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Untitled. Since the first Diono Radians were introduced, Diono has developed a legacy of narrow convertible car seats that work well for some specific situations.

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Their newest entries into the market, the Olympia, Pacifica,and Ranier, continue that trend while offering additional features that build on the well known Radian. CSFTL Quick Stats Rear facing weight range: 5-50 lbsRear facing height range: 44″ or less, or head 1.5″ from the top of the head to the top of the shellForward facing weight range: 20-90lbsForward facing height range: 57″ or lessHigh back booster weight range: 50-120 lbsHigh back booster height range: 40″ and taller, and child’s shoulders at or above 4th harness positionShell height: 24.5″Lowest harness position: 8″Highest harness position: 16.5″Highest booster guide position: 16.5″Expiration: 8 years (harness), 12 years (booster)Lower anchor weight limit: rear facing 35 lbs, forward facing 40 lbs Features Special Ease of Travel Features Installation.

Displaying details for Diono Monterey. Displaying details for Diono Radian RXT. Displaying details for Diono Pacifica. IIHS launches ratings of vehicle LATCH hardware. ARLINGTON, Va. — Only 3 vehicles of more than 100 evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have child restraint installation hardware that earns a good rating for ease of use, while more than half have hardware that is poor or marginal.

IIHS launches ratings of vehicle LATCH hardware

The Institute's new LATCH ratings will serve as a resource for families looking for a vehicle that makes it easy to transport their children safely. They also are intended to encourage vehicle manufacturers to pay attention to this equipment and make improvements. Properly installed, age-appropriate child restraints provide considerably more protection for children in crashes than safety belts alone. However, observational studies have found that parents and caregivers often fail to secure them tightly or make other installation mistakes. LATCH, which stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, is intended to make it easier to install a child seat properly.

But in many vehicles, LATCH hardware could be better. Booster evaluations. IIHS ratings take the guesswork out of selecting boosters most likely to provide good lap and shoulder belt fit in a range of vehicles.

Booster evaluations

Unlike child restraints with built-in harnesses, booster seats rely on vehicle safety belts to restrain children. Boosters are supposed to make adult belts fit children better and are for kids who have outgrown their forward-facing restraints. The Institute puts the booster seats it tests into four categories: BEST BETs are seats that provide good belt fit for typical 4 to 8 year-olds in almost any car, minivan or SUV.GOOD BETs provide acceptable belt fit in most cars, minivans or SUVs.Not recommended don’t provide good belt fit and should be avoided.Check fit applies to booster seats the Institute has tested that have varied results depending on child size and vehicle model.

This designation appears on some models in the "Search by brand" section. Proper fit is key Our ratings identify boosters most likely to provide good lap and shoulder belt fit. Recommended Carseats 2016. CarseatBlog Recommended Carseats Our detailed reviews and ratings help you to find the safest infant, convertible, combination or booster carseat for your child!

Recommended Carseats 2016

We narrow down all the options to a smaller list to help you choose the best child safety seat for your vehicle. Updated January, 2016. Here’s an article with some background to these recommendations. Rating vehicles for LATCH ease of use. In the Institute's first ease-of-use ratings for child restraint installation hardware, only 3 vehicles of more than 100 earn a good rating, while more than half are poor or marginal.

Rating vehicles for LATCH ease of use

The new LATCH ratings will serve as a resource for families looking for a vehicle that makes it easy to transport their children safely. They also are intended to encourage vehicle manufacturers to pay attention to this equipment, which too often is treated as an afterthought. Properly installed, age-appropriate child restraints provide considerably more protection for children in crashes than safety belts alone.

However, observational studies have found that parents and caregivers often fail to secure them tightly or make other installation mistakes. Diono Rainier vs Diono Pacifica - The Differences Explained - Kid Safety First. Diono Rainier Diono Pacifica The New Series of Diono Convertible-Booster Car Seats The Diono company has been manufacturing high quality child car seats for many years and these seats have justifiably been very popular amongst parents.

Diono Rainier vs Diono Pacifica - The Differences Explained - Kid Safety First

This popularity is almost certainly due to the fact that these seats have managed to combine great premium safety features with some all important convenience factors. One of the most valuable practical benefits of the previous range of convertible-booster seats has been that they are very narrow (just 17 inches wide). This narrow profile means that seats like the Radian RXT, R120 and R100 are able to fit “3 in a row” in most standard sized family vehicles. However, although this previous range of seats is still on the market, Diono has recently released 3 new seats that will probably eventually replace the previous range altogether. IIHS lists top-rated booster seats. ST.

IIHS lists top-rated booster seats

LOUIS - The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's most recent report says the list of top-rated booster seats continues to grow as manufacturers improve designs. In the latest booster seat evaluation, the institute found 27 of the 41 new models achieved their highest rating of Best Bet, the most ever. Plus, three models achieved Good Bet marks, which means 75 percent of the latest booster seat offerings are a safe move for you and your family. The institute uses four categories to rank boosters: Best Bet, Good Bet, Check Fit, and Not Recommended. The rankings are based on an evaluation of how the three-point lap and shoulder belts fit a child-sized dummy while seated in the booster. Booster evaluations. Booster Seat Testing. Booster seats help a vehicle's lap and shoulder belt fit school-aged children who have outgrown their forward facing child seats and who weigh at least 18 kg (40 lb).

Booster Seat Testing

To protect a child in a crash, a booster seat should keep the lap and shoulder belt in place over his or her hips, chest and shoulder. How well a booster seat works depends on how well it fits in the vehicle and how well it fits the child. During a frontal crash, a child will move towards the front of the vehicle. As the lap and shoulder belt holds the child back in his or her seat, it will stretch and tighten into a straight line from the child's shoulder to the point where it attaches to the vehicle.

Throughout the crash, the booster seat must keep the lap and shoulder belt in place so the child can come to a controlled stop without getting hurt. Transport Canada does testing and research on booster seats in vehicle crash tests. The 37 seats tested are grouped into five types. You can view the video clips. Stage 3: Booster Seats - Transport Canada. Download Stage 3: Booster Seats Booster seats are designed to allow seat belt use by children who no longer need forward-facing seats.

Stage 3: Booster Seats - Transport Canada

The booster seat positions a child so that the seat belt is correctly located on the lap and shoulder. Important Tips - Transport Canada. Don’t rush to move your child up from one stage to the next.

Important Tips - Transport Canada

As long they are still in the right weight/height range of the seat itself, they are safest in that seat. A snug harness means that only one finger should be able to fit between the harness and your child at the collarbone.