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CAR SEATS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Chicco KeyFit® 30 Infant Car Seat & Base Questions & Answers (Q&A)
Q: What is the maximum height and weight the Chicco KeyFit® 30 infant car seat can accommodate?

A: The Chicco Keyfit 30 secures an infant from 4 to 30 lbs. The maximum height of the child is 30 inches, or if there is less than an inch between the top of your child’s head and the top of the car seat. The KeyFit® 30 infant car seat is suitable for infants up to 30 lbs. or 30 inches—whichever comes first!

Q: Does the Chicco KeyFit® 30 infant car seat come with a base?

A: Yes. All Chicco KeyFit® 30 infant car seats come with a base. Additional bases can be purchased for families with more than one car.

Q: Is there a travel system or stroller base that accommodates both the Chicco KeyFit® 30 infant car seat and a seat for another child—a configuration that works for both an infant and a toddler?

A: Yes. We offer the Chicco Cortina Together double stroller that can accommodate (2) KeyFit® infant car seats and can be configured in many ways. This way it suits the need for an infant carrier as well as a toddler seat. Click here: http://www.chiccoshop.com/gear/strollers/double/

Q: Is the Chicco KeyFit® 30 infant car seat forward facing or rear facing?

A: The Chicco KeyFit® 30 infant car seat and the KeyFit® infant car seats are rear facing only.

Q: How long will a new Chicco KeyFit® 30 infant car seat last?

A: The Chicco KeyFit® 30 infant car seat has a lifespan of 6 years. Also, there is an expiration date printed on a label located on the seat and base.

Q: Is there a stroller that is compatible with the Chicco KeyFit® 30 infant car seat?

A: Yes, the infant car seat is compatible with several stroller models such as the Chicco KeyFit® Caddy, Bravo, Urban, Activ3, TRE, Neuvo, Liteway Plus, Cortina, Cortina Magic and Cortina Together Strollers.

Q: When traveling, can the Chicco KeyFit® 30 infant car seat be used without the base or do I have to pack the base?

A: Yes, it is possible to use the Chicco KeyFit® 30 infant car seat without a base. See product manual for details.

Q: Is there a travel system or stroller base that accommodates both the Chicco KeyFit® 30 infant car seat and a seat for another child—a configuration that works for both an infant and a toddler?

A: Yes. We offer the Chicco Cortina Together double stroller that can accommodate (2) KeyFit® infant car seats and can be configured in many ways. This way it suits the need for an infant carrier as well as a toddler seat. Click here: http://www.chiccoshop.com/gear/strollers/double/

Q: Is there a Chicco travel system or stroller base that accommodates two infants?

A: Yes. We have a double stroller that will accommodate 2 Chicco infant car seats for installation into the stroller. Click here to see our double strollers: http://www.chiccoshop.com/gear/strollers/double/

Q: What is Chicco’s RideRight™

A: Chicco’s RideRight™ is a dual bubble system that indicates correct placement for both rear and forward facing installations to help ensure the proper recline is achieved when installing your Chicco KeyFit®, KeyFit® 30 or NextFit® car seat.

Q: What is the Chicco ReclineSure™ system?

A: Chicco’s ReclineSure™ has a nine position leveling system offering the most recline options of any car seat for an accurate fit in a wide range of vehicles. It has 30% more recline range than any other convertible on the market to better fit more vehicles. It makes achieving the proper angle a breeze.

Q: What is Chicco’s SuperCinch™?

A: SuperCinch™ is Chicco’s innovative force-multiplying technology that makes installation with LATCH so easy it can be done with one hand.

Q: Does the Chicco KeyFit® 30 infant car seat come with a cover?

A: Yes. The Chicco KeyFit® 30 infant car seat can come with a boot depending upon the model.

Q: Does my Chicco KeyFit® 30 car seat need to be replaced if it’s been involved in a vehicle crash/car accident?

A: Yes, as stated in the Chicco product manual, you must replace the Child Restraint if it has been involved in a vehicle crash, even if you cannot see visible damage. A damaged Child Restraint may not protect your child in a future vehicle crash.

Q: What are the dimensions of the Chicco KeyFit® 30 car seat?

A: The dimensions for the KeyFit® 30 Infant Car Seat are 22 x 17 x 24”
Product Weight: 9 lbs.


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Chicco KeyFit®Infant Car Seat & Base Questions & Answers (Q&A)
Q: Does the Chicco KeyFit® Infant car seat come with a base?

A: Yes. All Chicco KeyFit® infant car seats come with a base, which is included in the purchase price. Additional bases can be purchased for families with more than one car.

Q: Is the Chicco KeyFit® infant car seat forward facing or rear facing?

A: The Chicco KeyFit® infant car seat and the KeyFit® 30 infant car seats are rear facing only.

Q: How long will a new Chicco KeyFit® infant car seat last?

A: The Chicco KeyFit® infant car seat has a lifespan of 6 years. Also, there is an expiration date printed on a label located on the seat and base.

Q: How much does the Chicco KeyFit® infant car seat weigh, without the base?

A: The Chicco KeyFit® infant car seat weighs 9.2 lbs. without the base.

Q: What are the dimensions of Chicco KeyFit® car seat?

A: The product dimensions are: 15 x 7 x 20” Weight: 7.4 lbs.

Q: Is the Chicco KeyFit® infant car seat compatible with other Chicco bases?

A: The current base, which has been manufactured after 2008, is compatible with all KeyFit®22 and KeyFit®30 models. Any older base than 2008 is not compatible. Also, all Chicco KeyFit® and KeyFit® 30 car seats and bases have a 6 year life span, and we do not recommend using the base or car seat past the expiration date.

Q: Is there a difference in the footprint of the Chicco KeyFit®22 (now called simply KeyFit®) versus the KeyFit®30?

A: The Chicco KeyFit®22 (now called “KeyFit®") and the KeyFit®30 infant car seat install using the same car seat base. The core difference between the KeyFit® and the KeyFit®30 is the weight limitation. The KeyFit®22 is only approved for babies up to 22 lbs, while the KeyFit® 30 is approved for babies up to 30 lbs. For more information, please contact our customer service center at 1-877-424-4226.

Q: Is there a stroller that is compatible with the Chicco KeyFit® infant car seat?

A: Yes, the infant car seat is compatible with several stroller models such as the Chicco KeyFit® Caddy, Bravo, Urban, Activ3, TRE, Neuvo, Liteway Plus, Cortina, Cortina Magic and Cortina Together Strollers.

Q: When traveling, can the Chicco KeyFit® infant car seat be used without the base or do I have to pack the base?

A: Yes, it is possible to use the Chicco KeyFit® infant car seat without a base. See product manual for details.

Q: Does my Chicco KeyFit® car seat need to be replaced if it’s been involved in a vehicle crash/car accident?

A: Yes, as stated in the Chicco product manual, you must replace the Child Restraint if it has been involved in a vehicle crash, even if you cannot see visible damage. A damaged child restraint may not protect your child in a future vehicle crash.

Q: What is Chicco’s RideRight™

A: Chicco’s RideRight™ is a dual bubble system that indicates correct placement for both rear and forward facing installations to help ensure the proper recline is achieved when installing your Chicco KeyFit®, KeyFit® 30 or NextFit® car seat.

Q: What is the Chicco ReclineSure™ system?

A: Chicco’s ReclineSure™ has a nine position leveling system offering the most recline options of any car seat for an accurate fit in a wide range of vehicles. It has 30% more recline range than any other convertible on the market to better fit more vehicles. It makes achieving the proper angle a breeze.

Q: What is Chicco’s SuperCinch™?

A: SuperCinch™ is Chicco’s innovative force-multiplying technology that makes installation with LATCH so easy it can be done with one hand


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Chicco NextFit® Convertible Car Seat Questions & Answers (Q&A)
Q: What is the age and weight limit for the Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seat?

A: Only use the Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seat if the child meets BOTH of the following weight and height requirements
Weight is between 5 lbs. and 65 lbs. (2.2 and 29.4 kg). Height is 49 inches (1245 mm) or less.
The Newborn Insert is only for infants who weigh between 5 and 11 lbs.

Q: Is there a stroller that’s compatible with the Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seat?

A: No. The Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seat is not designed to be used with a stroller or stroller base.

Q: Does the Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seat have a carrying handle?

A: No. The Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seat is not a carrier car seat so it does not have a carrying handle.

Q: Does the Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seat require a base?

A: No. The Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seat has a built-in base. A separate base is not necessary.

Q: How long will a new Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seat last?

A: All of the Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seats have s an 8 year life span. The expiration date is listed on all car seats.

Q: Is the Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seat suitable for newborns?

A: Yes. The Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seat is approved for usage for infants from 5 lbs. to 40 lbs., in the rear-facing position, and 22 lbs. to 65 lbs. in the forward-facing position. The Newborn Insert is only for infants who weigh between 5 and 11 lbs.

Q: Is the Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seat appropriate for flying/air travel?

A: Yes. The Chicco KeyFit®, KeyFit® 30 and NextFit® car seats are certified for usage on an aircraft (FAA approved.) In addition, if you’d like to check them as baggage, most airlines will allow you to check in the car seat free-standing! You should not be required to put the car seat in a bag. We recommend you check with your airlines.

Q: How much does the Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seat weigh?

A: The NextFit® Convertible car seat weighs 25.5 lbs.

Q: What are the weights and dimensions of the Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seat?

A: Please find the comparable weights and dimensions below:

Item Name Item Weight Assembled Height Assembled Item Width Assembled Depth
NextFit® 25.5 lbs 29.2 in 19 in 21 in
NextFit® CX 25.8 lbs 29.2 in 19 in 21 in
NextFit® Zip 26.2 lbs 29.2 in 19 in 21 in
NextFit® Zip Air 26.8 lbs 29.2 in 19 in 21 in

Q: At what size/weight should the securing system switch from LATCH tethering to seatbelt?

A: When your child reaches 35 lbs. (rear facing) or 40 lbs. (forward facing), you must use the seat belt instead of the lower anchors to secure the seat. We do recommend using the top tether anchor with all forward facing car seat installations.

Q: Does the Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seat have a steel frame/structure? What other safety features does it have?

A: The Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seat has a steel-reinforced frame to manage crash forces. Chicco car seats are voluntarily side impact tested. All Chicco car seats meet or exceed all the applicable federal safety standards and Chicco’s side impact standards.

Q: Does my Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seat need to be replaced if it’s been involved in a vehicle crash/car accident?

A: Yes, as stated in the Chicco product manual, you must replace the Child Restraint if it has been involved in a vehicle crash, even if you cannot see visible damage. A damage child restraint may not protect your child in a future vehicle crash.

Q: What is Chicco’s RideRight™?

A: Chicco’s RideRight™ is a dual bubble system that indicates correct placement for both rear and forward facing installations to help ensure the proper recline is achieved when installing your Chicco KeyFit®, KeyFit® 30 or NextFit® car seat.

Q: What is the Chicco ReclineSure™ system?

A: Chicco’s ReclineSure™ has a nine position leveling system offering the most recline options of any convertible seat for an accurate fit in a wide range of vehicles. It has 30% more recline range than any other convertible on the market to better fit more vehicles. It makes achieving the proper angle a breeze.

Q: What is Chicco’s SuperCinch™?

A: SuperCinch™ is Chicco’s innovative force-multiplying technology that makes installation with LATCH so easy it can be done with one hand.


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Chicco NextFit® CX Convertible Car Seat Questions & Answers (Q&A)
Q: Does Chicco NextFit® CX come with a base?

A: No. The Chicco NextFit® CX Convertible car seat has a built-in base. No additional base is necessary.

Q: What are the size limitations/cut-offs for a child to be rear-facing?

A: The Nextfit car seat can be used rear-facing up to 40lbs. It may be installed using LATCH up to 35lbs and up to 40lbs using the seat belt. The maximum height for rear or forward facing is 49 inches.

Q: What is the difference between the Chicco NextFit®, the NextFit® CX and the NextFit® Zip?

A: The NextFit®, NextFit® CX and NextFit® Zip car seats have the same safety features. The NextFit® CX features the ComfortFlex Harness Management system and crotch buckle pad in addition to the features offered on the Nextfit® car seat. The NextFit® Zip features the ComfortFlex Harness Management system, an insulated cup holder, the premium zip and wash feature (soft goods that are easy to zip out for washing), a crotch buckle pad and a pull ring harness adjuster.

Q: Does the Chicco NextFit® CX Convertible car seat have a steel frame/structure? What other safety features does it have?

A: All Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seats have a steel-reinforced frame to manage crash forces. Chicco car seats are voluntarily side impact tested. All Chicco car seats meet or exceed all the applicable federal safety standards and Chicco’s side impact standards.

Q: What is the age and weight limit for the Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seat?

A: ONLY use the Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seat if the child meets BOTH of the following weight and height requirements:
Weight is between 5 lbs. and 65 lbs. (2.2 and 29.4 kg). Height is 49 inches (1245 mm) or less, which is a maximum of 65 lbs. or 49 inches—whatever occurs first.

Q: What are the specifications of the Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seats?

A: Please find the comparable weights and dimensions below:

Item Name Item Weight Assembled Height Assembled Item Width Assembled Depth
NextFit® 25.5 lbs 29.2 in 19 in 21 in
NextFit® CX 25.8 lbs 29.2 in 19 in 21 in
NextFit® Zip 26.2 lbs 29.2 in 19 in 21 in
NextFit® Zip Air 26.8 lbs 29.2 in 19 in 21 in

Q: Is it possible to remove the cover of the Chicco NextFit® CX Convertible car seat for washing?

A: Yes, the seat cover can be removed. Please reference your product manual or click here to see the manual. We also have an online video on how to remove the soft goods.

Q: Does my Chicco NextFit® CX Convertible car seat need to be replaced if it’s been involved in a vehicle crash/car accident?

A: Yes, as stated in the Chicco product manual, you must replace the Child Restraint if it has been involved in a vehicle crash, even if you cannot see visible damage. A damage child restraint may not protect your child in a future vehicle crash.

Q: What is Chicco’s RideRight™

A: Chicco’s RideRight™ is a dual bubble system that indicates correct placement for both rear and forward facing installations to help ensure the proper recline is achieved when installing your Chicco KeyFit®, KeyFit® 30 or NextFit® car seat.

Q: What is the Chicco ReclineSure™ system?

A: ReclineSure™ has a nine position leveling system offering the most recline options of any convertible seat for an accurate fit in a wide range of vehicles. It has 30% more recline range than any other convertible on the market to better fit more vehicles. It makes achieving the proper angle a breeze.

Q: What is SuperCinch™?

A: SuperCinch™ is Chicco’s innovative force-multiplying technology that makes installation with LATCH so easy it can be done with one hand.


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Chicco NextFit® Zip Convertible Car Seat Questions & Answers (Q&A)
Q: Does Chicco NextFit® Zip come with a base?

A: No. The Chicco NextFit® Zip Convertible car seat has a built-in base. No additional base is required.

Q: Can all 9 positions be used safely while the Chicco NextFit® Zip is in the forward facing position?

A: To use the positions safely, the Dual RideRight™ Bubble Level-indicators must show that the car seat is leveled correctly for forward facing mode. If the Dual RideRight™ Bubble Level indicator is not level, then the position can be used. Please refer to the product manual for more details on installing the car seat.

Q: What is the age and weight limit for the Chicco NextFit® Zip Convertible car seat?

A: Only use the Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seat if the child meets BOTH of the following weight and height requirements. Weight is between 5 lbs. and 65 lbs. (2.2 and 29.4 kg). Height is 49 inches (1245 mm) or less, which is a maximum of 65 lbs. or 49 inches—whatever occurs first.

Q: Is there a stroller that’s compatible with the Chicco NextFit® Zip Convertible car seat?

A: No, the Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seats are not designed to be used with a stroller or stroller base. However, the Chicco KeyFit® or KeyFit®30 infant car seats, which are designed to be compatible with a Chicco stroller.

Q: Is the Chicco NextFit® Zip Convertible car seat appropriate for flying/air travel?

A: Yes. The Chicco KeyFit®, KeyFit® 30 and NextFit® car seats are certified for usage on an aircraft (FAA approved.) In addition, if you’d like to check them as baggage, most airlines will allow you to check in the car seat free-standing! You should not be required to put the car seat in a bag. We recommend you check with your airlines.

Q: What is the size of the Chicco NextFit® Zip compared to other NextFit® Convertible car seats?

A: Please find the comparable weights and dimensions below:

Item Name Item Weight Assembled Height Assembled Item Width Assembled Depth
NextFit® 25.5 lbs 29.2 in 19 in 21 in
NextFit® CX 25.8 lbs 29.2 in 19 in 21 in
NextFit® Zip 26.2 lbs 29.2 in 19 in 21 in
NextFit® Zip Air 26.8 lbs 29.2 in 19 in 21 in

Q: Can the Chicco NextFit® Zip recline while in the rear facing position?

A: Yes. The car seat can recline in the rear-facing position. However, the Dual RideRight™ Bubble Level-indicators must show that the car seat is leveled correctly for the rear facing mode to ensure that it is installed correctly. Please refer to the product manual for more details on installing the car seat.

Q: What is the difference between the Chicco NextFit®, the NextFit® CX and the NextFit® Zip?

A: The NextFit®, NextFit® CX and NextFit® Zip car seats have the same safety features. The NextFit® CX features the ComfortFlex Harness Management system and crotch buckle pad in addition to the features offered on the Nextfit® car seat. The NextFit® Zip features the ComfortFlex Harness Management system, an insulated cup holder, the premium zip and wash feature (soft goods that are easy to zip out for washing), a crotch buckle pad and a pull ring harness adjuster.

Q: What type of fabric/material is used for the Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seats?

A: The seat cover fabric is polyester, and the Chicco NextFit® Zip has leatherette on the sides.

Q: Does my Chicco NextFit® Zip Convertible car seat need to be replaced if it’s been involved in a vehicle crash/car accident?

A: Yes, as stated in the Chicco product manual, you must replace the Child Restraint if it has been involved in a vehicle crash, even if you cannot see visible damage. A damage child restraint may not protect your child in a future vehicle crash.

Q: What is the age and weight limit for the NextFit® Zip Air Convertible car seat?

A: Only use the Chicco NextFit® Convertible car seat if the child meets both of the following weight and height requirements:

Height is 49 inches (1245 mm) or less.
Weight is between 5 lbs. and 65 lbs. (2.2 and 29.4 kg).

Q: Is there a stroller that’s compatible with the NextFit® Zip Air Convertible car seat?

A: No. NextFit® Convertible car seats are not designed to be used with a stroller or stroller base.

Q: Does the NextFit® Zip Air Convertible car seat have a carrying handle?

A: No. The NextFit® Zip Air Convertible car seat is not a carrier car seat so it does not have a carrying handle.

Q: Does the NextFit® Zip Air Convertible car seat require a base?

A: No. NextFit® Convertible car seats have a built-in base. A separate base is not necessary.

Q: How long will a new NextFit® Zip Air Convertible car seat last?

A: All NextFit® Convertible car seats have a life span of 8 years. The expiration date is listed on all car seats.

Q: Is the NextFit® Zip Air Convertible car seat suitable for newborns?

A: Yes. The NextFit® Zip Air Convertible car seat is approved for usage for infants from 5 lbs. to 40 lbs. in the rear-facing position, and 22 lbs. to 65 lbs. in the forward-facing position.

Q: Is the NextFit® Zip Air Convertible car seat appropriate for flying/air travel?

A: Yes. All Chicco car seat are certified for usage in a motor vehicle or on an aircraft (FAA approved.) In addition, if you’d like to check it as baggage, most airlines will allow you to check in the car seat free-standing! You should not be required to put the car seat in a bag. We recommend you check with your airlines.

Q: What is Chicco’s RideRight™?

A: Chicco’s RideRight™ is a dual bubble system that indicates correct placement for both rear and forward facing installations to help ensure the proper recline is achieved when installing your Chicco KeyFit®, KeyFit® 30 or NextFit® car seat.

Q: What is the Chicco ReclineSure™ system?

A: ReclineSure™ has a nine position leveling system offering the most recline options of any convertible seat for an accurate fit in a wide range of vehicles. It has 30% more recline range than any other convertible on the market to better fit more vehicles. It makes achieving the proper angle a breeze.

Q: What is SuperCinch™?

A: SuperCinch™ is Chicco’s innovative force-multiplying technology that makes installation with LATCH so easy it can be done with one hand.


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Chicco KidFit® Zip 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster Seat Questions & Answers (Q&A)
Q: What is the recommended height and weight for the KidFit® Zip 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster seat?

A: Please review the manual. There are two modes – high back booster and no back booster. These modes have different limitations. Children should be no taller than 57 inches and weigh no more than 110 lbs.
Only use this Booster Seat if the child meets the following weight and height requirements:
Weight is between 30 and 110 lbs. (14 and 50 kg).
Height is between 38 and 57 inches (97-145 cm).
Child is at least 4 years old.
Child has the ability to sit properly at all times.

Q: At what age can a child start using the KidFit® Zip 2-in1 Belt Positioning Booster seat?

A: This Chicco KidFit® Booster Seat is designed for children at least 4 years old and demonstrates an ability to sit in a seat belt as well as leave the shoulder and lap belt properly positioned on their body. Also, it is important that the child meets the height and weight requirement, which are:
Weight is between 30 and 110 lbs. (14 and 50 kg).
Height is between 38 and 57 inches (97-145 cm).

Q: How big is the KidFit® Zip 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster seat?

A: The booster seat dimensions are:
Dimensions: 32.75 H x 18.75 W x 16.5 D (inches)
Weight: 11 lbs.

Q: Which modes, high-back and no-back, are appropriate for what size child?

A: The KidFit® Zip 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster seat has a recommended weight range of:
High Back mode: 30-100 lbs.
No-Back mode: 40-110 lbs.

Q: How is the KidFit® Zip 2-in-1 secured to the car, and the child in the seat?

A: KidFit® Boosters incorporate premium LATCH connectors to use as the car seat positioner only. This feature, with one-pull tightener, helps keep KidFit® in place, and child ready, for easy in and out. The vehicle lap shoulder belt is used for securing the child within the seat.

Q: Does my Chicco KidFit® Zip car seat need to be replaced if it’s been involved in a vehicle crash/car accident?

A: Yes, as stated in the Chicco product manual, you must replace the Child Restraint if it has been involved in a vehicle crash, even if you cannot see visible damage. A damage child restraint may not protect your child in a future vehicle crash.


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