Elizabeth's Note: It was a little difficult to test this product because our four boys are now 15, 17, 19 and 21 and our cats and dog weren't willing to try it out. So... we shipped the product to my sister Alex to test with her son Scott. However, before we shipped, I carefully looked at the product, installed it, etc... I wish I had this carseat when our kids were younger. It's the nicest car seat I've seen and its actually comfortable. Kids always complain about sitting in their carseats because they aren't comfortable!! As for Alex and Scott... we're waiting for pictures, but she loved it and more importantly, so did Scott! Also, we just absolutely LOVE the accessories as well. diono has thought of everything you and your child could possibly need for an awesome, safe and comfortable ride!
With spring and summer around the corner, beaches will begin to fill with families eager to enjoy the warm ocean air and sand in their toes. Whether you're hanging ten or just hanging out, diono, a leading car seat manufacturer, curated a list of 'New Mom Beach Bag Essentials,' to help make trips under the summer sun easier and more organized than ever!
Please see below for a list of essential beach bag items every mom – new and not so new – should pack up this summer:
diono rainier is the ultimate in car seat safety. Extra deep side walls provide enhanced side impact protection, taking Diono car seats to a whole new level. It comfortably seats rear-facing children up to 50 lbs and forward-facing children up to 90 lbs in the 5-point harness. It converts to a booster for children up to 120 lbs. (Amazon.com; SRP: $379.99)
diono Travel Pal is designed to keep books and toys neat and organized. It has a deep cargo bin for toys and lots of pockets for smaller things, too. It also has insulated drink holders and the entire cargo area is waterproof – just in case. Travel Pal fits between two child car seats and it's big enough to hold everything for both children. (Amazon.com; SRP: $15.99)
This is also very clever.
Easy View Plus - When traveling in the car and your little one is rear-facing, it’s hard to check on them safely. The Diono Easy View Plus overcomes this and provides the perfect way to see your baby during the day or night.
Easy View Plus™ provides an even larger crystal clear viewing mirror than our standard Easy View back seat mirror. It also has a light so you can check your baby in the dark.
Gradual illumination and gentle dimming prevent startling baby. The light operates with a remote control (2 AAA and 3 AA batteries required) which can be kept close at hand in the front of the car.
The Easy View Plus back seat mirror rotates 360 degrees and pivots on a ball and socket. This allows for the perfect viewing angle without needing to move the rear view mirror and means the mirror does not have to be positioned above baby.
The Easy View Plus back seat mirror attaches with adjustable straps onto the headrest and does not block rear visibility.
We also love this car seat safety installation video! Allana Pinkerton, Global Safety Advocate at Diono®, shows you how to install a forward-facing Diono car seat using the vehicle lap/shoulder belt.
About Allana Pinkerton, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Allana Pinkerton has been passionate about car seat safety and working in the industry for 16 years and is a Certified Child Passenger Safety Instructor. As diono's Global Safety Advocate, she facilitates educating the staff, consumers and the media about car seats. Allana works closely with the marketing team, educating at consumer and industry trade shows, as well as writing blogs on CPS issues. She is called upon to work with engineering and product development team on current and new products. As Diono expands across the globe, she continues to expand her role assisting the Diono European and China teams. Allana is the mother of two boys, Max (12 yrs) and Andrew (20 yrs.)