Diono Radian RXT Convertible Car Seat Review-Giveaway!

The perfect convertible car seat is one vital product that you will NEED as a mom. There are so many kids products that you might want, but not too many that you will need to get your kids through their first few years of life. One of the most important products is finding the perfect carseat for your child. While there are so many choices for convertible carseats on the market, not too many can claim to be award winning and allow for the safety, quality, and value that Diono is known for!

This past year, Diono changed their name from Sunshine Kids to Diono. Although their name is changed, they continue to be the world leader in car seats and family travel accessories throughout the world. Rigorous safety testing and thoughtful design have earned Diono more than 50 international awards for convenience, reliability, and thoughtful design. All of their products are safe and made of incredible steel frame quality which adds to the carseat fantastic design. One of the first things I did when the Diono box came, was install it. I was deciding if I should give the Diono Radian RXT carseat to Hayley or to Zane, but after Hayley fought with me, that she wanted the new carseat, we gave it to her. We then transferred Hayley’s carseat to Zane, and kept him rear facing. Installation was a real cinch. The restraint uses the SuperLatch Installations system which uses the vehicles’s lower anchor points or top tether to install the carseat. I followed the instruction manual that came with the carseat and it was so incredibly easy to put together. The manual shows you every which way you can use your Diono carseat including forward facing, backwards facing, or as a booster.

The diversibility of the carseat is fantastic. If we used this carseat for Zane, we could have kept him in it till 2, then allowed him to go forward facing, and finally switching him to a booster. With Hayley, even though she is allowed to sit in a  booster, I plan to keep her forward facing in the carseat position for awhile longer. The 3-1 feature of the Diono Radian RXT convertible carseat is great. In terms of correct weights, Radian recommends to use the carseat for a child weighing between 5-120 lbs. The maximum height/weight  for rear facing  is 45 lbs, as well as 44″. For the forward facing position with the 5 point harness, it is 80 lbs, as well as 57″. The booster component should be used for children 50-120 lbs, as well as under 57″.


One of the greatest features of the 5 point harness rear facing position, is it allows you to keep your child rear facing to 45 lbs. This is the highest rear facing weight carseat on the market. With the new law to keep your child rear facing till 2, Radian really stepped up and helped moms out there by increasing the weight limit. Radian also increased the deepness of the seat which allowed for plenty of leg room for your child.  I also love the 80 lb limit of the carseat before switching to a booster! I feel comfortable in knowing that there is no rush to switch Hayley to a booster when I use this carseat.




The Diono Radian 3 in 1 carseat is available in many colors including cobalt blue, daytona red, plum, rugby, shadow, and storm. They each have a memory foam padding for superior comfort, 5 shoulder and 3 buckle positions for custom fit, expandable sides and longer seat button for leg support, 12 height positions for adjustable head support, and 2 recline positions for forward facing mode.  It also comes with 4 cup holders which is truly fantastic over my other carseat that does not have a carseat cup holder. I really wouldn’t make many improvements on this carseat at all! We truly love it and find it is a great deal for your money!





Buy it: You can purchase the Diono Radian RXT Convertible Carseat from Amazon for $284.00. 

Win it: One winner will receive their choice of a Diono Radian RXT Convertible Carseat. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click continue reading to see the actual giveaway and enter. The only mandatory entry is to tell me which color carseat you would like in the comment section proceeding this post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest you fill them out to increase your chances of winning. Us/Canada. Good Luck!

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*I received a Radian RXT carseat to facilitate my review. As always, all my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.



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  1. says

    Well I like a couple Colors…the flower one is cool as well as the plum but I would prob go with the tan Colorado because it wouldn’t be as hot in the summers.

  2. Morgan says

    Well I would LOVE the cobalt, but to be more “gender neutral” and less attention-grabbing I’d go for the “shadow” color…maybe “storm” but probably “shadow” :)

  3. Melissa Bradley says

    We LOVE our Diono’s but Zach’s Britax in my husbands car expires in September! So we’ll need to either win one (hopefully) or buy one! I’d definitely get another “shadow” color! LOVE the cupholders!!!

  4. Margo Davis says

    We’d choose red for sure. My boys love all things red! Thanks to Mcqueen and the Utah Utes! :)

  5. Jennifer O says

    I like the spring one, the plum one but my favorite and probably my choice would be the tan one :)

  6. Breanna McDonald says

    I’ve been drooling over this car seat since it hit the market! I would be so thrilled if I won. I love the Cobalt color.

  7. says

    actually any of them except rugby and spring because those are lighter shades that might stain. I love the red and black/dark shades and the colbalt and plum are pretty fancy too

  8. Kristin says

    I love them all, but Rugby is a good gender nuetral that kind of matches the one we have already for our oldest.

  9. Erin Rok says

    I like both the Daytona or the Shadow equally, I love these car seats and would really like to get one for my son. They are so well made. Thanks :)

  10. Debra S says

    LOL I want the Plum! I’m a certified Red Hat/purple wearing Gramma with… 12! Grandkids now! I need another car seat at this moment! I sure would LOVE to win this. I do daycare for some of these grandkids and in fall, I will be doing daily taxi runs to and from school with them. Thanks for the chance to enter without having to have a Facebook or be a Twit!

  11. Shelley says

    I love the rugby color – it’d be cooler if the seat was in the sunlight when the car was sitting – plus it matches my car’s interior!

  12. Eva U says

    With the onset of spring – Khaki sandals/capris. I must say I am very partial to the Rugby color – very versatile and blends in nicely with any colour scheme vehicle interior.

    eva urban

  13. Sonya Morris says

    I gave my nephew a rugby diono, so I would pick out rugby again for his little brother.

  14. Colleen Fuller says

    Red! I almost cried when I read that this was a giveaway! Wow! I am a mom of 2 babies! lol :)

  15. Jessica Bleasdale says

    RadianRXT Shadow

    Jessica Bleasdale (Rafflecopter: JACB)
    jessicableasdale at gmail dot com

  16. Louis says

    I like the seat in plum

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  17. .:karen:. says

    Can’t decide between the Plum and the Spring seats. Thanks for the chance! blondredhead at mac dot com

  18. Amy H. says

    The Shadow is my choice! Easy to keep clean and perfect for a boy or a girl. Beautiful & sleek!

  19. Caroline B. says

    Plum!!! Its simply gorgeous and DD#3 is almost 7 months and will be needing a car seat.

  20. Rebecca Orr says

    I love the plum color!! This seat would be perfect for my daughter. bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

  21. Christina C says

    I have been wanting this seat. It would be perfect in my tiny vehicle and would get my bub out of the booster and rear facing again. Fingers crossed, hope I win.

  22. tamar says

    Shadow is my favorite color since it works for both genders. Thank you very much for the giveaway :)

  23. Lisa R says

    The fun side of me picks the the plum and the conservative side of me picks the storm or shadow

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  24. says

    I would pick the Storm color. I like the neutral color. It’s not too dark and not too light, and it may hide stains well.

  25. Brenda A says

    All of them are wonderful colors but I like the storm one best, would work for boy or girl!

  26. Jessica H. says

    I like the plum! Please, please, please!!!!! This would be great with our new little one coming!

  27. Deborah Hogue says

    I like the Rugby color because it is gender neutral so would work for my granddaughter and then for my grandson when she outgrows it.

  28. shirley pebbles says

    I like storm.

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  29. Anjuli says

    We need two seats for our twins. Getting one as a give away would be awesome!
    Thanks for the review!