Chicco MyFit Review – No more head slumps?
Nobody wants to end up in the emergency room from a mundane floppy head…
There’s a big problem with car seats nowadays. And this is rarely mentioned. This is the dreaded head slump. Normally it looks far worse than it is.
For a few parents, this might lead to an unwanted emergency room visit. This has happened to some friends of ours.
Their young son has breathing problems. Even the smallest thing that can block his air pathways leads to complications. So they have gone through many different car seats.
They tried super high-end car seats, but it was a horrible experience. As they were driving, their boy has fallen asleep. The car seat was reclined as much as possible, but it wasn’t enough. The boys had slumped. As I said, it’s not a big issue with most kids. Fast forward a few hours, and they were safely out of the hospital.
Then they found Chicco MyFit. There’s no head slump with this car seat. This fact alone gave them peace of mind. Now they can focus on driving and not constantly check the rearview mirror if their son is breathing right.
It has the best recline in the industry. No more head slumps. It has a leveling bubble, so there’s no more guesswork involved. And of course, it comes with dual cupholders.
Let’s get this Chicco MyFit review started. If you stick with me until the end, I will tell you the pros/cons. Some of them are unexpected, to say the least.
Who is the Chicco MyFit Harness + Booster Car Seat?
This car seat is for parents who want great protection for their child. Plus, who want to avoid floppy heads or head slumps. Once it’s installed and reclined in the right position, then it will be the thing of the past.
What can the Chicco MyFit LE car seat do for you?
Car seats are notorious when it comes to installation. Starting from a few minutes, you can waste even hours to get that perfect fit. Do you want to hear some good news? The Chicco MyFit LE is easy to install. I’ve managed to do it in less than 10 minutes on my first try.
With a bit of experience, you will get faster.
For many parents, this is the last car seat they buy. The Chicco MyFit LE is aimed at parents who have a child who is at least two years old. And the booster mode is for kids who are at least four years old.
So from mid toddler range to pre-teens, you can ride with them in safety.
This car seat offers four recline positions. There’s no way that your little one will suffer from the floppy head syndrome.
The build is excellent and heavy-duty. After you have installed it correctly, there’s no movement.
The best part is the fabric. You can easily remove it from the seat, and it’s machine washable. The only issue comes with the padding around the straps—more on this in the next section.
This car seat is narrow, so you can easily do 3 across. Or if you have two kids, then there’s enough space for an adult in the middle.
It’s comfy, and kids can sleep well in it. The headrest moves up and down with ease. So you can adjust it to your liking if different kids are riding in the car.
And it looks cool. It’s not that same old, same old gray and black car seat. It’s well-cushioned, and it doesn’t get hot during the summer.
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Chicco MyFit shortcomings
To my surprise, this Chicco car seat doesn’t have many flaws. I know this is the most popular section of my reviews, but I will have to disappoint you. I have only a few things to mention.
This will be problematic for some. Padding behind the straps is not removable. This isn’t normally an issue if your child is big enough or they don’t get the car sick. If they do, then the only way to clean is by using spot cleaning. That won’t remove puke.
You can try as hard as you can, something will remain there. During summer, it will have a strong smell. Of course, you can spray it down, maybe even hose it down and let it dry in the sun.
The second issue with this car seat comes from being narrow. This is perfectly OK if you want to do three across. This narrowness comes at a price. This Chicco seat is for thinner kids.
These were the things that I’ve found. It’s a well-rounded car seat, nothing too significant to complain about.
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How To Get The Most Out Of Chicco MyFit Harness + Booster Car Seat?
First and foremost, you have to select the right spot for your little one. The safest place is in the middle. Now that might not be doable for you. I get it then choose the second one who is behind the driver.
Once that’s done, get it installed correctly. Once it’s mounted, it should move less than an inch. Now, if you want to be extra safe, do get a second opinion from a licensed professional.
Some say that it’s easy to install. Some parents said that it’s a two-person job. I think this comes down to the car model and car seat material.
It’s ideal for grandparent’s car since it’s so easy to adjust for different grandchildren.
- It’s a heavy-duty car seat that won’t move no matter what
- Your child will sleep easily without the dreaded head slump
- It’s well-cushioned, and it won’t overheat
- It has a narrow profile so thinner kids will be the most comfortable
- Padding behind the belt not removable for washing
Conclusion for the Chicco MyFit Review
As you have seen, this is a well-built, sturdy car seat that does its job. It looks fashionable and protects your child from the floppy head.
We have reached the end of the Chicco MyFit review. I hope you are ready to take action if you’ve been on the fence. If you feel that it’s the right fit, then get it.
If you have experience with this car seat, do share it below. If you want me to review a different car seat, do share, let’s see how I can help you out.
Catch you next time.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Chicco MyFit be rear facing?
The Chicco MyFit LE can only be installed in front facing mode.
How do I install a Chicco MyFit harness?
The Chicco Myfit LE harness can be installed with the latch system or with the seat belt. With latch system you connect the latches to the connectors and then pull on the tails to make it tight. With the seat belt you have to lift up the backrest and fit through the belt. After you’ve removed the slack the car seat will be installed.
How many years is a Chicco car seat good for?
You can use this Chicco car seat until 100 pounds or 57″. The expiration date is 6-8 years depending on the sticker. Max Seat Back Height 27.5 inches.
Which car seat should I buy if we compare the Chicco Myfit vs Britax Frontier?
The Britax Frontier is the right choice because it tends to deliver on all major fronts.
The fastest way to install the Chicco myfit le harness car seat?
The seat belt installation seems to be the slowest. This is typical with most seat belts. You always need to feed it through the belt guide and then use the belt tightening system. When you’re installing with the vehicle seat belt you always have to pull it out to the max and then gradually it will pull it back on its own. After that you have to remove the slack from the vehicle seat belt and you’re done. This car seat is a Chicco Myfit LE harness booster. The supercinch latch tightener is a life saver. It made life easier. all you have to is connect to the latch connectors and that’s it. When you hear that satisfying click sound from the latch connectors you know that you’re almost done. After that you have to pull on the tails in the right sequence. As you can see connecting to the latch connectors is the fastest way to install the Chicco Myfit LE harness booster. Make sure you check the bubble levels indicator for accurate mounting. The technical term is rideright bubble levels.
What age range does the Chicco Myfit LE harness booster cater to?
No matter if you’re child is 2 years old or 4 years old he will be comfortable in this booster seat. This booster car seat can only be installed in forward facing mode. The seat weight is 25 pounds. The upper weight limit is 100 pounds or 54 inches tall. The weight range is 30 to 100 pounds.
What are other competitor car seat for the Myfit LE booster seat?
This vehicle seat/booster seat faces stiff competition from Chicco Keyfit 30 vehicle seat and Graco Nautilus Snuglock booster seat.
What safety features does the Myfit LE belt-positioning booster have?
With this belt-positioning booster mode you’re getting side impact protection. Best of all it’s not only for the head. It protects the head and torso at the same time. As you know many car seat makers only offer protection for the head. It’s not the case with Myfit it cover the head and torso as well. It has foam padding so your child is protected from anywhere. The rideright bubble levels helps you make the perfect install every time.
Is the Myfit a big kid booster seat?
Yes the vehicle seat is a big kid booster seat. It’s one of the best booster seats you can get.
How comfortable is the Myfit LE high back booster car seat?
With this booster mode car seat, you’re getting the best comfort. Since it has harness mode and booster mode you’re getting the best from both worlds. It has 9-position headrest, cup holder, storage compartment, a comfy seat shell. In the storage compartments, you can keep everything that’s important. The cup holders are well designed and easy to clean. The crotch buckle is easy to adjust. All in all it’s know of the ease of use. Not to mention the kids console. The purpose of the kid console is for the big kid to handle stuff while you’re driving. The booster mode means that it will be the last car seat you will ever have to buy.
How does the harness mode work?
That’s for smaller kids and up to 65 pounds. In harness mode the 5 point harness straps keep the child secure in the car seat mode. The harness mode can be used from 2 year old and above. Harness height can be automatically adjusted with the headrest. The chest clip is standard with the 5 point harness.
How is the seat design with this belt-positioning booster?
The seat design is from the future it’s the coolest car seat on the market.
Last Updated on December 5, 2022 by Danny Reid