Chicco Kidfit 2 in 1 Booster Car Seat Review 2023

The Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Belt-Positioning Booster Car Seat provides years of safety and support as your child grows with you. Equipped with a deep, durable shell and energy-absorbing foam for impact protection, premium LATCH connectors and one-pull tightening rope for quick and reliable installation.

Double foam padding, a three-dimensional seat, and a 2-position backrest provide a comfortable ride and can be adjusted in 10 levels to suit the child’s growth.

Chicco Kidfit 2-in-1 Booster Review

The Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Booster Car Seat can be used by children up to age 4 with a minimum weight of 40 pounds and a maximum height of 57 inches. The high-back mode can be used for up to 100 pounds, and the maximum weight suitable for the backless mode is 110 pounds.

Chicco Kidfit Review 2023

When used according to these age, height, and weight guidelines, your child will be able to use it reliably and safely for many years.

No accessories are included with the Chicco KidFit 2-in-1, but an attachable storage console and compatible travel bag can be purchased separately from the manufacturer.

Parents looking for similar booster seat models with additional features, such as a 3-ply zipper fabric cover and zippered leg rests.

Features of Chicco Kidfit 2 in 1 Booster car seat

Rugged shell and energy-absorbing EPS foam provide impact protection. Ten height positions with adjustment points at the waist instead of the neck provide reliable protection for the head and torso at all stages of growth.

Premium LATCH connectors and a one-pull tightening rope ensure a stable installation. Integrated belt guides make it easy to position your vehicle’s seat belts.

Chicco Kidfit 2 in 1 Booster

The expiration date of Chico Kid Fit 2-in-1 is 8 years from the date of manufacture. Check the manufacturer’s label on the underside of the booster seat to determine this “no further use” date.

When set to highback mode, the Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Belt Position Booster Car Seat offers 10 adjustable positions to provide comfort and support throughout your child’s growth stages.

Additionally, the manufacturer’s ErgoBoost dual foam padding, contoured seat shape, and padded armrests provide ample support throughout. When not in use, two cup holders that fold inward allow your child to easily access snacks and drinks.

You’ll love that the cup holder can be easily removed for cleaning and placed in the dishwasher. That being said, all fabric components on this model, including the armrest covers, are removable and machine washable in cold water on the delicate cycle. If you prefer, you can also wash them by hand using mild soap and water. (The cloth must be hung to dry.)

Weighing only 10.2 pounds in high-back mode and 6 pounds in backless mode, this convenient and lightweight model is highly portable and can be easily moved from car to car when needed.

Switching from a high-back setup to a backless setup is also very easy. Installation is also very easy thanks to the one-pull fastener that ensures a secure and close fit.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the child-size range for the Chicco KidFit Booster Seat?

30 – 100 pound high back booster weight
38 to 57 inches high back booster height
40 – 110 lbs bagless booster weight
Backless booster height 38 to 57 inches

KidFit has a maximum weight of 110 lbs. Then similar Evenflo AMP and Graco Affix sheets weigh 100 lbs. It’s also lighter, with a minimum weight of 30 lbs compared to the Evenflo AMP at 40 lbs. But KidFit is 1-3 lbs. They tend to be heavier, about 3 inches wider, and slightly more expensive than their competitors.

How big is the Chicco KidFit and will it work in your vehicle?

It really depends on the car. Some people had no problems fitting two additional car seats, while others had problems with crowding. Folding or removing the cup holder can free up a few inches of space. If you have bucket seats, the base may be too wide to fit. For third-row seats, the car seat’s headrest may need to be extended to its maximum height to properly install the car seat’s headrest.

Default Width:
17 inches (including cup holder folded)
Backrest Width:
shoulder height 19 inches
Seat Depth:
14 inches
Belt guide position range:
13 to 19.5 inches
Seat Weight:
10.2 pounds

Like most booster seats, the Chicco KidFit is not FAA-approved because it must be used with a shoulder belt and airplanes only have lap belts. If you frequently fly with your child, consider a Cybex Sirona S convertible car seat. Harness system instead.

How safe is the Chicco KidFit booster seat?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated KidFit a Top Pick in 2015. This means that the Hybrid III 6-Year-Old Child Crash Dummy has passed all suitability tests. There are no product recalls from NHTSA, and it ranks higher than most competitors in crash test results.

More important than the booster seat brand is whether your child is old enough to sit properly. To use a belt-positioning booster, it must be large enough for children to sit still and upright while riding without having to unbuckle themselves. Children often are not able to do this consistently until they are at least 5 or 6 years old.

If you are old enough to buckle yourself, you should know how to position your seatbelt correctly through the belt path without twisting it. Shoulder belts should not be placed under the arms or over the vehicle doors (especially if equipped with side airbags).

How easy is Chicco KidFit to install?

So far this seems to be one of the easiest seats we’ve encountered during installation. The manufacturer recommends using both the LATCH system and vehicle belts for this seat, which is unusual compared to most guides. But in this case, it’s probably wise. This is especially true if you are riding without children. LATCH prevents you from becoming a projectile in the event of an accident.

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