Chicco Fit2

Last updated: November 27, 2018

We looked at the top Infant Car Seats and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Infant Car Seat you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 102 expert reviews, the Chicco Fit2 placed 13th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Chicco Fit2 Infant & Toddler Car Seat is a first-of-its-kind rear-facing car seat designed with two unique positions to accommodate infants and toddlers, making it easy to stay rear-facing for the first two years. A built in stage-position lever lifts easily to convert the car seat base from Stage 1 to Stage 2 with one motion, creating extended leg room and more upright, spacious seating for growing toddlers.

Our Expert Consultant

Dr. Niket Sonpal   
Gastroenterologist and adjunct assistant professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Niket Sonpal is an adjunct assistant professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and clinical instructor at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, who specializes in gastroenterology.

He is a graduate of the Medical University of Silesia-Hope Medical Institute in Poland. After completing his residency in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, he was selected to be the 2013‐2014 Chief Resident at Lenox Hill Hospital–Northshore LIJ Health System. Dr. Sonpal completed his fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at Lenox Hill Hospital and continues his work in the field of medical-student and resident-test preparation. He now serves as the associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Brookdale University medical center.

He is also the co‐author of several medical test prep books and serves as the chief operating officer for Medquest Test Prep and director of medical education for Picmonic Test Prep.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

This seat is very easy to install using the LATCH method and could potentially prevent installation problems that might lead to injuries. The Fit 2 has an anti-rebound bar, additional padding for comfort and a substantial headrest for shoulder height adjustment. We like this car seat and feel it is one we would recommend to a friend, which helped it earn an Editors' Choice award
The Mesa is an incredible car seat. Next to a Graco, for example, it’s apples and oranges. The schtick with the Mesa is ease of installation with a self-ratcheting base. Just clip the LATCH connectors into your car, push the base down with your body weight and BAM! He’s done.
The infant position is more reclined, with removable head and body supports, while the toddler position is more upright with greater leg room, offering comfort and safety for your growing child without taking up more space in the car.
Well, in our testing we found that it was heavier than even the B-Safe, making it either an inconvenience or an excellent work out! Second, upper shoulder and head space are a bit narrow, though removing the upper infant insert helped that situation. It's worth mentioning that it's not as narrow in the shoulders and hips as the B-Safe 35.
Fit2 is compatible with most but not all Chicco strollers.
Installation is easy: A one-handed level recline helps you get the angle of the base just right
BabyGearLab listed this seat as an Editors’ Choice, and though NHTSA has not yet rated the Fit2 for ease of installation...
The Fit2 could be a terrific option for urban parents who may not own a car or for families who are travelling and want to put the car seat into a stroller when they’re out and about. It’s also an excellent option for families who would like to get as much use from their child’s first rear facing only car seat as possible.

What reviewers didn't like

The Fit2 earned a 2 of 10 for weight, with a carrier weight of 12.07 lbs. This weight makes the Fit2 one of the heavier options in the review and a poor choice for parents who may need to carry the car seat regularly.
It’s more difficult to find that “sweet spot” to connect carrier to base. I’m sure it gets easier with practice but I fumbled around each time I needed to connect the carrier to the base in stage 2.
We found the chest clip difficult to slide up and down. There was quite a bit of friction behind it. Eventually, it loosened up a bit but it’s not as easy to adjust as the one on the KeyFit.
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