When I had my children, the biggest expense and most important item needed was the car seat. When I had my first daughter over 20 years ago multiple seats were needed as she grew and aged. Then as time went on car seat companies created some amazing seats that could be used over multiple years as the child grew. This technology saved parents money while keeping the children safer than ever before.
When it comes to your child’s safety you want the best. Money is not a factor and quality and reputation is everything. Did you know if you are in an accident with or without your child int he car, your insurance will cover to replace your car sat and booster seat? When you invest in your child’s safety never buy used or accept hand-me-down car seats. You do not know the history of the seat and if it was in an accident, the structure may be compromised.
Recently I was sent a diono rainier to check out. My daughter is now in a booster and fits into this nicely. She says it is very comfortable and loves that she can see out the window when we are driving. I like knowing she is safe and secure while driving along others on the highway.
The diono rainier is the ultimate in car seat safety. Extra-deep, reinforced side walls and an adjustable reinforced head support provide enhanced side impact protection that takes diono car seats to a whole new level. With its extended rear-facing capabilities, it can comfortably seat rear-facing children from 2.3 to 22.7kg (5 to 50 lbs.) and forward-facing children from 10 to 29.5kg (22 to 65 lbs.) in the 5-point harness, up to 144cm (57″) in height. Converts to a booster for children 23 to 54kg (50 to 120 lbs.) or up to 144cm (57″) in height.
Full steel frame and aluminum reinforced sides for unmatched safety
NEW! Premium plush interlock knit fabric 12-position aluminum reinforced adjustable head support
Extra-deep sidewalls lined with energy absorbing EPS foam give rainier superior head and body protection
Safe Stop® energy absorbing harness Space-saving design allows more room for passengers while providing a spacious interior for child
Unique SuperLATCH system that makes installation quick, easy and secure Sits low on vehicle seat for easy child boarding and improved safety performance in a crash
Folds flat for travel and is FAA certified 10 year life from date of purchase
Transport Canada (TC) Car Seat Recommendations for Children
1. Select a car seat based on your child’s age and size and choose a seat that fits in your vehicle and use it every time. 2. Always refer to your specific car seat manufacturer’s instructions; read the vehicle owner’s manual on how to select a seating position and how to install the car seat using the seat belt or UAS system. 3. To maximize safety, keep your child in the car seat for as long as possible, as long as the child fits within the manufacturer’s height and weight requirements. 4. TC recommends that children ages 12 and under ride in the back seat.
The diono rainier is a seat you can have for many years and will grow with your child’s size and needs. When it arrived a few pieces needed to be snapped into place, but it was pretty easy to do. I love how it folds for easy travel, great to take along on flights or whatever adventure your family may have ahead of them.
Buy your seat at Sears, Babies R Us and other stores that carry gear for infants and toddlers. See a store near you and more info ca.diono.com