitable for newborns and the starting weight limit on this model is 12 lbs.

  • 12-40 lbs. Rear-facing
  • 22-65 lbs. Forward-facing
  • 9-position, no-rethread harness
  • 9-position base
  • SuperCinch LATCH attachments
  • Lock-offs for RF & FF seatbelt install
  • Bubble level recline indicators
  • Cupholder (can attach to either side)
  • Harness strap covers & buckle cover
  • Fashions: Black, Graphite, Shadow
  • MSRP $249.99

   

 

NextFit ZIP

  • 5-40 lbs. Rear-facing
  • 22-65 lbs. Forward-facing
  • EZ zip & wash cover
  • Infant insert for babies 5-11 lbs.
  • Harness strap covers & buckle cover
  • 9-position, no-rethread harness
  • 9-position base
  • SuperCinch LATCH attachments
  • Lock-offs for RF & FF seatbelt install
  • Bubble level recline indicators
  • Folding cupholder (“cup-folder”)
  • Fashions: Corvus, Geo, Vivaci, Juniper, Nebulous, Carbon
  • MSRP $299.99

       

 

NextFit Zip Air

  • 5-40 lbs. Rear-facing
  • 22-65 lbs. Forward-facing
  • EZ zip & wash cover
  • Breathable 3D Air Mesh backrest
  • Infant insert for babies 5-11 lbs.
  • Harness strap covers & buckle cover
  • ComfortFlex hip strap covers
  • 9-position, no-rethread harness
  • 9-position base
  • SuperCinch LATCH
  • Lock-offs for RF & FF seatbelt install
  • Bubble level recline indicators
  • Folding cupholder (“cup-folder”)
  • Fashions: Azzurro, Rozzo
  • MSRP $329.99