Chicco has developed several award-winning car seats, including the KeyFit and NextFit models, and the MyFit is a quality addition to their lineup.
Designed for growing children, the MyFit is a combination harness and booster seat. This means that you can get years of use out of one car seat instead of buying a new model every time your child grows out of it. The MyFit can accommodate children as young as 2 years old, and can be used by them until they grow out of the booster seat.
If you need to fit multiple car seats in a single row of seating, the MyFit Chicco is the perfect choice. It is also extremely easy to clean, making it easier to deal with the inevitable messes. It also has excellent safety ratings, and features quality padding and reclining options that will keep your child comfortable no matter how long your trips are.
Overview of Chicco MyFit Harness and Booster Car Seat
The IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) has rated the Chicco MyFit as a Best Bet for booster seats, meaning it provides an optimal belt fit for 4 to 8 year olds in any standard minivan, car, or SUV.
This model has also been evaluated by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). All of the car seats evaluated by the NHTSA meet federal safety standards, and are safe to use. The NHTSA also rates car seats on other non-safety factors, to demonstrate their ease of use. The Chicco MyFit received the following ratings from the NHTSA:
Ease of Use
The Chicco MyFit Harness and Booster Seat has:
Ease of Installation
Comfort and Quality
Video Overview of Chicco MyFit Harness and Booster
Chicco MyFit Harness and Booster Specs
Child weight- harness mode
25-65 pounds, 11-29.5 kilograms
Child weight- booster mode
40-100 pounds, 18-45.5 kilograms
Child standing height- harness mode
54 inches/137 centimeters or less
Child standing height- booster mode
38-57 inches, 97-145 centimeters
Car seat weight
Car seat dimensions
24.5” length x 20.5” width x 26.25” height
Car seat depth
Yes, only in harness mode
Chicco MyFit Booster Seat Features
Ease of use
Who is the Chicco MyFit Most Suitable For?
The Chicco MyFit is a perfect choice for parents who do not continuously buy new car seats as their children grow. It accommodates a wide range of heights (38-57 inches) and weights (25-100 pounds) so that it will fit your child for years. When your child outgrows the harness mode, it is simple to convert it to the harness mode.
If you’re a parent needing to fit multiple car seats in one row of seats, the Chicco MyFit is perfect. It has a shorter width that allows it to be installed easily with other seats in the same row, and the “Cup Folder” cup holders can be taken off or even just folded out of the way to create even more room if needed.
The multiple ways that you can install the seat into your vehicle (LATCH and seat belt) means that you can install the Chicco MyFit into virtually any vehicle, and the Bubble Level Indicator will ensure that you have the seat installed at a safe and comfortable angle.
Overall, the Chicco MyFit is a perfect car seat for parents of younger children that do not want to buy several new seats as their children grow, and need extra space to fit more car seats into their vehicle.
What is included with the Chicco MyFit Harness and Booster Seat?
The Chico MyFit comes with two “Cup Folders,” soft rubber cup holders that are attached to the sides of the car seat base, are easily removable to clean, and can be removed or folded out of the way to create more space near the seat. It does not come with any additional accessories.
Pros and Cons of Chicco MyFit Harness and Booster
Chicco MyFit Installation
The Chicco MyFit can be installed using either the LATCH system or your vehicles seatbelt.
Installing with a seatbelt
Installing with LATCH
Transitioning from Harness to Booster Mode
Chicco MyFit Online Manual Download
The Chicco MyFit Harness and Booster Seat manufacturers manual is available online at the following link:
Chicco MyFit vs. Britax Grow With You ClickTight
The Chicco MyFit and Britax Grow With You are both combination harness and booster seats with similar features. Both are rated as a Best Bet booster seat by the IIHS, and have nearly identical safety features such as a steel internal frame, two layers of impact protection in the seat, and additional protection around the head.
The Britax Grow With You accommodates children up to 120 pounds, while the Chicco has a weight limit of 100 pounds. It also accommodates taller children than the Chicco MyFit does, having a height limit of 63 inches, 9 inches taller than the Chicco MyFit can accommodate.
The Chicco MyFit has the advantage of taking up less space in your vehicle, but the Britax is slightly less heavy. The main advantage that the Britax has over the Chicco is that the ClickTight installation makes installation extremely quick and easy, which can be a big timesaver if you have to move your car seat around to different vehicles.
All things considered, the Chicco Myfit and Britax Grow With You are very similar seats in features and benefits. The Britax tends to be priced around $100 more than the Chicco. You’re probably better off getting the Chicco MyFit, unless you move your car seats around often, or need the extra height and weight accommodations offered by the Britax Grow With You.
Marley Park's Chicco MyFit Harness and Booster Review
The MyFit LE's higher price is a result of its steel frame, excellent crash test results, ease of installation, premium adjustable headrest, and comfort. This seat rates high with both IIHS and Consumer Reports because of its balance of ease of use and excellent crash protection. Clear labels and instructions along with Push-on LATCH connectors with automatic retractors make this seat well worth the price.
Some things that set the MyFit LE apart are its SuperCinch tensioning technology that makes latch installation much easier and forward-facing level indicators.
Chicco MyFit Harness (click image for more info)
Clear labeling is not present with this Chicco seat. No supplemental sizing information is given on the labels, the tether is not labeled in the illustrations, and labels do not show how to prepare LATCH attachments or the tether hook for use. A major drawback is cleaning., Loose parts may be generated when disassembling for cleaning, and the harness must be rethreaded when reassembling after cleaning.
Even so, the SuperCinch LATCH system, steel frame, breathable mesh fabric, and SuperCinch LATCH Tightener make the LE label well deserved. Backed by an eight-year warranty.
With two kids of my own, I’m passionate about child safety! I’m a research nerd who’s on a mission to make the world a safer place for kids – starting with car seats!
To contact me directly please click here.