Description: The Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat accommodates babies from 4 to 30 pounds. It has a thickly cushioned seat with a 5-point safety harness and is lined with energy-absorbing foam for increased safety and comfort. This car seat also features Side Impact Protection. The KeyFit 30 Base has a spring-assisted level foot, two precision bubble levels, and "Center-Pull" LATCH adjustment for a quick and accurate installment from either side of your vehicle.
4 ½ stars
Why we like it: With a newborn insert for tiny babies and a higher weight range of 30 pounds, the Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat helps to keep your baby in an infant car seat longer. Chicco has certainly thought of everything with this seat. The base has a single pull LATCH adjustment, a leveling foot to account for uneven back seats, and a smooth underside to keep from damaging your back seat upholstery. The Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat is highly rated for safety and even conforms to new U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. In fact, Consumer Reports gave it the highest overall score among the infant car seats CR tested. We appreciate the fact that babies get additional Side Impact Protection in the Chicco KeyFit 30. This seat is very easy to install in any vehicle, using either the LATCH system or your vehicle's seat belts. It has a large canopy to block the sun and an easy to clean fabric.
Things we wish were different: The bar requires two hands to adjust and as we all know, with Baby in tow, we rarely have a free hand. It would be so nice if the bar was a one-handed operation... (sigh). I guess we can't have it all.