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The versatile Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat provides years’ worth of safety and support for children as it grows with them.
Designed for kids aged four and older, this model can be transitioned easily from a high-back booster to a backless one. It’s equipped with a deep, rigid shell and energy-absorbing foam for impact protection, and its premium LATCH connectors and a one-pull tightener rope make for a quick and stable installation.
Double-foam padding, a contoured seat, and a two-position backrest help ensure a comfortable ride, and this model can be adjusted to 10 positions as your child increases in height.
Overview of Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster
Offering both high-back and backless modes, the Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat is designed for children aged four and older, and ranging from 38 to 57 inches in height. When in the high-back mode, this model is suitable for kids weighing between 40 and 100 pounds, while the backless mode is intended for those between 40 and 110 pounds.
Made with your child’s comfort in mind, the Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat features a contoured seat and double-foam padding. It can be adjusted to 10 positions to grow with your child, and the height adjusts from the waist for continued protection of both the head and the torso. The two-position backrest is designed to mimic your vehicle’s seat position.
The Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 conveniently comes with two built-in cupholders, so your child can ride with a snack and a drink close at hand. These cupholders can be folded away when not in use, and they can also be removed for easy cleaning. Busy parents will be happy to know the cupholders are safe for the dishwasher!
Safety of Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster
The Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat is rated by the NHTSA to meet federal safety and crash performance standards. Here’s how it has been graded by the NHTSA for several factors, including ease of use and clarity of instructions:
Video Overview of Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster
Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat Specs
Child weight for high-back booster
40 - 100 pounds
Child weight for backless booster
40 - 110 pounds
38 - 57 inches
High-back booster weight
Backless booster weight
High-back booster dimensions
18.75" wide x 32.75" high x 16.5" deep
Backless booster dimensions
17" wide x 5" high x 15" deep
Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat Features
Ease of Use
Comfort and Convenience
When it’s set in the high-back mode, the Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat offers 10 adjustable positions that allow your child to be comfortable and supported throughout his or her stages of growth. What’s more, the manufacturer’s ErgoBoost double-foam padding and contoured seat shape, along with padded arm rests, provide plenty of support throughout. Your child can have easy access to a snack and a drink, thanks to two cupholders that can be folded inward when they’re not in use.
When it comes to cleaning these cupholders, you’ll appreciate that they can be removed easily and placed in the dishwasher. Speaking of which, all the fabric components on this model, including the arm rest covers, are removable and machine-washable in cold water on the delicate cycle. For those who prefer, they can also be hand-washed using mild soap and water. (Fabrics should be hung to dry.)
At just 10.2 pounds in high-back mode and 6 pounds in backless mode, this conveniently lightweight model is highly portable and easy to transfer from car to car, when the need arises. It’s also a cinch to transform from the high-back setting to the backless one. It’s also a breeze to install, thanks to the one-pull tightener that ensures a sturdy, taught fit.
Ease of Installation
Who is the Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat suitable for?
The Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat can be used by children as young as four years of age, with a minimum weight of 40 pounds and a maximum height of 57 inches. The high-back mode can be used by those weighing up to 100 pounds, while the maximum weight suitable for the backless mode is 110 pounds. When used following these age, height, and weight guidelines, it can provide your child with years of reliable and safe use.
What is included with the Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat?
While the Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 does not come with any accessories, an attachable storage console and a compatible travel bag can be purchased separately from the manufacturer. Parents looking for similar booster seat models that come with additional features, such as a three-layer zippered fabric cover and a zip-off leg rest, should check out the Chicco KidFit Zip Plus and the Chicco KidFit Air Plus.
Pros and Cons of the Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat
Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat Installation
A tutorial installation video is available below.
Chicco Kidfit Manual
The owner's manual can be found here:
Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat vs. Evenflo Spectrum 2-in-1 Booster Seat
A close competitor of the Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 is the Evenflo Spectrum 2-in-1, both of which offer high-back and backless modes, for years of reliable use as your child grows. Both support a maximum weight of 110 pounds and meet all applicable federal safety standards. Both are made with energy-absorbing materials to lower the risk of injury upon impact.
When it comes with adjustability in high-back mode, the KidFit offers a couple more available height positions, at 10 in all, whereas the Spectrum only offers eight. Both models feature dual cupholders, but the Spectrum also boasts two convenient snack trays that can stow away when they’re not in use. As far as price, the Evenflo model clocks in at a significantly lower price, which might make it a better choice for parents on a tight budget.
Helena's Chicco KidFit 2-in-1 Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat Review
With its lower price, clear instructions, and good crash test results, the Chicco KidFit is a mid-range safety seat with above-average features. The belt fit is very good in both backless and high-back modes. Unlike other Chicco seats, the KidFit has excellent labels and instructions. While Consumer Reports warns the seat can be a bit tipsy in high back mode, its take is this is a high performing highback-to-backless booster that provides a very good belt fit in either mode.
While this is a very good seat, this made-in-China product is both slightly more expensive than its competitors while also having a flimsy feel when carrying. The design style isn’t as appealing as other Chicco products.
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As to ease of use and safety, the Chicco KidFit is a great purchase. Some of its more notable features are MyFit LE, KidConsole storage console, SuperCinch® LATCH Tightener, DuoZone Side-Impact Protection in high back mode, and flexible cupholders to accommodate other passengers.
This seat was rated “Best Bet” by IIHS in 2015 (yes, a few years ago;), is easy to install, and has a machine-washable seat pad and armrest covers.
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